Rockets take two wins on mat in season opener
The Forrest grapplers picked up where they left off last season, taking two out of three matches in a multi-dual meet at David Lipscomb Academy.
"We have a young team this year with lots of kids in the lower weight classes that should make them very competitive," said Forrest head coach Kyle Stacey. "We need wrestlers to step up in the middle and upper weight classes."
The Rockets took down Montgomery Central in their regular season opener, beating the Indians 51-27 as Forrest lost their first match before recording 27 unanswered points to secure the win.
Isaac Wentzel and Cooper McNair started the streak with pins before Nick Tahmassebi came up with a tight 10-9 win Austin Littlejohn in the 138-pound weight class.
Austin Geeting and Clay Watson followed Tahmassebi's big decision with a pair of pins and after Montgomery Central won the next three matches, Forrest ended the meet with four straight wins by Dillon Kidd (Pin), Nik McGuiggan (Pin), Peyton Sisk (Forfeit), and Dylan Pendley (Forfeit).
The Rockets faced a tough Greenbrier squad in their middle meet and it was nip and tuck all the way with the Bobcats.
Sisk started the match with 19-10 decision over Zane Lynch in the 132-pound weight class and Tahmassebi stayed hot with another win.
The squads split the next four matches, giving Forrest a 22-18 lead and Cody Donnelly added four more points with an 11-1 decision over Anthony Collins in the 195-pound weight class.
Unfortunately, the Rockets would not finish off the match as the Bobcats clawed their back, cutting the Forrest lead to 38-36 before Noah Walton iced the win for Greenbrier with a pin over Kota Hartley in the 126-pound weight class.
The Lipscomb Academy Mustangs did not have wrestlers in the first nine matches and 10 out of the first 11 as Forrest led 60-6.
The action finally got started in the 195-pound weight class when Cody Donnelly pinned Jesse Robertson at the 1:10 minute mark.
Forrest's Billy Clanton followed with another quick takedown over Lucio Ancora in the 220-pound division and McGuiggan was awarded a forfeit in the final match of the night.
The Rockets will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Harpeth and Nashville Christian School in Chapel Hill with the first match slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.