Words: Zach Grossman
On March 4, 2017, Centennial wrestlers senior Amr Narmouq and sophomorJason Kraisser competed in the 3A/4A State Wrestling Tournament.
Senior Amr Narmouq had a great run in the statewide tournament but had a devastating end to the tournament and his career. Narmouq won his opening match 11-6 which advanced him to quarterfinals. Narmouq’s second match resulted in a hard fought defeat which put him in the consolation bracket. Narmouq’s third and last match resulted in him dislocating his elbow and he was forced to withdraw from the tournament.
After weighing in and warming up, Kraisser was ready to go. His opening match in the tournament resulted in a first round pin which allowed Kraisser to move onto the quarter finals. In the quarter finals, Kraisser once again accomplished a first round pin that advanced him to the semis, then to the finals. In the state championship, Kraisser had a 4-2 decision over Urbana High School’s Logan Arneson. Kraisser has now won two consecutive State Championships in the 138 lb. weight class.
Congratulations to Centennial’s wrestlers for a great season!
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