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Wildcat wrestlers clinch league dual title by crushing Eagles, 78-6

Humboldt's Levi Sawyer, shown here pinning his opponent in the recent North Central Conference, was among nine Wildcats to win by fall in a 78-6 dismantling of Eagle Grove on Jan. 30 in Humboldt. Independent photo.

The Humboldt High wrestling team clinched the North Central Conference dual team championship by crushing Eagle Grove, 78-6 in a final regular season home dual on Jan. 30 in the Humboldt gym.

Humboldt, 7-1 and tied for first in the NCC, 20-2 overall, won 13 of the 14 weight classes, including pins by Levi Sawyer at 113, Jaden Kampen at 120, Austen Gargano at 126, Jake Miller at 132, Mike Madsen at 138, Gus Arnold at 160, Nikko Wheeler at 170, Adam Mickelson at 182 and Dylan Hendricks at 285. Winning by forfeit for HHS was Michael Brock at 106, Thaylan Bowman at 152, Reed Dreyer at 195, Cordes Olthoff at 220.

The Wildcats will compete in the Guthrie Center Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Class 2A Sectional Tournament is set for Feb. 8 in Story City.

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