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N. Butler takes two at Nashua; N-P continues to grow

PREP WRESTLING: NASHUA-PLAINFIELD QUAD VS. NORTH BUTLER, NEWMAN CATHOLIC, CRESTWOOD

N. Butler takes two at Nashua; N-P continues to grow

Ranked individuals, No. 5 Cresco among competition Thursday

North Butler took two of its three matches, only falling to Class 2A, No. 5 Crestwood on Thursday night at the Nashua-Plainfield quad.

The Bearcats, who are still looking to fill a slot, officially, at the 195-pound weight class, defeated Newman Catholic 45-33 and Nashua-Plainfield 45-36. A loss to the No. 5 Cadets marked the first team loss of the year.

Junior Trae Ulrich hopped up to wrestle at the 195-pound weight class Thursday. We was able to win two of his three matches, only losing to Nashua-Plainfield’s Mason Hyde.

No. 10 wrestler in Class 1A at 152 pounds Dalton Nelson, took away three wins to make his record a perfect 6-0 this season. Nelson said he hasn’t stopped wrestling since the end of last year’s season.

“I’ve been wrestling all the way through summer and all the way through spring,” Nelson said. “We’ve got a good coaching staff. The freshmen coming up, they’re getting the same amount of information and help that we are.”

The Huskies found success behind the back-to-back duo of junior Mason Hyde and senior Jason Fisher.

Both Huskies went 3-0 Thursday night. While Nashua-Plainfield as a team went 0-3, Fisher said there’s a lot of positive energy going around the Huskies’ locker room as the season takes off.

“We’ve got a lot of guys out this year,” Fisher said. “But there’s a lot of guys there with interest and that’s awesome for the program. We’re just building up the team for the future and for this year.”

Although with a younger team the veteran wrestlers have to take it step-by-step, Fisher said that’s not always a bad thing because it allows everyone to perfect the little things.

The Huskies head to a tournament on Saturday at Wapsie Valley, which begins at 10 a.m. North Butler’s next wrestling meet is Dec. 10 at West Fork, beginning at 6 p.m.

Be sure to check Monday’s edition of the Press for an updated scoreboard from Thursday-Saturday’s prep events.

By Stephen Koenigsfeld [email protected]

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