The Whitman Vikings won the Region Duals last night on a total team effort. In one of the longest dual meets that anyone can remember the Vikings pulled out a very hard fought win against a talented Springbrook squad. Whitman was down almost the entire match but was able to pull out the win in the last match of the first dual of the night. Danny Lee won the final match against a wrestler who had beaten him twice a year ago. The Vikings also got HUGE wins from Dylan Symington, Andrew Follmann, Jordan Tritell, Shane Davis, Steve Fisher, Aaron Norris, and Paul Havenstein.
After the emotional win against Springbrook the Vikings had little time to regroup and get ready for the Region Championship against Damascus. The Vikings this time had the lead for nearly the entire match, and held off a late charging Damascus for the title. Matt Broullire sealed the victory with a last second takedown at heavyweight for a 35-28 win. In addition to Broullire winning, other wrestlers to earn wins were, Symington, Joe Hancher, Nick Robison, Michael Harder, Eric Beverly, Steve Fisher, and Aaron Norris.
It was a great night of hard fought aggressive/dedicated wrestling!! The Vikings are now 16-0 and head to the state duals on Saturday at North Carroll High School.
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