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Okoboji/HMS wrestler will compete at girls' state meet

Amelia Sirola will represent Okoboji/HMS at the 2024 girls' state wrestling championships. The Okoboji athlete earned the trip to state by placing third at the regional qualifier on Jan. 26 at Mason City.

Wrestling in the 235-pound bracket, Sirola lost by fall in the semifinals to Aniyah Smith of Mason City (5:12). In consolation action, Sirola won by fall over Kinley Stambaugh of North Central Trailblazers (1:03) and Eden Lamborn of Nashua-Plainfield (0:40). In a rematch with Smith for third place, Sirola won by fall in 1:36.

The junior takes a 13-13 record into the state wrestling championsh...