Boys’ Prep Wrestling: 3 Wrestlers Eyeing a Third Place Finish in Class 3A

Des Moines, IA- Day two of the 2024 Boys’ wrestling state tournament is in the books with the semifinals set in the championship bracket, here’s how our local wrestlers from Class 3A performed.

Burlington’s Braxton Hutchinson started the day in the quarterfinal but was upset by Carew Christensen in a 4-2 decision. Hutchinson will wrestle Coby Fiser of Bondurant-Farrar in the consolation bracket.

Fort Madison saw Nolan Riddle, 157-pound weight class, lose in the quarterfinal round to #1 Grant Kress by a 4-1 decision. Dominic Tigner will be waiting for Riddle in the consolation bracket.

In the 165-pound weight class, Joe Hartman lost his first match in the consolation bracket, eliminating him from the tournament.

Isaac Thacher competed in a close match, but ultimately fell Danarii Mickel by a 2-1 decision in the 190-pound weight class quarterfinal. He will take on Wyatt Young in the consolation bracket.

In the 285-pound weight class, Cory Arnett pinned Andy Crowder in his first matchup of the consolation bracket; however, he was defeated by a 7-0 decision in the next round at the hands of Zach Conlon.

KILJ will update as the tournament progresses.