Walking into the gym at Greenwich the bleachers are filled with eager parents from different schools shouting their children’s names every time they seem to be in trouble on the mat. Wednesday, January 16 was a sad loss for McMahon who has 4 wins and 5 loses overall as a school.
Wrestling may seem confusing or uninteresting, but there is a lot that people don’t know about wrestling. In order to win your match you need to win by scoring more points through different moves or by pinning your opponent first. The match goes to 3 periods that are 2 minutes each, and after that if no one is pinned the win is given to the person with the most points.
McMahon ended up losing 54-21, but they fought hard throughout the match mustering a few wins here and there. One win was by Senior Captain Giovanni Romero scoring 2 points before pinning his opponent less than a minute into the match.
Giovanni said “As a team we all wanted to win against Greenwich, knowing it was going to be a tough match to win, but overall I’m proud of those who gave it their best in their match.”
Another win was from Junior Jeffrey Cocchia who scored 9 points compared to Greenwich’s 1 before pinning his opponent during second period. Jeffrey has gone this season with 18 wins and 1 loss, and when asked about yesterday’s loss commented that
“I was ok with the loss yesterday because I think that we wrestled good and I also think that we gave a good effort. I think that we went into the match with a winning mentality and just didn’t come out with the win.”
Senior Captain Malik Goethe didn’t win his match but he gave his best effort, scoring 2 points to Greenwich’s 2 points, but inevitably getting pinned losing his match during second period. This season Malik has gone 16-1 with his only loss being against Greenwich which says a lot about the skill he was facing.
“I was disappointed because we wrestled a good match, he just caught me with one move and stuck it,” said Malik.
McMahon wrestled a good game, they may not have won, but they had a good time wrestling as team not just as individuals.