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Rix places third at districts

Evan Rix
Evan Rix

WEBSTER CITY – Nevada senior Evan Rix came up just short of reaching state after placing third at the Class 2A district meet in Webster City Saturday.

Competing at 113 pounds, Rix was pinned by Hampton-Dumont’s Carter Barkema in the semifinals.

“Evan wrestled against a really tough kid first round,” Nevada head coach Hesston Johnson said. “He fought a good fight - it just wasn’t enough to move on to state. He rebounded and dominated his next match, and finished his high school career with a win.”

Rix came back to whip Ballard’s Bailey Heinen in the third-place match, but he was unable to get a wrestleback after Clear Lake’s Ryan Leisure defeated Barkema in the championship match.

“Evan had a great career,” Johnson said. “He is the winningest wrestler in Nevada history with a 120 wins and is a two-time district qualifier. I am very proud of Evan’s accomplishments, on and off the mat.”

Rix completed his senior season with a 36-14 record.

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