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Wrestlers from Pleasantville, Melcher-Dallas Qualify for State Meet

Class 1A District Wrestling Meet held at Eddyville-Blakesburg and Nodaway Valley saw a trio of Marion County grapplers punch their tickets to this week’s State Wrestling Tournament. At Nodaway Valley, Melcher-Dallas junior Josh Parker earned a runner-up finish at 145 pounds. He has compiled a 34-7 record this season wrestling for Southeast Warren. In Eddyville-Blakesburg, a pair of wrestlers from Pleasantville are moving on, as 132-pounder Trey Busick was the District champion – improving to 29-7 – and Aaron King took runner-up honors at 145 pounds. The 1A portion of the State Wrestling Meet in Des Moines begins Thursday night in Session Three.