The Humboldt wrestling team after placing second in the team scoring of their Class 2A sectional tournament in Humboldt on Feb. 8. Independent photo.

The Humboldt wrestling team earned the school’s first trip to the state dual tournament by winning a Class 2A regional dual in Atlantic Tuesday night (Feb. 11).

The Wildcats defeated Van Meter/Earlham 45-30 in the first match and edged Atlantic 35-29 in the final. Atlantic beat Red Oak 46-29 in the other opening match.

State dual action will take place at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Feb. 19. Humboldt will meet No. 1 seed West Delaware in the first round starting at 9 a.m.

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