Despite Western Tech's 2-7 record in dual meets this season, the rest of the county squads better not sleep on on the Wolverine grapplers when they meet at the Baltimore County tournament at Perry Hall High on Feb. 19 and 20.
The Wolverines are forfeiting four to five weight classs in each dual meet but they've still come close to winning severals matches.
"The seven that we've lost we've given everybody everything they could handle," coach Juan Solera said.
Among the close losses were 36-33 defeats against Boys' Latin and Eastern Tech.
In a 42-30 loss to Pikesville the Wolverines gave them five forfeits.
"We are giving away so many forfeits, but it's going to make a more interesting postseason because I have a lot of tough kids that can really wrestle," Solera said.
One of them, undefeated heavyweight Chukwudi Kalu, who also plays football, is so tough the coach doesn't even tangle with him anymore.
The Wolverines resume their dual meet schedule tonight at New Town (6 p.m.) before heading the Paint Branch Invitational Jan. 22 and 23.
"He does damage on the mat and he's a tough kid," Solera said. "I actually had to stop wrestling him a couple weeks ago. I used to take pride in going against all the kids in practice from top to bottom the entire lineup, but he's a big, strong kid. He's been real tough, real rough so I've left him alone."
Kalu, who was third in the region last year and was one win away from placing in states boasts a Keyser Tournament title among his 18 straight victories.