K-M’s Kennedy named PB Wrestler of the Year
Kasson-Mantorville wrestler Patrick Kennedy keeps rolling up the accolades.
Already a three-time state champion heading into his junior season — and two- time defending champion at 182 pounds — Kennedy has become a household name in high school wrestling circles. That attention extends beyond his hometown area as he was named the high school wrestler of the year by the Rochester Post-Bulletin.
The honor is another deserving one for Kennedy, who compiled a 46-0 record while winning his third state title. The season was one that head coach Jamie Heidt described as “the most dominant Patrick Kennedy we’ve ever seen,” and considering he has one more year of eligibility left, it’s almost scary to think what he could become next winter.
Until then, Kennedy has plenty to keep himself busy. He is committed to wrestle for the University of Iowa and also is planning to take place in the U.S. Open Junior Tournament in Las Vegas next month for a chance to qualify for the World Team Trials in May which would give him an opportunity to qualify for the U.S. National Team. After that, Kennedy’s thoughts will be on getting the KoMets back on top of Class AA as a team next season.