Wrestling team takes part in prestigious Battle of Waterloo

Kamren Jergenson cradles up his opponent for the possible pin in action last week. He won all three of his matches on Thursday, taking one by a major decision. Photo by Marcie Broderson

In what is becoming known as one of the more prestigious tournaments in the Midwest area, the Cowboys traveled to Young Ice Arena in Waterloo last Friday and Saturday for the annual Battle of Waterloo. The dual-team format brings together many of the best teams from around the state to compete. Pool play begins on Friday, with the Cowboys taking first in their pool followed by Cedar Rapids Prairie, Clear Lake and Cedar Falls.

They defeated Clear Lake 35-24, as Sam Wigans (160), Colby Lienemann (182) and Spencer Trenary (285) scored falls. Tanner Abbas (145) scored a 17-2 technical fall and Mason Carpenter (195) a 10-0 major decision. Other decision winners were Connor Johnson (132), Reed Abbas (138), Kamren Jergenson (152) and Reymundo Vasquez (170).

They next defeated Cedar Falls 56-24, with Johnson, Reed and Tanner Abbas, Wigans, Carpenter, Lienemann, Salvador Fregoso (220) and Trenary picking up fall points. Stein posted a 16-0 technical fall and Vasquez a decision.


For more about the Waterloo tournament and some of last week's dual meets, see the December 21 edition of the Monitor.