December 11, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Jerad Habben wrestles against Blue Valley Northwest's Luke Gawlick at the Cougar Invitational. Habben won by fall over Gawlick to break SM Northwest's all-time pins record.
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Shawnee Mission Northwest wrestler Jerad Habben was hoping for a different place in his final Cougar Invitational on Saturday, but he still made his last match of the day a memorable one. Habben's dream of a first-place finish in the 132-pound bracket were dashed in the semifinals after losing a 6-2 decision to Junction City's Max Bazan in a clash of two top-five ranked wrestlers, but the SM Northwest senior bounced back to get a win by fall over Blue Valley Northwest's Luke Gawlick. The victory over Gawlick was the 80th pin of Habben's career, which moved him into sole possession of first place in SM Northwest history. Charles Brockmann won the 120-pound weight class to lead SM Northwest to 11th place. Jeffrey Downey and Aidan Thao led SM North to 14th place.