Wrestling: Titans matmen win CAJ Invitational title
TOKYO – After stumbling to a 31-29 dual-meet loss to Nile C. Kinnick in their season opener, four-time defending Far East champion St. Mary’s righted the ship Saturday and captured the title in the Christian Academy Japan Wrestling Invitational.
The Titans captured four weight classes and posted six runner-up finishes to edge out the Red Devils 99-96 in the second weekend meet of the season. Kinnick won five weights to finish well ahead of third-place Yokota.
“I feel we are back on track,” said Titans coach Shu Yabui. “Everyone performed much better than when we lost to Kinnick. We need to keep moving forward and improving the small things.”
The tournament featured five girls divisions, believed to be the largest field of girls in a single in-season invitational. Edgren had the most girls in the field, seven, with Jessica Taylor placing first in the D Division.
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