State Qualifiers for Class 3A Boys’ Wrestling: The Dogs Looking to Run Wild at Des Moines

Prep Wrestling- District wrestling took place last night for all classifications to decide who will be attending the state tournament. To make it to state for Class 1A and 2A, a wrestler must finish in first or second place for their weight class and for Class 3A, a third-place wrestler will also qualify. Here are the state qualifiers from Class 3A for our local schools.

In Class 3A District 1, Fort Madison will have multiple Bloodhounds sprinting their way to the tournament as Noah Swigart won the 3rd place mast of Edgar Mhoon-Lopez of City High of Iowa City for the 120-pound weight class. Logan Pennock fought his way through the consolation bracket to win the third place match of Jeffery West of Davenport North by fall in the 126-pound weight class. In the 145-pound weight class, Nolan Riddle took 2nd place by no contest over Zach Fern of City High. Aidan Pennock also took 2nd place by no contest of Landon Bell of Liberty in the 152-pound weight class. Teague Smith and Isaac Thacher each won their respective weight class, as Smith won by a 6-5 decision over Armon Williams of Bettendorf in the 170-pound weight class and Thacher claimed the top spot in the 195-pound weight class by fall over Ronan Numkena of Bettendorf. Lastly, Daniel Sokolik placed in 2nd for the 220-pound weight class after besting Zander Glazebrook of Bettendorf by fall.

Burlington will have two wrestlers competing in the tournament as Saloman Cordero took 3rd place over Landon Rudd of Fort Madison by fall in the 182-pound weight class. Braxton Hutchinson will be the over Grayhound going to state as he claimed 2nd place over Kendall Kurtz of City High in the 106-pound weight class.

For Class 3A District 3, Ottumwa will have one Bulldog representative at state in Ashton Grace as he defeated Cale Nash of Clear Creek-Amana in the 2nd place match by fall in the 113-pound weight class.

The state tournament begins on February 15th and will run through the 18th at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. KILJ will have results throughout those days.