(Avoca) The AHST Vikings will have two wrestlers competing at the district tournament at West Monona, Onawa this Saturday. Junior Kyle Bauerkemper and Senior Jake Larson each advanced from last weekend's sectional tourney at Woodbine.
Coach Evan McCarthy says Bauerkemper has a very tough bracket at 160 pounds. He comes in with a record of 22-14 and will see 42-7 Schuyler Rilling from Woodbury Central in his first match. 25-3 Josh Matusik of Woodbine beat Bauerkemper in the sectional tournament and a rematch is possible if Bauerkemper can get by Rilling. McCarthy says Bauerkemper is very good when he wrestles hard and under control.
Jake Larsen comes in at 34-10 in the 170 pound weight class. In that bracket at districts he has 30-8 Beau Metcalf of Westwood Sloan, 35-6 Mason Mentink of Woodbine, and 24-17 Brandon Thompson of Lawton-Bronson. Coach McCarthy says Larson is very determined and hopes he will be able to advance.
Click here for the interview with AHST wrestling coach Evan McCarthy