Jefferson wrestlers best Cambridge
JEFFERSON — Sofia Brynman-Metcalf wasted no time getting the first takedown in the first period.
Brynman-Metcalf stayed on the offensive to turn in a dominant third-period pin against Cambridge 126-pounder Jonathan Jones. It was just a representation of how the day went as Jefferson earned a 57-9 victory over the Blue Jays in non-conference prep wrestling on Tuesday night at Jefferson High School.
The Eagles picked up six forfeits and three pins.
If Brynman-Metcalf hadn’t completed the pin 5 minutes, 43 seconds into the match, she would have earned a victory by technical fall.
“She just let it fly. She threw him a couple of times and I think that shocked him,” Jefferson co-head coach Devin Weber said. “That was awesome. The crowd we had here tonight liked that. I was talking to one of the other kids and all the sudden I heard, ‘wooo’ from the crowd, and I turned around and she had the kid on his back already.”
This was the first match for Brynman-Metcalf since she won the 120 to 126-pound weight division at the Fond du Lac Cardinal Invitational on Saturday. She earned two first-period pins and a 12-1 major decision.
The competition at the tournament gave her confidence ahead of the dual on Tuesday.
“A lot of the basic stuff that I’ve been struggling with, worked tonight,” Brynman-Metcalf said. “It became pretty good because I’ve been really practicing it a lot more. I feel like it got better.”
Dean Neff cradled Cambridge 160-pounder Kaden Grieser in 3:02.
Matt Anderson scored the first points of the night for Cambridge with a second-period pin over Jefferson 138-pounder Logan Nguyen. At that point, the Eagles already had a 42-6 lead, though.
The closest match of the night was a battle between Jefferson sophomore Aaron Heine and Cambridge 170-pounder Aiden Ciha. Ciha earned a 7-5 sudden victory as time expired on the first overtime period.
Ciha defeated Heine in the opening tournament of the season — the Creek Classic — with a 12-1 decision. Weber was happy to see Heine close the gap and force overtime after losing a dominant match at the beginning of the season.
“We practiced fighting out of the legs, which is where the kids turned him multiple times in the first matchup with him,” Weber said. “Tonight, he didn’t give up any turns out of the leg ride. I think that really shows that he’s technically picking things up.”
The Eagles will attempt to continue to grow and build on this dominant dual victory with a duals tournament on Saturday hosted by Milwaukee Hamilton beginning at 10 a.m.
“I feel like we’re going to do good at the next (meets),” Brynman-Metcalf said. “Going into the Hamilton duals in Milwaukee, I feel like, based on this one, I’ll have a good (mental) game. Sometimes, I get into my own head and take myself away from it. Hopefully tonight will help.”
JEFFERSON 57, CAMBRIDGE 9
106, 113 — Double forfeit
120, 132, 138, 152, 220, 285: Jefferson received forfeit.
126 — Brynman-Metcalf (J) pinned Jones (C) at 5:43
145 — Anderson (C) pinned Quinones (J) at 3:36
160 — Neff (J) pinned Grieser (C) at 3:02
170 — Ciha (C) dec. Heine (J) 7-5 in OT
182 — Lehman (J) dec. Pete (C) 10-4
195 — White (J) pinned Adsit (C) at 4:37.