On Wednesday night the Spain Park wrestlers hosted Hoover in the Battle for the Ball.
It was also Senior Night where we honored our one senior, Jaxon Bast. Jaxon currently has 35 wins, 30 by pin, which leads the team. He currently stands second in takedowns with 51.
His lifetime record is 160 wins, which places him fourth in Spain Park Records. 112 of those wins were by pin which is a new Spain Park record.
Jaxon is the 2019 State Heavyweight Champion.
Next up was the Battle for the Ball. The match between Spain Park and Hoover has been called “The Battle for the Ball.” The ball is a bowling ball, and it is the trophy that goes to the winner of the match. The “Ball” is a traveling trophy; it stays with the school that wins the match.
So why a bowling ball?
Bowling was one of the hobbies and passions of Coach Duke Chimento. Coach Chimento was the head wrestling coach of Berry High School before there was a Hoover or Spain Park. Coach Chimento had over 30 years as a wrestling coach at both Phillips and Berry High Schools. During his career he had three runner-up teams at State, many champion wrestlers, and a countless number of young men whose life he impacted and influenced. Coach Chimento wrestled at Auburn University under one of their most well-known coaches, Swede Umbach.
Unfortunately, the match did not go in favor of the Jags as Hoover won 50-21. Match details follow:
|106||TY SISSON (Hoover) over Unknown (For.)||0||6|
|113||John Robert Thompson (Spain Park Hs) over Unknown (For.)||6||0|
|120||NICK SMITH (Hoover) over BRAD CUMMINGS (Spain Park Hs) (Fall 1:11)||0||6|
|126||FISCHER HARRISON (Spain Park Hs) over LOGAN ROBERT (Hoover) (Fall 1:08)||6||0|
|132||Liam Harrell (Hoover) over Easton Steed (Spain Park Hs) (Fall 2:38)||0||6|
|138||KEITH CHRISTEIN (Hoover) over GABE MADDOX (Spain Park Hs) (Dec 6-2)||0||3|
|145||CHRISTIAN GREENE (Hoover) over JACKSON MITCHELL (Spain Park Hs) (Fall 5:30)||0||6|
|152||Will Conlon (Spain Park Hs) over CARSON FRANK (Hoover) (Dec 9-5)||3||0|
|160||EVAN WARREN (Hoover) over CARSON RAY (Spain Park Hs) (Dec 10-3)||0||3|
|170||GABE CASON (Hoover) over TRENT THOMPSON (Spain Park Hs) (Dec 6-0)||0||3|
|182||J T FOSTER (Hoover) over BRANDON FORTENBERRY (Spain Park Hs) (TF 21-6 5:46)||0||5|
|195||WYATT HUDDLESTON (Hoover) over Unknown (For.)||0||6|
|220||DAWSON RYE (Hoover) over Unknown (For.)||0||6|
|285||Jaxon Bast (Spain Park Hs) over Edwin Lagos (Hoover) (Fall 3:55)||6||0|
|_||Exhibition: Ian Addison (Hoover) over NATHANIEL PHILMAN (Spain Park Hs) (MD 13-4)||0||0|
|_||Exhibition: ALEX BURCH (Hoover) over JONAS HARRELSON (Spain Park Hs) (Fall 2:50)||0||0|
|_||Exhibition: Rayshod Burts (Spain Park Hs) over Andrew Parrish (Hoover) (Fall 1:44)||0||0|
|_||Exhibition: ZION RICHARDS (Spain Park Hs) over Hamza Hamid (Hoover) (Fall 0:28)||0||0|
|126||Exhibition: Hamza Hamid (Hoover) over Thomas Hardy (Spain Park Hs) (Dec 6-2)||0||0|