By Mickey Donovan Posted February 6, 2013
As Lowry wrestling seeks its fifth straight state championship, the team is doing everything it can to accomplish that.
Lowry qualified for state on Friday. The wrestlers kept rolling as they won first place in the zone qualifiers. Almost all of the wrestlers advanced to state.
“We did very well. We all did our own job. Winning matches and doing our job helped us to win the zone. I think we just have to keep doing what we have been doing this whole year. Have a sharp week of practice and stay focused,” said Donovan Brumm.
Brumm went 3-1 in the tournament, pinning two out of the three people he beat. Brumm has a guaranteed spot in the state championship tournament.
Seventeen out of eighteen Buckaroo wrestlers qualified for state.
Which is excellent,” said Nate Nelson “We need to prepare ourselves for the state. The only way to do this is to keep up the hard work at practice every day and always keep our eyes on the prize,” Nelson added.
Nelson went 4-2 in the 132-pound division. Nelson also wrestled his brother, Aaron Nelson, in the tournament, losing to him 9-0.
“It was the last thing I wanted to do,” said Nate Nelson.
The zone was held in Winnemucca. Eight different schools attended the tournament and over 65 individual wrestlers competed.
Every school came to compete but, not as much as Lowry did. Looking for their fifth straight state championship, nothing will stand in their way.
Individual: 106 Kevin Blanco 2nd; 106 Trase Bell 5th; 113 Daniel Pollock 1st; 120 Eric Brooks 2nd; 126 Gabe Molina 3rd; 132 Aaron Nelson 2nd; 132 Nate Nelson 4th; 145 Brandon Okuma 1st; 152 Kirk Berensten 2nd; 160 Beau Billingsley 1st; 160 Donovan Brumm 3rd; 170 Micheal Billingsley 1st; 170 Alec Mayo 4th; 182 Jed Johnson 4th; 195 House Johnson 2nd;220 Cody Andersen 1st; 285 Luis Cardenas 1st
Team: Lowry 294.5, Spring Creek 205, Fallon 195.