Humboldt, C-G/D in action
DES MOINES — The Clarion-Goldfield/Dows and Humboldt wrestling teams experienced the state environment a day early by taking part in the duals tournament here Wednesday inside Wells Fargo Arena.
The Cowboys, regulars at this event over the past several years, finished seventh in Class 1A while the Wildcats placed eighth in 2A.
Both will have three wrestlers in action at the traditional state meet beginning Thursday back here.
Clarion-Goldfield/Dows closed out its day with a 52-24 victory over Woodbury Central. Bryce Allen, Cael Ahrens, Camden Hanson, Kain Nelson, Daniel Chavez, Kaeden Langfitt, Tyler Stein, Cale Kirstein, Remington Hanson and Reed Abbas all picked up wins.
Ahrens, Camden Hanson, Nelson, Langfitt, Kirstein and Remington Hanson each had falls, with Camden Hanson, Nelson and Remington Hanson scoring their pins in under a minute.
The Cowboys opened the tournament with a 74-6 loss to Lisbon followed by a 43-33 setback to Denver. Nelson had the lone win vs. Lisbon, registering a fall, with Garrett Seaba, Nelson, Chavez, Rigo Bobadilla, Remington Hanson and Abbas earning wins vs. Denver.
Stein, Abbas and Seaba are all state qualifiers for Clarion-Goldfield/Dows and will hit the mats at 6 p.m.
In the dual for seventh, Humboldt won six of the first nine matches, but could not get back on track, falling to Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 38-33. Levi Naeve, Walt Delanoit, Colton Goodell, Jayden Gargano, Cole Nelson and Jase Goodell had wins.
Delanoit and Jase Goodell each picked up falls.
The Wildcats fell in their first dual with West Delaware, 60-12. Nelson and Cresten Craven earned falls, with both coming inside of the first period.
Osage downed Humboldt in the consolation round, 52-18, with Colton Goodell, Nelson and Jase Goodell scoring wins. Nelson and Jase Goodell had falls in 23 and 19 seconds.
Nelson, Jase Goodell and Colton Goodell will all compete at 1:30 p.m. for the Wildcats.
Lisbon knocked off Don Bosco, 36-30, for the 1A title and West Delaware handled Williamsburg, 53-9, for 2A gold.