Boys’ Prep Wrestling: WACO has a Chance to Finish with Two Wrestlers on the Podium for Class 1A

Des Moines, IA- Day three of the 2024 Boys’ wrestling state tournament is in the books and championship Saturday is set, here’s how our local wrestlers from Class 1A performed.

For WACO, Gage Samo won both of his matches in the consolation bracket with a win over Westwood’s Jesse Burton by a 6-2 decision and a sudden victory win over Nic Brase of Nashua-Plainfield. Samo will face off against Dallas Canoyer of Earlham with the winner moving on to the third-place match in the 106-pound weight class.

In the 190-pound weight class, Louden Huisenga punched his ticket to the championship match with a sudden victory over Nathan Beitz of Maquoketa Valley. Huisenga’s perfect season will come down to his match against the #1-seed MaKade Bloker.

KILJ will update as the tournament progresses.