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Wednesday Night the Woods Cross Wildcats hosted the Mountain Crest Mustangs For Senior night with our 3 seniors Askete Alofipo, Captain Connor Riesenberg and Captain Andy Noel. The mustangs are ranked #9 on USA Wrestling Utah, beehive top 25 power polls all classifications. The Wildcats knew they were facing a tough team but also knew that their hard work would win out in the end. The match started at 220 where the wildcats forfeited to MT Crest then came big Griff at 285 Griffin pinned his opponent :41 seconds into the 2nd period making the score 6-6. At 106 Jack Goodrich pinned his match in just :36 seconds followed by freshman Colton Erickson winning 19-2 and Sophomore Captain Brady James winning 8-1 making the score 20-6 but MT Crest would battle back with wins at 126 and 132 and 138 making the score 20 -21 for MT Crest. Then at 145 Matt Harden came out and dominated his match with a pin 1:20 into the 2nd period putting the Cats back on top 26-21. At 152 Christian Smoot took on Jace Dart who was last years state runner up and the #1 ranked wrestler in 4A at 145 but all that didn’t slow Smoot down beating Dart 8-6 putting the Cats up 29-21. MT Crest battled back again at 160 with a pin making the score 29-27 but Senior, Captain Connor Riesenburg didn’t like things that close pulling out a 4-3 victory scoring the winning point with only 3 seconds left in the match putting the Cats up 32-27. Senior Askete Alofipo at 182 then stepped out on the mat knowing the Cats needed a big win to seal the victory and pinned his opponent in 1:06 seconds putting the Wildcats up 38-27 MT Crest tried to battle back with a pin at 195 but to no avail the Wildcats had already sealed the match winning 38-33.