|Wrestlers poised for success next season|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 10 March 2011 19:28|
By Tina Kitt
The Wauneta Breeze
With most members of the Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade wrestling team coming back next year, the crew is poised for tremendous success next season.
Marcos Ramirez was the lone senior on the squad this year and proved to be a powerful opponent in the 119 pound weight class. Ramirez fell short in his bid for a return trip to state, closing his senior year with a 22-8 record.
Two team members did qualify for state, taking to the mats in Class C at Omaha.
WP junior Keagan Haarberg competed at state in the 189-pound bracket and HC junior Alex Pollmann competed in the 285-pound weight class.
Both young men fell short in their quests for state medals but are determined to reach the medalist stand at next year’s state meet.
Haarberg finished the season at 41-5 and Pollmann at 21-7.
WP junior David Acosta, wrestling at 160 pounds, finished the season at 18-22.
HC freshman Mike Erickson closed his opening season at 21-18 at 130 pounds.
Three other Hitchcock County wrestlers completed the season with Zack Wright finishing at 9-23 at 103 pounds; Joe Jones finished at 4-29 at 135 pounds; and Lane Kuper, wrestling in the tough 152-pound weight class, finished at 0-21.
No further individual or team season statistics were made available.
This was the third year for the Wauneta-Palisade and Hitchcock County grapplers to compete as a combined squad.
They were coached by Jeff Schwarz, Ryan Hoffman and John Rundel, all of Hitchcock County.