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Kraisser Punches Ticket to Comcast (Salman Hashmi and Zack Newman)

Nathan wins 126 pound weight class, continues on to States

Senior Nathan Kraisser won the 126-pound weight class at the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association 4A/3A Regional Championship on February 25, 2012 at Wilde Lake High School. Nathan dominated his opponent, 13-1, and continued on his road to Comcast Center with another impressive victory.

Nathan felt as though he had to keep working hard against his opponent until the very end. “It was a tough match, he pushed me the whole time and it ended up going the whole 6 minutes of the match. I had to work the whole time to rack up some points,” Kraisser explained. Before advancing to the finals, Nathan pinned both of his opponents. Overall, Nathan was pleased with his performance. He expounded that “I did what I wanted, I came out and wrestled tough in each match.”

Varsity Head Coach David Roogow and Jayvee Head Coach Cliff Kraisser thought Nathan had a great run at the Regional Tournament. Roogow believed that Nathan Kraisser did what was expected of him in the finals. “The kid [from South River High School] was tough…and Nathan kept attacking. He took every opportunity to score,” said Roogow. Cliff advised Nathan to prepare for the state tournament similar to his preparation for any of his matches. Cliff instructed his son to “prepare hard this week, be ready to wrestle everyone the same and give it all he’s got.”

Nathan’s quest for his fourth state championship will conclude March 2-3 at Comcast Center, located on the University of Maryland campus.

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