Wrestlers Gain Experience Through Tough Season


Sophomore Sam Hale attempts to pin his opponent at the Cozad meet.

Ryan Melroy, staff member

After graduating five seniors with a combined record of over 500 wins, the Holdrege wrestling team had some big shoes to fill.

With an inexperienced team, came many trials and tribulations. As a team they
struggled to finish in the top half of most meets – with the the highest place for the Dusters being third at Cozad and sixth at Gothenburg.

At the conference meetBrayden Schmalz placed third at 113, Brandon Carpenter placed sixth at
126, Treven Melroy placed third at 138, Tyler Peterson placed fourth at 152, Nathan Anderson placed sixth at 170, Imanol Munoz placed second at 195, and Trent Weak placed fourth at 220.

Along with working hard at tournaments, the Duster wrestling team took time for some fun.

“My favorite memory was at the hotel during one of our meets and trying to stack three people on top of each other in the pool,” said sophomore Jacob Janssen.
At the District meet Weak and Munoz were champions and Melroy was
runner up.

Juniors Trent Weak (195), Imanol Munoz (220), and Treven Melroy
(138) made it to the state meet. In Omaha, Melroy and Weak went 1-2 and Munoz
went 0-2.