After more than two weeks of practice, several area wrestling teams will open the season on Thursday.
A-D-M will play host to Raccoon River Conference foe Ballard at 6:30 p.m., while Dallas Center-Grimes will host Little Hawkeye Conference opponent Norwalk with wrestling beginning at 6.
Waukee will host a double dual with Mason City and Des Moines Lincoln beginning at 5:30 p.m., while Woodward-Granger travels to Panora for a 6 p.m. quadrangular meet.
Van Meter begins play on Saturday in Greenfield at a tournament hosted by Nodaway Valley, the same day DC-G and W-G host home tournaments. The Mustangs will welcome A-D-M, Ankeny Centennial, Carlisle, Grinnell, Nevada, Carroll, Creston, Des Moines East, North Polk, Panorama, Webster City and West Marshall to town. The Hawks will host Colfax-Mingo, East Union, Martensdale-St. Marys, Roland-Story, Southeast Warren, Southeast Webster and west Central Valley.