Gardner-Webb wrestling started the night off right against Virginia Military Institute Friday, with the light weight classes pushing through their opponents to gain major points for the team. As the heavy weight class approached the mat, both teams were stacked forcing very competitive match-ups. The Bulldogs came out on top with a 19-12 victory over the Keydets.
Over the next month the team will use previous matches to gain knowledge of how to be better prepared for the 2013 Southern Conference Championship.
“Being my Alma Mater makes it special, not many are given this chance. I am now able to put my input into the team how I want to, I can mold the guys. Being from the school makes this position part of me,” said head coach Daniel Elliott about the conference match.
The guys have a long way to go until the championship, more training and practice will take place for the upcoming matches. This will help to improve their performance so when the best come knocking at the door they can respond with a blowing response.
Gardner-Webb will hit the road Monday, January 28 traveling to Campbell University for a dual match.