Millard West Dual Tournament
Millard South 5-0 1st place
MS 76 Douglas County West 3
MS 66 Columbus 0
MS 43 Papillion LaVista 18
MS 51 Burke 12
MS 51 Lincoln Southwest 16
The Patriots came into the Millard West Dual Tournament riding a 12-0 dual win streak. This year, the
Tournament would feature 6 of the top 10 teams in class A. Millard South would have little trouble besting a very young DC West team 1st round. Against the Columbus Discoverers, the Patriots were hoping for a better outcome than the finish just three days earlier. The team didn’t disappoint, winning in dominant fashion, 66-0. In this dual, Gavyn Angerman and Nate Rodriguez were able to turn disappointing losses into wins. The final pool play dual would feature highly ranked Papillion LaVista. The Monarchs would give the Patriots a strong effort, but in the end, Millard South would pull away with a convincing win.
In the finals, Millard South would face top 10 ranked, Burke 1st and top 10 ranked Southwest 2nd. In both duals, Millard South would score 51 points. The Patriots would win 10 matches in each dual to include key pins. No team would score over 18 points against Millard South. Seven Patriots would turn in undefeated records: Nate Rodriguez, Zac Charity, Isaac DeLoa, Connor Olin, Gavyn Angerman, Coty Watson, and Terry Jeub. Three Patriots continue to be undefeated on the year. Zac Charity, Isaac DeLoa, and Terry Jeub all support undefeated records on the year. DeLoa presently has a 23 match pin streak on the year. Both Charity and Jeub defeated 2 ranked wrestlers on the weekend.
“I can honestly tell you, we didn’t look like the top ranked team in the state on Thursday when we wrestled Columbus,” said head coach, Doug Denson. However, Saturday was a total turn around for this team. We came out firing on all cylinders which is exciting. This team can be as good as it wants to be!”
“Columbus was very frustrating,” said assistant head coach, Jay Meneely. “We didn’t warm up well which translated into sloppy wrestling. After a little team meeting, things changed dramatically. Our team has to be hungry and wrestle that way!”
“For the most part, our team is really talented, but young,” said assistant coach, Alan Marvin. “These guys have to be constantly reminded to stay in focus with their eye on the prize. When they do that, the sky is the limit!”