N-P sophomore claims state title

Rinken caps undefeated season with 113-pound state title

Nashua-Plainfield's Garret Rinken capped off a brilliant sophomore season Saturday night as he beat West Sioux's Braden Graff in the 113-pound title bout at the Class 1A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines.

In a battle of unbeatens, Graff, drew first blood with a first-period takedown, but Rinken came up with takedowns both midway through the second period and midway through the third period to score a 4-2 win and become Nashua-Plainfield's first individual state wrestling champion since Andy Glaser in 2012.

Rinken finished the season 47-0 while Graff suffered his first loss after winning his first 42 matches of the year.

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