Prairie Wrestlers Go Undefeated : Aaron Fisher strains to get an opponent to re — at. Below Center: Mike Hahesy works for a - V ke, a junior, wrestled well all season and wr- * y missed qualifying for state when he lost y a close match in district play. Far Below: Joe Nekvinda, another junior, uses his favorite hold on an opponent. Joe wrestled at 185, although weighing much less than that himself. The cars start streaming in at about 6:00. The gym rapidly fills up until there is standing room only. The lights are dimmed,and then it starts. There is nothing quite like Prairie Hawk wrestling. It doesn’t seem to matter how good or how weak the opposition is, our team comes away with a victory and the fans are sure to see some exciting action along the way. Ron James, Prairie’s very successful coach, moved on to Oregon, leaving Jim Kimball in his place. Jim had been assistant coach, and became head coach for the 1979-1980 season. Coach Kimball commented that the difference between being assistant coach and head coach was that now the responsibility rests with him. He feels his team did the best they possibly could and that he couldn’t have asked for anything more from them. Jim feels he must keep an open mind, and that every year he coaches will help him to do a better job. When asked what he was proud of this year, the coach mentioned an undefeated dual meet record of 11-0, winning district, and finishing second in the state. He felt the team improved all season long. Above: Anyone who spends much time at Prairie was not surprised when Barry Davis won another state title. He works out hardand often. Wrestling 134

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