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Five Star Performer: Mitch Maginnis
This week's Aurora Cooperative Five Star Performer is a record setting wrestler that reached a milestone in a most unusual way.
News 5's Ed Littler reports that this competitor is far from finished winning impressively.
With hand raised for a forfeit last week, Grand Island Central Catholic wrestler Mitch Maginnis became the wrestler with the most wins of all time in Crusader history.
He would have preferred victory #129 come in a match and not the easy way.
Being a match would have made it a lot more special I guess.
Since that night, Mitch has made sure he far surpassed that magic mark.
He has won five more matches last weekend and also set the school record for the most pins with 76.
Now that those school records are his, it's time to concentrate on what's ahead which is indeed an incredible goal.
"Nice to get it done at home and out of the way so we can concentrate on what his actual goals are which is to go down and finish out the year with a state title," said Roy Emory, GICC Crusader Wrestling Coach.
It's a state title that eluded Mitch last year at 106 pounds finishing a respectable third place at the Century Link Center last February.
Mitch promises to be in the mix for the state championship at 113 pounds at the same arena in a few weeks.
"As a wrestler everybody kind of says you have to have the mind set that you think you're going to win," Mitch Maginnis, 134 victories for GICC Crusaders.
As for college wrestling his plans are unsure. He'd like to give it a try for Coach Mark Mannings' programa t Nebraska.
However, he'd have to move up to 125 pounds, the lowest weight in college wrestling. Regardless, Mitch has written his name in the record books forever at GICC.
"It's nice to have my name on the wall for other generations to see," said Maginnis.
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