By Maddi Hansen
After a long season, the Hawks made it to State Duals once again. Yesterday going 1 for 3 Prairie ended up in sixth place. Prairie lost their first match against #1 Southeast Polk 23-36. They came back and won their next match against Western Dubuque 47-21. They were wrestling for 5th in their last match but lost against North Scott, the final score being 22-39.
The Hawks got off to a slow start during their first match against Southeast Polk, losing their first 6 matches. Senior, Morgan Hood then came out and won by decision 6-3, making the team score 3-30. Hood got the team going again as they started coming back. However, they dug themselves too big of a hole to be able to fight back and win.
Prairie showed up as a completely different team once they started wrestling Western Dubuque. They were winning class after class until Preston Lagrange, Senior had to forfeit from a previous injury in his last match. They made a leap forward and finished the match with a winning record of 10-4.
It was a tough competition going back and fourth the third match against North Scott. The Hawks started trailing behind once they got to heavyweight and weren’t able to come back to place fifth. They finished the match a score of 22-39.
Prairie had seven state qualifiers that will wrestle in Individual on Thursday, February the 16th.
Although the Prairie Hawks didn’t get the outcome they were hoping for, their hard work and dedication still paid off as they placed sixth in State Duals.