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Cougar Jagger Bullen wrestles to 100 wins

Jagger Bullen and Head Coach Justin Nile pose with Bullen's plaque after his 100th win.

FARMINGTON - Mt. Ararat and Cony High School traveled to the Den to face Mt. Blue High School's wrestling team in a three-squad round robin. It marked Mt. Blue's return from the mat after a winter vacation reinforced by snow days.

"We need to come back focused," head coach Justin Nile said. "We've been working a lot of moves and live wrestling. Work to get that killer instinct back after the long break."

Adam Loewen of Mt. Blue closes in a pin on his Mt. Ararat adversary.

The Cougars took heed of Nile's call. Mt. Blue showed good determination working towards more advantageous position. The Cougars grappled their way to a split outcome, topping Mt. Ararat (40-36) while falling to Cony (45-32).

Mt. Blue freshman Jimmy Archer is all eyes on his way to his early match pin.

Another story line was at play Wednesday. Mt. Blue Junior Jagger Bullen brawled his way to his 99th and 100th win, joining Cougar wrestling royalty. To add to the drama, Bullen missed weight and wrestled against his heaviest competition yet, 126 pounds.

"To be honest, it's a relief," Bullen said with a deep exhale. "100 wins has been my goal since I started wrestling as a freshman (and) it's been on my mind recently."

Jagger Bullen of Mt. Blue gets a hold of his much heavier Cony opponent during his 100th win.

Bullen, still just a junior, has plenty of wrestling left in the tank and is already thinking ahead to 150 wins, which is "in his sights."

"I'd like to give a big thank you to the coaching staff, my mom, dad, grandparents and the Nile family," Bullen said.

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9 Responses »

  1. Congratulations Jagger. That is a great achievement!

  2. Congratulations!! Great Job.


  3. That is awesome! Congratulations to Jagger. Your family must be very proud.

  4. Awesome job Jagger, I wish you the best on achieving your goal.


  5. Way to go Jagger! What a great accomplishment.

  6. Congrats Jagger :-)

  7. Congratulations Jagger! I have no doubt that you will reach your 150 goal. I can't wait to hear about it!

  8. Wow! What an accomplishment, Jagger - congratulations! I love the first picture with some of his biggest fans in the background!

  9. Congratulations Jagger!! I love seeing all the pics your family posts of your matches.