The Trenton Bulldog wrestling program is aiming for across-the-board improvement in 2017-2018, with THS among the Grand River Conference programs chasing the bar set by the Gallatin Bulldogs a year ago. Trenton, last season, boasted some of the top high-end talent across the region in the likes of Mason Owen and Jadan Whitney, but struggled with the combination of inexperience and lack of bodies to fill the ‘smaller’ weights in duals, leading to a loss of points and a lesser record than had been hoped for.
Returning Head Coach Charlie Bacon believes that the Bulldogs are better suited for success this winter, both in the improvement of returning talent, and an influx of ability of a deep freshman class:
When asked about the challenge of building to the level established by Gallatin, Coach Bacon said it is a combination of patience and work that are keys:
The Bulldogs open the season on Thursday, November 30th at the Cameron Triangular (5:30 PM). On Saturday, December 2nd, THS is in the Marceline Tournament, before the Bulldogs get a head-to-head shot at Gallatin in the GHS Triangular on Tuesday, December 5th. Coach Bacon is stressing with his team the consistency of performance that the best programs in the state show year in, and year out:
Nineteen young men are on Coach Bacon’s wrestling roster this year at Trenton High School.