Century Wrestling hasn't won a state championship since 2001-- that's 12 years without a team championship.
The Patriots are off on the right foot starting the season two and 0 in duals and taking fourth place at last weekend's Mandan Lions tournament.
Head coach Jerald Lemar says he is happy with how Century has started their season.
In such an individual based sport his grapplers are buying into the team mentality.
(Jerald Lemar-Century Head Coach) "We're looking for the championship. I think with this team right now every single one of the kids when you walk into the room and you see our goal sheets hanging on the wall every kid's goal is a championship. To see those kids latch on to my ideals and what I expect from them and to see them actually taking that and doing exactly what it is that we're showing them it feels good. "
Lemar has a veteran group of wrestlers-- led byNate Humann.
In the first coaches poll of the season Humann was voted as the top wrestler in the West at 113 pounds.
He's coming off of a first place finish at the Mandan Lions-- and wants to build off that success moving forward to the Rotary and State tournaments.
Humann is looking for a more complete season than last year-- where he took third at State.
(Nate Humann-Century Wrestler) "Lifting weights and getting into the groove of things that's really helped so far. I still got a lot to work on. I just want to keep building. Last year I kind of feel like I peaked a little early but this year I just want to progressively get better by the time Rotary and state instead of getting second place, let's try to win those tournaments. "
The Patriots have a dual tonight against Minot High on the road as they try to go to 3 and 0.
They'll start at 7 pm.