Johnson ends career in state wrestling tournament


Humboldt's Brandon Johnson (right) battles Lake Stahlberg of Monticello in the consolation wrestle back round in the Class 2A state tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 15. Johnson fell to Stahlberg, 5-2, to end his senior year with the Wildcats. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High senior Brandon Johnson wrapped up his wrestling career competing in the Class 2A State Wrestling Championships on day one inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Johnson, competing at 220 pounds, went 0-2 on the day to end up getting eliminated from the tournament. In his opening round match he lost by fall 2:19 to No. 3 ranked Tyler Anderson of Odebolt-Arthur-Battle Creek/Ida Grove. In the consolation wrestle back, Johnson battled Monticello's Lake Sahlberg before falling 5-2.

Johnson finishes the season at 31-15 overall. See full story with action photos and quotes 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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