Hewitt wrestling finishes 4th at Soddy Daisy tournament
By Phil Gibson
The Hewitt-Trussville wrestling team faced some of its toughest competition yet this weekend in Tennessee at the Soddy Daisy High School Tournament, where the Huskies finished fourth out of 16 teams.
Senior Marcus Elkins remains the Huskies’ lone undefeated wrestler, and won his individual bracket. Eighth-grader Heath Williamson, sophomore Fred Denson and junior Arnoree Sanders finished second in their brackets. Senior Braxton Busby had a third-place showing, and senior Kevin Elmore had a fourth-place finish.
“This was by far the toughest competition we have faced this year and will likely be the toughest we will face until the state tournament,” said coach Mark Snider.
With about a month until the state tournament, the Huskies will take a break from out-of-state competition this week. They have a meet today at 5:30 p.m. against St. Clair County, Moody and Pell City at St. Clair County High School, and help with the Trussville Youth Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at Hewitt-Trussville High School.
“At this point, we are focusing on improving our conditioning and correcting mistakes that our wrestlers are making,” Snider said. “Hopefully by the time we get to the section and state tournaments we will be ready.”