The West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville wrestling team traveled to Wheaton on Tuesday night for a dual meet with Border West which the Knights won 52-21.
“We preach to our Junior Varsity wrestlers to work hard and prepare yourself the right way because you never know when you will be called on to wrestle varsity,” said Head Coach Brandon Gruchow. “Tonight we had the opportunity to get some of our JV wrestlers into the varsity line-up. Guys like Colton Lindquist, Connor Nadgwick, John Barber, and Alex Butcher have not had a chance to crack the varsity line-up and tonight they got their chance. Our coaching staff was pleased with the effort each one of them put forth in their matches. They came out with the right attitude and didn't back down to the challenge of wrestling varsity. Plus, our regulars on the varsity team came out and dominated in most of their matches. It's nice to always be able to rely on guys like Drake Swanson, Jake Nohre, Levi Larkin, and Tyler Onstad. These guys do such a great job on the mat and in the practice room and it helps our younger wrestler so much. Also, Jake Nohre earned his 150th career win tonight! Jake knows how to put up a win at the end of a match. His style of wrestling is enjoyable to watch and coach!”