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Iowa state wrestling 2019: Thursday's area results, complete coverage

The traditional Iowa high school state wrestling tournament began Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines with first-round action in all three classes.

Here's a look at Gazette area results and coverage.

Thursday's state wrestling coverage

3A: Linn-Mar's Brandon O'Brien wins with stamina

3A: 3 stars and team scores

Photos: Class 3A first round

2A: Jadyn Peyton celebrates birthday with pin in state debut

2A: 3 stars and team scores

Photos: Class 2A first round


1A: Lisbon's Robert Avila, Jr. honors grandfather with debut victory

1A: 3 stars and team scores

Photos: Class 1A first round

Notebook: Xavier father and son live out state meet dream


Thursday’s Gazette area results


106 first round

No. 3 Ethan Wood-Finley (Iowa City High) pinned Jackson Helmkamp (Ankeny Centennial), 1:23

No. 6 Brandon O’Brien (Linn-Mar) dec. Kyle Anderson (Southeast Polk), 9-4

No. 1 Trever Anderson (Ankeny) major dec. Grant O’Dell (Iowa City West), 10-0

No. 7 Ryder Downey (Indianola) dec. Niyo Gady (Marion), 5-2

106 consolation first round

Grant O'Dell (Iowa City West) won in SV-1 vs. Niyo Gady (Marion), 6-4

113 first round

No. 9 Dawson Biermann (Western Dubuque) pinned No. 7 Jacob Penrith (Cedar Falls), 4:09

No. 3 Austin Kegley (Cedar Rapids Prairie) tech. fall Mason Allen (Council Bluffs Jefferson), 3:48 (16-0)

120 first round

No. 1 Cullan Schriever (Mason City) pinned No. 9 Kael Scranton (Clear Creek Amana), 3:27

No. 4 Aiden Evans (Bettendorf) major dec. Jake McLeod (Cedar Rapids Kennedy), 13-3

No. 2 Hunter Garvin (Iowa City West) tech. fall Cael Bredar (North Scott), 5:21 (20-5)

No. 8 Joel Jesuroga (Southeast Polk) dec. Bryce Parke (Linn-Mar), 14-3

120 consolation first round

No. 7 Keaton Moret (Norwalk) dec. No. 9 Kael Scranton (Clear Creek Amana), 9-3

Jake McLeod (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) dec. Eric Gilge (West Des Moines Dowling), 7-5

Bryce Parke (Linn-Mar) pinned Josh Boots (Council Bluffs Lincoln), 0:56

126 first round

Noah Blubaugh (Ankeny Centennial) pinned Keaton Speicher (Iowa City West), 2:44

No. 3 Dylan Albrecht (Waverly-Shell Rock) pinned Ty Pfiffner (Cedar Rapids Kennedy), 1:19

No. 7 Matthew Jordan (Des Moines East) pinned Sam Stevens (Clear Creek Amana), 2:58

No. 2 Nick Oldham (West Des Moines Valley) pinned Joe Foreman (Cedar Rapids Washington), 2:48

126 consolation

Kohler Ruggles (Bettendorf) dec. Keaton Speicher (Iowa City West), 9-4

Sam Stevens (Clear Creek Amana) pinned Ty Pfiffner (Cedar Rapids Kennedy), 3:26

Carter Smith (Waukee) dec. Joe Foreman (Cedar Rapids Washington), 4-0

132 first round

No. 2 Conrad Braswell (Cedar Rapids Prairie) tech. fall Samuel Gisaya (Linn-Mar), 4:38 (17-2)

No. 8 Christian Stanek (Cedar Rapids Xavier) pinned No. 9 Duncan Delzell (Burlington), 1:02

138 first round

No. 6 Ian Heise (Waverly-Shell Rock) dec. No. 8 Graham Gambrall (Iowa City West), 3-1

No. 4 Drevon Ross (Fort Dodge) pinned Johnny Washburn (Cedar Rapids Prairie), 2:38

No. 2 Cody Anderson (Waukee) pinned  Braden Garringer (Marion), 1:56

James Edwards (Johnston) pinned Dylan Falck (Cedar Rapids Kennedy), 3:50

138 consolation

No. 8 Graham Gambrall major dec. Ethan Sorenson (Sioux City North), 13-4

Johnny Washburn (Cedar Rapids Prairie) pinned No. 10 Tanner Higgins (Lewis Central), 1:14

