Hawks wrestlers pin down second
By Darren Lum
Published Feb. 19, 2019
It was the only wrestling meet hosted by the Hawks this year and the team made good with their opportunity in front of friends, family and peers during the COSSA seeding meet on Thursday, Feb. 14 in Haliburton.
Head coach Paul Klose, who co-coaches with Dan Fockler, said it was a winning day for his wrestlers, who finished second overall as a team and will all advance to COSSA.
Thirteen wrestlers competed: Charlotte Paton, Connie Oh, Aidan Coles, Nic Graham, Ben Pilcher, Eli Samson, Austin Weller, Tyler McGovern, Owen Wootton, Ethan Coles, Logan Heaven, Nick Phippen and Corin Gervais.
Eight Hawks wrestlers earned a top four seed.
Paton won gold in the 64 kilogram weight class to lead the team and will enter COSSA this coming week as the top seed. Silver medals and two seeds were earned by Aidan Coles (95 kilograms), Weller (72 kilograms), Heaven (57.5 kilograms), Gervais (47.5 kilograms) while bronze medal was earned by Graham (89 kilograms) and Phippen (54 kilograms) earned a fourth seed.
The seeding earned provides the wrestlers with a “better spot in the COSSA draw.”