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Season still young for RRMR wrestlers; fall 0-3 in quad at home Thursday

Season still young for RRMR wrestlers; fall 0-3 in quad at home Thursday

RRMR wrestling opened its doors to Central Springs, Lake Mills and Osage on Thursday night for the Warriors’ season opener.

Osage came into the night ranked No. 10 in Class 2A and Lake Mills touted two ranked wrestlers from Class 1A.

RRMR’s lone ranked wrestler, No. 6 Will Portis in the 113-pound weight class, won his three matches Thursday night.

Head coach Justin Heimer said there’s still a long way to go from where he hopes the team will be, but the toughest competition may be behind the Warriors.

“We started out with what will probably be our toughest quad of the season,” Heimer said. “We wrestled some very, very good teams tonight.”

Heath Farr also tallied two wins for himself, another wrestler Heimer said fans should keep their eye on this season. The key, now, for the Warriors is taking what they’re learning in practice and showing it on the mat during matches. Heimer said there were a few little things that he knew his wrestlers could do that they just didn’t show Thursday night. The biggest success, though, Heimer said has been the growth from last season to this year. Only one quad into the 2015-16 campaign, and Heimer is already seeing improvements.

“Just the growth from one year to the next is huge,” Heimer said. “We’ve just got to make sure we’re taking everything we’re learning in practice and bringing it out on the mat.”

The Warriors host a home tournament starting at 10 a.m.

on Dec. 5 as their next contest. The meet is formated to be a round-robin tournament.

Staff report

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