Two North Dakota wrestling teams recently gave it their all at the AAU Middle School National Duals in Des Moines, Iowa.
Nearly 50 kids from North Dakota participated in the two day event, which took place April 14-15.
The Stars finished 15th out of 38 teams after going 5-3 overall and placing seventh in the Silver Pool. The Stripes finished 3-5 in the tournament, taking fourth place in the Copper Pool and placing 28th overall.
The trip was organized by West Fargo varsity wrestling coach Kayle Dangerud and Dean Shearer, of the West Fargo wrestling program.
West Fargo participants included: Dawson Anderson, 80 pounds, 1-7 record; Jared Franek, 85 pounds, 7-1; Dakota Galt, 90 pounds, 3-5; Jacob Franek, 100 pounds, 2-6; Jesse Shearer, 120 pounds, 5-3; Charley Weber, 171 pounds, 6-2; and Brandon Metz, 189 pounds, 5-3.
N.D. Stars dual results
Round One: Stars 67, Colorado Blue 30.
Round Two: Iowa Black 80, Stars 12.
Round Three: Stars 69, S.D. Blue 18.
Round Four: Stars 46, Ohio Vengeance 42.
Round Five: Stars 86, Montana Grey 12.
Silver Pool, Round One: Ohio Grapplers Gray 52, Stars 42.
Consolation semifinals: Iowa Hawks 58, Stars 29.
Silver Pool, seventh-place match: Stars 47, Missouri Tigers 44.
N.D. Stripes dual results
Round One: Stripes 55, S.D. AAU 42.
Round Two: Stripes 49, Lake Catholic Grey, Ohio 42.
Round Three: Missouri Tigers 66, Stripes 20.
Round Four: Montana Grizzlies 91, Stripes 3.
Round Five: Kansas Air Force 67, Stripes 18.
Copper Pool, Round One: Stripes 51, N.C. Dream Team 47.
Semifinals: South Carolina Palmetto 58, Stripes 31.
Copper Pool, third-place match: S.D. AAU 64, Stripes 39.