Merten Falls In State Title Match
Boone Central/Newman Grove senior Jon Merten capped his impressive career with a runner-up finish at 220 pounds at the Class C state wrestling tournament Saturday.
Facing Arlington’s Remington Gay, Merten scored the opening takedown to take an early 2-0 lead.
Gay answered six unanswered points to end the match.
Trailing 4-2 late in the match, the senior Cardinal took a desperation shot, but Gay sprawled away from Merten and spun behind for the takedown.
Merten finishes the year 41-4 with a second-place finish.