Falcon wrestlers place

All three O-A/BC-IG wrestlers who qualified for the class 2A state meet placed at their respective weight classes.

Senior Tyler Anderson had the best showing with a fifth place effort at 220. Senior Blake Anderson was seventh at 195 and senior Kurtis Krager was eighth at 120.

“This state tournament was a mini series for the three seniors,” said coach Randy Nieman. “They all experienced highs and lows over the three days and multiple matches. It is very difficult to get up for every match and then find a mental peace in-between sessions.  Of course the two who had the prior years experience at the Wells Fargo Center did a very good job with it, but I was very impressed with how Blake Anderson handled the entire weekend.

“These three seniors all had strong tournaments, finishing on the podium as state place winners. That is a memory that cannot be taken from them. Did it meet all of their goals, no, but they represented our school and program extremely well and they have a lot to be proud of.”

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