Lake Mills, Northwood-Kensett athletes finish their state wrestling bids

Published 9:04 pm Monday, February 24, 2020

Saturday marked the final day of the Iowa state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

While none of the area wrestlers who made the tournament were still wrestling for a championship, three of them were still active in the consolation bracket.

Lake Mills juniors Casey Hanson and Elijah Wagner were still vying for as high as third place, while Northwood-Kensett senior Gideon Rollene wrestled in the seventh-place match.

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At 152 pounds, Hanson started in the semifinals against Underwood senior Blake Thomsen. Hanson won a 4-0 decision, which advanced him to the third-place match. Hansen met a tough opponent in Don Bosco-Gilbertville senior Cael Frost and lost in a second-period fall.

Lake Mills junior Casey Hanson worked his way into the third-place match at the Iowa state wrestling tournament. He lost the consolation match and came away with fourth place at 152 pounds. – Lory Groe/For the Albert Lea Tribune

Hanson’s season comes to an end with a fourth-place finish in the state tournament and a record of 47-8.

Wagner started in the consolation semifinals in the 160-pound bracket. Wagner lost his match to Denver senior John Ebaugh in a 5-3 overtime decision. The loss landed Wagner in the fifth-place match, where he defeated SCC sophomore Blake McAlister in a 13-2 major decision. Wagner finishes his season with a fifth-place finish and a 48-5 record.

For the Vikings, Rollene started in the 220-pound seventh-place match. Rollene dominated his first-round opponent Audubon senior Luke Mosinski by pinning him in 45 seconds. Rollene finishes his season with a seventh-place finish and a record of 48-2.

Junior Elijah Wagner gets caught in a takedown attempt by his Friday opponent at the Iowa state wrestling tournament. Wagner came in fifth place at 160 pounds. – Lory Groe/For the Albert Lea Tribune


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