Wrestlers win 4 of 5 at home tourney

New Prague placed second in their home round-robin tournament Saturday, Dec. 4.

The Trojans won their first four matches, then lost to champion Waseca 48-30, to go 4-1 on the day.

Every Trojan wrestler on the varsity won at least one match, with two, brothers Griffin and Morgan Parriott, going unbeaten on the day and three others, Alex Mueller, Dakota Cole and Trevor Westerlund, going 4-1.

The Trojans will be in action Friday and Saturday. On Friday they take part in a triangular meet in Delano, with Delano and Watertown-Mayer. On Saturday the Trojans get a look at their new Missota Conference rival from Chanhassen/Chaska, when the StormHawks host a nine-team tournament. Other teams include Buffalo, Champlin Park, Mankato West, Minnetonka, Owatonna (No. 3 Class AAA), Chisago Lakes and Robbinsdale Cooper. New Prague has a triangular in Montgomery on Tuesday, Dec. 14, with Montgomery-Lonsdale/Le Center and Waseca, then are in Olivia Thursday, Dec. 16, with BOLD and Paynesville

Trojans 44, Bombers 22

New Prague opened the season and their home tournament against Cannon Falls and took a 44-22 win.

The Trojans got pins from three veterans, Westerlund at 112 pounds, Morgan Parriott at 130 and Luke Ritter at 152. Parriott's pin came in just 39 seconds.

Griffin Parriott, a seventh-grader, made his varsity debut a success, with an 18-4 major decision at 103. Richard Reinartz scored a decision at 125, and Patrick Zeimet, (145), Alex Mueller (160) and Brandon Svoboda (285) all got forfeit wins for the Trojans.

Trojans 42, Gophers 21

New Prague jumped to a 24-9 lead over Chatfield and held on for a 42-27 win.

Winning by fall for the Trojans were Morgan Parriott, Dakota Cole (135), Bryor McGuiggan (140), Alex Mueller (171) and Svoboda. Mueller's win was the 50th of his career. Also winning for the Trojans by fall were Griffin Parriott, Westerlund, Ritter and Jesse Tuma (215).

Trojans 39, Wildcats 32

New Prague had five pins to propel them past Eagan, 39-32 in the third round of the tournament. Falls were by Westerlund, Morgan Parriott, Cole, Mueller at 160 and Logan Giles at 171. The Trojans also got a decision by Reinartz and a forfeit win by Griffin Parriott.



Trojans 41, Saints 27

New Prague had only one pin, but won nine of 14 matches to defeat St. Peter 41-27.

Mueller got the lone pin for the trojans, at 171 pounds Griffin Parriott and Cole both had technical falls, while Nathan Preston scored a major decision at 189. Winning by decision were James Berg (119), Reinartz and Ritter, while Morgan Parriott and Svoboda both had forfeit wins.

Bluejays 48, Trojans 30

New Prague won the first three matches for an 18-0 lead and led 30-6, but Waseca took eight straight to claim a 48-30 win and the tournament championship.

Griffin Parriott and Westerlund opened with a pair of forfeit wins, then James Berg scored a quick pin to give New Prague an 18-0 lead.

After Waseca took the next match, Morgan Parriott and Cole claimed first period pins to make it a 30-6 Trojan lead. That would be the last win for New Prague, as Waseca closed out the match with five pins, a forfeit win, an injury default win and a decision.



Comments

Trojan Coach Greg Tikalsky said he was pleased with the conditioning of the team's wrestlers.

In the past our conditioning has been weak at the first tournament. We have emphasized conditioning in the first two weeks

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