Led by two-time state champion Max Thomsen at 138 lbs., the Union Knights will send seven wrestlers, their largest number in ten years, to the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines, Feb. 20-22. In addition to Thomsen, who made quick work of two opponents, the Knights crowned four more district champions: Derek Hoschlag (106), Trevor McLaughlin (145), Jacob Holschlag (160) and Jace Hadachek (195). Union will also be represented at 120 lbs. by Ryder Albertsen and 152 lbs. by Cole Reiter. Both lost their championship matches but were awarded second place, having already defeated the third place finishers in their weight class.