NB-C senior wrestling making the state trip solo

North Butler-Clarksville’s Brandon Trees upends Ben Weepie of Wapsie Valley in the Class 1A 170-pound district semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Decorah. (John Jensen/Mid-America Publishing)

DECORAH – Out of the Class 1A District 6 wrestling meet held at Luther College, only North Butler-Clarksville senior Brandon Trees emerged to wrestle another day among the Bearcats.

The 170-pounder, ranked fifth in his weight class, finished district runner-up, winning his semifinal match against Wapsie Valley’s Ben Weepie by 7-2 decision.

But, Denver’s fourth-ranked wrestler, Cael Krueger, the only wrestler to hand Trees a setback this year, did so again in the final, this time by 4-1 decision.

The full story appears in the Feb. 15 print editions of the Butler County Tribune-Journal and Clarksville Star.