Mustang Classic videos
Because some of you asked for it. Not the best of quality, unfortunately.
First match I don’t have. My wife’s phone was over its memory capacity, so while the camera showed that it was recording, the video itself immediately got deleted. Satch won with a pin in the second period, already up 7-0. It was his first ever pin by way of a cradle, which I taught him as an alternative to the Twister when an opponent posts a leg to stop from being spun.
Match 2 she was able to film, but because she was stuck watching a couple of young children while the parents of some other wrestlers I coach were in the staging area, she had to film from the stands on the other side of the gym. Satch is in blue at the far side mat. If you squint, though, you can make out the two points Satchel’s opponent was awarded for a phantom takedown. He didn’t complete the move and had no control (Satchel used his head to come around and get the actual takedown), which is why Satch got an immediate “reversal.” You can kinda make it out at the 1:25-1:28 mark. Sadly, all the “reversal” did was cancel out the bad takedown call instead of give Satchel two additional points. Which wouldn’t much matter much except that these were the only points he gave up on the day.
The championship match was against a teammate of the boy Satchel defeated in the semi-finals. He’d gotten word from his coaches and his teammate on how Satchel likes to wrestle and we could tell he was very tentative and very nervous. It wasn’t much of a match, really: Satchel tied up by grabbing hands, then kinda push-pull-pushed the kid off balance and drove him back, where he fell over his own feet. At that point, all that remained was for Satchel to cover him.
Honestly, it seemed to me that Satchel had the pin for a good 15-20 seconds before the ref finally called it. He’d even lifted the boy’s head off the mat so that the ref could better see it.