Krager, Anderson earn sixth place at state wrestling

O-A/BC-IG juniors Kurtis Krager (113) and Tyler Anderson (195) both placed sixth at the class 1A state wrestling meet in Des Moines last weekend.

Three other Falcons, freshman Jake Nieman (106) and seniors Adam Grote (170) and Jeren McKibbin (285) did not place.

“I am very pleased with the way our boys wrestled on the big stage, especially Krager and Anderson,” said Falcon coach Randy Nieman. “Wrestling on Friday night is really special. Again, it is a great honor to have the two seniors from this year’s team qualify and wrestle at Wells Fargo. They earned that achievement for their years of work.

“I also see the tournament as a great experience for the three returning wrestlers, Nieman, Krager and Anderson.  This experience should be something they can really build off of.

“Our community support for this tournament was really special.  It is certainly something that was not lost on any of us.”


See the full story along with match information for each wrestler who attended state in the Feb. 22 edition of the Courier, or subscribe online for instant access.