One of the stars on Franklin Regional high school’s wrestling squad senior Mike Kemerer added another tournament title to his already impressive resume, as he won the PowerAde Christmas tournament yesterday.
Coming into this season Kemerer had lofty goals of winning his first Ironman and PIAA state title, and at the current pace he is on I would say he is a good bet to complete them both.
Kemerer’s fantastic senior season started with a Super 32 title over Iowan and UNI recruit Max Thomsen. It was his fourth straight trip to the tournament finals, and second title in his career.
Kemerer followed that tournament win with another at Ironman. Coming into the tournament Kemerer told us this, “I am most excited for the opportunity to compete for my first Ironman title. It is right up there next to Fargo and the PA state tournament as one of the events that I want to win the most.” Kemerer achieved just that as he won his first Ironman title.
This past weekend Kemerer achieved yet another title, this time winning the PowerAde tournament defeating the #5 ranked 145 Hayden Hiday 5-2 in the finals.
Kemerer will look to continue his success this season. If you would like to read a great interview from a Pennsylvania wrestling website, I encourage you to go there and read up on what they had to ask the future Hawkeye. It talks about his goals, his decision to become a Hawkeye, and of course his battles with Young Gun Club teammate Vinny Joseph.
Speaking of the Young Guns Wrestling Club, here is another article on the success of the club, and comments from former Hawkeye All-American Jody Strittmatter. If you are unfamiliar with the club, I would suggest reading up on it, as they are hotbed of talent. With two current Hawkeye commits (Kemerer and junior Kaleb Young) in the room, plus a host of other future recruits, it is a good way to get to know the background these PA wrestlers come from.
Flo has posted a couple videos. The first I want to direct you to is his post finals interview where he talks about his win/season and his future.
Then when you are all done getting giddy from watching him talk about coming to Iowa watch his finals match (FloPro required).