PREP State Tournament

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Photo by: April Doyle

The MCA wrestlers that placed top three at PREP State and the coaches pose for a photo showing off their medals.

Sam Harrell, Sports Editor

The MCA wrestling team traveled to Saint Mark’s this past Saturday to participate in the PREP State Tournament. The Mustangs competed well against the competition and the team placed four overall. The Mustangs also had many individual placers. Senior Captains Caleb Doyle and Rex Collins both placed first at the tournament. Sophomores Cort Doyle and Nathan Gwynn both placed third. Placing top three in the PREP State Tournament guarantees an opportunity¬†to wrestle at the PREP National Tournament. The Prep National Tournament is always hosted at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. The Prep National Tournament hosts some of the best wrestlers from each state and is highly competitive. Sophomore Patriot Butler was in a position to wrestle for third last Saturday but due to TAPPS rules about how many matches one can wrestle in a day, he had to postpone his match for another day. When asked about how he feels about his match Butler said, “All week I’ve been thinking about this match and how to beat this guy. He’s really good but I believe that despite the odds, I definitely have the chance to win if I wrestle right. Butler wrestles for third at Bishop Lynch High School on Wednesday, February¬†6. The Mustangs wrestled tough this last weekend and should be ready when TAPPS State comes around on February 16.

Senior captain Caleb Doyle stands on the podium with his gold medal.
Photo by: April Doyle
Senior captains Caleb Doyle and Rex Collins pose for a photo with their gold medals.
Photo by: April Doyle
Rex Collins poses for a photo showing off his first place medal.
Photo by: Mandy Collins
Sophomore Nate Gwynn put a wrestler on his back to secure a win.
Photo by: April Doyle
Cort Doyle poses for a photo showing of his third place medal.
Photo by: Mandy Collins
Sophomore Patriot Butler gets one win closer to placing.