Leo Blawou (Des Moines Lincoln) pinned Braden Garringer (Marion), 5:38

Derek Anderson (Ankeny) dec. Dylan Falck (Cedar Rapids Kennedy), 1-0

145 first round

No. 6 Noah Cunningham (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) major dec. No. 10 Nathan Wallace (Mount Pleasant), 10-2

No. 7 Andrew Rohret (Clear Creek Amana) pinned Vincent Vass (Ottumwa), 5:54

No. 9 Nick Bonanno (Indianola) pinned Patrick Chambers (Cedar Rapids Xavier), 5:44

152 first round

Jake Francksen-Small (Le Mars) won in TB-1 vs. Abass Kemokai (Linn-Mar), 6-5

No. 3 Bryson Hervol (Waverly-Shell Rock) dec. No. 9 Elijah Demmer (Western Dubuque), 8-2

No. 6 Kyle Hefley (Iowa City High) dec. Julius Boimah (Waterloo West), 4-0

Justis Kruse (Cedar Rapids Prairie) won in SV-1 vs. No. 4 Mason Seifried (Waukee), 5-3

152 consolation

No. 7 Owen Towers (Urbandale) dec. Abass Kemokai (Linn-Mar), 9-6

No. 9 Elijah Demmer (Western Dubuque) pinned Bain Broderick (Dallas Center-Grimes), 4:55

160 first round

No. 3 Ryker Kurimski (Western Dubuque) major dec. Lincoln Willett (Cedar Falls), 11-3

No. 2 Jacob Herrmann (Waverly-Shell Rock) dec. Colton LaGrange (Cedar Rapids Prairie), 11-4

160 consolation

Colton LaGrange (Cedar Rapids Prairie) pinned EJ McElmeel (Sioux City North), 0:58

170 first round

No. 5 Jake Hosch (Western Dubuque) won in TB-1 vs. No. 10 Brennan Meacham (Indianola), 2-1

No. 3 Blake Underwood (West Des Moines Valley) pinned Joe Ring (Iowa City High), 0:56

No. 8 Ashton Barker (Iowa City Liberty) dec. Tristen Duncan (Norwalk), 13-6

170 consolation

Brennan Meacham (Indianola) pinned Joe Ring (Iowa City High), 1:08

182 first round

No. 1 Jacob Wempen (Linn-Mar) tech. fall Brennan Broders (Muscatine), 2:16 (15-0)

No. 7 Will Hoeft (Iowa City West) major dec. Ryan Cook (Cedar Rapids Xavier), 12-4

No. 5 Matthew Scott (Des Moines East) major dec. Logan Andeway (Cedar Rapids Prairie), 11-1

No. 2 Devin Ludwig (Western Dubuque) dec. Griffin Gammell (Waukee), 9-3

182 consolation

No. 9 Alex Blizzard (Bettendorf) pinned Ryan Cook (Cedar Rapids Xavier), 2:45

Logan Andeway (Cedar Rapids Prairie) dec. Austin Close (Marshalltown), 3:25

195 first round

No. 5 Cade Parker (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) pinned Cole Rathjen (Ankeny), 1:11

No. 3 Ashton Stoner-DeGroot (Cedar Rapids Prairie) pinned Brenden Burton (Waterloo West), 0:33

220 first round

No. 8 Landon Green (Iowa City West) dec. No. 5 Nate Heckart (Norwalk), 6-4

No. 3 Cam Jones (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) pinned No. 7 Kalob Runyon (Southeast Polk), 2:56

No. 1 Cameron Baker (Council Bluffs Jefferson) pinned No. 4 Tanner Schultz (Linn-Mar), 5:15

220 consolation

No. 4 Tanner Schultz (Linn-Mar) dec. Lane Pruisner (Ankeny Centennial), 7-1

Hwt. first round

No. 1 Josh Vis (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) pinned Hunter Haggstrom (Glenwood), 0:38

No. 5 Griffin Liddle (Bettendorf) dec. Dawson Sweet (Cedar Rapids Jefferson), 6-0

No. 4 Jacob Murry (Iowa City High) pinned Kail Shannon (Storm Lake), 0:58

Hwt. consolation

Dawson Sweet (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) pinned Kail Shannon (Storm Lake), 4:07



106 first round

Carter Anderson (Albia) dec. Alex Beaver (West Liberty), 3-2

No. 6 Jonathon Burnette (Spirit Lake Park) dec. No. 10 Lincoln Mehlert (Union Community), 5-4

106 consolation first round

Alex Beaver (West Liberty) major dec. Jacob McGowan (Sioux City Heelan), 11-0

No. 10 Lincoln Mehlert (Union Community) dec. Ethan Forker (Davenport Assumption), 4-2

113 first round

No. 9 Kolten Crawford (Union Community) pinned No. 6 Zane Dodson (Van Meter/Earlham), 3:10

Cole Whitehead (Center Point-Urbana) dec. Johnathon Erp (Red Oak), 14-7

No. 8 Isaiah Weber (Independence) pinned Taylor Huggins (Davis County), 2:56

No. 2 Colby Lillegard (Bondurant-Farrar) dec. Lincoln Holub (Mount Vernon), 5-0

113 consolation first round

Lincoln Holub (Mount Vernon) dec. Jaxson Rozeboom (Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley), 11-5

120 first round

No. 7 Ryan Clark (Mount Vernon) dec. No. 10 Colby Wiederholt (Van Meter/Earlham), 9-7

No. 3 Caleb Fuessley (Center Point-Urbana) tech. fall Joe Sullivan (Osage), 4:38 (21-6)

No. 9 Kyler Dunn (Spirit Lake Park) dec. Walker Ikerd (Washington), 7-6

No. 1 Drake Doolittle (Webster City) pinned Hunter Worthen (Union Community), 1:00

120 consolation first round

Hunter Worthen (Union Community) dec. Walker Ikerd (Washington), 7-6

126 first round

No. 3 Hayden Taylor (Solon) pinned Cael Ihle (Gilbert), 3:27

No. 5 Bryce Hatten (Winterset) pinned Lake Labehn (Union Community), 4:56

No. 2 Kain Luensman (Monticello) pinned Trestin Sales (Eddyville EBF), 1:12

126 consolation first round

Lake Labehn (Union Community) dec. Alec Staudt (Charles City), 7-6

132 first round

No. 7 Jackson Rolfs (Decorah) dec. Mitchell Jones (Sioux City Heelan), 6-3

No. 4 Kruise Kiburz (Winterset) dec. No. 10 Brock Radeke (Vinton-Shellsburg), 5-0

No. 6 Zeb Gnida (Solon) dec. Stone Schmitz (Union Community), 8-4

No. 3 Jalen Schropp (Williamsburg) tech. fall Jacob Nelson (Perry), 5:16 (15-0)

No. 5 Ryan Phillips (West Delaware) pinned Cody Calvelage (Louisa-Muscatine), 3:39

132 consolation first round

No. 10 Brock Radeke (Vinton-Shellsburg) dec. Stone Schmitz (Union Community), 12-6

138 first round

No. 6 Luke Radeke (Vinton-Shellsburg) dec. No. 10 Gunner Rodgers (North Fayette Valley), 5-2

No. 5 Chase McLaren (Atlantic) dec. Garrett Ikerd (Washington), 9-3

No. 7 Jadyn Peyton (West Delaware) pinned Brody Roll (Osage), 1:44

No. 1 Jack Thomsen (Union Community) tech. fall Eli Rose (Grinnell), 3:45 (17-1)

138 consolation first round

No. 10 Gunner Rodgers (North Fayette Valley) dec. Garrett Ikerd (Washington), 6-2

145 first round

Miles Hansmeier (Waukon) won in SV-1 vs. No. 7 Koby Hassebrock (Roland-Story), 12-10

No. 1 Joey Busse (Humboldt) dec. No. 8 Garrett Jensen (Williamsburg), 12-7

No. 5 Jack West (Winterset) dec. No. 10 Cael Meyer (West Delaware), 9-6

No. 6 Max Babcock (New Hampton/Turkey Valley) pinned Dillan Sanders (Washington), 5:00

