Eight local athletes are representing Marion County at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament held at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Pella’s Levi Azinger at 132 pounds and Chase Petty at 126 pounds will compete in the Class 3A session beginning this afternoon. At 138 pounds, Knoxville’s Kieran Robuck won his first match against Joey Huntington of Creston and now moves on to face Cody Naber of Dyersville Beckman Friday. Fellow Panther Brock Caviness, who was an alternate addition at 220 pounds lost his first match against Atlantic’s Tyler Christensen, and was eliminated in his second match by Chase Bonner from Estherville. Tristan Clark of PCM lost his first match in the 2A 126 pound bracket against Caleb Coleman from Bondurant-Farrar, and then rebounded with a victory over Duece Phaly of Sergeant Bluff-Luton. Clark now faces the loser of the winners bracket matchup between his former opponent Coleman, and Brady Jennings from Osage. When the class 1A session starts tonight, Alex Mitchell, Jacob Hoch, and Ty Schnieder, all students from Melcher-Dallas but who wrestle with SE Warren will begin their quest for a state title. KNIA/KRLS Sports will be live this week at the Wells Fargo Arena bringing you reports of all the action, including our eight local student-athletes.