Humboldt's district wrestling pairings

Humboldt's district wrestling qualifiers, front row (l-r): Joel Osborn, Cresten Craven and Joey Busse. Back row: Jordan Jensen, Colby Clarken, Cole Nelson, Levi Naeve and Justin Jones. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's pairings are set for the Class 2A District Wrestling Tournament to be held in Clear Lake on Saturday, Feb. 9. Action begins at 12 noon inside the Clear Lake High School gym.

Humboldt has eight individuals looking to advance to next week's individual state tournament in Des Moines Feb. 14-16. Wildcat seniors competing for state berths include Justin Jones at 285, Joey Busse at 145, Levi Naeve at 160 and Joel Osborn at 195. Juniors looking for a trip to state include Cresten Craven at 120, Cole Nelson at 106 and Levi Naeve at 160. Sophomores Colby Clarken at 126 and Jordan Jensen at 132 are also vying for a trip to Wells Fargo for the state meet.


106 pounds – Cole Nelson (37-11), junior, Humboldt, vs. Jakyb Kapp (33-11), freshman, Hampton-Dumont-CAL. Jacob Mielke (36-2), senior, Pocahontas Area, vs. Brock Moore (35-10), sophomore, Forest City.

120 pounds – Cresten Craven (35-9), junior, Humboldt, vs. Carl Barkema (35-12), freshman, Hampton-Dumont-CAL. Garrett Seaba (35-11), freshman, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, vs. Joe Sullivan (45-5), junior, Osage.

126 pounds – Colby Clarken (22-20), sophomore, Humboldt, vs. Averee Abben (41-11), sophomore, Osage. Mason Kent (21-10), sophomore, Iowa Falls-Alden, vs. Alec Staudt (21-15), sophomore, Charles City.

132 pounds – Jordan Jensen (23-25), sophomore, Humboldt, vs. Eric Fought (32-0), senior, Clear Lake. Remington Hanson (29-11), sophomore, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, vs. Bronson Forsyth (18-21), junior, Charles City.

145 pounds – Joey Busse (41-0), senior, Humboldt, vs. Kristian Gunderson (36-11), junior, Forest City. Keaton Wilson (26-12), senior, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, vs. David Cornejo (29-13), sophomore, Hampton-Dumont-CAL.

160 pounds – Levi Naeve (24-15), junior, Humboldt, vs. Zach Williams (45-2), junior, Osage. Carson Devine (33-7), senior, Algona, vs. Thomas Gansen (24-12), sophomore, Clear Lake.

195 pounds – Joel Osborn (35-7), senior, Humboldt, vs. Ryan Zuspan (11-18), senior, Charles City. Colby Lienemann (28-12), senior, vs. Dalton Chipp (37-2), senior, Hampton-Dumont-CAL.

285 pounds – Justin Jones (38-2), senior, Humboldt, vs. Emilio Valenzuela (33-11), Hampton-Dumont-CAL. Spencer Trenary (44-0), senior, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, vs. Tyler Nielsen (24-11), senior, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura.

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