Prep Wrestling- Day one of the Iowa High School Athletic Association boys’ wrestling state tournament is in the books and here is a round-up of all the action that took place for our local wrestlers in the first two rounds of the championship bracket for Class 3A going by weight classes.
In the 106-pound weight class, Braxton Hutchinson of Burlington will be starting day tow in the consolation bracket after defeating Daniel Overall in the first round by fall, but then losing to the #1 seed Carter Pearson by fall in the second round. Hutchinson will take on Brennan Geers to start day two.
Ashton Grace of Ottumwa fell in the first round to Gabe Cauthron of Spencer in the 113-pound weight class. Grace will take on Jensen Dyer of Indianola to start day two.
In the 120-pound weight class, Noah Swigart of Fort Madison fell to Max Bishop of Fort Dodge in the first round. Swigart will take on JJ Maihan of Ankeny in the consolation bracket.
Logan Pennock of Fort Madison had a first round bye in the 126-pound weight class. However, Jashua Anglo of Johsnton would take down Pennock by fall in the second round. Pennock will take on Alex Bumba in the first round of the consolation bracket.
In the 145-pound weight class, Nolan Riddle of Fort Madison defeated Zach Fern of Iowa City, City High by fall in the first round. Dom Rubino of Waukee Northwest would defeat Riddle by a 12-9 decision, so Riddle will wrestle Luke Benson in the consolation bracket to start day two.
In the 152-pound weight class, Aidan Pennock of Fort Madison lost to Hunter Bagby of Urbandale by fall. Pennock will take on Ethan Riesselman of Dallas Center-Grimes in the consolation bracket. The 6th seed Braylon Griffiths of Ottumwa had a first round bye then defeated Illias Louck of North Scott by an 11-4 decision to stay in the championship bracket.
Teague Smith of Fort Madison lost in a close match to Kaia Fox in a 2-1 decision in the 170-pound weight class. Smith will face off against Jace Fullhart of Spencer in the first round of the consolation bracket.
In the 182-pound weight class, Salomon Cordero of Burlington lost in the first-round match to Xander Kenworthy by fall. Cordero will square off against Cohan Torres of North Polk in the consolation bracket.
Isaac Thacher of Fort Madison came into the 195-pound weight class as the 6th seed earning himself a bye for the first round. Thacher would then pin Johan Gomez of Marshalltown to move on in the championship bracket.
In the 220-pound weight class, Daniel Sokolik of Fort Madison won the first match by fall over Kam Evans of Muscatine, but fell to Jaxson Hildebrand of Denison-Schleswig in the second round. Sokolik will take on Jacob Mohler of Valley in the consolation bracket.
Stay tuned to KILJ 105.5 FM and kilj.com for more updates throughout the day over the course of the tournament.