Boys’ Prep Wrestling: 4 Wrestlers in the Semifinals and a Couple Matchups Between Local Rivals for Class 2A

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 2A performed.

For Burlington Notre Dame, two Nikes are still in the hunt for a state championship. In the 106-pound weight class, Colt Boyles fell to Urijah Courter of Nevada by a 5-3 decision in the quarterfinal round. Boyles will take on Charlie Boelman in the consolation bracket.

Carter West advanced to the semifinals after a sudden victory over Mitchell Schmauss of Crestwood in the quarterfinal of the 113-pound weight class. West will face off against the #1-seed Brayden Bohnsack.

CJ Davis, in the 126-pound weight class, lost to Landed Davis of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in the quarterfinal by an 8-3 decision. Davis will square off against another Southeast Iowa wrestler in Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union’s Ty Scorpil in the consolation bracket.

In the 132-pound weight class, Kaiden Dietzenbach dominated his way to the semifinals with a win by major decision over Elijah Kupka of Benton Community. He will compete against Mason Avila of Decorah with the winner advancing to the championship match.

In the 138-pound weight class, Kael Cook defeated Deken Sorensen of Davis County by sudden victory in the consolation brackets but was defeated by MaCael Bear of South Tama County by a 12-6 decision, eliminating him from the tournament.

Dirk Boyles could not get past Lucas Kral of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura as Boyles fell in the quarterfinals round of the 150-pound weight class by a 3-1 decision. Boyles will face off against Jax Jensen in the consolation bracket.

Lastly, Blake Wilson was unable to upset #1 Tucker Stangel of Osage as he was pinned in 1:07. In the 157-pound weight class, Wilson will face off against Cason Miller of Fairfield.

For Fairfield, Cael McCabe, in the 106-pound weight class, snuck past Coy Mehlert of Union by a 3-2 decision to advance to the semifinals.

Cason Miller, 157-pound weight class, won both of his matches in the consolation bracket with a win by fall over Gage Blauwet of West Lyon and a 10-6 decision win over Brody Hanson of Decorah.

Dain Burkhart (175), Carter Moore (190), and Dre Smithburg (215) were eliminated from the tournament after losing their first match of the day.

Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union’s Russel Coil kept his championship hopes alive with a 6-0 decision win over Trent Cakerice of AP-GC in the quarterfinal. He will take on Paul Ballard of Albia with the winner moving on to the championship match.

In the 113-pound weight class, Jacob Nelson was eliminated by Lane Travis of Creston by a 4-0 decision.

Ty Scorpil picked up two wins in the consolation bracket in the 126-pound weight class with a 9-3 decision win over Braiden Schaufenbuel of NH/TV and an 8-6 decision win over Carter Liston of AP-GC to keep his third place hopes alive.

Kason Dopler, in the 175-pound weight class, was eliminated on a narrow 3-2 decision final against Degan Miller of Greene County.

Kyler Crow of Mediapolis picked up a win in the consolation bracket of the 165-pound weight class with a major decision win over Cyrus Mathes of South Tama County. Nevertheless, Crow was eliminated by fall against Ayden Antonelli of Anamosa.

Washington’s Aaron Boone was knocked down to the consolation bracket after falling by a 3-0 decision against Kade Blume of Roland-Story. He will compete against Kolton Keller in the consolation bracket.

KILJ will update as the tournament progresses.