No. 3 Will Esmoil (West Liberty) pinned Keaton Wilson (Clarion CGD), 1:09

No. 4 Chase Luensman (Monticello) tech. fall Roberto Cardenas (Sioux Center), 6:00 (19-2)

145 consolation first round

No. 7 Koby Hassebrock (Roland-Story) dec. No. 8 Garrett Jensen (Williamsburg), 8-6

No. 10 Cael Meyer (West Delaware) pinned Dillan Sanders (Washington), 2:20

152 first round

Connor Pellett (Atlantic) dec. No. 8 Coy Ruess (West Liberty), 8-6

No. 4 Zack Bevans (Solon) major dec. Cody Wallace (Monroe PCM), 13-0

No. 9 Braxton Dobel (Clear Lake) dec. No. 6 Mitchel Mangold (West Delaware), 6-3

No. 5 Scott Betterton (Vinton-Shellsburg) won in SV-1 vs. Kalen Meyer (Central Lyon/George-Little Rock), 10-6

No. 7 Matthew Doyle (Independence) major dec. Cole Nauman (East Marshall), 9-1

No. 1 Adam Ahrendsen (Union Community) pinned Bryce Cole (Van Meter/Earlham), 5:34

152 consolation first round

No. 8 Coy Ruess (West Liberty) dec. No. 10 Carter Proffitt (Charles City), 7-3

No. 6 Mitchel Mangold (West Delaware) dec. Kalen Meyer (Central Lyon/George-Little Rock), 5-1

160 first round

No. 6 Justin McCunn (Red Oak) major dec. Andy Brokaw (Solon), 9-0

No. 3 Cole Davis (Independence) pinned Nate Cornwall (Spirit Lake Park), 4:18

Austin Beaver (West Liberty) pinned Blake Liebe (Sergeant Bluff-Luton), 3:17

No. 4 Zach Williams (Osage) major dec. Weston Fantz (North Fayette Valley), 10-2

160 consolation first round

Andy Brokaw (Solon) dec. Nate Cornwall (Spirit Lake Park), 4-1

Weston Fantz (North Fayette Valley) dec. Blake Liebe (Sergeant Bluff-Luton), 11-6

170 first round

No. 1 Paul Ryan (Mount Vernon) pinned Bryce Vande Weerd (Central Lyon/George-Little Rock), 1:12

No. 5 Spencer Mooberry (Osage) dec. Bryan Graves (Oelwein), 10-6

No. 8 Wyatt Voelker (West Delaware) dec. No. 7 Dylan Koresh (Charles City), 4-3

No. 9 Jax Flynn (Solon) pinned Aiden Carr (Gilbert), 4:25

170 consolation first round

No. 7 Dylan Koresh (Charles City) dec. Bryan Graves (Oelwein), 10-3

182 first round

Dylan Jeffers (Keokuk) pinned Dawson Palmer (Decorah), 0:54

No. 10 Ethan Reed (Carlisle) dec. No. 7 Jack Neuhaus (West Delaware), 3-2

Abraham Michel (Maquoketa) dec. No. 4 Lucas Roland (Monroe PCM), 13-10

No. 2 Tristin Westphal-Edwards (Washington) pinned Beau Barncastle (Creston/O-M), 0:29

182 consolation first round

Dawson Palmer (Decorah) pinned Jakob Childs (Clarinda), 1:16

No. 7 Jack Neuhaus (West Delaware) dec. No. 9 Sam Wigans (Clarion CGD), 8-3

195 first round

No. 9 Logan Escher (Washington) dec. Reid Walters (Chariton), 8-4

No. 2 Noah Bandstra (East Marshall) pinned Andy Murphy (Decorah), 1:13

No. 4 Dalton Chipp (Hampton-Dumont) pinned No. 10 Isaac Boucher (Mid-Prairie), 4:17

