Wrestling: Westland's Jakob Hurley earns 100th career win

Frank DiRenna
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Westland junior wrestler Jakob Hurley earned his 100th career win Feb. 4 with an 8-2 victory over Dresden Tri-Valley's Jason Patterson.

Jakob Hurley became the second Westland wrestler in the last month to reach 100 career wins with a victory Feb. 4 at home.

Hurley, a junior, beat Dresden Tri-Valley's Jason Patterson 8-2 at 160 pounds to reach the milestone. 

Senior Bryson Palmer earned his 100th career win Jan. 14 with a pin of Pickerington North’s Drennen Landenberger in 3 minutes, 17 seconds at 126 pounds.

“It’s a great milestone,” Hurley said. “I’m sure every wrestler in their high school career dreams of getting 100 wins. I put a lot of hard work into it, but we’re not stopping here. The next win goal is 150.” 

Hurley is 24-3 on the season and 100-16 for his career. 

Westland lost to Tri-Valley 57-14 and Sparta Highland 36-24. 

Hurley and Palmer both qualified for the Division I state tournament last season, but the event was canceled because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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