This week Prairie Wrestling traveled to Cedar Rapids Washington to face off in a double duel against Washington and Dubuque Senior. Prairie was able to capture both wins in each duel and head home Thursday night with a perfect 2-0.
On Saturday the team headed to Ames, Iowa for the Jack Mendenhall Tournament. A individual tournament for all varsity weight classes. In individual tournaments there are ways to gain points for your team in your match, such as pinning or getting a tech fall. Which is winning by 15 points. In the end, Prairie came out on top and captured the team title.
At 106 Austin Kegley (Sophomore) made it to the semi-finals before losing too Ethan Wood-Finley of Iowa City, on the backside though, Austin was able to fight his way through and come out with a third place finish on the day, scoring his team points while doing so.
At 120 Conrad Braswell (Junior) had an excellent day coming out as the champion of his bracket. Defeating Perry’s senior Zachary Thompson 8-3 in the finals and scoring his team lots of points with two Tech Falls on the day.
At 138 Trenten Wennermark, Wennermark pinned his way to the finals, only wrestling for a little over a minute before facing Jarret Miller who was 26-0 coming into the tournament. In a close fought match, Miller won in a 7-4 decision.
Senior Mike Jasa also had a good run at 170. Making it all the way to the finals, having to go up against undefeated senior Ben Sarasin of Cedar Rapids Kennedy. Jasa helped throw up bonus points all throughout the day with a pin, tech, and a major decision. Also a tough fought match Jasa lost to Sarasin but wrestled hard throughout the entire day.
As you can see not only these guys but all prairie wrestlers showed up to fight and that is why they won the team title was because of all the hard work that they have put in on and off the mat.
Prairie will be traveling next to Geneseo, Illinois for another very tough individual tournament. Looking to bring back home another team title. Go Hawks!
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