(Audubon) The Audubon Wheeler wrestling team will be a host site for a Class 1A Regional Dual Tuesday night.
The Audubon Wheeler wrestlers are on the verge of a return trip to the state duals. To get their, they'll have to get by Southwest Iowa and then top either East Mills or #13 Logan-Magnolia. Audubon didn't see Southwest Iowa in the regular season, but coach Blane Kerkhoff thinks his team should be able to win their opening matchup. He says the matchups look good, but admits you never want to overlook anyone.
The Wheelers have two ranked wrestlers and 5 district qualifiers. Sectional champions for Audubon include Kyle Juelsgaard (113), Brad Kerkhoff (126), Jake Mulford (132), Trevor Smith (145), and Matt Fett (220). Smith picked up his 100th career win on Saturday.
Audubon comes into the regional duals as a sectional runner up to East Mills, but the Wheelers are ranked 9th in 1A and they have the benefit of wrestling in their home gym. Coach Kerkhoff says the home crowd helps provides a huge advantage.
KSOM's coverage of the regional duals begins at around 5:50p.m.
Click for the interview with Audubon coach Blane Kerkhoff