The Turkey Valley and South Winn wrestling teams competed at the Valley Invite Saturday.


The Trojans finished fourth overall in team standings at the Valley Invite, crowning one champion.

Senior John Hageman, who is ranked No. 10 in Class 1A at 138 pounds, Hageman won a 6-4 decision over Isaac Hover of Crestwood to move into the finals. There, he pinned Ethan Kleitsch of Wapsie Valley in 5:55 to take the title.

Two Trojans finished second. Riley Meirick (145) and Eric Buckendahl (152) both earned runner-up. Meirick pinned Center Point-Urbana's Logan Takes in the first round in 1:47. He then won a 6-3 decision over Brandon Ackerman (Wapsie Valley). In the finals he lost a 7-0 decision to Cody Marks (Nashua-Plainfield).

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