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A-D-M sends five to the district tournament

A-D-M's Darold Baker, shown at the Raccoon River Conference Meet on Feb. 1, will be one of five Tigers at the district tournament in Adel on Saturday.Buy Photo
A-D-M's Darold Baker, shown at the Raccoon River Conference Meet on Feb. 1, will be one of five Tigers at the district tournament in Adel on Saturday.

The A-D-M wrestling team competed at sectionals on Feb. 8 at North Polk High School in Alleman and at the end of the day had five wrestlers qualify for the district tournament this Saturday in Adel.

Trevor Harsh (132), Zach Johnston (152), Darold Baker (182), Hunter Gibson (195) and Nathan Heath (285) all qualified for the district tournament for the Tigers.

Harsh defeated Bondurant-Farrar’s Deandre Vaughn by technical fall 18-2 in the 132 pound semifinals after having a first-round bye but lost to Saydell’s Austin Moen in the finals by decision 2-1. Harsh placed second in the bracket by rule because he had already beaten Vaughn, who placed third after beating North Polk’s Cody Meiners.

Johnston had a similar run to Harsh’s as he defeated Bondurant-Farrar’s Tucker Ksiazek by decision 7-0 in the semifinals after a first-round bye but lost to Grinnell’s Brody Beck 4-3 in the finals. He, like Harsh, placed second by rule since he had already beaten Ksiazek, who placed third.

Baker also had a first-round bye before beating Bondurant-Farrar’s Trever Jensen by fall in the semifinals before losing to Grinnell’s Julio Sanchez 1-0 in the finals and placing second by rule.

Gibson placed second in the 195-pound weight class in similar fashion to his teammates. After a first-round bye Gibson beat Woodward-Granger’s Dylan Nixon by decision 4-2 in the semifinals before losing by fall to Grinnell’s Jared Keenan in the finals.

Heath got first place in the 285-pound weight class. After a first-round bye he beat Woodward-Granger’s Ryan Hodges in the semifinals by fall and then beat North Polk’s TJ Krehbeil by fall in the finals.

The district meet in Adel begins at noon on Saturday.

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