Two to Watch: Mertz, Irlbeck impressing in wrestling

Red Oak's Tanner Mertz, top, turns Corning's Logan Wood in the 106-pound final at the John J. Harris Invitational on Saturday.


Tanner Mertz, Red Oak

The sophomore is rated sixth in the state in Class 2-A at 106 pounds and beat Corning's Logan Wood 13-0 by major decision to win the Harris Invitational title.

Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center

The senior edged Clarinda's Luke Strong 5-4 for the 145-pound crown at the Harris Invitational. Irlbeck is rated third in Class 1-A at 145.

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