Brother act: Nelsons win titles at Jones Brothers Invitational


Dalton Nelson of North Butler, back, works to get back points against Clarksville's Dustin Sommerfelt in the 120-pound championship on Saturday at Iowa Falls. (Kristi Nixon photo)

North Butler's Cody Nelson, front, works on a switch against Michael Neal of Vinton-Shellsburg in the 152-pound championship match at Iowa Falls on Saturday. It was a back-and-forth match until Nelson pinned the previously unbeaten Neal in 5:38. (Kristi Nixon photo)


IOWA FALLS – Top-ranked 152-pound North Butler senior Cody Nelson sits in the corner of his freshman brother, Dalton, during the championship match of the Iowa Falls’ Jones Brothers Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 21, shouting instructions and acting as another coach.

Cody Nelson had little to worry about as his younger brother dominated Clarksville senior Dustin Sommerfelt with a 14-4 major decision to win the title.

“When he wrestles, I get more fired up than I do of any of mine,” Cody Nelson admitted. “We’ve been wrestling together forever. My goal for him is to be way better than I ever thought of being. That’s my mentality – taking what I know and passing it along to him and making him even better.

“So, yeah, I get real fired up.”

For more on this story, see the Dec. 26 issue of the Butler County Tribune.