Wrestlers Compete in Pace Invitational

Matthew Bourgeois

Blue & Gold Staff Writer

In the traditional wrestling format, individuals wearing the school’s colours fight it out on the mat for positions in the District, State, Regional, etc. competitive level. On Jan. seventh however, Pace High School hosted a team duel with the Gulf Breeze High School, Niceville High School, Ft. Walton Beach High School, Tate High School and Choctaw High School. Possibly due to home court advantage, Pace took first and the Dolphins came in third place. Despite the third place win,  it was a disappointing match according to the wrestlers. Senior Captain Wyatt “Super-Trooper” Sise said, “I went one and one and didn’t wrestle the way I should’ve, but luckily we all know what we need to improve on.” The day after the meet, the varsity wrestling team engaged in rigorous practice focusing on the weak points of their performance. Sise isn’t the only wrestler to think less of this past meet. "I think that it didn't go well at all, there was minimal effort all around including myself and it shows that if you don't practice hard, you won't succeed as you should in your match,” said senior Julian McCulley.

  No team can get better without a set back, and the Gulf Breeze Dolphin’s wrestling team can only grow from this point, all the way to a state championship. This weekend, Jan. 17-18, the Dolphins are wrestling at Wewahitchka High School, so support your wrestlers throughout the week!