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By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

1 point makes all the difference

Nick Bronstad finishes 8th at state wrestling tournament


February 25, 2021


Wearing his Maroon and Gold singlet, Nick Bronstad works to flip Sioux Center's Ethan Hooyer last Friday during the state wrestling tournament.

A higher place on the Class 2A medal stand literally escaped Okoboji/H-M-S wrestler Nick Bronstad at the individual state tournament last weekend.

In the 285-pounder's final two consolation matches, second period escapes by Ethan Hooyer, of Sioux Center, and Keean Kamerling, of Mount Vernon, were the difference between winning and losing. As a result, Bronstad (11, 35-15) finished eighth overall in his first state tournament appearance at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Bronstad opened the tournament on Thursday against No. 5 seed Chance Malone, of Columbus Community (12, 37-5). Malone sco...

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