By Matt Browning
The Augusta wrestling team was chosen as the Visit Wichita Team of the Month for February. The Orioles have won every tournament they have competed in so far, including their own tournament, where Smoky Valley was in the field.
“We are having a good season up to this point,” Augusta head coach Brandon Terry said. “We have won all three tournaments we have competed in. More importantly, our kids are hungry, working hard, and having fun.”
The Orioles have had five wrestlers ranked in their respective weight classes throughout the entire season, including Marcus Terry and Garrett Davis, who have been No. 1 or No. 2 all season.
Augusta has the depth to be a factor at the Class 4A Tournament.
“I feel like we have a shot if the cards fall the right way,” Terry said. “We are trying not to worry about anything other than working hard, getting better, and having fun along the way.”
The Orioles have 13 juniors on their roster and four of their ranked wrestlers are juniors.
“Eight of our 14 varsity wrestlers are juniors, so we do have a lot of experience in the junior class,” Terry said. “We have 13 juniors on our team and many of them have wrestled together since they started out as six & eight year olds.”