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Trojans close out season with celebratory banquet

March 9, 2018
By Allison Graham - Sports Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The STC Trojan wrestling team gathered on Sunday, March 4 at the STC?Elementary for their annual banquet. The Trojans had much to celebrate this season.

Their goals for the season were laid out by coach Nate Van Dyke at the banquet. They wanted to go to State Duals, win 75% of their duals and win every tournament they wrestled at. Some of their goals they reached and some they didn't. For example they didn't win a single tournament this season but they ended up bringing home hardware from the Traditional State Tournament. They won third place as a team after sending six to the Individual Tournament. Five of the six who went to State hit the podium. The five who medaled in Class 2A included Colton Vest who took 8th, Dalton Rosenburg 7th, Tanner Probasco 3rd, Brady Fritz was runner-up and Isaac Judge captured his second State Title.

As a team the Trojans also qualified for Regional duals. They beat Atlantic but fell short of State duals after falling to Ballard.

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Letter Winners
First row (l-r) - Devon Slagle, Payton Vest, Brody Chyma, Brady Knode, Vincent Branan, Brayden Smith, Aaron Neave, Nate Drummer. Second Row (l-r) - Mario Moncada, Garrett Arp, Austin Elsbury, Cael Kellogg, Dallas Horne, Ed Hemby, Mitch Knock. Third row (l-r) - Adrian Nunez, Josh Thiessen, Colton Vest, Tanner Probasco, Brady Fritz, Pedro /Rodriguez, Scott Garcia, Alex Campbell, Dalton Vest and Isaac Judge.
News Herald Photo/Allison Graham

They did exceed their goal of winning 75% of their duals by winning 80% of their duals.

Earning team awards for the Trojans were the following wrestlers: Brady Knode and Josh Thiessen (Teammate award), Cael Kellogg (Most Improved), Brayden Smith and Payton Vest (Young Buck Award), Colton Vest (Highlight Reel Award), Mario Moncada (Peak Performer Award), Tanner Probasco (Toughness Award), Brady Fritz (Most Valuable), and Isaac Judge (Leadership Award).

Earning All-Conference recognition for placing 5th or higher at the WaMaC Conference Tournament were: Brady Fritz, Colton Vest, Isaac Judge, Cael Kellogg, Pedro Rodriguez and Dalton Rosenburg.

Academic All-Conference Awards were presented to Brady Fritz and managers Makayla Babinat and Saylor Upah.



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