Platte County finished ninth out of 15 teams as the only representative from Missouri. The Pirates had six total medalists but didn’t have a finalist in a tough field that included top teams from multiple states.
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— Kiel Giese (@kgiese174) December 2, 2018
Nick Filger, a senior and returning Class 3 state qualifier, led the way for Platte County with a third-place showing at 138 pounds. He lost by fall to senior Trent Dooley of Allen (Texas) in the championship semifinals, and Dooley went on to win the individual title with a 46-second pin in the final. Dooley is a Preseason Junior National Champion who recently signed to wrestle at the newly started Division I wrestling program, Little Rock, coached by Neil Erisman from DeSoto, KS.