2018 Preseason Scrimmage at Pioneer High School

Several wrestlers from Inderkum came out to wrestle at Pioneer’s preseason scrimmage. If you’re not familiar with wrestling scrimmages in the preseason, they are a lot of fun. At events like this, you basically walk up to someone about your size and say, “Hey. Want to wrestle?” It’s a great way to get some mat experience and, for returning wrestlers, ease back into the program. It’s all about the experience, because no scores are kept.

The wrestlers were given a sobering reminder that proper form and control are critical for safety. An unsafe mat return resulted in a wrestler from another school severely injuring his arm. His season may have ended just after barely starting. Please be safe out there—for everyone’s sake.

An unsafe mat return may have ended this wrestler’s season just as it was starting.