Post by bringurhips on Dec 15, 2018 14:56:13 GMT -6
Jakob Whitinger for Nashua-Plainfield (#2 1A 113) and Kaden Karns from Waterloo West (#8 3A 113) had a great battle of the own today at the Battle of Waterloo. Whitinger (22-1) avenged a loss from last year's Battle to Karns in an exciting showdown by a 15-8 decision. There was some confusion of some kind on the score, and I really don't know what that was all about But despite the score, this was a hard-fought and tight match. Karns came out and got a nice takedown early, and had a couple of close turn attempts in the first period. The rest of the match was filled with several high-action and intense scrambles that could have gone either way. Whitinger ended up winning more of those scrambles. Whitinger's only loss coming to this match was to Austin Kegly of CR Prairie (#3 3A 113), and the lone loss for Karns this year was to Matthew Lewis of Centerville (#1 2A 113 and 2017 2A 106 state champ). I have been to every session of the Battle this weekend, and there have a lot of great matches, but this is one is one of the most exciting that I have seen so far. I expect both of these kids to be standing pretty high on their respective medal srand in Des Moines in February. Great job guys! You both seem to have a never-quit attitude. This sport needs to see more of this kind of excitement!!!