Dynamic wrestling duo ready for district

Junior Nick Gaes at 220 pounds and freshman Alex DeRoos at 170 pounds and will be representing Alta-Aurelia at the class 1A district individual wrestling tournament Feb. 10 at Manson-Northwest Webster with berths at the following week’s traditional state wrestling meet at stake. The top two finishers in each weight class move on to the state meet Feb. 15-17 in Des Moines.

Gaes became a three-time district qualifier at the Emmetsburg sectional Feb. 3 as he won two matches for a 45-0 season record. Gaes beat Jimmie Stiffens of Emmetsburg in a fall in 1:42 for the sectional championship at Emmetsburg Feb. 3. He had downed Alex Jacobson of Manson-Northwest Webster in a fall in :32 the first round.

Gaes, after each of his wins, can be seen doing jumping jacks or running the hallways.

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