Bluejays wrestlers finally ready for action

The 2016-17 Minnesota West Community and Technical College wrestling season was virtually non-existent in late 2016, but plans are in place to give it a go in the new year.

Veteran head coach Bob Purcell will have two matmen competing Saturday at the Ridgewater Open in Willmar, and On Jan. 21 the big event — the Worthington Open — gets under way on the Bluejays’ own mats.

On the 2016 side of the current winter campaign, the Jays experienced a perfect storm of trouble that included a rash of injuries and would-be wrestlers uncertain of their commitments. Purcell presently has two competitors ready for action. He’s hoping two or three more will be able to toe the mat, but until then sophomore Lamont Cannon and freshman Michael Preuss say they’re ready. Continue reading at