Youth wrestlers to state
Ten members of the Newton Mat Club qualified for this weekend’s 2014 Iowa AAU State youth wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. These wrestlers qualified on Feb. 9 at the district tournament held at William Penn in Oskaloosa. Members headed to state are (left to right) front row, Zayne Beal, 85 pounds, second at district; C.J. Snethen, 70 pounds fourth at district; Canaan Terpstra, 75 pounds, second at district; Miles Mintle, 90 pounds, third at district; back row, coach Derrick Terpstra; Tristin Langmaid, 145 pounds, second at district; Austin Romberg, 171 pounds, fourth at district; Gaven Slycord, 118 pounds, first at districts; coach Billy Cupples. Not pictured: Cole Swank, 60 pounds, third at district; Hunter Linne, 145 pounds, third at district; Josh Miller, 135 pounds, third at district. Wrestling begins Saturday morning and competition runs through Sunday.
PCM Mustang Mat Club wrestlers (3rd-8th grade) competed in AAU wrestling district, Feb. 9, at William Penn in Oskaloosa. The club had 15 wrestlers qualify for this weekend’s 2014 AAU state youth tournament March 1-2 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Qualifiers are (left to right) front row, Brian Nicholson, Jared Landsperger, Colby Tool, Clay Van Wyk, Landon Fenton, Payton Drake, Nick Oldham, Brycen Rogers; back row, Cody Wallace, Dalton Schlangen, Wes Cummings, Zach Oldham, Jarron Trausch, Michael Lansperger, Josh Miller. Not pictured: Tristan Sales, Chance Palm.