Humboldt wrestlers advance 2 into district meet


Humboldt's Brandon Johnson (top) is shown here en route to winning the 220-pound weight class in the Class 2A Sectional wrestling tournament on Feb. 3 in Humboldt. Johnson and teammate Joey Busse (145) both qualified for district competition in Webster City on Feb. 10. Independent photo.

Brandon Johnson and Joey Busse will represent Humboldt in the Class 2A District wrestling tournament in Webster City on Feb. 10. They are the two surviving Wildcats to keep their seasons alive after Humboldt placed third in the team scoring of a Class 2A Sectional Tournament in Humboldt on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Johnson won the 220-pound class and Busse was the runner-up at 145 pounds for the Wildcats, who totaled 169 points to place third. Clarion-Goldfield-Dow's (256.5) and Algona (193) claimed the top two spots to earn a berth in the regional dual team tournament, which will take place on Feb. 6 at various sites across the state. Southeast Valley placed fourth with 166 points, South Central Calhoun fifth with 121.5 and Pocahontas Area was sixth with 101.

The rest of the Wildcat lineup saw their seasons come to an end. Placing third was Cole Nelson at 106, Zach Kollmorgen at 132, Levi Naeve at 170, Hunter Egdorf at 195 and Justin Jones at 285. Fourth-place went to Jordan Jensen at 126, Logan Moser at 152 and Joel Osborn at 182. Fifth-place went to Tanner Myer at 126, Davion Goodell at 170 and Timmy Larson at 138. Zachary Packard was sixth at 113 pounds.

The 2A district meet will begin at 12 noon at Webster City High School. See full story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access to the Independent by selecting the link on this page to get started!

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