Mason wrestlers pin down Western Brown
Divy Bose | Staff Writer
Fresh off a convincing win over Moeller earlier in the week, the Mason Comets wrestling team came out firing on all cylinders Saturday, December 12 against Western Brown.
The Comets won 64 to 10 over the visiting Broncos. Mason, the defending Greater Miami Conference (GMC) champions and owners of 10 of the last 11 GMC titles
Senior Owen Amburgury, who is a reigning GMC all conference performer, had a major impact on the victory for the Comets. Amburgury took on the challenge of beating his opponent, Gary Powell, who is ranked 4th in the state.
Coming off season ending shoulder surgeries in back to back seasons, senior Brock Gibson returned to action in the 120 pound weight class where he recorded a pin against Western Brown’s Drew Patton, to stay undefeated on the year.
Making his varsity debut, junior Kolbe Hartman won by a pin against opponent Colton Roger in the 152 pound weight class to extend Mason’s lead over Western Brown. Alongside Hartman, freshman Marcel Sabirdjanov made an instant impact by pinning his opponent Justin Moore in the 106 pound weight class.
With the Comets facing off against a respected Western Brown team, Maffey believed his wrestlers had to step up and knock off some of the early season rust to succeed as a team.
“We acknowledged our deficiencies and worked on them the last few days at practice,” Maffey said. “Those corrections took a turn for the positive in our dual against Western Brown.”
Maffey believes his team has adapted to a unique season and has begun to appreciate every moment they are on the mat.
“We’re checking the small intangibles each time we wrestle,” Maffey said. “I preach every day to my wrestlers to have gratitude and be thankful because each match could be your last match.”
The Comets return to the mat on December 16 at home against Oak Hills.
Photo by Divy Bose