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EV-W wrestlers mop up on the mats

W-409To those who equate wrestling with what happens weekly on the WWF or the WWE circuit, I would say give high school wrestling a chance.  Once you see a high school wrestling match, you will never settle for anything less. Those lucky individuals who witnessed the thrilling EV-W wrestlers’ victory over the more than ample Royalton grapplers last Thursday night, can certainly vouch for that.

The Eagles utilized the “teamwork” paradigm to the ultimate, by outlasting the Royals 39 to 37. Logan Donnay, 113 lb. division; Zach Blonigen, 132 lb. division; Donavin McCann, 138 lb. division; and Austin Peterson, 160 lb. division; earned Falls (pins) in each of their bouts. Tyler Donnay, Hunter Mathies, Shelby Sheldon also gained victorious decisions in their matches.

The Eagles’ early season record stands at 1-2, but Coach Dan berg is optimistic after the recent victory.

“Thursday’s win was big because we had a bad showing on Tuesday against Osakis and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. It was a team win after the disappointment on Tuesday, and the kids came to wrestle with a chip on their shoulders,” said a confident Berg. The Eagles have a big week with key matches against Paynesville and Kimball, on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. “Nothing changes. We want to compete and make the final four at the end of the year,” said Berg.