|McConnahea advances to state quarterfinals|
|Written by Jim Metcalfe|
|Friday, March 01, 2013 1:35 PM|
Of the five Tri-County athletes that made it to the state meet, only one, Jefferson senior 195-pounder Colin McConnahea, won his first match in the Division III ranks.
McConnahea bested Gunner Loughman of Heath 7-1.
“You’re really nervous when you get out there before you start to wrestle. I just told myself to just wrestle, much like I did after I lost my first match at Districts last week,” he said. “The nerves went away quickly and I just wrestled my match. I felt pressure lift off my shoulders last week — not having to stay undefeated and still advancing — and I feel even less right now. I got my first match in, wrestled well and moved on. I can just relax and get ready for tomorrow.”
He advanced to tangle with Dalton Ishmael of North Baltimore this morning, with 10 a.m. the first matches.
To read the rest of this article please subscribe or sign in