CONRAD – AGWSR senior Clay Meinders claimed his second straight conference championship, leading the Cougars to eighth place in Saturday’s North Iowa Cedar League meet in Conrad.
The Cougars saw seven wrestlers place in the top five of a meet that featured ranked wrestlers at nearly every weight class.
“The NICL conference tournament is never an easy tournament when you are facing stiff competition like (Union) La Porte City, West Marshall, Denver, Dike,” Cougar coach Chad Gerbracht said. “Several teams had guys with 30-plus wins wrestling for fifth-sixth and seventh-eighth place, that is some tough brackets.
“I felt our guys performed well but came up a little short of their goals to make the stand on Saturday.”
For more on this story, see the Feb. 5 issue of the Hampton Chronicle.