Even though the CHS wrestling team is shorthanded, it continues to put up stellar performances.
The Tigers earned a second-place finish at the Brookwood Invitational last weekend, with five CHS wrestlers placing in the top two in their respective weight classes.
“We are still missing a few people, but against very stiff competition, I feel like our guys competed well,” said Commerce head coach Kendall Love.
Out of the 20 teams that competed at the Brookwood Invitational, Archer took the crown, while the Tigers finished as runners-up and Lovett came in third.
“There was quality competition there, but our guys stepped up and had a great weekend,” said Love. “We put five in the finals out of 14 weight classes. I thought that was pretty impressive for that tournament.”
Commerce was defeated at home by North Hall earlier in the week. The Trojans, who are ranked in the state top 10 in AAA, narrowly defeated Commerce, which was forced to forfeit four weight classes (24 points).
“We wrestled pretty well,” added Love. “It’s hard to beat a quality team giving up 24 points. Hopefully that situation will correct itself soon.”
This Saturday, Dec. 15, the Tigers will head to Madison County for a duals match at 9 p.m.
“Teamwise, we are still trying to get in shape,” Love said. “We had a late start and are still trying to fill some holes, but hopefully it is starting to come together. We should get the weight classes filled soon, and head down the road to where we need to be by the Area duals in January.”