Senators continue win streak
Garret Seward and Ian Kendrick posted victories Wednesday night for the Douglas High wrestling team in its 71-9 Sierra League dual meet loss against arch rival Carson.
Seward rallied from an early deficit to win his 160-pound match by pin and Kendrick won the heavyweight match by decision for Douglas (2-2 league) at Carson’s Morse Burley Gym.
The five-time defending league champion Senators (4-0) were simply too much of a load to handle on the way to extending their streak of dual meet victories to 29. And Douglas was hurt by the fact that it had to forfeit three matches (106, 145 and 195).
“Both my 220 and 138 pounder were injured we had to forfeit three classes,” said Douglas coach David Singer. “Carson is a very tough team.”
The Senators won 12 matches, eight by pin, one by technical fall and three by forfeit.
Kendrick won the second match of the night, as the 6-foot-3 Douglas heavyweight used his length to overwhelm Carson’s Corey Jasper, 10-4. Jasper pulled to within 8-5 with a reversal, however, Kendrick managed a takedown late in the match to seal the win.
Seward rallied from an early 7-4 deficit at 160 pounds to pin Elijah Fajayan 18 seconds into the second round. Seward began his comeback when he scored a reversal to start the second period.
The Tigers forfeited at 195 pounds with the loss of senior Chance Thoene due to a knee injury that will sideline him until at least the regional tournament.
Douglas returns to action on Saturday at the Yerington dual team tournament.