Vinton-Shellsburg junior Carter Weeks (left) stalks an opponent on his way to a Sectional championship last week at LaPorte City. Saturday, Weeks finished second at 106 at the District meet at Decorah and earned a trip to next week’s State wrestling tournament in Des Moines.

Scott Betterton celebrates with a young Viking fan after earning a trip to the State Wrestling Meet.

By Jeff Holmes

Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers Carter Weeks (106 pounds) and Scott Betteron (145 pounds) did well enough at the District meet on Saturday to advance to this week’s State Wrestling Meet in Des Moines.

Three other area wrestlers also advanced to Des Moines:

  • Union freshman Jack Thomsen defeated Weeks, 4-1 to win the District title at 106; 

    Viking sophomore 145-pounder Scott Betterton works for position in last week’s Sectional final against Denver-Tripoli’s John Ebaugh. Ebaugh got the best of Betterton in this bout, but Saturday, the Viking turned the tables, defeating the Titan 4-1 in the wrestleback that sends Betterton to the State tournament.

  • Union 285-pounder Michael Ahrendsen downed Denver-Tripoli’s Brock Farley in a rematch. Last week Ahrendsen defeted Farley for the Sectional championship, but Saturday it for all the marbles as the Knight senior pinned the Titan in 1:20 to earn a berth to State as well as the district title.
  • Center Point-Urbana’s Caleb Fuessley kept his championship run on course as he followed last week’s Sectional championship with the 113-pound District title Saturday at Decorah.