Seymour wrestling battles virus issues as one of its opponents


Ed Ramirez, Sam Castetter and Ben Kriete each finished 3-1 for Seymour in last Saturday’s grappling, though the Owls wrestling team dropped four matches.

The Owls were able to compete after having their schedule drastically rearranged due to issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seymour fell to Boonville, 60-15, Charlestown, 69-9, Madison, 51-23, and dropped a match to Columbus East’s second varsity team, 39-36.

"We saw a lot of growth out of our kids on Saturday," said coach Adam Wolka. "They have definitely improved in the 10 days since our last meet."

Seymour faced cancellations from teams it was scheduled to visit, but before that had to field a short-handed squad because some Owls were in quarantine.

"It also helped having three returning letter winners back from quarantine," Wolka said. "You can see their impact on the scoreboard, as well as motivating their teammates to compete at a higher level.

"We’re still a young squad. We’re still dealing with the effects of contact tracing. Those are aspects of this season that we cannot control."

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