Seniors end home mat careers; Gaes wins Atlantic title

The Alta-Aurelia wrestling team bid farewell to three seniors, Nick Gaes, Sam Sherkenbach and Sam Zimmerman, and split two dual matches on senior night Jan. 10. They also gained a sixth-place finish at the Atlantic tournament, with one champion, Jan. 5.

The Warriors beat East Sac County (ESC), 46-34, but lost to G-T/R-A,  63-18.

Gaes, at 220 and 285 pounds, added two more wins by fall for a total of 126 for his career. He was recognized for his 125th win by fall after the East Sac County victory. Gaes has a record of 142-20 in four prep seasons, is a two-year state qualifier and finished fifth last season. The son of Troy and Amanda Gaes will go on to play football at University of South Dakota.

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