Well appears that pointing out that some of the Chapin wrestlers weren't able to wrestle, nor have been practicing until this week touched a sensitive nerve....my apologies. That said, Chapin did finish 4th of EP schools, my error, but the point remains that in the end they will be much stronger than their showing at Army Strong once they get their football players back and wrestling. As for just getting on the mat, that's just a fact, Chapin had a playoff football team and they haven't been wrestling. Eastwood on the other hand had a football season they would like to forget, and I don't even know if any of them are even wrestling. So at this point, the Eastwood wrestlers are the better prepared team.
By the way I'd still consider Eastwood the team to beat (and Andy Rico is my preseason pick for city wrestler of the year, that kid just gets better every time I see him), my comment was only the belief that Chapin has the tools to challenge Eastwood, particularly in a dual where they might have an edge overall in the mid/higher weight classes, and that the EP Times wasn't out in left field with their pick.
Now lets enjoy a great season of wrestling in El Paso, again my point wasn't meant to detract from a very talented and hard working Eastwood team.