Instead of making excuses for what they don't have or what they can't do because of all the injuries that seem to be effecting every varsity program North Callaway offers during the winter sports season, the wrestling team is going full steam ahead and they're daring anyone to try and tell it otherwise.
Most recently that meant venturing out to the Tipton Triangular on Jan. 23, where the Thunderbird's defeated the Missouri Military Academy 36-18 and lost to their hosts 42-28.
Results for North Callaway against the Fighting Colonels included Jadon Henry at 132 pinning William Hipp, John Allen at 138 lost by fall to MMA's Styles Fountain and the T-Bird's Chet Cunningham beat WrayVauze Givens 7-4 at 145. James Haubner also charted a 7-5 win in sudden victory for the Thunderbirds at 152 against Thomas Huckins, Chad Maupin defeated MMA's Peter Clinton at 170 by fall and at 182 Mason Garner forced Ayden Garcia of the Fighting Colonels to suffer the same fate.
North Callaway's Jordan Delashmutt returned from an injury he suffered at 285 at Centralia earlier this season to pin Copeland Grahmann at 220, as well.
The Thunderbird's fortunes didn't burn nearly as bright against Tipton, but did feature Haubner besting Chris Gorley at 152 in :20, Garner sent Caleb Myers packing at 170 in 4:24 and Delashmutt charted a 13-3 major decison at 220 over Zac Cox.
The Fighting Colonel's also had limited highlights against Tipton as Huckins beat Gorlins 7-2 at 152, Sky Spotted Eagle Thunderchild Henio lost at 285 in 4:50 to Nick Howard and MMA's Forrest Drummond was defeated at 195 by Daniel Sutton in 2:40.
Next up for North Callaway was a tri-meet at Lafayette County on Jan. 25 and on Saturday the squad is t the Buffalo Wrestling Tournament.