(Denison) The Hawkeye 10 Conference Wrestling Tournament gets underway in Denison at 10:30 Saturday morning.
Creston/O-M is coming off of a dominant regular season going 14-0 overall in duals and 10-0 in the conference. The Panthers will enter Saturday's conference tourney with three ranked wrestlers, Chase Shiltz is 6th at 145, Trevor Frain 2nd at 170, and Seth Maitlen 8th at 195.
Clarinda and Atlantic/CAM are the only other conference representatives to have three ranked wrestlers in the field. The Cardinals were the regular season runner up in the dual standings with their only loss of the year coming by criteria to Creston/O-M. Ranked wrestlers for the Cardinals include Blake Luna 3rd at 120, JJ Clark 9th at 160 and Dakota Calfee 10th at 285. Atlantic/CAM's ranked wrestlers are Dillion Cox 10th at 120, 126 pound #3 Darrian Schwenke, and 8th rated Tyler Christensen at 220. Creston/O-M, Clarinda, and Atlantic/CAM went 1-2-3 in the 23 team John J. Harris Tournament last Saturday.
Not to be forgotten are Lewis Central and Glenwood who each finished in the top four of the conference dual standings. Harlan finished in the mix as well and brings two ranked wrestlers to Denison on Saturday with Cale Stork (pictured) 6th at 195 and Dallan Bendorf 4th at 220.
KS95.7 FM will have two reports per hour beginning at 11:20. Live coverage starts when the finals get underway.