Webster City’s No. 1 ranked 285 pounder, Cooper Lawson will miss the remainder of the high school wrestling season, per Troy Banning on Twitter.

The Webster City junior is the returning state runner-up at this weight class after compiling a 37-2 record in 2016. Lawson has been in and out of competition all year, wrestling less than 10 matches due to the injury. Lawson also excels on the gridiron for Webster City; he was named first team all-state offensive lineman and elite all-state by the Des Moines Register this past season.

The decision to have surgery wasn’t about the present, but for the future.

“I couldn’t wrestle to my full capabilities and it was hindering my performance so I knew i had to get it fixed. I still don’t know if I’m going to wrestle or play football in college, but I want to be healthy for my senior season in both sports,” Lawson said.

The Webster City standout spoke to us prior to his finals debut and pushing through his injury late in the semi-finals.