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2A State Wrestling: Denver-Tripoli and West Delaware in the hunt.


In day one of the state individual wrestling tournament, West Delaware and Denver-Tripoli proved that just six qualifiers still might be enough for a title.

For Denver-Tripoli, four pins helped the cause.

Quinn Tone got a first round pin at 103 pounds, two time state champ Dylan Petersen picked up a pin at 120 pounds, defending champion Brandon Sorenson needed just over a minute at 132 pounds and Cory Chapin took care of things at 145.

Dylan Peters said, "We didn't qualify as many, but we've got a lot of kids who need to score bonus points. Quinn Tonne just got a big pin for us, first round pin. That'll definitely help us in the team race."

West Delaware added to Wednesday's solid performance in the duals as undefeated Adam Reth took care of business with a first period pin at 195.

Heavyweight Dean Broghammer pinned Dillon Blythe of Williamsburg at heavyweight for his 45th win of the year, while Zach Less handed Carroll Kuemper's Jared Eischeid his first loss of the season at 113.

All six Hawks remain in the upper bracket.

Zach Less said, "We need that state title cause we didn't get it last year. We didn't make it last year, and we got second this year, and now we need one."

New Hampton heavyweight Logan Hopp is moving on. Hopp pinned Cherokee's Miah Back in the second period.  He's one of four Chickasaws still going.

138 pounder Logan Thompson of Union rolled to a 17 - 1 tech fall over DCG's Matt Taylor.  He is one of three Knights moving on.

South Tama went two for two as Tyler Walz defeated West Delaware's Jake Voss at 152 and teammate Eric Lux dropped SBL's Josh King at 160.

Last year's 160 pound runner up, Nick Fuller of Independence, looks well on his way to rectifying that.  Fuller pinned Mount Vernon's Tyler Lawson late in the second period.

Nick Fuller said, "I've got a good feeling to get a second chance at that. I know I can do better. I could be a two timer, but we're just going to try to get the one right now."

The tournament continues Friday and Saturday in Des Moines.

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