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, Braxton Hutchinson of Burlington defeated Brennan Geers by a 2-0 decision to start the day. However, Jaymeson VanderVelde would eliminate Hutchinson by fall in the second round of the consolation bracket.
Ashton Grace of Ottumwa defeated Jensen Dyer of Indianola by a 6-4 decision to start day two. In the second round of the consolation round, Grace would fall to Cody Vendemark of Ankeny Centennial to be eliminated from the 113-pound weight class.
In the 120-pound weight class, Noah Swigart of Fort Madison lost to JJ Maihan of Ankeny by fall in the consolation bracket to end his tournament run.
Logan Pennock of Fort Madison was upset by the 10th seed Alex Bumba in the first round of the consolation bracket as that eliminated him from the 126-pound weight class.
In the 145-pound weight class, Nolan Riddle of Fort Madison fell in a close match to Luke Benson in the consolation bracket by a 9-7 decision, which eliminated him from the tournament.
In the 152-pound weight class, Aidan Pennock of Fort Madison lost by fall to Ethan Riesselman of Dallas Center-Grimes in the consolation bracket to eliminate him from the tournament. The 6th seed Braylon Griffiths of Ottumwa lost to Grant Kress of Linn-Mar by tech fall sending him to the consolation bracket. Griffiths will take on Jack Lewis of Bondurant-Farrar to start his day.
Teague Smith of Fort Madison was eliminated by Jace Fullhart of Spencer in a close match that ended in a 2-1 decision in the 170-pound weight class.
In the 182-pound weight class, Salomon Cordero of Burlington lost to Cohan Torres of North Polk in the consolation bracket by fall. His run through the tournament is over.
Isaac Thacher of Fort Madison lost to Dreshaun Ross of Fort Dodge by an 11-4 decision, which sent him to the consolation bracket. Thacher will face off against Kolby Gibbons of Johnston to start day three.
In the 220-pound weight class, Daniel Sokolik of Fort Madison fell to Jacob Mohler of Valley in the consolation bracket by a 5-0 decision, eliminating him from the tournament.
Stay tuned to KILJ 105.5 FM and kilj.com for more updates throughout the day over the course of the tournament.