BHS wrestling team ready for home dual
With a winning record of 147-111 and a team dual record of 5-0, the Baldwin High School varsity wrestling team has showed what it can do, but can't wait to show more.
"We've had a great first half of the season," head coach Kit Harris said. "We haven't had a competition in a long time, so I'm anxious for this weekend's tournament."
The Bulldogs have a competition at 5 p.m. tonight in the South Gym, located at the corner Eighth and Chapel Streets) against Burlington. Then the Bulldogs will travel to Tonganoxie on Saturday to compete in the Randy Starcher Memorial which starts at 9 a.m. BHS is the defending champion of the tournament.
Sophomore Kevin Callahan leads the team with a personal record of 19-1, and his name appears at the top of a majority of stat lists. He leads with team points (97.50), wins (19), takedowns (35), technical falls (7), major decisions (3), three-point near falls (28) and two-point near falls (17).
"It's pretty cool to contribute that much to the success of our team," Callahan said. "I'm looking forward to the rest of the season to show people what we can do."
Freshman Alan Callahan, sophomore Gabe Mason, senior Josiah Mason senior and Matthew James also hold spots in the top five of the statistic charts.
Another Bulldog, junior Michael Thurlow, has worked his way up over the years, to now be a Bulldog with one of the most winningest records of 15-4.
"If feels really good and feels like I'm doing a lot for the team," Thurlow said. "I hope I can work hard and make my way to state for the first time.
Thurlow's name can be seen in the top five of many statistic categories including wins (15), takedowns (21), falls (8), tech falls (2), major decisions (2), three-point near falls (22), two-point near falls (10), and leads Baldwin in reversals (15).
With the second half of their season starting today, the team is excited to get down to business.
The Bulldogs will be hosting the Baldwin Invitational Jan. 28 at the Baldwin Junior High School gym.