No. 8 Jordan Bries (West Delaware) dec. Treyton Burnikel (Crestwood), 5-4

195 consolation first round

Andy Murphy (Decorah) pinned Chayce Hooyer (Sioux Center), 2:59

No. 10 Isaac Boucher (Mid-Prairie) dec. Treyton Burnikel (Crestwood), 11-10

220 first round

No. 3 Mike Hoyle (Solon) pinned Wyatt Scheidel (Crestwood), 0:46

No. 4 Lake Stahlberg (Monticello) pinned Joseph Arkfeld (Harlan), 0:25

No. 7 Kade Hambly (Clear Lake) pinned Billy Grout (Williamsburg), 4:24

No. 2 Dakoda Powell (Spirit Lake Park) dec. Kobe Simon (West Liberty), 5-3

220 consolation first round

Joseph Arkfeld (Harlan) pinned Billy Grout (Williamsburg), 0:39

Kobe Simon (West Liberty) dec. Kamrin Steveson (Grinnell), 9-2

Hwt. first round

Cole Cremeens (Williamsburg) won in SV-1 vs. Drake Fox (Burlington Notre Dame), 4-3

No. 6 Drew Evans (Independence) pinned Jesse Lieser (Tipton), 4:42

No. 9 Carson Petlon (West Delaware) dec. No. 4 Derrin Sesker (Van Meter/Earlham), 3-2

No. 10 Taven Rich (Maquoketa) pinned Jarrett Fastert (Central Lyon/George-Little Rock), 5:25

Hwt. consolation first round

No. 4 Derrin Sesker (Van Meter/Earlham) pinned Jesse Lieser (Tipton), 3:30



106 first round

No. 3 Damon Huston (Midland) pinned Noah Strohmeyer (Colfax-Mingo), 1:06

No. 2 Jaymus Wilson (Alburnett) tech. fall Ethan Maldonado (South Winneshiek), 4:43 (16-1)

Cade Siebrecht (Lisbon) dec. Drayven Kraft (West Sioux), 5-0

106 consolation first round

Ethan Maldonado (South Winneshiek) major dec. Hayden Fischer (Avoca AHSTW), 18-6

113 first round

No. 10 Colton Meeker (Wapello) dec. No. 9 Quincy Happel (Lisbon), 9-8

No. 5 Mason Dye (Sigourney-Keota) tech. fall Bryce McDonough (Central Springs), 5:03 (19-4)

No. 1 Hagen Heistand (Logan-Magnolia) major dec. Carter Littlefield (Jesup), 11-2

No. 4 Aidan Noonan (Cascade) pinned No. 8 Cullen Koedam (West Sioux), 1:48

113 consolation first round

No. 9 Quincy Happel (Lisbon) pinned Wil Martin (Moravia), 3:21

Carter Littlefield (Jesup) won by injury default vs. Bryce McDonough (Central Springs), 4:38

126 first round

No. 8 Tyler Helgeson (Lake Mills) major dec. Bowen Munger (Starmont), 9-1

No. 1 Robert Avila (Lisbon) pinned Jalen Collins (WACO), 2:45

126 consolation first round

Bowen Munger (Starmont) pinned Justin Garcia (West Central Valley), 3:37

132 first round

No. 1 Cael Happel (Lisbon) tech. fall Gabe Smith (Oakland Riverside), 3:20 (21-5)

No. 6 Easton Larson (Don Bosco) pinned Geoff Streb (Highland), 1:49

No. 9 Nolan Noonan (Cascade) dec. Gunnar Larson (Guthrie Center ACGC), 1-0

132 consolation first round

Ethan Berven (Emmetsburg) pinned Geoff Streb (Highland), 2:30

138 first round

No. 1 Cobe Siebrecht (Lisbon) tech. fall No. 10 Zach Hammes (Pekin), 3:26 (19-3)

No. 8 Grant Hoeger (Dyersville Beckman) dec. Carson Lynott (West Sioux), 11-8

No. 2 Nick Hamilton (Underwood) major dec. Brody Hawtrey (North Cedar), 16-4

138 consolation first round

Brody Hawtrey (North Cedar) pinned Logan Heaberlin (Belmond-Klemme), 1:24

145 first round

No. 7 Ryne Mohrfield (Lisbon) major dec. No. 10 Mark Dawson (Eagle Grove), 14-4

No. 6 Michael Eagn (MFL MarMac) pinned Blake McAlister (South Central Calhoun), 3:30

