Nashua-Plainfield wrestling

Nashua-Plainfield’s Trey Nelson works to turn North Butler/Clarksville’s Cade Hardy during a dual meet that was held in Britt last Thursday.
No one — not the five managers or the three coaches — had a clue what the team score was last Thursday as Nashua-Plainfield’s Trey Nelson was taking on North Butler/Clarksville’s Cade Hardy in a 120-pound match. Nelson had let Hardy go to try to get another takedown, and with 10 seconds left, he...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Evan Kalainoff works for an escape during a tournament earlier this season.
If there is a rule when it comes to high school wrestling, it is this: Time speeds up after Christmas. “Three weeks from this Saturday, we’re wrestling at sectionals,” Nashua-Plainfield coach Al Frost said earlier this week. “You get to Christmas and all of a sudden, it’s go time.” The good news...
Nashua-Plainfield wrestling coach Al Frost poses with his team’s managers — (from left) Haley Rinken, Bailey Weiss, Kylie Dietz Keagan Betsinger and Carlee Smith — during a short break at the Nashua-Plainfield Invitational last month.
Al Frost chuckled at the question, what exactly do the Nashua-Plainfield wrestling team’s managers do? “Maybe a better question is what don’t they do? Seriously, they do so much behind the scenes it’s not even funny,” the veteran coach said. “They deserve a little credit. No, they deserve a ton of...
Nashua-Plainfied heavyweight Tanner Striegel picked up another victory on the mat during a quandrangular held last Thursday in Nashua.
Even a day later, the loss was sticking in Nashua-Plainfield coach Al Frost’s proverbial craw. “That’s a meet we have to figure out how to win,” Frost said Friday, the day after watching his team build a 21-6 lead only to fall to Forest City 37-36. “It was a good meet, and we didn’t wrestle that...
Sam Fundermann celebrates a late pin at the Nashua-Plainfield Invitational that was held on Dec. 8.
Don’t get Al Frost wrong, the veteran Nashua-Plainfield coach likes the path his team is traveling. “We’re definitely improving,” he said after the Huskies went 2-1 at a triangular in Sumner last Tuesday and then finished third in the seventh-place bracket at the Battle of Waterloo over the weekend...
Nashua-Plainfield coach Al Frost intently watches one of his wrestlers on the mat during Saturday’s home tournament.
The fact of the matter is that it didn’t look like Al Frost was going to get that milestone win last Thursday night. The Huskies had beaten Eagle Grove and West Fork earlier in the night to give the veteran coach 399 career wins, but Northwood-Kensett looked like it was going to spoil the party as...
Before the season, the Nashua-Plainfield wrestling team set several goals — including having a winning dual-meet record and being more competitive in Saturday tournaments. Well, the Huskies are off to a good start on both of those challenges as they opened the season last week with a 4-2 dual...
Nashua-Plainfield sophomore Jakob Whitinger finishes off a reversal against North Linn’s Heath Moyer in a 113-pound semifinal match at the Class 1A state tournament in Des Moines.
Nashua-Plainfield’s Jakob Whitinger stood in the tunnel at Wells Fargo Arena, and even though he had just saw his season end with a loss, the smile never left his face. “I came down here to get on the stand,” the sophomore 113-pounder said Saturday afternoon, “and tonight, I get to get up on that...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Tristen Brase claimed the third indvidual conference title of his wrestling career at Saturday’s Top of Iowa meet.
When he’s old and gray, Tristen Brase will fondly remember what he accomplished in the winter of 2017-18, but for now, his focus is what lies ahead. The Nashua-Plainfield senior claimed the third individual conference championship of his career when he won the 145-pound title at last Saturday’s Top...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Brock Dietz looks for an opening in a recent meet against Forest City.
It isn’t that the last two months haven’t meant anything, but ask Nashua-Plainfield coach Al Frost about the Top of Iowa tournament on Saturday and the excitement rises in his voice. “The real season starts on Saturday,” he said of the 16-team meet that will be held at Forest City and be followed a...

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