Gaes reflects on runner-up season

A class 1A state runner-up finish made Nick Gaes happy with the way his Alta-Aurelia wrestling career ended at the state individual tournament Feb. 16 in Des Moines.

“It was a memorable experience. I was trying to be the first from our school to get first place and finished second. All the support from my teammates and other schools was great,” said Gaes.

Gaes battled Garet Sims of Iowa Valley in the finals of 220 pounds. He had spent less than a minute on the mat in his previous wins by fall, noted coach Mike Fry.

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