‘Stangs Lose Tri-Meet; Stand-Out Wrestler Gompper Takes 2 Matches

January 23, 2013 7:15 PM0 comments
Junior Sarah Gompper, one of two female members of the George Mason High School wrestling team, came away with wins in both of her matches during a district tri-meet last week against Madison County and Central-Woodstock high schools at George Mason. (FCCPS Photo/Marybeth Connelly)

Junior Sarah Gompper, one of two female members of the George Mason High School wrestling team, came away with wins in both of her matches during a district tri-meet last week against Madison County and Central-Woodstock high schools at George Mason. (FCCPS Photo/Marybeth Connelly)

The George Mason Pit hosted the final home wrestling match of the season last Wednesday night against Madison County and Central high schools.

Tim Donis was honored during the Senior Night tri-meet. The evening also saw the final two matches in a Mason singlet for freshman Ryan Kreidler, who will be transferring schools at the beginning of the second semester.

The first match of the evening saw Mason take on Central High School in what turned out to be a one-sided affair, with Central dominating, 58-14. The highlight of the match-up for the Mustangs was Kriedler’s first varsity win in his second-to-last match of his Mason career.

“Ryan has always been a hard working young man who found a real joy in wrestling and I hope that he sticks with it at his new school,” said Coach Bryan Harris of Kiedler’s transfer, adding that he would be sorry to see Kiedler go.

Junior Jake Acosta closed out the George Mason High School wrestling team’s tri-meet loss last week on an exciting note by taking down his opponent and pinning him in less than a minute and a half.  (Courtesy Photo)

Junior Jake Acosta closed out the George Mason High School wrestling team’s tri-meet loss last week on an exciting note by taking down his opponent and pinning him in less than a minute and a half. (Courtesy Photo)

Although the team lost six matches head to head, Mason victories in the match-up were also earned by juniors Sarah Gompper and Connor Rhodes.

The evening wrapped up with Mason competing against longtime district opponent

Madison County. The Mustangs were able to keep this match closer, taking five matches in the effort, and finished behind the Mountaineers 42-28.

Gompper put in another dominating performance, winning 13-0, which after her 11-0 victory earlier in the evening puts her at 4-1 in the district this year.

Despite the team score, the evening ended on an exciting note for the Mason team. Junior Jake Acosta wrapped up the event by taking his Madison opponent down early in the first period and pinning him in just under a minute and a half.

The team wrapped up its district schedule with a tri-meet Wednesday at Clarke County High School, but results were not available at press time. The George Mason team will finish its regular season this Saturday at the Warren County Scramble at Warren County High School.

 

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