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Justin McCunn took a first-round loss to Dylan Koresh of Charles City before earning the advancement with a first-round consolation win over Roberto Cardenas on Thursday at the state wrestling tournament. Go to Redoakexpress.com for more photos. All photos available for purchase.
McCunn bleeds Tiger strength, places 8th

Five Red Oak Tigers punched their tickets to compete in the state wrestling tournament, with two Tigers earning medals, a first in Red Oak wrestling history. All five won at least one match at the state tournament.
“It was a whirlwind of emotion,” head coach Tiegen Podliska said. “We had excitement; we had heartbreak; we had anger; we had frustration; and we had excitement.”
Red Oak finished in 19th place with 31 points.
Thomas Bentley finished the tournament in third place, going 4-1 with two falls and two decisions.