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Wrestling Update; Lions Remain Undefeated

by Shimmy Mandelbaum ('16)

This Wednesday, the MTA wrestling team had their fourth match of the season, competing against the New York Institute for Special Services. NYISS, which is a school for visually impaired students, requires that during a match, wrestlers must not break contact for more than 3 seconds, to prevent any unfair advantage. In order to prepare for these circumstances, the MTA wrestling team has spent the last two practices wrestling without any break in contact for all three of the 2 minute periods. Upon arrival at the school, the Lions weighed in and got ready to wrestle.

After 1 loss, 3 forfeits and 1 double forfeit, the Lions demonstrated their skills on the mat, winning 7 out of the 9 remaining matches, one of which they forfeited. Although the students at NYISS were visually impaired, they were by no means any less of a team than any of MTA's other opponents, but they too endured a loss to the MTA Wrestling Lions who are still undefeated. The Lions next match is scheduled for this coming Monday, January 12, 2016 at MTA.