At Saturday’s sectional wrestling tournaments, teams placing first and second in the Class 1A and 2A competitions qualified for Tuesday’s regional dual meets.
No. 6 ranked Creston/O-M, champion of the Shenandoah sectional, will host Winterset while Atlantic duals Saydel in the other half of that Class 2A regional. Action begins at 6 p.m.
Both Creston/O-M and Winterset were sectional champs, while Saydel and Atlantic were second at their sites, which is a different dual regional format than in the past. This year, pairings were determined by dual team ratings. Votes for Saydel apparently exceeded Winterset’s.
In addition, Kuemper Catholic, which finished two points ahead of Harlan at the Perry sectional for second place, travels to meet No. 13 Sergeant Bluff-Luton and Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley takes on MOC-Floyd Valley.
Bedford/Lenox will travel to Liberty Center for their regional dual and will take on No. 2 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont. No. 11 Southeast Warren will meet Sigourney-Keota in the other dual.
Winners of the first-round duals then meet to decide that regional’s representative at the state duals team tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 19.