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HS Athlete of the Week Wade Mitchell

By Zach Thomas


Woodbury Central wrestling Coach Scott Linden recently chose freshman wrestler Wade Mitchell as Athlete of the Week. “Wade is one of, if not the hardest working wrestler on a day-to-day basis,” claims Coach Linden.

In mid-January, WC’s wrestling team traveled to Ida Grove where Wade defeated West Fork’s Jacob Hansen, the No.1 ranked wrestler in class 1A. Wade also wrestled closely with Emmetsburg’s Tanner Lundgren, the No.2 ranked wrestler, but was defeated, 5-3.

“Wade has closely wrestled four of the Top 10-ranked wrestlers in the state, only losing to one," Coach Linden explains about Wade's competitors: Kory VanOrt, Chase McLaughlin, Tanner Lundgren and Jacob Hansen. Wade "defeated senior wrestler Chase McLaughlin from Lisbon who, at the time, was the No. 3-ranked wrestler." Then Coach adds with a smile, "If anyone thinks I’m choosing favorites because of Wade's talent, they can talk to me.” Stender productions


Congratulations to Wade Mitchell, Garret Arment, & Jim Moss on QUALIFYING FOR STATE Stender Productions

Wrestling Season Wrap Up

By Zach Thomas

In the middle of Feb., the Wildcats wrestled for a chance to individually qualify for the Iowa High School Athletic Association Wrestling State Championships. Sophomore Garrett Arment, freshman Wade Mitchell, and sophomore Jim Moss all qualified for state wrestling in Des Moines at Wells Fargo Arena February 16-18. Mitchell placed fifth at 138 pounds after losing his first round match to Guy Sudmann of Underwood 3-2, but in Mitchell’s fifth place match, he defeated Sudmann 5-0 and finished his season with 48 wins and 16 losses. “All the hard work I put in this summer and during the season really paid off,” said Mitchell.

Garrett Arment won his first match of the tournament at 132 pounds with a 10-5 decision over Max Mettengel of Don Bosco.  Arment came back the next day to wrestle two close losses against George Appleseth of Panora and Kolton Roth of Graettinger Terril R-A finish his season with a record of 37 wins and 15 losses. When asked about the season, Arment stated, “It was a fun experience to get to State as only a sophomore.”

Jim Moss lost his first match to John Henrich of Akron-Westfield, who went on to win a State Championship at 160 pounds. Moss won his second match by a 20-8 major decision over Mason Woosley of Interstate-35, then came back and was defeated by Gabe Pauley of A-H-S-T (Avoca) who went on to place third in the tournament. Moss ended his season with a record of 42 wins and 19 losses. “It was a tough tournament. In my first three matches I wrestled both the State champion and the kid who got first, but I went out and wrestled my best,” says Moss. The Wildcats finished with a dual team record of 13 wins and 10 losses.