Six area wrestlers are still alive and one can win a championship on the third and final day of the State Wrestling Meet in Des Moines today. Indianola’s Ryder Downey has a chance to win a state title in the 145 pound weight class as he will take on Robert Avila of Iowa City West. Other area wrestlers who can end on the podium today are Indianola 113 pounder Bowen Downey, who can still place as high as 3rd. Norwalk’s Donovan Card battles Carter Fecht of Waverly-Shell Rock for 7th place at 132 pounds in class 3A while Walker Whalen of Indianola at 195 pounds can finish on the podium as can Norwalk’s Hunter Blomgren at 220 pounds and Max Borherding-Johnston also of Norwalk at 285 pounds. Action from yesterday included the elimination of the remaining Knoxville, Pella and Pleasantville wrestlers from competition after losing in early round consolation matches. Action gets underway today with consolation semifinals and finals at 10:00 with the finals tonight at 6:00 in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Stay tuned throughout the day for updates at the State Wrestling Meet on KNIA/KRLS.

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