Crusaders News
Wrestling - Fri, Feb. 19, 2010

TTU Wrestlers saw a little fruit from their hard work they have put in over the past two semesters. They manhandled MTSU for the second consecutive state dual meet crown. Ryan Hall, TTU's 141 pounder, and Shane Vibbert, TTU's 157 pounder, started the ball rolling by dominating and pinning their oppenents. Sid Garrett mauled his opponent like a bear robbed of her children. Eman Woods lost a hard fought match to a highly ranked oppenent. Coach Guy Harris says, "Emanual is our team leader, he is a strong man and will rebound from this loss quickly and be better for it."

By far though, the match of the night was 18th Ranked Corey Wright from TTU versus #4 Ranked Isaiah Bradley from MTSU. The match had several close possible takedowns at the end. The crowd was going wild chanting "Corey, Corey..." Corey would need that support as the match went into overtime. Corey wore his opponent down and threw him to his back in the final seconds of overtime. Coach Harris says, "That was mountain that Corey needed to overcome. He just showed he can beat the best in our league. He needs to finish strong this year by pushing himself to his limits. If he does that he could place or win at the National tournament."