The Cass Wrestling Season Comes To An End

On Saturday, February 15th, 2020 the Cass High School wrestling season came to an end. It ended with Sophomore Bryce Kresho winning the 120-pound AAAAA State Championship. Kresho fought hard in his last match against Veterans’ Ethan Martin. He fell behind 2-0 at the beginning of the championship match, but then came back and won the match 7-3 to claim the 1st place. He was almost in this position last year until he lost to the eventual state champion, Logan Ashton. Cass also had 5 other wrestlers that managed to achieve state-placer status. This includes Eli Doolittle (4th place), Tyler McKnight (5th place), Reed Davis (6th place), and Zach McKnight (6th place). Former State Champion Noah Hoffmeier placed 5th. When asked about the season Hoffmeier said, “I was disappointed with how the season ended, but I’m excited for next year.”

Although having a sophomore capture a state title is an amazing accomplishment, the Colonels still struggled through tournament play. When asked about the season Head Coach D.L. Koontz said, “It was a rough season but individually I think we finished strongly.” With a majority of Cass’s state-placers being underclassman, the future is bright for the Colonels wrestling team. When asked about the future for the team Coach Ruggles said, “We had a lot of young kids this year, they got better as the season went on, so I’m excited for next year.” The Colonels will be back in action next year.