Rebels wrestle in VirginiaPublished 2:13am Friday, April 12, 2013
Four wrestlers from United South Central flew to Virginia Beach, Va., to compete in the National High School Coaches Association tournament from April 4 to 6.
“It was a great tournament loaded with the nation’s best wrestlers from all over the U.S.,” USC head coach Marcus Eytcheson said.
Three Rebels who qualified for the state tournament went on the trip to nationals along with freshman Brett Byrne.
At state, Dylan Herman wrestled in the 132-pound weight class and took third. At nationals, he faced more tough competition.
“Dylan wrestled a great tournament,” Eytcheson said. “He beat multiple state champions on his trip through the bracket.”
Derek Herman wrestled at 138 pounds and earned a 5-2 record. In both of his losses he lost by one point.
“Not only was he in every match, but a national title is not out of the question,” Eytcheson said. “Derek turned in a career performance.”
Colten Carlson earned fourth place at state and at nationals.
As a freshman, Carlson earned third place at nationals at 170 pounds. This year, he took fourth at 182 pounds with a 6-2 record.
“Colton had another successful trip to Virginia,” Eytcheson said. “He hopes to push hard enough to win a national title next season.
Byrne competed in the freshman division and had a record of 0-2.
“It was a great learning experience for him,” Eytcheson said. “He now has more things to look at as far as personal goals.”