WCC showdown set for Thursday

New Prague’s Carter Bornholdt tries to get the advantage over an Orono opponent during a match Thursday, Jan. 24. (Chuck Kajer photo)

New Prague and Waconia are scheduled to face each other Thursday, Jan. 31, with the Wright County Conference East wrestling championship on the line. The match will take place in the Trojan gym with a scheduled start time of 7 p.m.

That match is subject to postponement due to weather conditions.

The Trojans improved to 3- 0 in the conference with a convincing win over Orono Thursday, Jan. 24. Two days later they claimed first place in the Orono Invitational, with all but two of the Trojan entries placing in the tournament.

Trojans 54, Sparans 17 It looked like the Trojans might make quick work of the Spartans as they won the first seven matches, with only one going the full six minutes.

New Prague opened with pins by Colby Dunkel (106), Joey Novak (103) and Ryan Wagner (120) to take an 18-0 lead. Nick Novak was impressive with a 23-8 technical fall in under two minutes at 126 pounds, then Simon Kajer (132) and Bryce Lofton (138) both got falls to make it 35-0. Max Scheffler scored a 7-3 decision to make it 38-0.

After Orono got a pair of wins to cut the lead to 38-7, Jay Skogerboe and Jake Trachte scored a....

To see more on this story pick up the January 31, 2019 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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