Delagardelle advances to state tourneyBy Micah Knebel
The Jesup J-Hawks had two wrestlers face off in the 1A regional districts on Feb. 13.
Jerret Delagardelle will be making his state wrestling debut his senior year after finishing second at the district event.
Delagardelle, who wrestles in the 145 lb. weight class, took down Denver's Brody Shover with an 8-1 decision in the semifinal. Delagardelle fell to Beckman Catholic's Nick Hageman in the first place match by a decision of 4-2.
Delagardelle then came back to take down MFL, MarMac's Kashton Mathis with a 4:34 fall in the second place match, earning him a spot at the state tournament, to be held Thursday, Feb. 18 - Saturday, Feb. 20. The event will take place at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
113 lb. freshman Kile Bucknell also competed at the district event. Bucknell earned a third place finish after falling by a decision of 4-0 in the semifinal and advancing with a bye in the third place match. Bucknell lost by no contest in the second place match.