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.