Alta-Aurelia’s Gaes does the right thing on the mat

Alta-Aurelia cheerleaders Matilde Candelario, Corrine Langner, Amanda

Dunson, Hope DeRoos and Clara Candelario posed with Nick Gaes

(third from left) and Ben Flamming after the match. 

Gives opponent with autism a fighting chance to win match

Alta-Aurelia wrestler Nick Gaes earned a standing ovation and applause last Saturday at a dual tournament in Hartley.

The high school junior is ranked sixth in the state in Class 1A at 220 pounds with a 37-0 record. At the tournament, Gaes was bumped up to the 285-pound match and wrestled West Monona’s Ben Flamming, who has autism.

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