In an event that is billed as the most prestigious high school event in any sport, a showcase for college wrestling recruiters, Union’s Max Thomsen took on all comers from the north, south east and west, emerging victorious as a national champion in the 138 lb. weight class.
Thomsen, a junior and three-time Iowa state champion, wrestled a total of six matches at the National High School Coaches Association’s National Wrestling Championship held in Virginia Beach, March 28-30. Thomsen’s aggressive style tallied points early and often, recording a pin and outscoring his opponents 60-13 in his first five matches. In the championship final, Thomsen recorded the only takedown of the match on his way to edging Pat Lugo of South Dade, Florida, 3-1.
NHSCA Individual Results for Max Thomsen, 138 lbs
- Defeated Andres Aguilar (PA), 18-1
- Pinned Troy Charles (CA), 5:02
- Defeated Ryan Allred (AZ), 12-3
- Defeated Sam Ward (NY), 15-4
- Defeated Joseph Prieto (CO), 15-5
- Defeated Pat Lugo (FL), 3-1