The Mid-Prairie wrestling team honored three seniors and got some much needed momentum Thursday night sweeping a triangular meet in Wellman. The Golden Hawks matched up first with the Rebels from Northeast Goose Lake. The match started at 126, and the teams split the first two contested matches leaving Northeast up 6-3 going to 160lbs. Mid-Prairie brought the hammers in the upper weights getting a decision from Miguel Sanchez at 160 and pins from Eesaa Baylor at 182, Phirom Peterschmidt at 195 and Levi Duwa at 220. Mid-Prairie racked up points in the lower weights on forfeits to take the dual 48-12.
Against the Durant Wildcats, Mid-Prairie pulled out a 40-34 win. The Wildcats built a big 22-0 lead early with two Golden Hawk forfeits, a pin and major decision. After a Durant forfeit and another Wildcat pin, trailing 28-6 Mid-Prairie went to work. Again it was the hammers at the top of the line up that got it started. Phirom Peterschmidt got the fall at 195 and Levi Duwa followed that with a major decision at 220. The clincher was a pin from Josh Murphy at 113. Following the dual Mid-Prairie Head Coach Justin Garvey talked about his wrestlers at the upper weights.
“The guys had good mat awareness, they were aware of where they were at, and wrestled the whole match out,” Garvey said. “They stormed back out, 182, 195 and 220, those guys came right back and got pins for us, and kind of righted the ship.”
With the pair of wins Mid-Prairie is now 13-9 on the season and will next be in action at the River Valley Conference meet at Wilton tomorrow.