The Mt. Olive/Gillespie wrestling Wildcats opened their season on Tuesday, November 22, and lost to both Mascoutah, 45-12, and Triad, 53-24, but won some individual battles including two wins by Maxx Fritz and Jonny Darrah.
- At 113 Gavin Bertoldi won by fall and lost by fall.
- At 126 Ryan Reid won 11-9 and lost 6-4.
- At 138 Joseph Barton lost by technical fall and lost by fall.
- At 145 Jake Bailey lost both bouts by fall.
- At 152 Maxx Fritz won both by fall.
- At 160 Jonny Darrah won both by fall.
- At 182 Justin Osmoe won 5-1 and lost by fall.
- At 195 Dylan Roberts lost both by fall.
- At 220 Tyler Reid lost both by fall.
The Wildcats forfeited both matches at 106, 120, 132, 170, and 220.
The Wildcats wrestle at Waterloo next Wednesday, November 29 at 6:15 p.m., then Carlinville and Rochester in Carlinville on Thursday, December 1 with wrestling scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.
Assisting head coach Ron Ryan this year are Don Harvill, Adam Osmoe, and Matt Hughes.