Article by John Schimming
Whitewater High School Head Wrestling Coach
Saturday, January 30, the Whippet Wrestlers traveled to Evansville to participate in a very competitive Regional Tournament and wrestled quite well. It was very exciting to wrestle on a Saturday again as we have not had that opportunity this season. When the dust settled, the team found themselves in 2nd place behind host Evansville and had 5 individuals qualify for the sectional tournament.
David Cushman led the way, winning a championship at 152 pounds. David wrestled very well-controlled matches all day, staying in good position throughout.
Coming in second place were Brian Porcaro, Marcus DePorter, Carter Friend, and Mason DePorter. All three of these young men found themselves in the finals but came up just short. Fortunately, they were able to hold onto their position for the right to compete another week.
Just missing out on qualifying were CJ Tomomitsu and Aaron Porras. Both of these young men took 3rd place with tough losses in their true second place match.
The coaches are very proud of the team during a season in which there were many question marks for them along the way. They should be proud of how they competed today as everyone on the team represented Whitewater High School extremely well.
Our qualifiers will compete again next Saturday when they travel to Richland Center to compete for a trip to State. The sectional will also take the top two in each weight class to the next level of competition.