Munster High School hosted their annual Super Duals wrestling tournament and all participating couldn’t have been more excited. The event has been held for over a decade, with Munster Athletic Director and head wrestling coach Zach Slosser even wrestling in the tournament himself as a student.
“It was great to have a competition. We are all excited as coaches when we can compete on Saturdays and still be safe about it. The kids are happy about it for sure,” said coach Slosser.
New Prairie High School head coach Bobby Whitenack agreed.
“It’s nice to come get some wins,” said Coach Whitenack. “Any week we can participate in wrestling is a great week.”
In round one Hammond High School took on Iliana Christian High School, Munster High School wrestled Griffith High School and La Porte High School wrestled New Prairie High School. Illiana Christian beat Hammond 30-16, Munster came out on top with 63 points to Griffith’s six, and New Prairie bested La Porte 44-3.
After disinfecting mats, it was on to round two where La Porte wrestled Illiana Christian, Munster wrestled New Prairie, and Hammond wrestled Griffith.
Round two saw La Porte victorious with 71-12 over Illiana Christian. New Prairie had 54 points to Munster’s 19, and Griffith won 27 points against Hammond’s 18.
In round three, New Prairie continued undefeated, winning against Griffith with a score of 76-6 points. Munster scored 70 points with Illiana earning zero, and La Porte defeated Hammond 74-0.
The action continued in the fourth round with Griffith taking on Illiana Christian, Munster wrestling La Porte and New Prairie against Hammond. Illiana Christian gained 24 points but Griffith managed to slip out a win with 27 points. La Porte gained 58 points with Munster earning 24 points. New Prairie scored 70 points with Hammond scoring 10 points.
The fifth and final round had Munster winning against Hammond 66-6 points. New Prairie remained undefeated overall with a score of 74 points over Illiana’s six points. La Porte scored 74 points while Griffith had zero points.
Overall it was New Prairie who won first place at the tournament. La Porte finished in second place and Munster took third.
New Prairie was happy with their win, and Coach Whitenack was quick to point out that it was not the work of one person.
“As a team we went 5-0 for the day and that’s what we are always looking for,” said Coach Whitenack.
Check out all the photos from the tournament in our gallery below!