(Neola) A trip to the state tournament is on the line for four Tri-Center Trojan wrestlers this Saturday. The team will go to West Monona, Onawa for the district tournament.
At 113 pounds Christian Polley is 39-8. The sophomore has a loaded bracket that matches him up with 35-7 Cole Mills of Hinton. On the other side are 35-0 Zach Ulven of Westwood Sloan and 20-6 Austin Malloy of Exira-EHK.
145 pounder Darrian Irlbeck will also have a tough road. His first opponent is 47-3 Jake Mize of Woodbury Central. 41-1 Evan Hansen and 33-13 Cole Oltmenns of Akron-Westfield are also in the mix at 145.
Loren Williams is the two-time defending state champion and coach Andy Hensley says Loren is wrestling the best he ever has been. It appears Williams will face 46-1 Logan Moore of West Monona in the finals.
42-3 Ben Wellman at 182 will have to have a good weekend to get to state. He comes in as the sectional runner-up after losing to 44-5 Jesse Svoboda last Satruday. Wellman draws 31-4 Taylor James of Akron-Westfield in the first round.
Click here for the interview with Tri-Center wrestling coach Andy Hensley