By Greta Farkus and Maggie Lucas
The wrestling team has been doing outstanding this season, holding an undefeated record. Wrestling against the toughest rivals, including WJ and Whitman in the battle of the Bethesda, the Barons manage to maintain their number one seed in the 4A division. Our team will take on the Urbana Hawks in the Region Duals on Wednesday, February 12th, at 6 pm in the main gym. Wrestling does not have the most fan attendance out of the sports here at BCC, but they deserve more credit for all the hard work they've put in. The wrestling team has dedicated countless hours towards practice and endless amounts of effort to get them to the place they are now. Coach Arnone has helped shape some of the best wrestlers in the county including, Simpson and Martinez both with 100 wins, and many more insane wrestlers.
On the 12th, the Barons took down Urbana, winning 42-36. After dropping the first match and being down 3-0 to start, the Barons quickly bounced back. Christian Simpson added on to his 100 wins and won 5 points for the Barons. Soon, freshman, Sam Moffit added another 4 points and Estefanos with another 3. The Barons took a quick lead, 12-3 and never trailed the rest of the match. With a super-strong senior class and outstanding juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, the Barons kept their undefeated streak. The Barons were our 4A west regional champions!
On February 15th the Barons traveled to North Point Highschool in for the State Tournament for the state semifinals and if they won, the finals. Unfortunately, the Barons fell to Springbrook 34-30 in a close match. Although the B-CC Wrestling may have not accomplished their goal of winning states, they still had an outstanding, record-breaking season.
The wrestler’s team portion of the season has now come to an end but has individual matches for just the varsity line up. For the next three weekends, there will be counties then regionals, then states. “The hardest part about individuals is probably since the team’s portion of the season is over all of the hard work we put in is for ourselves so it’s hard pushing yourself by yourself,” said Aidan Moffitt, a senior on the team.