Nashua-Plainfield’s Brock Dietz  works for a pin during the third period of his 106-pound title match against North Butler’s Bryce Trees at Saturday’s Class 1A sectional tournament in Nashua.

Taking a pair

Dietz pulls off stunning reversal, will join Whitinger at districts

The good news was Brock Dietz was going to qualify for the district tournament either way; the bad news is the Nashua-Plainfield junior had no idea that the third-place match had punched his ticket.  That meant, in Dietz’s mind at least, he was wrestling for his postseason life Saturday, but he was staring at an 8-0 deficit in his Class 1A sectional 106-pound final with Bryce Trees of North Butler.  “I didn’t know who won that [third-place match] because I was just listening to my coaches and we were focusing on Trees,” Dietz said. “I knew I had to pin him, and I put a headlock on and did it.”  With the fall, Dietz avenged two losses to Trees earlier in the season and earned a trip to Lake Mills this Saturday.  A few minutes later, he got some company as 113-pound freshman Jakob Whitinger scored a second period pin of Central Springs’ Caileb Pate to win a sectional title. For all the Nashua-Plainfield results, please see the Feb. 8 Reporter. 

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