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Vicksburg Wrestling Season Ends Just Short of Regionals

By Travis Smola

It was another long rebuilding year for the Vicksburg varsity wrestling program. But there was a definite improvement over the previous season.

“We had one more conference placer than last year so we’re improving a little bit,” Head Coach Jeff Mohney said.

In total, three wrestlers placed at the conference meet. This included a stellar performance from 112- pounder Collin Hassenger. At one point this season he was undefeated. At Conference he ended up taking second. In the 145-pound weight class, Griffin Day took fourth. And in the 171-pound class, Luke Becker also took fourth to round out the Bulldogs’ season.

“We thought a couple kids were going to make it through to Regionals,” Mohney said. “They didn’t quite make it, but it was a tough Regional this year and tough Districts.”

Mohney said he’ll be encouraging the boys to take part in wrestling camps this summer. The team will also mix in a few spring and summer workouts here and there before next season. Mohney said he is looking forward to some middle schoolers coming up next season, which should give the team more depth.

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