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Loughlin Cherokee's 'Most Valuable'

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cherokee Braves wrestling coach Jason Wood, left, honored his senior wrestlers at the team's recent post-season banquet. They are, left to right, Nick Loughlin, Greg Miller, Tim Jones. Photo contributed
Senior Nick Loughlin, a runner-up at 152 pounds at the Iowa State Wrestling Championships, was voted the Cherokee Braves Most Valuable Wrestler at the recent post-season team banquet at The Little Panda Restaurant in downtown Cherokee.

Loughlin finished his stellar senior season with a 38-1 record, and 133 career wins, number two for all time at Cherokee Washington High School. Loughin was a three-time state meet place winner, a repeat Lakes Conference champion, and a team captain this season.

Senior heavyweight Tim Jones also was a 2007-2008 team captain and earned a berth in the 2007-08 Iowa State Wrestling Championships. Jones finished his Braves' mat career with 106 wins - fourth all time for WHS.

Greg Miller also was named team captain for the season and Steve Veit was Most Improved Wrestler, as announced at the banquet.

Team captains for the 2008-2009 season also were named by coaches Jason Wood and Ted Reis. They are Calvin Conley, Tyler Lundsgaard, Veit, and Patrick Loughlin.

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