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Written by Staci Gasser   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

The Camp Verde wrestlers continue to show their might as they dominated in their second meet of the season.

Senior Wrestler joel Lobaugh wrestles an opponent during a home tournament. Lobaugh had the match of the night at the 4-Way Home Meet on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Camp Verde High School gym when he defeated rival Mingus Union High School’s 145-pound Hank Groetl 3-2.Camp Verde High School hosted a 4-Way meet on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Camp Verde High School gym that included Mingus Union, Valley Lutheran and Valley Sanders high schools. Camp Verde came out of the tournament with 47 wins and only eight losses, including 31 pins.

“The 4-Way was a great day for all of the wrestlers for the Cowboys,” CVHS Head Coach Bob Weir said. “All of the wrestlers gave a great effort. They continue to improve and wrestle aggressively for the pin.”

Camp Verde conquered all three teams in the dual matches, including their cross-valley rival, Mingus Union. This was the first time the two teams competed against each other since 2008. Both elite programs have been at the top of their respective divisions for the past 17 years, and both teams were in the top two in the 2011-2012 state championship tournaments.

The Cowboys beat the Marauders with a dual score of 54-21 in front of the entire Camp Verde High School student body, as the dual was held during an assembly. The Cowboys also beat Valley Lutheran 60-12 and Valley Sanders 60-12, giving them a 3-0 dual record.

“The student body gave the Cowboy wrestlers some extra excitement,” Weir said. “In the end, the Cowboys were very impressive. They only lost three matches during the dual meet. The rest of the night continued to be impressive for the Cowboys.”

Junior Isaiah McReynolds saw his first wrestling action of the year after recovering from an illness. He dominated his opponent with three pins, five wins and no losses. No points were earned against him.

The matches of the night were when senior Joel Lobaugh defeated Mingus Union’s Hank Groetl at 145 pounds by

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, Dec. 5, issue of the Camp Verde Journal.