Sioux City North won the Class 3A district title on Saturday and are sending six guys to state.
Over the last nine years, an average of 75,000 fans have attended the Iowa high school state wrestling tournament. The meet starts on Thursday and championship night on Saturday is expected to be sold out for the 26th straight year.
Sioux City North won their Class 3A district title on Saturday in Le Mars, sending six guys to state. There are ten schools in 3A that have more qualifiers, so a state team title will be difficult.
The Stars are led by 170 pounder Dustin Fuller. The Naval Academy recruit is 48-0 and ranked second in the state.
Being on the medal stand is everyone's goal.
"My biggest goal obviously is to be on top of the podium," said Fuller. "But whatever happens, happens. As long as I know I wrestle my best and leave it all on the mat, I can't be disappointed with whatever my outcome is."
"This has been a team that has really stepped up and bonded and helped each other grow throughout this season," said North head coach John Torno. "The fact that we've got four of the six are returning to the state tournament, one is a returning place-winner, all of those things help us motivate and give us a positive spin when we go down there."
The state wrestling tourney starts at 9:00 AM with 1A action. Class 3A starts at 2 o'clock, with the 2A guys going at 7:00 PM.
KTIV's Nick Filipowski will bring you highlights and interviews at six and ten.
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