Wrestling season wrap-up

Tatum Zimmerman, Writer

Wrestling Wrap Up

Tatum Zimmerman

New Prague wrestling wrapped up their outstanding season this past winter. 7 wrestlers made it to the State tournament this season with 5 wrestlers placing. A big congratulations to our 2021 State champs senior Nick Novak and sophomore Koy Buesgens, followed by two 3rd-place winners Joey Novak and Colton Bornholdt, along with Evan Anderson earning 5th place. The team also placed 2nd at Sections to the Shakopee Sabers and finished with a 22-4 record.

A couple of milestones were reached this year. It is the first time in program history to have two State champions in one season. Buesgens became the eighth in school history and Novak the ninth. An amazing accomplishment for these two athletes.

Nick Novak brought his last season to an end with an amazing 30-1 record. Not only did he show hard work and dedication on the mat but also earned a spot on the MWCA All-State Academic Wrestling team. The senior captain will be furthering his education and wrestling efforts at St. Cloud State University.

Congratulations to the team on a great finish! Six of the seven state participants will be returning next season. We look forward to watching the team in action in the 2021-22 year.