Rodriguez Wins USA Preseason NationalsPosted:
Over 100 Nebraska wrestlers were entered in the 2013 Cliff Keen USA Preseason Nationals. Kearney High wrestling was represented by Damon and Dante Rodriguez at this event.
Damon Rodriguez competed at 126 pounds and started off his tournament with a first period fall over Tristian Starks from Michigan. Rodriguez dropped his next two bouts by decision.
Dante Rodriguez competed at 132 pounds against 40 plus elite wrestlers from around the nation. Rodriguez dominated his way to a Preseason National Championship while claiming five pins and two decisions along the way. In the finals Rodriguez pinned Jake Koethe from Des Moines, Iowa in the first period.
The Bearcat wrestling team will find their first action of the season at the Kearney High Invitational held on December 7th.