State medal

Cadet senior Joe Rodriguez battles for hand control in his 220-pound match against Jack Allen of Aurora. Rodriguez placed 4th. (Photos by Mike O’Brien)

West Point-Beemer seniors Joe Rodriguez and Ty Kaup closed out their high school wrestling careers with plenty to be proud of at the Class B State Wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the CHI Health Center in Omaha.

Rodriguez, who was no stranger to overtime at state, delivered a 4th-place medal, his first of his career.

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