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Castleman wins 3 for Eagle wrestlers in preseason tuneup

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TULLAHOMA -- The Shelbyville Central wrestlers participated in the T-Town Rumble hosted by Tullahoma High School on Saturday.

Eighteen Eagle wrestlers competed. Dallas Castleman had the team's best performance, going 3-0 with three pins.

"Dallas is so strong, he can impose his will on most wrestlers," Eagle coach Marcus McDonald said. "I'm not sure he was on the mat a total of two minutes in all three of his matches."

District preview

The Eagles caught a glimpse of district competition as well, having several matches against region opponents. For some of the wrestlers, Saturday marked the second time in as many weeks competing against the same wrestler.

"It's good to have a rival on another team, somebody that you will wrestle a few times in the year.," McDonald said. "It's a good measuring stick of how you are improving, or falling behind."

Improvement was evident Saturday as the Eagles notched 19 wins, 7 more than last week's 12.

First wins

Wrestlers Marcus Bryson, Justin Youngblood and Jake Patterson all won their first-ever matches. There was also a scary moment with Eaglette Cassidy Fiesel being taken to the hospital via ambulance after her second match.

"Cassidy is tough. She's a fighter and she's fine," McDonald said.

"She got light-headed and had a fall. The training staff at Tullahoma did a great job of keeping her calm and taking every measure to give her the best possible care. Those guys even stopped by the ER to check on her, and that was really great of them."

The Eagles return to the practice mat this week to get ready for this Saturday's final preseason tuneup tournament at Antioch before the season officially gets underway next week.

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