BY JORDAN DYKSTRA
Last Wednesday, the wrestling team rallied and managed a come-from-behind 23-20 victory in a duel against Briar Cliff.
The Raiders trailed 13-20 with two weight classes remaining, but freshman Jake Clifton won on a major decision in the 133-pound class, and in the 125-pound class, senior Diego Angelo Quintana captured a winner by fall. The win puts NW at a 2-2 record in the GPAC.
“It was really a good feeling getting this win because we have not won two in a row in a while,” Fishman said. “Going in, we knew it was going to be a pretty equal matchup, so we needed to get pins and win the close matches.”
Fishman was also a winner by fall in the 157-pound class. In the 165-pound class, freshman Andras Lukacs-Farkas captured a 13-5 victory. Junior Forrest Marx, in the 197-pound class, earned a 5-2 victory.
“We’ve just got to keep pushing it in practice,” Fishman said. “It’s too early to be peaking, but we’ve got to start finding that right mental state and start meeting that potential that we have.”
The Raiders will return to action on this Wednesday with a trip to Storm Lake. The duel will begin at 5 p.m.