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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Frog wrestlers whip Wellington

  • PHS wrestlers defeated Wellington 47-30 on Thursday
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  • In an electric atmosphere at home Thursday, the Greenback wrestlers were played in by the Pride of South Central Kansas’ drum line and supported by PCC wrestlers wearing various singlets, along with a large home crowd that helped increase the intensity of an already intense group of young men. Brittnee Hill capped off the atmosphere with a beautiful performance of the National Anthem. Wellington came into the dual fresh off a second place finish at the El Dorado tournament last weekend. They would not have their way with the Greenbacks, however, as Pratt won 7 of the 9 matches that were contested. The Greenbacks started off the dual with a forfeit win for Nick Lucas, fr., After the forfeit, Trae’ showed that he is unselfish by bumping up a weight, thereby creating a spot for a freshman classmate, Brayan Balderrama so he could show what he could do on varsity. Balderrama did not disappoint, performing with great intensity in his 17-10 win. Trae’ bumped up to the next weight, not knowing there would be a forfeit in what would have been his last home match. Trae’s opponent did not make weight, however, and in a show of the future of Greenback wrestling, both of our tough kids-one the usual varsity at 126, Gabe McAbee and the other a very talented freshman, Brandon Guerra, wrestling jv on the night, beat the would-be varsity opponent for Trae’ before and after the dual in jv matchups. Cesar Regalado, sr., also bumped up a weight and dominated his bigger foe. Cody Hoy, jr., battled in a tough matchup, losing by fall. Logan Baird, fr., continued to show his toughness in a decisive victory. Hudson Swift kept it going, winning by fall at 145. Brendan Pribil made it clear he wasn’t going to wrestle for the last time at home without a Pribil pin! Cooper Crump, sr., turned his match around late to earn an exhilarating pin. Following Cooper, Ethan Sharp, jr., battled very tough before giving up a fall in the waning moments of the 3rd period. Our senior wrestlers all ended the night with wins in their last home event, ever. In order to eliminate giving up 4 forfeits, the Greenbacks changed our lineup around and took our 3-160# wrestlers and placed them at 160, 170 and 182. Taylor White bumped up the most to wrestle 182 and he capped off the end of our lineup with a convincing pin for a win in the 47-30 defeat of Wellington.
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