The State Wrestling tournament got underway today at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines for the final time in Vets and the 33rd time overall. There were no major upsets as all the top rated wrestlers advanced.Among the first round winners today, top-ranked junior Jake Kerr of Oskaloosa at 152 pounds in Class 3A. Kerr is now 36-0 and says he finds someone giving their best effort every time out looking to end his undefeated streak.Kerr finished third as a sophomore last year. Defending heavyweight champion, Shane Spooner of Ankeny won his first round match against 8th ranked Mike Doran of Boone. Spooner says he also finds people gunning for him as the defending champ.Spooner says nothing is easy at this point.As for the team race, Iowa City West leads after the first round with 23 and a half, followed by Iowa City City High, Waverly Shell-Rock and Council Bluffs Lewis Central.
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