Tri-match losses end pre-holiday slate for Polk wrestlers

Polk County's Triston Watkins, won both of his matches during Tuesday's tri-match with Smoky Mountain and Chesnee.

Polk County’s wrestling squad will next step onto the mat competitively in January.

Head coach Phillip Miller thinks the Wolverines will be a much different looking squad when that day arrives.

Polk County wrapped up its pre-holiday schedule on Tuesday, hosting Chesnee (S.C.) and Smoky Mountain in a tri-match. The Wolverines dropped a 72-6 decision to Smoky Mountain and a 53-18 decision to Chesnee.

Still looking to settle its lineup, Polk County got a pin at 113 pounds from Triston Watkins for its lone points against Smoky Mountain. Watkins was also a winner in the nightcap with Chesnee, also by pin, with Dillon Knighton scoring a fall at 152 pound and Carlos Sedano winning by forfeit at 160.

“We haven’t won very much, but we’ll still be all right,” Miller said. “We had a few people sick tonight. We’re still where we want to be.

“January 3, when Avery comes in, hopefully good things will happen.”

Polk County’s Bryson Seay won his preliminary clash in the Chesnee match by pin.