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The Marlow wrestling team goes into its showdown with No. 13 Elgin on Tuesday with high expectations.
It hopes to rekindle the early season spirit and bounce back from the disappointing performance at the Cushing tournament on Jan. 3-4. This will be a great chance for the Outlaws to spark some momentum as it takes on a tough 4A team.
Senior Logan Knox expects every wrestler to put all of their effort into their matches.
“I think we should go out there and win every single match,” Knox said. “To do the best we can. Even if we lose, so be it, but just go out there and wrestle like there’s no other day.”
Only Seth Scarbrough placed at the Cushing tournament, though Knox came close. He knew he had a good weight class going in and found that some of the wrestlers were “just better” than him. Still, there was only three kids left wrestling on the second day, which just isn’t up to Marlow’s standards.
Coach Kelly Henderson mentioned that he might have worked the team too hard in practice before the tournament. Knox said Henderson is really good at managing his team.
“He works us hard in there, but knows when to pull off because we have a dual coming up,” Knox said.
While this dual won’t affect the team too much because it is a higher class, Knox is hoping for a good performance. He hopes the players will still wrestle their best.
“You want to be able to beat everybody there is,” Knox said. “You don’t want to lose to anybody.”