Tigers, Norsemen prove no match for Mighty Mustangs in Conference Meet

by Jacob Ponder

The Mustangs traveled to Gilbert Dec. 14 to face the Gilbert Tigers and the Roland-Story Norsemen. The Mustangs’ first dual was against the Tigers. 160-pound was the weight drawn to start the meet. Four Mustangs wrestled up a weight class, from junior Wes Cummings who normally wrestles at 160, to senior Jacob Ponder who normally wrestles at 195. The difference wasn’t enough for the Norsemen, as these four matches ended in the Mustangs’ favor.  

The first duel ended in the Mustangs’ favor 70-9.

PCM’s last duel of the night was against the Roland-Story Norsemen. After the first four matches, PCM was tied with Roland Story. Sophomore heavyweight Jace Smith put the Mustangs ahead, pinning Roland-Story’s Michael Schiermeister in the third period. This trend continues throughout the rest of the duel with the Norsemen, with the opposing team only scoring four more points in the remaining nine matches. The final of the last duel of the night for PCM ended in their favor, 66-16.

The mighty Mustangs continue to dominate their conference. Cummings, one of PCM’s captains, said that, “[The meet] was really fun. We still have the momentum from last year and I think it will be a fun year.”

Cummings went undefeated pinning winnings both of his matches by fall. The wrestling ‘Stangs look to continue to dominate as they travel to Solon on Thursday Dec. 21 to take part in the Solon quadrangular.