Friday at the Iowa high school state wrestling tournament: Team scores, Highlights, Brackets

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The busiest day of the week at the Iowa high school state wrestling tournament is a wrap as quarterfinals and semifinals hit the mats in all three classes, plus a host of consolation-round bouts.

Find updates from Saturday's state wrestling action here.

Here’s what you need to know.

Class 3A

Western Dubuque sent three wrestlers to the finals, including first-timer Bradan Birt, who joins a family tradition.

Here's a look at the team standings. Southeast Polk has already clinched the title

1. Southeast Polk 147.5

2. Fort Dodge 100

3. West Des Moines Valley 93

4. Western Dubuque 81

5. North Scott 58.5

6. Indianola 54

7. Glenwood 52.5

8. Waverly-Shell Rock 49.5

9. Waukee 49

10. Mason City 41.5

Iowa City West defending champ Nelson Brands advanced to the 152-pound final, but it didn't come easy. A few highlights and Brands' thoughts:

 

 

Class 2A

New Hampton overtook Solon for the team lead in Class 2A after Friday night's session, but Solon's West twins each advanced to the state finals.

 

 

Here's a look at the standings

1. New Hampton 88

2. Solon 80.5

3. Creston/O-M 65.5

4. Davenport Assumption 64

5. Ballard 60

6. Atlantic/CAM 45

7. West Liberty 43

T8. Denver-Tripoli 42

T8. Washington (Iowa) 42

10. Osage 40

 

Class 1A

Lisbon extended its lead in the team race, while one of the better stories comes from English Valleys' Zach Axmear, who has another shot at an elusive state title.

Here's a look at the team standings.

1. Lisbon 80

2. Sibley-Ocheyedan 57

3. Don Bosco 48

4. Underwood 47.5

5. North Linn 45.5

6. Lake Mills 43

7. Wapsie Valley 42

T8. Pleasantville 41

T8. Southeast Warren/Melcher-Dallas 41

10. Dike-New Hartford 40

A few semifinal highlights from Lisbon:

 

 

Brackets

Available and updating on TrackWrestling.

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