By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

Out of the six wrestlers ACGC sent to the IHSAA state wrestling championships, two came away with medals. Tegan Slaybaugh (120) placed third place, and Payton Jacobe (285) achieved sixth.

Slaybaugh lost to eventual state champion Rowdy Neighbor of Alburnett in the semifinals by major decision. After that, he defeated Dawson Jacobsen of Central Springs, 6-4, in the consolation semi-finals. Slaybaugh finished his season with a win over Eli Becerra of Missouri Valley, 5-0, to take home third place.

Jacobe won in overtime against Jonah Reiling of Lisbon, 3-2, to send him to round five in the consolation bracket. He then defeated Tyler Sulsberger of Westwood, Sloan, 2-1. In the consolation semi-finals, Jacobe would lose by decision, 3-2, to Trenton Warner of Nodaway Valley, sending him to the fifth-place match. Jacobe would see his campaign end against Aiden Salow of Maquoketa Valley, 3-1, giving Jacobe his sixth-place finish.

Congratulations to all ACGC wrestlers who competed in the state tournament this past week.

Photos by Tabby Slaybaugh