Bagley has second state wrestling appearance

   Sophomore Nick Bagley wrestled at the state contest for the second year in a row. 

   Bagley, who wrestled for the Wildcats in 132 weight class, represented Warsaw at the State Championship  at the Cable Dahmer arena in Independence on March 10. 

  Bagley won his first match of the day. Bagley wrestled a wrestler from Brookfeild in his second match which he got disqualified in while doing a suplex. Bagley went home with a broken tooth. 

In order to make it to state, he won second in district and second in regional competition this year. 

   “It was heartbreaking knowing how hard I worked this year just to get to state and get disqualified,” said Bagley. 

    “I learned to control my anger and next time I slam someone to not do it so hard,” Bagley said.

   Bagley getting disqualified is not stopping him for what is to come for him next year. He plans to go out strong and get back to state next season. 

   “The want to be a champion is what inspires me to do my best,” said Bagley. 

   There were some changes for this year’s championship. 

   COVID forced a different location, spectator limits, smaller bracket, a one day tournament instead of three days, and required masks.

   “Nick had a tough day,” coach Eric Nolan said. 

   “It’s always fun to experience the state tournaments,” he said.