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.


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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