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Dreyer district champ, advances to state wrestling

Humboldt's Reed Dreyer (right) lifts the leg of Clear Lake's Carter Carrington in their opening round match in the Class 2A District Wrestling tournament in Webster City on Saturday, Feb. 15. Dreyer pinned Carrington and won by injury default over Webster City's Dylan Fielder in the championship to advance to state. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's Reed Dreyer (37-5) is the lone entry for the Wildcats in the upcoming state wrestling tournament. Dreyer earned a first-place finish at 195 pounds to lead Humboldt's eight-man contingent in the Class 2A District Tournament held on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Webster City. The top two finishers at each weight advance to state.

Humboldt junior 103-pounder Levi Sawyer finished third, sophomore 120-pounder Zane Russell placed third. Senior 132-pounder Jake Miller placed third, along with senior 285-pounder Dylan Hendricks. Junior 138-pounder Mike Madsen, senior 170-pounder Nikko Wheeler and junior 182-pounder Adam Mickelson took fourth for Humboldt.

The Class 2A individual state tournament will be held Feb. 20-22 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Class 2A action begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday (Feb. 20).

See complete story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper.