Five Grizzlies earn All-Gopher Conference honors

By: 
Jay Schneider, lrlife@frontiernet.net

Four WEM/JWP wrestlers combined for a 22-0 record in conference matches this last season and they were all honored by Gopher Conference coaches.

Sophomores Keegan Kuball and Carson Petry were honored for the second time while freshman Brady Murphy, sophomore Avery Fall, and senior Jack Cahill were honored for the first time.

Kuball, Petry, and Murphy were named to the 15-member All-Gopher Conference Wrestling First Team. Fall was named to the 8-member Honorable Mention Team. Cahill was one of seven wrestlers to receive the Sportsmanship Award.

Kuball finished 6-0 in Gopher conference matches, winning three by fall, two in overtime against State Placewinners, and received one forfeit. This is his second First Team honor. Kuball won the Section 2A 285-pound Championship and claimed the 2023 Class A State 285-pound Championship March 4. He finished his season on varsity with a 41-4 record.

Petry is also making his second First Team, being named also as an 8th grader in 2021. He finished 4-0 in conference matches, recording a fall, a major decision, and two technical falls. One of those technical falls came against Annabelle Petsinger, who won the Class A 120-pound State Championship in the Girls State Wrestling Tournament. Petry, who wrestled 120 pounds all season, finished his sophomore season with 28-4 record. His season was cut short with a knee injury right before Sections.

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To see more on this story pick up the March 16, 2023 print edition of the LifeEnterprise paper. 

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