Athletes from Don Bosco, Nashua-Plainfield, Jesup, North Butler-Clarksville and Hudson had big opening day wins at the Class 1A state wrestling championships in Des Moines Thursday.
Wrestling with a different level of fire and attitude than it had all season, Don Bosco captured its 11th state dual championship in program history and third in four years with a 34-25 win over Lisbon in the Class 1A state final at Wells Fargo Arena.
Waterloo Columbus will have four wrestlers competing at state.
Don Bosco pushed nine wrestlers into the finals and crowned three champions in the 10-team event Saturday afternoon.
Southeast Polk’s Joel Jesuroga edged Don Bosco’s Cael Rahnavardi 3-1 to give the Rams a dramatic 34-33 victory Saturday night at Don Bosco High School.
WAVERLY — Waverly-Shell Rock earned its 13th state duals berth with a dominating 77-6 win over Dubuque Hempstead Wednesday in a 3A regional final.