Winter Sports Preview: Sandhills/Thedford Knights
The 2010-11 Sandhills/Thedford Knights are front row, from left, Tjade Rodocker, Ben Pickering, Nate McFadden, Troy Fields and Brinnon Schukei; second row, Mikal Stuelpnagel, Jarred Barnes, Dillon Simonson, Chance Giles and Gary Payne.
KNIGHTS SUCCESS DEPENDS ON FOCUS, INTESITY
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DUNNING/THEDFORD -- The Sandhills/Thedford Knight grapplers will need to remain focused and maintain their intensity throughout the whole season.
Troy Shields is the lone Knights returning state qualifier at 103 pounds. He will be joined by seniors Nate McFadden at 135 pounds and Jarred Barnes at 152 pounds. Returning as junior letter winners are Chance Giles at 145, Ben Pickering at 152 and Gary Payne at 171.
Other Knight wrestlers who will contribute on the mats this season are Binnon Schukei at 119 pounds, Tjade Rodocker at 130 pounds and Mikal Stuelpnagel at 160 pounds.
To have a successful season, head coach Cory McFadden says that his team will need to wrestle strong from day one to the end of the season.