A Pinning Machine, Grady Griess records over 30 pins on the mat
Northwest wrestler Grady Griees has drawn up a long list of accomplishments in the first six weeks of the season.
With over 30 pins, and 56 takedowns, the 195 pounder sits undefeated on the season, finishing every victory with a pin.
The most recent coming from the UNK Midwest Duals.
Since finishing 0–2 in the state tournament freshmen year, The Clock has been counting down as Grady Griess anxiously waits for another chance at a state title.
"I just never want to have that feeling again," Griess said. "It really crushed me last year and I don't want that to happen again so I just push myself even harder."
After jumping up two weight classes over the summer, this 195lb sophomore is already showing some strong promises for the post–season, cruising through every match undefeated recording 33 pins.
"At 195 theirs a lot more strength and people aren't as fast," Griess stated. "So I think that gaining all that weight I gained some strength there and I also had the speed along with that."
"With him wrestling at 195 pounds, I just think that he's really quick on his feet this year," head coach Brian Sybrandts said. "Another thing is his technique has really improved a lot this year, he's just all natural with it."
Developing into a pinning machine in his second year journey with the Vikings, the expectations continue to grow for Grady as he preps for more challenges on the mat, but expects the same outcomes.
"He went to some intensive camps and just really worked hard in the weight room," Sybrandts continued. "You know he's one of those kids that you just never doubt because he's willing to put in the time, effort and hard work."
"We just do the same thing over again thousands of times and it pays off in the end," Griess said. "If you do something over and over again eventually you're going to get good at it."
Griess is just 14 pins shy of breaking the school record for most pins in a single season. The Vikings next match is this weekend at Plattsmouth, before heading to Adams Central for a dual match on Tuesday.