Gillette, WY: As one of North Dakota’s biggest teams to beat, MATPAC from Bismark, hopes to retain that title next weekend at the Wild West Championships in Gillette, Wyoming. Coach Chad Renner says they heard of the tournament online and through word of mouth. “The tournaments were so well run and they had such great aspects for the kids, such as the trophies and light shows so we really enjoy it,” says Renner.
With a team back home of about 130 wrestlers, Renner says they hope to bring about 30 of them down to Wyoming for the tournament, saying that about 20-30 normally travel out of state for events. He also states that their participating in the tournament has made other wrestlers from North Dakota take notice and made the trip to compete as well.
Next weekend Renner hopes to see a few of his kids take away championships stating that one of his wrestlers was a champ at the last one and hopes for the repeat, as well as a few of his other kids that do really well. Renner kept a tight lip on names, so you’ll have to attend the tournament to find out the who’s and how’s of this team!