The road to the state wrestling tournament begins this Saturday for the Emmetsburg E-Hawk wrestlers, as well as the Titans of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire and West Bend-Mallard/GCB's Wolverines, in the Class 1A Sectional Tournament. Mat action gets underway at 12 noon this Saturday for all three county squads at Manson Northwest Webster High School in Manson.
Other schools participating in Saturday's Sectional include Alta-Aurelia, Carroll Kuemper, Manson Northwest Webster, Pocahontas Area and Ridge View.
The first and second place finishers in each weight class advance to the Class 1A District at Milford on Saturday, Feb. 9. The top two finishers at each weight at the district meet qualify for the State Wrestling Championships, Feb. 14-16 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
The first and second place teams from the sectionals at Manson and Rock Rapids-Central Lyon will wrestle in Emmetsburg on Tuesday, Feb. 5, for the regional dual title. Action will begin Tuesday at 6 p.m.