Waukon wrestling team battles through variety of challenges during its 2020-2021 campaign

The 2020-2021 wrestling season saw the Waukon mat team battle well through a variety of things, both on and off the competition mat. The Tribe wrestled to a 2-20 overall record in dual meet competition this season, getting one of those wins against a Northeast Iowa Conference in a late-season victory over Oelwein.

One of those battles off the mat was one all teams had to deal with this past season, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced teams into adjustments in their practice regimen and competition schedule. The Indians fared well throughout that pandemic battle, not having to make any severe or sudden adjustments forced by the virus, as some teams had to do throughout the season after the virus hit members of those squads.

“For the most part, it did not affect our in-season wrestling, competitions were held with only a few events being canceled,” Waukon wrestling coach Mason Berns shared about the COVID-19 pandemic. “Athletes got to compete and people stayed safe. Fortunately, we were able to keep it out of the practice room as well. It did add extra precautions and uncertainties for everyone involved. Like most across the state, we worked with what was allowed and tried our best to make the best of what was given.”

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