Class 2A/1A championships: It’s four crowns for Kasson/Mantorville’s Patrick Kennedy

Kasson-Mantorville senior Patrick Kennedy said he remembers his losses much clearer than any of his wins. He’s going to have to reach deep in his memory to find the last one.

On Saturday Kennedy defeated Simley’s Quayin Short 5-2 in the Class 2A 182-pound title match to win his fourth state title. He is the 27th wrestler to accomplish the feat. It also closed out his 112th consecutive victory.

“It means a lot,” Kennedy said. “Finishing my career on top. I worked so hard and showed everyone anything is possible.”

Kennedy has 223 career victories, trailing only Brady Berge’s 287 in Kasson-Mantorville history. Berge also won four state championships. Continue reading at

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