The Pratt High Wrestling team celebrated its successful season with an awards banquet Wednesday night, with parents and families in attendance.


Head coach Tate Thompson reflected on the season and the performances – and quirks – of each individual wrestler.


The Pratt High Wrestling team celebrated its successful season with an awards banquet Wednesday night, with parents and families in attendance.

Head coach Tate Thompson reflected on the season and the performances – and quirks – of each individual wrestler.

Winning the awards for most improved wrestlers were Zack Dipman and Mitchell Baird. The top newcomer award was given to freshman state-qualifier Cesar Regalado. The most inspirational award was given to Jordan Ervin after his season came to an end toward the end of the season but before regionals. State champion Taylor Baird was named Most Valuable Wrestler.

Baird’s season is not over, as he competed last weekend at the Rocky Mountain Nationals event in Denver, Colo. He wrestled well, going 7-1 and taking third place.

This weekend he travels to Topeka to compete against wrestlers from 5A and 6A schools, before leaving for Virginia Beach, Va., to wrestle at the National High School Coaches Association’s 22nd-annual High School Senior National Championships.