ADRIAN, Mich. — Adrian College men's wrestling head coach Bill Schindel said Saturday's North Central College Invitational may play a pivotal role in the rest of the season.
The Bulldogs' competition--starting at 10 a.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Central, is the final event before the winter break. Fall semester final exams at the College are next week.
"It's always great to end on a high note going into a break," Schindel said about his team's trip to Napervillle, Ill. "Mentally, it's key for us to be on a high note over break from a training standpoint."
There will be 15 teams participating in the NCC tournament.
After five dual meets and three tournaments, Schindel said he is gauging where his squad is mentally and physically.
"I'm looking to see how well the guys can continue to battle and how quickly we can continue to learn new things," he said. "We are still growing and learning at a rapid rate."
After Saturday, the Bulldogs will be off until Jan. 6.
The Black and Gold are 4-1 and are prepping for dual matches in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
"We need to continue to be resilient and stingy with easy points," Schindel said. "The MIAA duals are coming up and if we want to win every dual, there will be highs and lows and we need to be able to ride those waves in a dual meet. We have gotten pretty lucky — we haven't had too many battles within dual meets — we have been able to go out and take care of business.
We will be tested and we need to be ready for it."
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