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Cardinals face new and old competition on their way to sectionals

Maria Carolus, staff reporter

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On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Treynor wrestling team faced the Missouri Valley Big Reds and the Bishop Heelan Crusaders. Sophomores Dawson Goss and Duncan Clark had wins against Mo Valley along with juniors Ian Dinsmore, Corey Coleman, and Jacob Hrasky and senior Harley Carberry.
Goss, Dinsmore, Hayes, and Carberry also had wins against Bishop Heelan along with junior Max Hayes and sophomore Carson Burhenne.

“For the Bishop Heelan meet, I wasn’t sure who I would be wrestling from Heelan, but I wrestled Mo Valley’s 220 earlier that week and was successful,” said Carberry.

The Cardinals wrestled a home dual the previous night against Mo Valley as well.

“We knew we were going to have a tough night with Bishop Heelan and Mo Valley and having to wrestle the night before also,” Hayes said, “Even with two losses on the night and wrestling one of the top teams in 1A, I think when we wrestled Mo Valley, we wrestled pretty well, especially compared to where we have been against them in the past.”

Carberry is one of two seniors for the cardinal wrestling team, along with Brennon Mauer, and has brought a lot to the table throughout the season.

“I felt good about the meet personally I beat Mo Valley’s 220 and got a forfeit from Heelan so I left the meet undefeated,” said Carberry.

Many of the wrestlers are focused on sectionals and districts coming up within the next few weeks.

“With sectionals and districts coming up, Coach Kennedy and Coach Stickler have really started getting us ready and getting our minds right,” Hayes said, “We have been tweaking our biggest mistakes at practice and really focusing on not letting little mistakes ruin a match we should win.”

The wrestlers have been putting in the effort in practice and on their own time and are seeing results.

“I am going to continue to try and get matches with opponents in my sectional and plan for those matches and hopefully make it to districts and state,” said Carberry

The Cardinals will wrestle at TJ on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12.

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Cardinals face new and old competition on their way to sectionals