Gaes heads to state tourney undefeated

Nick Gaes realized his goal of not only advancing to the state individual wrestling tournament but doing so as an undefeated district champion.

Gaes, at 220 pounds, moved his record to 49-0 with two wins at the class 1A Manson-Northwest Webster  district tournament Feb. 10. The individual state meet is Feb. 15-17 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Gaes, a junior,  faced Joel Mendoza of Eagle Grove in the final and pinned him in 53 seconds. The sophomore opponent had a record of 33-6 and went on to take second and qualify for state as well.

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