Boys’ Prep Wrestling: Final Results from the 2024 State Tournament

Des Moines, IA– The 2024 Boys’ State Wrestling Tournament is over, and 42 state champions have been crowned across three classes and three team titles have been handed out. Here’s how our local wrestlers fared on Championship Saturday and the top team rankings.

The consolation bracket started early yesterday and starting with Class 1A, Gage Samo of WACO lost to Dallas Canoyer of Earlham by a 5-1 decision, sending him to the 5th place match. In a matchup against Cooper Hinz of Jesup, Samo and Hinz battled but it would go Hinz’s way by a 2-1 decision. Samo claimed 6th place.

In Class 2A, Carter West of Burlington Notre Dame defeated Jayson Stevens by a 6-0 decision to advance to the third-place match. He would go on to win the bronze of the 113-pound weight class by a 2-0 decision victory over Jon Gonzalez of West Marshall.

In the 126-pound weight class, CJ Davis of Burlington Notre Dame got a chance at the bronze after taking down Amare Chavez of South Tama County by an 8-2 decision; unfortunately, Landen Davis of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont would narrowly escape with a 3-1 decision win. Davis finished in 4th place.

Washington’s Aaron Boone defeated Mason Avila of Decorah to get to the third-place match in the 132-pound weight class but, ultimately, fell to Matt Beam of Glenwood by a 6-4 decision to finish in 4th place.

Nile Sinn of Williamsburg pulled off a sudden victory over Dirk Boyles of Burlington Notre Dame in the 150-pound weight class to take 7th place. Boyles finished in 8th place.

The 157-pound weight class featured Cason Miller of Fairfield taking down Karson Kolbert of NH/TV by a 2-1 decision, propelling him to the third-place match. Taylor Mahler of Hampton-Dumont-CAL would defeat Miller by a 3-0 decision. Miller claimed 4th place.

Advancing to Class 3A, Fort Madison had two wrestlers finish in the top 10. Nolan Riddle, 157-pound weight class, pinned Abe Bushong of Southeast Polk to take on Cinsere Clark of Valley for third place. Riddle would lose by a 7-3 decision to take 4th place.

Isaac Thacher battled for 7th place against Kolby Gibbons of Johnston, but Thacher would come up short, losing by a 3-1 decision to nab 8th place in the 190-pound weight class.

Championship Matches

This left four of our local wrestlers ready for the chance to exit Des Moines as an individual state champion.

In Class 1A, Louden Huisenga of WACO and MaKade Bloker of North Butler-Clarksville entered the 190-pound weight championship matchup undefeated. Unfortunately, Huisenga would fall by a 9-3 decision final to finish in 2nd place.

In Class 2A, Fairfield’s Cael McCabe lost to Klayten Perreault of Mt. Vernon by a 7-1 decision to finish as the runner-up in the 106-pound weight class.

The 132-pound weight class featured a rematch from earlier in the season as Kaiden Dietzenbach of Burlington Notre Dame was attempting to avenge his 9-2 decision loss to Kade Blume of Roland-Story in the Cliff Keen Independence Invitational. It was not meant to be, as Blume would go on to win by a similar decision final. Dietzenbach, a junior, has now finished in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place at the state tournament.

Lastly, Russel Coil of Columbus/Winfield Mt. Union fell to Mac Muller of Osage by an 8-3 decision to claim 2nd place in the 285-pound weight class.

Team Scores
Class 1A
Don Bosco (repeat): 183.5
Alburnett: 152
Wilton: 144

Class 2A
Osage (repeat): 128.5
Mt. Vernon: 110
Union: 95
Burlington Notre Dame: 79.5

Class 3A
Southeast Polk: 221.5
Bettendorf: 160
Fort Dodge: 119

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