A minute left in the second, Wursta trails 3-1
Wursta dwon 3-1 with 45 seconds left
Fowler is the final wrestler of this first session from the area. He leads 1-0
And Fowler is pinned in his match. He had led 1-0
That's it for the morning session. Check back with us at 2 p.m. for Class 3A
A bit more than an hour to go before the second session of the day here in Des Moines. Here's a rundown of who we'll be watching in 3A:
120 — Hunter Genco, Clinton; Nate Caves, Oskaloosa.
126 — Chase Petty, Pella.
138 — Karsten VanVelsor, Ottumwa.
145 — Alex Caldwell, Clinton.
152 — Dustin Caldwell, Clinton.
160 — Dillon Chase, Clinton; Cody Jones, Oskaloosa.
170 — Andrew Landgrebe, Oskaloosa.
195 — Justin Guilliams, Clinton; Dane Jones, Oskaloosa.
285 — Kevin Childs, Ottumwa.
The music they play between sessions can get interesting. Somehow I have to think the Clash didn't really intend for "Rock the Casbah" to be played at such a mainstream event.
A half hour or so before things get going again. But we'll have a bit longer wait to see area wrestlers in action. None of the area wrestlers in 106 or 113 lbs made the tournament, so first up for us will be Hunter Genco at 120.
They're starting to clean the mats in advance of the 3A opener. This session is scheduled to last from 2 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Getting ready for the National Anthem
They're wrestling on all eight mats now. The 106-lb wrestlers are on the mats, with a few minutes to go before we start getting close to any area wrestlers heading out.
If you aren't watching specific matches you can get a sense of when big moves are made by how high the coaches jump off their chairs.
Most of the way through the 113 lb weight class now. The 120s are up next and that's where we get to a local wrestler.
Hunter Genco of Clinton and Nate Caves of Oskaloosa should take the mat momentarily for their matches.
Getting ready now for Caves' match
Caves goes up 2-0 in his match
Genco is facing another junior and both have similar records. Still 0-0
Less than 30 seconds left in the first and Caves is up 5-0
Genco match still scoreless
At 126 lbs we'll see Pella's Chase Petty
Genco has grabbed a lead 6-3
There's a delay at Caves' match. Still 5-0 lead for him
Scores are holding steady as both Caves and Genco work through the second
Oskaloosa's Nate Caves wins by pin
Genco concedes two points. Tied 7-7
Genco takes a slim 8-7 lead
Less than 45 seconds left with Genco leading by a single point
Genco gives up two, now trails by one
And Genco falls 9-8 in a very close-fought match
Chase Petty of Pella is the next area wrestler onto the mats
Petty should be wrestling momentarily
Petty is on the mat, ready to go.
There's a break after Petty, with no local wrestlers in the 132-lb weight class.