The action this morning was in class 2A and some returning champions advanced. West Delaware 113 pounder Patrick Woods needed one minute to record a fall over Washington freshman Kyle Anderson. Woods won the 106 pound state title last year but does not feel added pressure. “It doesn’t really bother me, I’m not really defending anything, I’m just going after another one. No one can take my state championship away from last year. It just makes me more hungry for another one,” Anderson says.
Woods feels tournament experience gives him an advantage as he says he used to get nervous as a sophomore and junior, but he says he knows better now what the goal is.
At 120 pounds unbeaten Fletcher Green of Washington record two first period takedowns enroute to a 7-1 win over Chase Lienhard of Crestwood. He says he’s had quite a few matches at state that have gone scoreless and says it’s always easier when you get some points early.
Green was the champ at 113 pounds a year ago but does not feel any added pressure to repeat. He says he felt it more last year because he hadn’t proved himself yet. “I feel like I expect it more this year,” Green explains.
Green improved to 43-0 with the win.