DeRoos, Gaes ready to leave mark at state

Senior Nick Gaes and sophomore Alex DeRoos qualified for the state wrestling individual tournament by winning their weight classes of 220 and 182 pounds, respectively, at the class 1A district six state qualifying meet Feb. 9.

The state meet is at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Feb. 14-16. Competition in class 1A begins at 9 a.m., Feb. 14.

Gaes finished fifth at 220 pounds last year. This will be the first state tournament for DeRoos.

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