Wrestling helps young men grow and teaches discipline. Two wrestlers from Louisa County High School showed just that in their latest tournament.
One of the most important tournaments for the Louisa County High School Wrestling team is the eighth annual Big Blue Invitational played at Christiansburg High School.
On January 18 and 19, Gavin Tingen, a junior, and Jeffrey Sisk, a freshman, placed in this tournament.
As with all wrestling tournaments, the players were seeded. This essentially means the best wrestlers are separated from one another until the later rounds of a tournament — the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals. This allows for the best possible match-ups to happen at the right time. Tingen was seeded in fifth and Sisk was seeded in seventh before moving on to prove how well they did on the mat for the finals.
Tingen, placed third in the 152-pound weight class with a 4-1 score. He has been wrestling since he was 9 years old.
“Wrestling helps me grow and keeps me in shape. That’s why I stick with it. I enjoy it,” Tingen said.
Sisk placed sixth in the 106-pound weight class with a 3-3 score and has been wrestling since he was 6 years old.
To read the entire story, see the Jan. 31 edition of The Central Virginian.