AHSneedle

  • April 23Trojan Diner is this Friday.

  • April 23Boys' soccer hosts two games this week, on Thursday and Friday. Good luck!

  • April 23The Drake Relays start on Thursday. The girls' and boys' teams have sent representatives to compete. Good luck!

  • April 23Good luck to the girls' soccer team on Tuesday and Friday, as they take on St. Albert and Harlan.

  • April 23Girls' tennis has three meets this week, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Good luck!

  • April 23Boys' golf has two home meets this week, on Tuesday and Thursday. Good luck!

  • April 23Boys' tennis has duals on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. Good luck!

  • April 22The concert band will be holding their annual Patty Hannon concert on Sunday in the auditorium.

  • April 22The speech and debate team is hosting a showcase on Saturday in the commons and auditorium.

  • October 15Buy your yearbook!!!

Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

The Trojan wrestlers earned their third team title at the conference meet this past Saturday.

READY+TO+GO+-+Senior+Connor+Pellett+prepares+for+a+match+at+the+Southeast+Polk+tournament.+Pellett+was+one+of+four+Hawkeye-10+champs+for+the+Atlantic-CAM+Trojans.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

READY TO GO - Senior Connor Pellett prepares for a match at the Southeast Polk tournament. Pellett was one of four Hawkeye-10 champs for the Atlantic-CAM Trojans.

READY TO GO - Senior Connor Pellett prepares for a match at the Southeast Polk tournament. Pellett was one of four Hawkeye-10 champs for the Atlantic-CAM Trojans.

READY TO GO - Senior Connor Pellett prepares for a match at the Southeast Polk tournament. Pellett was one of four Hawkeye-10 champs for the Atlantic-CAM Trojans.

READY TO GO - Senior Connor Pellett prepares for a match at the Southeast Polk tournament. Pellett was one of four Hawkeye-10 champs for the Atlantic-CAM Trojans.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






History was made at the 2019 Hawkeye-10 Conference meet in Shenandoah on Saturday, Jan. 26. With 12 place winners, seven finalists, four individual champs and a team title, the Atlantic-CAM wrestling team had a lot to celebrate. A margin of 28.5 points separated the Trojans from second place Harlan Community, allowing them to earn their third team title in Hawkeye-10 history. After acquiring their first win in 1980, a dry spell of 37 years followed until their second win in 2017 and now a third in 2019.

Seniors Chase McLaren (138) and Connor Pellett (152), junior Cale Roller (220) and sophomore Joe Weaver (120) all secured individual titles. Finishing in the runner-up position was junior Aybren Moore (113) and freshmen Garrett McLaren (106) and Kadin Stutzman (145).

I feel like I’ve made my mark.”

— Chase McLaren

Individual history was also made by C. McLaren, who gained his fourth Hawkeye-10 title and 200th win in his final match of the day. “It was really hard to picture it as just another meet knowing what was at stake, so I was a little bit nervous, but I knew that I just had to go out there and do what I normally do,” McLaren said. Winning his match with a score of 12-6, McLaren said he knew he had a “solid opponent,” but took control and set a high pace. “I knew I had to go out there and wrestle to my full potential.”

Only 18 other wrestlers have earned the right to call themselves four-time champs in the history of the Hawkeye-10, with the first occurrence in 1989. McLaren is also the first wrestler from Atlantic to achieve this feat. “I feel like I’ve made my mark.” According to the Daily Nonpareil, 200 wins had been achieved by just 20 wrestlers at the start of the 2018-19 season, making McLaren the 21st in Iowa history. “I just want to thank those coaches because they’ve done so much for me and they’ve helped me get those goals,” McLaren said.

As far as the rest of the season goes, the Trojans are now hoping to qualify for the state tournament as a team. “It’s really a pleasure to be a part of those guys and winning that conference title was just really cool for us,” McLaren said. The next outing for the boys will be sectionals on Saturday, Feb. 2 at OA-BCIG.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writers
Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

Journalism is a family affair for the Wendts, as Ashley Wendt’s siblings got her involved in Journalism. Her brother Trevor was the first to join and...

Erin Wendt, Business Manager/Editor

Serving as a lead editor and one of the business managers, senior Erin Wendt has been involved in journalism since the beginning of her sophomore year....

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

Navigate Left
  • Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

    Girls' Soccer

    Trojans Fall to Cardinals and Spartans

  • Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

    Opinion

    DISGRACELAND: Disgraceful or Phenomenal? — A Podcast Review

  • Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

    Boys' Soccer

    Boys’ Soccer Falls to the Carroll Tigers

  • Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

    Boys' Track

    Trojans Participate in Tiger-Knight Invitational

  • Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

    Activities

    FFA Achieves First State Officer in 42 Years

  • Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

    Girls' Golf

    Trojans Compete In Two Meets

  • Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

    Sports

    Cardinals Prove Tough for Trojan Boys

  • Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

    Sports

    One Win, One Loss for Trojan Boys’ Tennis

  • Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

    Boys' Soccer

    Trojans Drop One to the Rams

  • Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling

    Boys' Track

    Trojans Take Second at Ken Carstens Invitational

Navigate Right
The student news site of Atlantic High School
Third Conference Title for Trojan Wrestling