MASON CITY - The top-ranked Iowa Central wrestling team will take all 10 of their members to the national wrestling tournament in hopes of claiming their sixth championship in the past seven seasons.
The Tritons finished with 199 points in the North Central Regional District, well ahead of runner-up Iowa Lakes' 122.5.
"Our guys came out and wrestled hard,'' said Iowa Central head coach Luke Moffitt. "We wanted to use this tournament to get ready for nationals. I told them not to wait until nationals and to do it now.
"We turned some matches around that we had won by a point or two."
Iowa Central won six regional championships, had a runner-up, two thirds and an advancement.
Jacob Colon (125), Brandon Wright (133), Edwin Cooper (149), Micahel Perez (157), Colin Hewitt (165) and Jahwon Akui (174) were all champions.
"We got on a roll,'' Moffitt said. "Even in the matches we lost, we didn't look bad.''
Wright, who recorded two technical falls and pin, was named Outstanding Wrestler of the meet.
"Brandon wrestled very well,'' Moffitt said. "I thought Perez was up there as well. He had a strong tournament.
"Perez made big jumps (today) in a tough weight class.''
In the 18 matches for the undefeated regional champions, they recorded five falls, four technical falls, seven major decisions, one injury default and one default victory.
The Tritons finished 25-3 on the day.
Christian Mays (184) was a runner-up, while Kolton Kersten (197) and Lonnie Brown (285) were both third.
Terrel Wilbourn (141) injury defaulted through the tournament and will advance as a wild card.
The Tritons will compete at nationals on Feb. 24-25 in Rochester, Minn.