We lost our dual to American University 7 matches to 3. For the most part, the guys were able to compete well, so there are positives going into the conference. I was pleased to see Ryan Forrest back on the mat with a win. I also was happy Vince Rodriguez and Blake Roulo were able to win their matches on the day they were honored as seniors. Although Greg Flournoy and Luke Ludke lost their matches on their senior day, I was pleased with their effort. Both competed well.
The 5 seniors will be missed. I have been able to coach some of them since their freshman year. It is an honor to be called their coach. All will graduate this May and I expect them to do great things. Greg Flournoy, Konbeh Koroma, Luke Ludke, Vince Rodriguez, and Blake Roulo are going to be great alums for George Mason University. Let’s make sure to help them finish this wrestling season and school year on a positive note.
We will not compete this weekend. Our focus will be on making small adjustments and improvement before the EWL tournament. This is the fun part of the season. I am excited for the 10 guys who will get to compete for a chance to qualify for the NCAA tournament. Conference allocations will be announced on Thursday. I am hopeful the league gets extra bids for the NCAA tournament.
For those interested in attending the EWL tournament, Lock Haven University is doing a presale for tickets. Buy now and save some money. http://www.golhu.com/news/2016/2/18/WREST_0218164720.aspx?path=wrestling