(Audubon) A few of southwest Iowa's top Class 1A's wrestling programs will meet up in Audubon Thursday. The Wheelers host Logan-Magnolia, Riverside, and West Monona.
Riverside coach Casey Conover says he has high expectations for his 21-2 Bulldogs in Thursday night's competition but admits it's a tough field. Audubon and Logan-Magnolia are each ranked in the dual rankings, while West Monona has a couple of very quality wrestlers.
Coach Conover says his squad has looked good recently. They won the Mount Ayr Duals two weeks ago and followed it up with a fourth place showing at the John J. Harris Tournament in Corning.
The Bulldogs have had several ranked wrestlers throughout the season. Coach Conover lists Tatum Bluml, Jacob Vogel, and Payton Housman as some of the top performers. Housman is coming off of a win at the John J. Harris Tournament last weekend.
Coach Conover adds that depth has been important in the success of the Bulldogs this year. They have 34 wrestlers on the team.
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