VINCENNES — The Princeton Community wrestling team opened the season with five matches at the Vincennes Lincoln Duals on Saturday.

The Tigers finished the day with a 3-2 record and placed third in the field of eight teams.

Princeton opened the day with a 50-24 win over Olney and capped the day with a 67-12 romp over the host Alices.

Terre Haute South, who finished as the team champions, defeated the Tigers 66-16 in the second round while Mt. Carmel edged the Tigers 48-33 in the third round.

Princeton crushed Washington 66-10 in the fourth round.

Jared Dunn was the only Tiger grappler to go undefeated on the day. The sophomore finished with a 5-0 record at 106 pounds, including four pins.

Riley Shearer (145), Nick Jett (182) and Keaton Winkler (195) all finished the day with 4-1 records.

Second-year PCHS coach Jake Barclay mentioned he saw a lot of improvement from his team over the last year.

“For our first tournament, I thought we wrestled pretty well,” the Tigers coach said. “It’s very obvious that we have grown as a team and as wrestlers in the last year. We have changed our approach to wrestling more positive in all areas and that has been beneficial for our entire program as a whole.”

Barclay noted, the team is still a work in progress and expects this team to get better and better each time they step out on the mat.

“There are still plenty of things that we have to work on, but this team is willing to put in the time and effort to make sure we continue going in a positive direction to help accomplish our goals.”

Princeton returns to the mats on Wednesday when it travels to Washington for a triangular match.

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