Local high school boys’ wrestlers will put it all on the line this weekend and try to make their way to the state tournament when they compete at Class 1A districts tomorrow. That includes the Highland Huskies and WACO Warriors taking part in a district tournament at Wilton and the Lone Tree Lions and Sigourney-Keota competing at Pleasantville.

WACO will have two of the top contenders to not only make it back to state but to win hardware if they get there. Louden Huisenga brought home a district championship for the Warriors last year and has arguably been even better this season with a 32-0 record at 190 pounds.

Junior teammate Gage Samo made a late-season push that resulted in a district title and a sixth-place finish at state at 113 lbs, so he’s looking for a repeat performance and beyond after going 29-6 this season at 120.

Sigourney-Keota also has a pair of wrestlers on the roster who are looking for return trips to state. Jake Moore was a runner-up at districts last year and has gone 22-5 at 165 lbs as a senior. Brady Clark is also eyeing to get back to Des Moines for SK after a 20-win season at 138 as a junior, as well as another district crown after winning one last year at 126.

Highland’s Luke Guseman has not been able to get to the mat as much as he did when he took second at districts last season, but the senior has still been exceptionally effective when he does, going 14-5 at 126 and winning a Southeast Iowa Super Conference title to set the stage for what he hopes is a second straight trip to state.

Jack Peiffer is also looking to go back to state after going 22-11 for the Huskies at 165 in his senior year, while 120-lbs freshman Tyler Pierson and 132-lbs sophomore Brock Thomann have put together breakout seasons in Riverside by each winning at least 29 bouts this season

Lone Tree will be leaning on young wrestlers to earn a trip to Wells Fargo Arena, including 12-win freshman Brock Nebergall at 113. The top two finishers in each weight class will make their way to state. Class 1A district tournaments will begin tomorrow morning at 10.