The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling squad had another successful week of wrestling, winning four duals, including two on Senior Night. On February 10, the White Hawks traveled to Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School to take on the Red Knights and the Minneapolis Tommies. The White Hawks defeated the host Red Knights in the first dual of the evening, 64-15.
“Like most squads, with mid-season injuries, Benilde was a bit down but still had some quality wrestlers,”said head coach Todd Munsterteiger. “We wrestled well and took care of business.”
The White Hawks followed up that win with a 72-6 win over the Tommies. Winning both matches for the White Hawks were seventh-grader Cooper Rowe; eighth-grader Cole Munsterteiger; ninth-grader Jack Nelson; sophomores Roo Wheeler and Sam Dioszeghy; junior Maguire Musselman; and seniors Shawn McNatt, Owen Rostis, Tom Seemann and Lance Munsterteiger.
On February 11, the White Hawks hosted the Zimmerman Thunder and the Hopkins Royals on Senior Night. The White Hawks avenged a loss to the Thunder from last season with a 46-31 opening round victory. In the finale, the White Hawks rolled over the Royals with a 64-7 win.
Seniors wrestlers Shawn McNatt, Devon Wilson-Noethe, Owen Rostis, Tom Seemann and Lance Munsterteiger were honored before the final match of the evening, and all of them notched a victory on Senior Night. “This is a fabulous group of seniors,” said assistant coach Eric Rodelius. “They are hard workers and have a lot of fun in the room. We will miss them greatly.”
The White Hawks raised their record to 11-3 with the wins and, with a shortened season, are on the home stretch. “I like where we are at right now, but we have a lot of improving to do and have a very tough run coming up in the next few weeks. It will be a good test for us as we head into the postseason,” said Munsterteiger.
The White Hawks will host Delano on Thursday, February 18, in their last home meet of the season. Wrestling will begin at 6 p.m.