They've been two of the most consistent guys on the West Hancock wrestling team this season, and Saturday, Tate Hagen and Hunter Hagen were rewarded for their hard work as each punched a ticket to the state wrestling tournament this week in Des Moines.
On Saturday in Manson at the Class 1A, District 3 wrestling tournament, the cousins took care of what they needed to in order to advance.
At 160 pounds, Tate won his semifinal match with a pin in 1 minute, 36 seconds vs. Manson-NW Webster's Austin Burger. Tate then went on to win the title match with a 4-1 win in overtime over Lake Mills' Elijah Wagner.
Hunter began his day with a pin in 1:11 vs. G-T/R-A's Blake Miller and then had to injury default in the title match vs. Lake Mills' Gabe Irons. No wrestleback was needed for Hunter to take second in his bracket and advance.
"They're guys who have worked hard," West Hancock coach Mark Sanger said. "They're the leaders of our team and that kind of sets the tone for the things they do.
"I told them, though, that we're not satisfied yet. They've still got more to do."
Also for the Eagles, Dalton Subject and Caleb Eckels had their seasons end as each were handed a pair of losses on Saturday.
The state wrestling tournament will be held Thursday through Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The 1A session begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday night.