Des Moines —
Five Marion County wrestlers qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines this week.
The Knoxville Panthers led the way with three qualifiers. All three were runner-up in their respective weight divisions im Class 3A.
Headed to state from Knoxville are Jay Fresh (113), Lane Colwell (145) and Tyler Chatterton (152).
One Melcher-Dallas student qualified for state as a member of the S.E. Warren wrestling squad in Class 1A.
The M-D student is Joshua Parker at (145). Parker was also a runner-up at his weight at the Greenfield Regional.
Trey Busick (132), of Pleasantville will also be headed to state as a champion at the Eddyville Class 1A Regional.
Other area wrestlers headed to state include in Class 2A the PCM (Monroe) Mustangs with four wrestlers advancing to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
The Mustangs will send Dalton Kingery (126), Bryce Wignall (13*0, Zach Findlow (182) and Jake Tool (Hwt). All four Mustangs were district champions.