Wrestlers finish eighth at conference meet

A second and a third place finish led Alta-Aurelia’s wrestling team’s efforts at the Twin Lakes Conference (TLC) meet in Sac City Jan. 20. The team finished eighth with 85 points.

The Warriors defeated Pocahontas Area 42-33 and lost to Estherville Lincoln Central (ELC) 56-33 in Estherville Jan. 21.

Alex DeRoos led the Warriors with a second place finish at 195 pounds for 20 team points. DeRoos won by fall over Drake Jones (Pocahontas Area) in 1:00.

DeRoos won by fall over Jon Lace II (Emmetsburg) in a fall, 1:07. For the first place match, John Schuttler (Manson Northwest Webster) won by decision over DeRoos, 10-6.

Brandon Mier placed third at 220 pounds for 18 team points. Mier won by fall over Mark Hughes (Southeast Valley) in 0:11.

Brian King (South Central Calhoun) beat Mier won by technical fall, 18-3. Mier beat Matteo Castigione (GTRA) in a fall, 0:33. For third place, Mier won by fall over Kyle Kogel (Emmetsburg) in 1:27.

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