Steffans qualifies for state wrestling at 285 pounds

Isaac Steffans punched his ticket to the state tournament Saturday when he was the champion in the 285 pound weight class at the district tournament held at Starmont. He won both of his matches to come away with the championship.

Isaac will wrestle at Wells Fargo Arena Thursday in the first round of State Tournament action.

His results were as follows:

285: Isaac Steffans (47-3) placed 1st and scored 17.0 team points. Semifinal - Steffans won by major decision over Ortner (Don Bosco - Gilbertville) 17-14 (MD 8-0); 1st Place Match - Steffans won by decision over Trudo (MFL- MarMac) 32-9 (Dec 5-1)

Also wrestling for the Pirates were Tony Marroquin at 126 and Caleb Hughes at 132. They both came up against tough competition and were unable to win a match.

126: Tony Marroquin (31-19) placed 4th and scored 0.0 team points. Semifinal Mcclelland (Don Bosco - Gilbertville) 29-4 won by tech fall over Marroquin 31-19 (TF-1.5 2:37 (17-0): 3rd Place Match - Feldman (Beckman Catholic - Dyersville) 24-17 won by fall over Marroquin (Fall 1:17)

132: Caleb Hughes
(37-13)
placed 4th and scored 0.0 team points. Semifinal - Baumgartner (North Linn - Troy Mills) 29-12 won by fall over Hughes (Fall 1:08); 3rd Place Match - Jones (Edgewood-Colesburg) 41-8 won by major decision over Hughes (MD 9-1)

Read the full article in the February 19 edition of the Postville Herald.