Cyclone wrestlers wrap up regular season, get set for regional meet

By Ivan Sanders

   When it rains, it pours. If you don't believe that old saying, you need to talk with Coach Bill Potter of the EHS wrestling squad.
   Already faced with having to forfeit three weight classes because no one was able to fill them, the Cyclones had to forfeit an additional two matches due to grades as the Cyclones were defeated 54-27 in their final regular season match before the Tennessee High student body in Bristol on Wednesday afternoon.
   If not for the forfeits, the Cyclones would have only been defeated 30-27. Still, several of the wrestlers continued to add to their already impressive season.
   Josh Fair extended his record to 39-6 on the season in the 152 class. Andy Ross collected win number 33, as did Daniel Sochalski.
   Patrick Jenkins notched victory number 29 in the season finale, while Bryan Bradshaw evened his ledger on the season to a respectable 19-19.
   "I thought we wrestled fairly well considering all things," stated Potter. "We were able to finish at .500 on the year with a 12-12 team record."
   All is not over for the Cyclones, though, as they prepare for regional competition in Jefferson County Feb. 8-9.
   Several wrestlers from the Cyclones look to gain a respectable seed in the tournament with a chance to advance to the state competition on the line.