By KATIE GREGORY
For The Citizen
Over the weekend Preston wrestlers brawled at the Madison Invitational and six placed. There were 12 schools represented and all provided stiff competition.
Kieton Keller took first place and Jovany Silva secured second. Tayson Reid fought his way to third place and Stilman Palmer worked for fourth. Austyn Harris and Sam Seamons placed fifth.
The Preston squad hosted a home meet against Pocatello on Jan. 8. Seamons and Reid both pinned their opponents decisively. Keller won his match by decision.
The last home meet will be on Jan. 29 against Blackfoot High School.
This year’s team is young, but with a couple home meets and a couple tournaments behind them, the wrestlers have already had some great experiences.
Returning head coach, Dustin Olsen, was excited about the wrestlers’ performance.
“I have been very impressed with how hard the boys have worked so far and the rest of the season is looking very promising. I am proud of our wrestlers. They wrestled hard and showed how much heart and fight they have.
“We’ve seen a lot of growth from the first duel to the last. And with no returning seniors and several new wrestlers, it’s always encouraging to see growth.
The morale is high on the team and there is a very positive energy. Returning assistant coach, Cade Nicholls, is also feeling enthusiastic about the season.
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