Jaxson Hildebrand of Denison went 3-0 and took first place in the seventh-eighth grade 189-pound C Division at the Iowa AAU Southwest District 8 Tournament recently at Iowa Western Community College at Council Bluffs.
With that, Hildebrand has qualified to compete at the Iowa AAU State Championships on Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, at Wells Fargo Arena at Des Moines.
As the district champion, Hildebrand also has qualified for the Southwest District 8 dual team and will compete at Indianola on Saturday, March 2.
Hildebrand is two-time Super Pee Wee state place finisher and a six-time AAU state qualifier. He had placed four times and looking to finish as a five-time placewinner.
Jaxson is the son of Justin Davis and Angie Heiden of Denison and Jeremy Hildebrand of Winterset.