The Dream of Wrestling at ‘The X’ – Jack Nelson

By Brian Jerzak

When Mound Westonka’s Jack Nelson qualified for the state tournament for the first time, it fulfilled a life-long dream. Unfortunately, his first trip to State didn’t even last three periods.

“In my eighth-grade year, I made it to State and went 0-1,” Nelson said. “I was a bit undersized, but I made it to State. That was a big goal of mine.”

It might not have seemed like it then, but getting pinned in his first state tournament match might have been the best thing for Nelson.

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