17 February 2012

Megan Black


The Iowa HS State wrestling tournament started yesterday and like many of those following it, I have been reading about Megan Black's return to the tournament for the second year.  She is a junior who transferred to Eddysville-Blakesburg from Ottumwa and was one of two girls who qualified for the state meet.  The first two ever.  She is a tough farm girl from a wrestling family (her younger brother also qualified this year) who dropped a weight class this year, competing at 106 pounds.  In her opening match yesterday, she beat her opponent 10-0.  I can't imagine how many nay-sayers she has had to put up with over the years.  Congrats & good luck to her!
[photos courtesy of DM Register] 
[edit.  She lost her second round 6-3, video clips and interviews with her and the guy from Underwood who beat her. She was able to pick up a 4-0 win in her first wrestleback match before getting pinned in the next one, but she will be on the medal stand, which was her goal.  She has a match today to determine the place.]

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