Benzing earns lone advancement as Waukon wrestlers place sixth at Sectionals


Waukon wrestling 145-pound senior Adam Benzing hangs on for control of North Fayette Valley senior Austin DeMuth on his way to a 4-3 semifinal round victory that would advance Benzing to the championship finals at the Class 2A Sectional Tournament in West Union Saturday, February 7. Benzing would have his championship hopes sidelined in that finals match but earned advancement to this Saturday’s District Tournament at Independence with his runner-up Sectional finish. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The 2014-2015 high school wrestling season came to an end for all but one member of the Waukon wrestling team Saturday, February 7, as at least a runner-up finish was required to advance on from the Class 2A Sectional Tournament hosted by North Fayette Valley High School in West Union. That one team member was senior Adam Benzing, who finished as the 145-pound runner-up to lead the Indians and earn advancement to this Saturday’s District Tournament at Independence High School.
Benzing tallied the Indians’ top individual finish at the tournament, with three other Indians finishing third. Three fourth-place finishes, and two each of fifth- and sixth-place finishes rounded out the Indian individual efforts on the day, all those adding up to 110 team points and a sixth-place team finish for the Tribe.

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