Area Wrestlers Compete In Brute Nationals
Several grapplers from Emmetsburg and Graettinger/Terril competed in last weekend’s Adidas/Brute Nationals in Kansas City, Mo.
E-Hawk wrestlers Joey Naig, Skyler Rice, Jacob Stubb, Nick Schany, Isaac and Tanner Lundgren all participated in the Folkstyle tournament, while Graettinger/Terril grapplers Michael Jensen, Trent Lundgren and Austin Thompson made the journey south to participate in the tournament.
For the E-Hawks, Joey Naig, a senior, wrestled in the 174 pound weight class and would go on to win the championship in the 12th grade division. It was Naig’s third consecutive Nationals championship.
Tanner Lundgren, who wrestled at 75 pounds in the Fifth Grade competition, earned second place honors for the local wrestlers.
Isaac Lundgren, wrestling at 128 pounds in the Tenth Grade division, earned third place honors for the E-Hawks, while Skyler Rice, wrestling at 138 pounds, earned a third place finish in the 11th grade division.
Also wrestling for Emmetsburg at the tournament were Jacob Stubbs, who competed in the 11th grade division at 143 pounds. Stubbs wowould finish the tourney with a 2-2 mark and would not earn a placing.
Nick Schany also wrestled for the E-Hawks at 155 pounds in the Ninth grade division, and was eliminated from the tournament with a pair of first-round losses.
For the Graettinger/Terril wrestlers, Michael Jensen, a state runner-up at 160 in February, wrestled in the 12th grade division at Kansas City and finished in third place at 163 pounds.
Austin Thompson, a ninth grader for the Knights, wrestled in the ninth grade division at 115 pounds, and suffered a separated shoulder in the consolation round action, which forced him to settle for a sixth place finish.
Rounding out the effort for Graettinger/Terril was Trent Lundgren, who wrestled in the tenth grade division at 138 pounds, where he earned an eighth place finish.
The Adidas/Brute Nationals feature wrestlers from all over the country, with competitors ranging in age from third grade to high school seniors.