E’Hawks Readying For 2A District Meet
With 10 wrestlers heading to the Class 2A District tournament this Saturday at Lake Mills, the action in the wrestling room at Emmetsburg hasn’t let up much.
Not only are the E’Hawks of Emmetsburg/Armstrong-Ringsted/Ruthven-Ayrshire honing their skills for the district tournament, there is a matter of the Regional Team Duals to address, after they were postponed on Tuesday night due to the weather.
The E’Hawks were slated to wrestle the Nighthawks of Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley on Wednesday night in a Class 2A Regional Dual at Spirit Lake. In the other dual of the night, Algona/North Sentral Kossuth was to take on Sheldon/South O’Brien. The winners of the two duals would then wrestle to see which team qualifies for the State Team Duals on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
When the E’Hawks travel to Lake Mills on Saturday, they will be paired off with their counterparts from the Clear Lake Sectional Tournament. Under the rules of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the first place finisher from one sectional tournament will wrestle the runner-up from the opposite sectional site, and vice-versa in the opening round of the District meet.
The first and second place finishers at each district earn the right to advance tot he 2010 State Individual Wrestling Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 17.
The following will be the first-round match pairings for the E’Hawks on Saturday:
103 pounds: Tyler Leuer will wrestle Matt Bieber of Clear Lake, a junior with a mark of 28-6.
112 pounds: Isaac Lundgren will wrestle Alex Browne of Hampton-Dumont, a junior with a mark of 33-7.
119 pounds: Justin Studer will wrestle Jacob Colon of Clear Lake, a junior with a mark of 18-2.
130 pounds: Brady Bailey will wrestle Brandy Horner of Clear Lake, a junior with a mark of 29-8.
135 pounds: Skyler Rice will wrestle Tyler Mitchell of Charles City, a junior with a mark of 32-6.
140 pounds: Jacob Stubbs will wrestle Brent Blaser of Osage, a senior with a mark of 32-5.
145 pounds: Austin McCartan will wrestle Jake Kopriva of Clear Lake, a senior with a mark of 32-4.
152 pounds: Andrew Wellik will wrestle Royce Brynes of Lake Mills/Northwood-Kensett, aa junior with a mark of 32-5.
160 pounds:?Joey Naig will wrestle Ryan Randall of Osage, a junior with a mark of 25-14.
189 pounds: Jake Morris will wrestle Logan Kellogg of Clear Lake, a sophomore with a mark of 29-10.
The 2A District Tournament at Lake Mills will get underway at 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 13.