Vicksburg Wrestling Still Experiencing Growing Pains

By Travis Smola

Vicksburg wrestling has had a bit of a rough year. With injury issues and a thin roster, the Bulldogs have had trouble competing against schools with bigger teams.

The Bulldogs lost to Paw Paw 42-12 and South Haven 45-6 in their most recent Wolverine Quad event at home. The squad hasn’t had anyone medal yet this year. But the coaches still see a bright side in a rough season. “We’re still hanging in there,” head coach Doug Fuller said.

The team has had some exciting moments this year. At the recent quad event, senior Brady Copeland had an especially exciting back-and-forth matchup against a South Haven wrestler.

While he fell just short of the win, the match definitely got his teammates, the coaches and the fans pumped up. Copeland is one of just two seniors on Vicksburg’s team. Mitchell Cantrell is the other. Fuller is thankful for their loyalty. “I appreciate the two seniors sticking with us,” Fuller said.

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