Brady Hahn (Highland) pinned Kaleb Bauer (Southeast Warren), 1:48

No. 4 Blake Thomsen (Underwood) pinned T.J. Lau (East Buchanan), 1:51

145 consolation first round

Kaleb Bauer (Southeast Warren) pinned T.J. Lau (East Buchanan), 1:52

152 first round

No. 3 Brady Henderson (North Linn) major dec.. No. 10 Cooper Andreassen (English Valleys/Tri-County), 13-1

No. 9 Kameron Black (Mason City Newman) dec. Cory Stewart (Highland), 4-3

No. 8 Ben Smith (Iowa Valley) dec. Logan Schnuelle (South Winneshiek), 10-5

152 consolation first round

No. 10 Cooper Andreassen (English Valleys/Tri-County) major dec. Cory Stewart (Highland), 17-4

160 first round

Cael Lester (Pleasantville) tech. fall Spencer Amling (Edgewood-Colesburg), 4:36 (18-2)

No. 9 Mason Griffin (Emmetsburg) dec. Dan Burton (Highland), 3-1

160 consolation first round

Spencer Amling (Edgewood-Colesburg) dec. Derik Downing (Nashua-Plainfield), 9-5

Hunter Cobb (Wayne) pinned Dan Burton (Highland), 0:58

170 first round

Garret Bruce (East Sac County) tech. fall Caleb Peach (English Valleys/Tri-County), 3:39 (16-0)

No. 3 Ethan Fulcher (Hudson) dec. No. 5 Ethan Wickman (Alburnett), 5-4

170 consolation first round

Gabe Carter (New London) dec. Caleb Peach (English Valleys/Tri-County), 8-4

No. 5 Ethan Wickman (Alburnett) pinned No. 10 Caleb Stoltz (Van Buren), 2:56

182 first round

No. 8 Quinton Rechkemmer (North Linn) pinned Trevor Schuller (West Sioux), 5:59

No. 5 Nick Milder (Iowa City Regina) dec. Hunter Aney (Mediapolis), 7-2

No. 4 Nathan Johanningmeier (MFL MarMac) dec. Coy Baker (Wilton), 3-1

No. 2 Thomas Even (Don Bosco) dec. No. 10 Cole Clark (Lisbon), 5-3

182 consolation first round

No. 10 Cole Clark (Lisbon) pinned Coy Baker (Wilton), 5:11

195 first round

No. 1 Zach Ryg (Central Springs) pinned No. 9 John Fisher (English Valleys/Tri-County), 0:30

No. 8 Kanan Morris (Alburnett) pinned Cameron Raines (New London), 3:48

No. 6 Ethan Allie (Belle Plaine) dec. Tyler Thurston (North Cedar), 3-2

No. 3 Owen Grover (Dyersville Beckman) pinned Zach Adams (Sloan Westwood), 1:40

195 consolation first round

No. 9 John Fisher (English Valleys/Tri-County) dec. Cameron Raines (New London), 10-5

Trevor Dorn (Denver) pinned Tyler Thurston (North Cedar), 5:13

220 first round

No. 1 Garet Sims (Iowa Valley) pinned Easton Fleshman (West Lyon), 1:07

No. 4 Brett Schoenharr (Midland) pinned Isaac Steffens (Postville), 1:41

No. 3 Garrett Keehner (MFL MarMac) pinned Cale Anthony (Pleasantville), 4:14

Luke Recker (East Buchanan) dec. Alex Hommer (Southeast Warren), 10-4

220 consolation first round

Isaac Steffens (Postville) pinned Jaxon Allen (New London), 1:54

Hwt. first round

No. 3 Taylor Fox (East Buchanan) pinned Brant Baltes (Lisbon), 6:57

No. 6 Chandler Redenius (West Hancock) pinned Chase Gallagher (North Cedar), 3:02

Hwt. consolation first round

Brant Baltes (Lisbon) dec. Dagisteno Shilling (Eldon Cardinal), 3-1

No. 5 Josh Cox (Mount Ayr) pinned Chase Gallagher (North Cedar), 4:37

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