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 2A going by weight class.
In the 106-pound weight class, Carter West of Burlington Notre Dame won his only match of the day by a 2-0 decision against Klayten Perreault of Mt. Vernon to move on to the semifinals. West will take on Emmitt Newton of Davis County.
Cael McCabe of Fairfield and Kael Cook of Burlington Notre Dame were both eliminated from the 113-pound weight class. McCabe and Cook both won their first match of the day as McCabe bested Tony Horness of Ballard in a 3-0 decision and Cook defeated Myles Beck by fall. In the second match, McCabe in a close match in a 1-0 decision. Cook lost by a 6-1 decision.
In the 120-pound weight class, Aaron Boone of Washington went 2-0 on the day as he took down Kyler Jessup by fall in the first match and then defeated Aldin Swanson by tech fall to move on in the consolation bracket. CJ Davis of Burlington Notre Dame also went 2-0 on the day as he took Ben Walsh in the first match by fall and then defeated Seth Ettleman by a 6-1 decision to keep his hopes alive in the consolation bracket.
Kaiden Dietzenbach of Burlington Notre Dame made short work of the consolation bracket in the 126-pound weight class as he won the first match over Elijah Klocke of Benton Community by tech fall. In the second match, Dietzenbach took down Cael Nelson by fall and he will wrestle Jakob Regan of Waukon in the consolation bracket.
In the 132-pound weight class, Caden Greiner of Washington was eliminated in the first round of the consolation bracket in the a close match to Tucker Vitzhum by a 9-8 decision.
Tate O’Shea of Keokuk dominated Carson Turnis in a 7-0 decision in the 138-pound weight class to move on to the semifinals. O’Shea will face off against the 2nd seed Luke Spaur of Knoxville.
In the 145-pound weight class, Dante Zuinga of Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union lost by fall to Chris Aragon to end his tournament run.
Triston Miller of Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union won his first match of the consolation bracket by an 8-5 decision but was eliminated by Coy De Boer by an 8-4 decision in the 152-pound weight class. Isaiah Fenton of Burlington Notre Dame defeated Aiden Flora by a 9-5 decision to move on to the semifinals where he will wrestle the 14th seed Lucas Kral.
In the 160-pound weight class, Cole Storm of Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union and Chase Greiner of Washington both lost their first match of the consolation bracket to eliminate them from the tournament.
CJ Walrath of Burlington Notre Dame continues his undefeated season as he took down Jace Mulder by fall to move into the semifinals where he will be matched up with Jackson Boese of Van Meter as he defeated the 4th seed Karson Downey by sudden victory.
In the 195-pound weight class, Curtis Stender of Washington was eliminated by Jacques Zomermaand of Sioux Center by forfeit.
Dre Smithburg of Fairfield was eliminated in the first round of the consolation bracket by Drew Jackson by a 7-1 decision in the 220-pound weight class. Kai Malone of Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union won his first match of the day by fall over Kaine Clinkenbeard of Spirit Lake Park. In the next round, Trevor Dieren would knock him out of the tournament winning by a 10-5 decision.
In the 285-pound weight class, Brandon Brinkschroeder of Fairfield was eliminated by fall at the hands of Colton Wieland of Carroll. Russell Coil of Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union continues to give out upsets as he took down the 7th seed Trent Cakerice of AP-GC by a 9-2 decision to move on to the semifinal round.
Stay tuned to KILJ 105.5 FM and kilj.com for more updates throughout the day over the course of the tournament.