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1A First Round State Wrestling

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Don Bosco started and finished strong to open 1A competition -at 106 - Gable Fox pinned Justin Severson of West Lyon to move on - while Zach Hickson did the same at 195 for his 100th win - 4 Dons stayed alive in the upper bracket.

Zach Hickson/Don Bosco Senior, 195 Pounds
"It's pretty good. I got the match done. Couldn't ask for a better one. Bonus points are pretty important. You've just got to go out there and fight for 6 minutes."

South Winn kept 2 alive - including Ryan Hagemann who picked up a tech fall at 170 -Blake Meyer of Sumner-Fredericksburg also tallied a tech fall at 145 - 3 Cougars advanced in the top bracket -AGWSR's Clay Meinders stayed perfect with a fall at 220 - while Clarksville's Skyler Popham moved on defeating Gatlin Keehner of MFL-MarMac -and DNH went 2 for 2 on Thursday - Kody Kugel hit a 5 point move in the final 10 seconds to rally past Saint Edmonds Ryan Szalat for a 3 point win at 120.

Kody Kugel/Dike-New Hartford Junior, 120 Pounds
"Coach always says stick to the fundamentals, keep the big moves in the back pocket if you need them. It was there."

Alburnett's leading the team race going 8 for 10 - that included a major decision for Hunter Washburn at 132 -and a pair of defending champs are still going - Carter Happel of Lisbon picked up a pin at 138 -while Maquoketa Valley's Ryan Parmely needed just 48 seconds to dispatch Southeast Warren's Tate Vandyne at 220.

Ryan Parmely/Maquoketa Valley Senior, 220 Pounds
"I felt good to get out there for my first...my first, last time going out there, so it was fun."

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