Kole Biscoe’s Late Flurry Leads to an Impressive Trojan Wars Title

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.: Kole Biscoe had nothing to prove in the closing stages of the Trojan Wars at Chambersburg High School.

The tournament was already a success. The Southern Columbia freshman already beat the top seed, East Pennsboro’s Adam Jacob, and the No. 4 seed Luke Hart, of St. Christopher’s, to make the finals.

Regardless of what happened in the championship bout against Forest Hills freshman Jackson Arrington, Biscoe made his point.

But, Biscoe wasn’t satisfied, not even in the closing stages of the six-minute affair. The Tigers ace kept wrestling and pulled off a cradle for a five-point move in the closing seconds to upend Arrington 7-3 and claim the title.

“Keep wrestling,” said Biscoe, who entered the tournament at the eighth seed at 113. “You have to wrestle on the edge, wrestle to improve, and wrestle to beat the good guys.

“It gives me a lot of confidence. Obviously, you strive to beat those guys, get as many seed points as possible, and keep on grinding, getting better every day.”

Biscoe, who is ranked eighth in the state according to PA Power Wrestling, continued to grind his way to a Trojan Wars title and helped the Tigers earn the team title in the high school division.

Arrington, ranked third by PA Power Wrestling, had Biscoe’s number early in the 113-pound affair and appeared headed for a victory. The Rangers ace built a lead thanks to an escape to start the second and go-behind late in the second period.

Biscoe climbed to within one at 3-2 with an escape in the third. The two competitors put on a hand-fighting display, as each wrestler looked for an opening to score as time ticked away on the scoring pylon.

Finally, Biscoe struck along the edge in the closing moments. He latched in a cradle and scored on a five-point move for the final margin.

“Honestly, it’s just working in the room every day and getting the different moves and the different scrambles,” Biscoe said. “So, yeah, it was something I looked for against another good guy.

“It’s, definitely, a confidence booster going one match to the next. Beating these good guys gives you confidence going into the next match.”

Even in victory, Biscoe wasn’t basking in his success. He was already focused on the task ahead of him.

Biscoe discussed the team element, finishing strong in the January and February dual-meet season. He also looked to his next big individual tournament, Escape the Rock in two weeks.

“I set my standards high, and I expect to compete at the highest level I can,” Biscoe said. “You want to beat the good guys, that’s what we train for.

“This gives me a lot of confidence, but we have to go to Escape the Rock and do well as a team and individually. Other than that, it’s taking one match at a time and sticking to the grind.”

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