Fowler having strong season for Reed City
REED CITY — Austin Fowler has been an undefeated wrestler for Reed City and wouldn’t mind keeping his perfect record for a long time.
At the Kalkaska Northern Michigan Duals on Saturday, Jan. 5, Fowler was 4-0 at 215 to remain undefeated at 20-0.
He’s a junior and also was a standout for Reed City’s championship football team. It’s his fourth wrestling season overall.
“I didn’t really do anything that great until this season,” Fowler said. “I really don’t know what the reason is. I’ve been wrestling smart and wrestling physical. I’m at 215 right now but I’m at the process of getting to (189).
It’s this class, Fowler indicated, which will give him the best potential to have success during the postseason.”
More than half his wins have come via pins.
“My closest match would be against the 189 guy from Fremont,” Fowler said. “I beat him at Reed City by one point. Chippewa Hills’ 215 guy, Chayton Wiggins, will be a hard opponent.”
During a match, Fowler said he likes to throw.
“When they mess up, I try to take advantage,” he said. “I need to do a lot more leg attacks. If I get more of a leg attack, I’ll be a lot better.”
“Between now and the beginning of the season there’s been a lot of progress, considering how young we are,” Fowler said.
Reed City is at Central Montcalm on Wednesday in CSAA action and at the Lakeview Invitational on Saturday.
Fowler indicated football and wrestling season complement him as an athlete and provides cross benefits.