Newton wrestling in 3A district at home

Hunter Versteegh, Newton, scores a three-point near fall late in his second-place match at 113 pounds. Versteegh claimed second and a trip to the state tournament

Newton senior Ray Schroder (right) locks up with Mitch Yoerger of Iowa City West in a semifinal match at 195 pounds. Schroeder won the match and went on to capture the district championship.

Tangled — Newton senior Koby Hull has Drew Sams on his back, but couldn’t hold him there for points in their 106-pound second-place match last Saturday at the Class 3A District 7 tournament in Newton. Hull lost, 5-3, to Sams.

Newton’s Dakota Dawson works to break a hold during a district tournament match Saturday. Dawson finished second in the 138-pound division and qualified for the state tournament.

Newton’s Joey Wright ties Callan Tomlin of Oskaloosa
for a pin in their 220-pound semifinal match at last Saturday’s Class 3A District 7 wrestling tournament at Newton. Wright went on to win the district championship match and qualify for this weekend’s 2014 Class 3A state tournament in Des Moines. More photos of Newton district wrestling action are on page 8A.