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Meyer Battles Hard In State Mat Meet

Meyer works on state foeIn his first taste of action in the annual Nebraska State Wrestling Championships, Boone Central sophomore Jacob Meyer battled to a pair of hard-fought losses by decision in the Class B 119-pound weight class.
In the opening round Thursday, Meyer was nipped 5-4 by one of the top-ranked wrestlers in the 119-pound division, Calvin Bishop of Auburn. Meyer finished his experience in the 2010 state meet with a competitive 13-9 loss to Aurora’s Connor Strong.
“Jake represented himself very well, despite not being able to get in the win column,” praised Boone Central Coach Dale Bonge. “He battled very hard and put himself in position to have a chance at winning in both matches.
“Jake’s first opponent entered the state meet with a 33-1 record, ranked #4 in the state. Jake came close to pulling off the upset in a one-point loss.
“In his other match, he faced a wrestler who had put a ‘whupping’ on Jake and pinned him earlier in the season,” Bonge noted. “Jake fell behind 9-1 early, but came storming back to nearly get a pin and close the gap to a 13-9 final score.”
Meyer finished the 2009-10 season with a 17-21 record. Of his 21 losses, 18 were to state qualifiers – eight who medaled. Meyer’s 17 wins included six over state meet qualifiers.