BY MARK BRENT
On Saturday, January 14th, the Cooper City High School wrestling team participated in the prestigious Battle at the Bay tournament located at Cypress Bay High School. The tournament was filled with fierce competitors, as wrestlers from across the county competed.
With over 12 teams competing in this tournament, certain Cowboys proved to beat the odds. Seniors and twin brothers Connor and Liam Jones both dominated their respective weight classes. Connor won the 152 pound weight class and Liam came in first in the 145 weight class. Junior Jacob Schwartz also did exceptionally well. He finished undefeated and came in first in his division. Kyle Thomspon and Nick Luna both finished the tournament with one loss each, and came in second in each of their divisions.
Although the Cowboys did have some individuals who dominated the competition, their efforts weren’t enough to secure a spot in the top three.
“This season has been rough,” Senior Connor Jones said, “We’re coming off a team last year that consisted of 9 seniors, compared to a team this year [that]only has 3.”
The Cowboys will continue to practice and get better for the remainder of the season, as they still have the County Invitational and District Tournament left to compete in.
“We’re taking our beatings early this season,” Jones said. “But there’s still a lot of time to improve. When everyone else starts getting beat towards the end of the season, Cooper City starts working our way to the top.”