PREP WRESTLING

Tomorrow comes early for Tisza

2014-01-09T22:00:00Z 2014-02-20T19:49:07Z Tomorrow comes early for TiszaDwight Haislet Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
January 09, 2014 10:00 pm  • 

CALUMET CITY | T.F. South's Jake Tisza knows if you keep waiting to get better tomorrow, today will pass you by.

Tisza collected three pins at the Rebels quad meet at T.F. North on Thursday night. His pins helped T.F. South edged out T.F. North, 24-22, in the schools' head-to-head match at the South Suburban Conference quad meet.

Eisenhower and Hillcrest also wrestled at the meet.

Tisza has four losses on the season and has lost count of his wins. He said the losses are what stay with him and help him to be a better wrestler.

"The losses are the ones that keep me motivated," Tisza said. "If you keep saying you're going to work harder tomorrow, you're going to get used to that. You just have to work at it now, no matter what your attitude."

In their remaining two matches, the Rebels fell 36-29 to Eisenhower and 29-24 to Hillcrest. T.F. North beat Hillcrest, 30-18, and fell 36-27 to Eisenhower. T.F. South 132-pound wrestler Corey Cross is having a breakout year for the Rebels and was 1-1 in two matches on the night.

"You have to work day to day and I've learned that since my freshman year," Cross said. "I'm way impressed how I'm doing my senior year as compared to the past three years. I'm pretty confident that I'm going to get on the podium come conference time."

T.F. South coach Mike Tisza said the wrestlers were a little rusty coming off of the holiday break and the inclement weather, but he expects his team to be ready the rest of the season.

"It shows a little bit missing the practices," coach Tisza said. "We'll be back in the swing of things when we get in our routine. The holidays, it's hard. The building's closed, and we can't get in anywhere. It's a long season, and you just keep moving on from there."

T.F. North's Isvan Bodilla finished the day with three wins and felt he lost plenty of conditioning over the holiday break.

"To be honest it was bad for me because I was at home being lazy," Bodilla said. "We just have to push ourselves more towards the end of the season."

T.F. North's Dontrell Coney also had three pins on the evening with each pin coming in three different periods.

"The four practices we had over break did help," Coney said. "Some of the guys who didn't go to wrestling over the break, they weren't as ready as they should have been."

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