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Don Bosco starts strong at 1A State Wrestling Tournament

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DES MOINES(KWWL)--Class 1A First Round/Des Moines

Class 1A took center stage Thursday night -- as Don Bosco looked to shake off the sting of Wednesday's state duals loss --

and they were perfect on the night -- a runner-up last year -- Thomas Even dropped Sean Miklus of St Mary's in just 22 seconds --

Cade Tenold needed just a minute and a half at 160 -- the Dons went 10 and oh on the night with 7 falls -- and Tenold made it clear -- they've moved on from Wednesday --

Cade Tenold/Don Bosco Sophomore

"It sucked. Don't get me wrong there, it sucked, but we always knew, I had 3 titles to fight for, not getting one of them isn't going to stop me from the other two."

duals champ -- Lisbon -- also made some first round noise going 8 and oh --

Cael Happel stayed perfect with a tech fall at 138 --

while defending champ -- sophomore Robert Avila Jr, -- pinned Nashua-Plainfield's Kyler Hackman to move a little closer to a return to finals night --

Robert Avila Jr./Lisbon Sophomore

"It feels pretty good right now. I'm just keeping my mind focused, getting ready for that next match. It's good to get that first one out of the way, now just prepare for tomorrow."

Several eastern Iowa athletes pinned their way to the quarters --

Nashua-Plainfield's Garret Rinken took out Wyatt Skuodas at 106 -- where Wapsie Valley's Dawson Schmit also ended things early --

Denver 113 Joe Ebaugh picked up one of two Cyclone falls dropping Ogden's Kale Munson --

while at 170 -- Hudson't Ethan Fulcher moved a step closer to matching his older brother Cam's 20-18 state title --

Ethan Fulcher Hudson Senior

"There's a little bit of pressure, just knowing it's my last round, I don't have a chance to come back next year, but I think so far I've been handling it well. I think I've got confidence down here wrestling with my history. It's not going to get to me."

at 195 -- Sumner-Fredericksburg's Tryten Steffen joined the pin parade -- notching the fall over Darius Gashe of West Monona --

while top ranked heavyweight -- Chet Buss of North Butler-Clarksville -- pinned Pleasantville's Matt Kauffman -- in his first ever match in Wells Fargo Arena --

Chet Buss/ North Butler-Clarksville Sophomore

"Awesome. Not qualifying last year, coming out winning first round. It's an awesome feeling. One match at a time. We're going to win a title.

Rick Coleman

Sports Director

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