Vici started off the local Folkstyle competition schedule with 20 wrestlers taking the mats at the annual season opener takedown tournament held at SKWC. It’s always exciting to have new wrestlers compete and this weekend first time competitors Becket Kim, Paul Carpus and Khalil Muhammad all showed incredible poise on the mat, demonstrating much more maturity than first year wrestlers!
Ava Stevens let her presence be known in striking fashion. It took her very little time to rack up over 30 points in takedowns on 3 opponents. She is a wrestling force with a great combination of speed, agility and strength that the competition isn’t ready for.
Jared Remington hammered his way to a gold medal performance in his bracket. His pace and desire to hit moves is too much for other wrestlers his size. By the time they are thinking about the first move they want to hit, Jared is 4 steps ahead. Jared is also one of the best teammates you can ask for. He is constantly rooting for Vici wrestlers and making sure they have coaches.
All of the Vici wrestlers that competed this weekend learned a lot. Wins or losses always need to be confronted as learning opportunities and I really believe our wrestlers learned through ups and downs.
Khalil Muhammad D1 50 lbs. 3rd place
Vince Stevens D1 55 lbs. 1st place
Aquilles Morales D2 52 lbs 1st place
Felix Morales D2 52 lbs 2nd place
Torin Cook D2 55 lbs 3rd place
Aric Cook D2 70 lbs. 4th place
Keith Remington D2 105 lbs. 3rd place
Blake Foster D3 70 lbs. 5th place
Quassim Muhammad D3 75 lbs. 2nd place
Tristan Forsman D3 80 lbs. 2nd place
Becket Kim D3 110 lbs. 2nd place
Jared Remington D3 120 lbs. 1st place
Chris Foster D3 75 lbs. 2nd place
Paul Carpus D4 85 lbs. 4th place
Avery Beckman D4 142 lbs. 2nd place
Edward Galvan D5 125 lbs. 2nd place
Dillon Nichols D5 125 lbs. 3rd place
Xavier Cook D5 275 lbs. 2nd place
Ava Stevens Girls Novice 70 lbs. 1st place
Briana Galvan Girls Junior 127 lbs. 1st