Gaes gains fifth place at state

Alta-Aurelia junior Nick Gaes ended his wrestling season by claiming the fifth place class 1A podium spot at the Iowa state individual wrestling tournament in exciting fashion.

Gaes beat Zach Santee of Central Springs in a sudden victory 6-4 decision in the fifth place match at 220 pounds.

“Gaes responded well,” said coach Mike Fry of Gaes’ fifth-place match.

Gaes said it was his stamina that again was the difference.

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