Iowa City West and Cedar Rapids Prairie have won Mississippi Valley Conference division crowns a second straight year.
With Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s win over Waterloo West last night, the Trojans locked up the MVC Mississippi Division title. West is 26-1 overall and 6-0 in the MVC, ending conference competition tonight at Dubuque Hempstead against the Mustangs and Waterloo West. It’s the fourth straight title and 10th overall for West, which owns a 30-dual MVC win streak dating to 2006.
Prairie was the last MVC team to beat West. The Hawks are 17-2 and 7-0 in the MVC. They claimed the MVC Valley Division with a win over Cedar Rapids Washington last week. The Hawks were set getting another banner to display in the gym and add to the tradition.
“We talked about leaving that in the past and it was last year’s and trying to get a newer one,” Prairie Coach Blake Williams said about the symbol for a division championship.
It’s the Hawks’ seventh division title in wrestling and second straight. The Hawks have had to juggle their lineup, relying on inexperienced wrestlers.
“It was nice to accomplish that, especially with this year’s team is such a young team,” Williams said. “We had six to eight freshmen each meet.”