(Neola) Tri-Center starts the 2011-12 wrestling season with a tournament at Omaha North this weekend. The Trojan's are ranked 5th in the state in Class 1A as team and have four individuals that are ranked in the top 10 in their respective weight classes.
Darrian Irlbeck is ranked 6th at 138 pounds. Irlbeck enters his junior season with 80 career wins. Trevor Paulsen, a senior, is ranked 3rd at 145 pounds. Defending state champion Loren Williams enters his junior campaign with 99 career wins. Williams is #1 at 152. Sophomore Ben Wellman is ranked 10th among the 170 pounders.
Tri-Center has been a force Western Iowa Conference for the last several years. This season, Underwood enters the season ranked #1 in the state. Audubon also looks to have a much improved team and has started the season 2-0.
Click here to listen to the interview with Tri-Center coach Andy Hensley