Alta-Aurelia’s Gaes makes it to state meet

Alta-Aurelia’s Nick Gaes works on pinning Eagle Grove’s Joel Mendoza

during their match in last Saturday’s district tournament at Manson.

Photo by SHERRY DEROOS

The undefeated ride continues for Nick Gaes.

The Alta-Aurelia junior extended his winning streak this season to 48 matches as he won the 220-pound weight class at a Class 1A district meet last Saturday to advance to the state wrestling tournament.

Gaes, who is now 48-0, will wrestle Chaz Clark of Pleasantville (42-3) in the first round of the state tournament on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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