On February 1st the Fairbury wrestling team hosted their home invite here at the 89′ gym. The Jeffs had eight wrestlers placing in the tournament, five of which were in the finals. Junior Seth Firmanik and Freshman Domenic Hyson both won their championship matches. The team finished fifth as a whole.
“We made some good jumps with competing against some new teams,” Firmanik said. “Overall I thought we wrestled better than we have from the past few tournaments.”
The Fairbury Invite was the last regular season tournament for the team before they travel to Aurora for a tough district tournament. They will be in action starting at 3:30 in the afternoon this Friday, February 8th. On Saturday, February 9th, they will begin at 9:30 in the morning for the second day of the district tournament.
“We need to perfect the little things in practice,” Senior Ace York. “No slacking at all and controlling our diets as that is a key factor this time of year.”