By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Bryce Dodge qualifies to wrestle at state meet

4 others from Okoboji/HMS also earn trips to Des Moines


February 16, 2023


Bryce Dodge makes quick work of first round opponent Jeremiah Tegland of Forest City, winning the match by fall in 35 seconds. He went on to place second at 152 pounds, qualifying for the state meet.

After having just one state tournament qualifier the past two seasons, Okoboji/HMS will have five wrestlers competing this week at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Among them is H-M-S senior Bryce Dodge, who placed second at 152 pounds during the 2A district meet at Estherville on Feb. 11. It is the first time that Dodge has qualified for the state meet, where he will compete in a field of 24 qualifiers.

Dodge earned a quick win by fall in the quarterfinal round, needing just 35 seconds to defeat Jeremiah Tegland of Forest City. He then pinned Ian Fehr of Algona in 1:40 to win his semifinal...

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