The wrestling team defeated the Olathe North Eagles 61-14. The Pirates continue their season with a record of 5-1 after the win on Jan. 21.
Nine of the Pirates wins came off pins from Matthew Schmitt, Jaron Hoegler, Ethan Karsten, Matthew Boren, Johnny Blankenship, Dakota Schmidt, Tyler Blankenship, Sage Smart and Casey Jumps. Keep in mind, this dominant performance was against the Kansas Class 5 State Tournament runner-ups a year ago.
They finished the dual 11-3 with two of the losses coming from freshman Nolan Saale and Nick Maddux who were moved up to fill the gaps in their respective weight class.
This convincing victory will help propel the wrestlers into this weekend’s Platte County Invitational Tournament where they took first last year and look to repeat.