DES MOINES — Centerville freshman Mike England and junior Wallace Carter both earned first-round victories at the state wrestling meet at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Wednesday afternoon.

England (39-13) grabbed a hard-fought 5-2 victory over freshman Brock Weatherman (25-5) of Ballard Huxley in the 140-pound bracket.

In the 215-pound bracket, Carter pinned junior Tim Mooney (37-11) of East Marshall at the 2:10 mark.

Up by the score of 2-1 after the first period, Carter put Mooney on his back for the pin 10 seconds into the second period.

England advances to the quarterfinals to face senior Ben Knight (44-1) of Sergeant Bluff-Luton who disposed of junior Cody Bachman of MFL MarMac by the score of 6-2 in the opening round.

Carter (43-8) is scheduled to face off against senior Cory VanPelt of Winterset (44-1), who advanced past Alex Will of Spirit Lake Park 9-4 in the first round.

Class 2A quarterfinal action is scheduled to get underway at Wells Fargo Arena Thursday at 2 p.m.

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