Des Moines, IA- Day two of the Iowa High School Athletic Association state wrestling tournament is in the books with our semifinals now set. We’ll take a look at our local wrestlers from Class 1A going by weight class.
In the 106-pound weight class, Codder Malcom of Wapello was eliminated from the tournament by Caleb Hoffman of Kuemper Catholic by fall. Malcom went 1-2 in the tournament.
Gage Samo of WACO was knocked to the consolation bracket in the 113-pound weight class by Cael Morrow of Akron-Westfield on a 6-0 decision. Samo will take on Caleb Swedin of GTRA in the consolation bracket.
In the 126-pound weight class, Gage Burden of New London was eliminated as he fell to Payton Harger of Earlham in the first round of the consolation bracket.
Zach Harbison of Wapello won his first match of the day against Dawson Beyer of Sibley-Ocheyedan on a 5-2 decision. However, Harbison would be eliminated from the 138-pound weight class after falling to the 5th seed Tiernan Boots of Lisbon. Harbison would finish the tournament 2-2.
In the 152-pound weight class, Kyler Crow of Mediapolis is still battling in the consolation bracket as he defeated Verdy Klocke of Pocahontas Area by fall. In his next match, he took on Grant Russell of West Monona-Whiting and won the match via fall. Cooper Gates of West Branch will be his next opponent tomorrow.
The 160-pound weight class has two heavy hitters for Southeastern Iowa with the #5 seed Louden Huisenga of WACO and the #2 seed Dom Lopez of New London. Unfortunately, Huisenga lost to Max McGill of Woodbury Central by injury sending him to take on John McGill of Colfax-Mingo in the consolation bracket. Lopez became the all-time winningest wrestler in Iowa state history at 220 after taking down Andrew Kimball of Don Bosco by major decision. He will take on Kaden Broer of West Monona-Whiting, the 3rd seed, as he searches for the perfect season and his first state championship.
Michael Raines of New London also keeps his hopes alive in the 170-pound weight class consolation bracket as he went 2-0 on the day defeating Logan Wearmouth of Martensdale-St. Mary’s by fall in the first match of the day, then he defeated Owen Hoover of CAM by a 5-1 decision. This sets up a matchup with the 10th seed Jordan Saul of GTRA.
In the 195-pound weight class, Drew Diers of WACO was eliminated by Aiden Sullivan in the first round of the consolation bracket. Trent Wilkerson of New London is moving through the consolation bracket as he defeated Tate Mayer by tech fall in the first round of the consolation bracket, then defeated Corbin Hill of Denver by an 8-1 decision. He will take on Jack Schwenn of Belle Plaine. Josh Glendening of Mediapolis is in the semifinals after he took down Schwenn by major decision. He will battle Nathan Beitz of Maquoketa Valley in a contest between the #2 seed Glendening and the #3 seed Beitz.
Spencer Kessel of Louisa-Muscatine will be moving on to the 220-pound weight class semifinal after taking down Henry Lund of AHSTW by fall. He will face off against the #1 seed, Jared Thiry of Don Bosco.
Stay tuned to KILJ 105.5 FM and kilj.com for more updates throughout the day over the course of the tournament.