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Winchester wrestlers score win against Lexington

Winchester and Lexington wrestlers maneuver around the mat on Jan. 10, when WHS won its final home meet of the year. WINCHESTER NEWS STAFF PHOTO

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Winchester added another checkmark in the win column earlier this month when the Winchester High School Varsity Wrestling team faced off against Lexington in a classic dual meet, the last home meet of the 2023-2024 season.

With a final score of 45-24, WHS came out with yet another win, adding even more momentum to the team’s building winning streak after an initial rough start to the season.

 

Leading up to the dual on Jan. 10, nothing was out of the ordinary. The team met in the WHS wrestling room around 5:30 p.m. to get situated and dressed into their singlets awaiting the official weigh-ins for the meet. Though the mood was easy-going before weigh-ins began, as soon as the Lexington side entered the room after arriving at the school, the mood in the room changed almost instantaneously - and both teams engaged in a fierce stare-down as competitors from each side weighed in.

After both teams lined up on opposite sides of the mat to shake hands and the national anthem was recited, the match kicked off with the 106-pound division. While the first match resulted in a loss, Winchester began to demonstrate its dominance shortly after that. Lexington was also short one wrestler, forcing them to forfeit a match later on in the night - which, although insignificant given the large margin by which WHS won, certainly didn't help their cause.

Determined to maintain their growing winning streak, WHS wrestled hard.

In total, Winchester racked up five pins against Lexington with several equally impressive wins by points.

During the match, those on the Winchester team who were on the sidelines supported the team with all they had and made sure that those wrestling knew their teammates had their backs. Compared to Lexington, whose sideline was relatively quiet during the dual, the moral boost given to WHS wrestlers during their matches was undoubtedly a factor in Winchester’s success that night.

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