Bracket set for Panorama’s Appleseth, Fox

Panorama junior Garret Fox (170 pounds) was second, and sophomore Wyatt Appleseth (145) first at their district tourney Saturday, sending both to the state tournament. Photo courtesy Panorama schools.

PANORA — The “where?” and “when?” were already known. Now the “who?” has been answered as the state wrestling tourney brackets were revealed Sunday.

Eight-ranked sophomore Wyatt Appleseth (38-3) will open his quest for a second consecutive podium spot against fifth-rated Missouri Valley senior Duke Kyle (45-2). The opposite pairing for the Class 1A 145-pound first round has sixth-ranked Michael Egan of MFL-Mar-Mac (38-1) facing Blake McAllister of South Central Calhoun (35-9) in a senior vs. freshman battle. The winners and losers from the two matches will meet, the losers later Thursday and the winners at 9 a.m. Friday.

Panorama senior Garret Fox (32-14) is paired against sixth-rated Cael Rahnaverdi (29-5), a sophomore from Don Bosco. The other 170-pound match in the mini-pairing has second-ranked Graettinger-Terrill junior Treyton Cacek (42-0) facing North Mahaska senior Luke Groves (23-4).

Class 1A action begins Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.


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