Wrestling Club competes in Battle of the Barrel

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
MCWC 70-pounder Seth McCoy competes versus the Nolensville Ultimate Wrestling Club during the Battle of the Barrel. Photo submitted

The Marshall County Wrestling Club (MCWC) competed in its second tri-meet of the Battle of the Barrel wrestling competition.

The Battle of the Barrel is a round robin style youth wrestling team competition created by MCWC coach Chris Posey and Brandon Sentell from the Ultimate Wrestling of Nolensville.

Competition for all

The youth team format for K-thru-8 grade wrestlers to compete in is a competitive team event paired with exhibition matches for those not on the dual teams.

The MCWC, Nolensville Ultimate Wrestling, Lawrence County Wrestling Club, Williamson County Wrestling Club and the Brentwood Copperheads compile the five-team league.

The clubs compete for a custom made and engraved wooden barrel that will be a traveling trophy for the competition.

This particular format brings the team concept to youth wrestling which has always been an individual effort or reserved for select state and national events. This format also brings into play "wrestle offs". If there is more than one wrestler at a specific weight the involved wrestlers from a particular will compete for that spot on the dual team.

Local connections

"The other side of this event is providing more quality opportunities to wrestle quality opponents in a fun, low cost, convenient way," Posey said. "Other area tournaments require travel and expense that have no connection to our community. It's fun to see the gym filled with people that are here to see our athletes compete".

The MCWC is currently in second place on the standings with a record of 3-1.

The next and final event will be at 6 p.m. on February 8th at the Horton Haven Christian Camp and is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, parking is free and concessions are available.