This past weekend the grappling Grizzlies, with seven meets under their collective belts welcomed Burlington/Lamar into a triangular meet at home this past Thursday. At the 220-pound class, JJ Horn once again came out on top in his match this time against Zander Estep on a fall at 2:50.

Team results were: Lamar (LAMA) 72.0 Fowler (FOWL) 6.0

- 113: DaShawn Martinez (LAMA) over Fernando Salazar (FOWL) (Fall 2:18)

- 120: 145: Isaiah Baber (LAMA) over Boyd Rogers (FOWL) (Fall 1:41)

- 152: Walker Kee (LAMA) over Robert Roe (FOWL) (Fall 1:21)

- 160: Jose Serrano (LAMA) over Evan Bottini (FOWL) (Fall 1:07)

- 170: Ross Gruenloh (LAMA) over Orin Carnes (FOWL) (Fall 3:58)

- 195: Anthony Martinez (LAMA) over Gavin Unrein (FOWL) (Fall 1:13)

- 220: JJ Horn (FOWL) over Zander Estep (LAMA) (Fall 2:50)

Two days later the Grizzlies jumped into the action at the faced Lamar at the Lamar Savage Tournament. Fowler wrestlers finished in fifth place with 103 team points among the 17 teams that scored in the tournament. Lamar won the championship at 278 total points.

At 220 pounds JJ Horn finished in 1 st.

- 126: Fernando Salazar 3rd

- 170: Orin Carnes 2nd

- 126: Cutler Hampton 5th

- 195: Gavin Unrein 3rd

Other Fowler results for the day were:

(Full results for the top three Grizzlies finishers)

- 113: Fernando Salazar (Fowler) – 3rd Champ. Round 1 – Fernando Salazar (Fowler) received a bye Quarterfinals – Fernando Salazar (Fowler) over Jason Tafoya (Trinidad) (Fall 3:25) Semifinals – John Smith (Yuma) over Fernando Salazar (Fowler) (Dec 6-2) Cons. Semis – Fernando Salazar (Fowler) over Tyler Frank (Merino) (Fall 2:04) 3rd Place Match – Fernando Salazar (Fowler) over DaShawn Martinez (Lamar) (NC)

- 126: Cutler Hampton (Fowler) – 5th Place Match – Gabe Neugebauer (Holly) over Hampton (Fowler) (Fall 3:45)

- 145: Boyd Rogers (Fowler) – 5th Place Match –Rogers (Fowler) over JoAllen Baker (Crowley County) (NC)

- 152: Darek (Fall

- 170: Orin Carnes (Fowler) – 2nd Champ. Round 1 – Orin Carnes (Fowler) received a bye Quarterfinals – Orin Carnes (Fowler) over Sam Parker (Crowley County) (Fall 0:59) Semifinals – Orin Carnes (Fowler) over Grayden Flint (Holly) (Dec 6-0) 1st Place Match – Adam Schulz (Crowley County) over Orin Carnes (Fowler) (Fall 1:35)

- 195: Gavin Unrein (Fowler) – 3rd Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Unrein (Fowler) received a bye Quarterfinals – Gavin Unrein (Fowler) over Xander Salas (Limon) (Fall 4:29) Semifinals – Jaden Harris (Crowley County) over Gavin Unrein (Fowler) (Dec 6-2) Cons. Semis – Gavin Unrein (Fowler) over Andre Garbalena (Dumas) (Fall 1:47) 3rd Place Match – Gavin Unrein (Fowler) over Victor Hernandez (Dumas) (Fall 1:53)

- 220: JJ Horn (Fowler) – 1st Champ. Round 1 – JJ Horn (Fowler) received a bye Quarterfinals – JJ Horn (Fowler) over Angel Quiroz (Dumas) (Fall 2:29) Semifinals – JJ Horn (Fowler) over Brooks Jones (County Line) (Fall 0:51) 1st Place Match – JJ Horn (Fowler) over Justin McCormick (Stratton) (Dec 7-2)

“Overall I’m happy with our progress,” stated Fowler coach Grady Grissom. “The kids continue to improve and wrestle with grit regardless of the score or circumstances. We are entering a critical portion of the season, hopefully kids will respond as we grind through some tough January practices.”