Wrestlers battle for state berth on Saturday

Dike-New Hartford's Nathan Graves (top) and South Hardin-BCLUW's Owen Fuller await the official's instructions before action restarts during their sectional championship match in Parkersburg on Saturday. Fuller won a 9-8 decision. (Jake Ryder photo)

Dike-New Hartford leads the Grundy Register coverage area with six district qualifiers as wrestlers around the state prepare for Saturday's district tournaments.

 

South Hardin-BCLUW qualified four wrestlers, including three sectional champions, for the Class 2A district tournament. Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center has a single qualifier, Brier Uhlenhopp.

 

In 1A, five AGWSR wrestlers advanced to the district round.

 

The top two wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the state tournament, held Feb. 14-16 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

 

Action begins at noon. In Class 2A, D-NH, South Hardin-BCLUW and Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center district qualifiers will compete at Independence High School. In Class 1A, AGWSR competes at a Denver district meet.

 

Read more on how they advanced on to districts:

 

Eleven wrestlers advance to 2A districts

 

 

 

 

Five Cougars to 1A districts

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS: Parkersburg sectional wrestling

 

 

The district brackets for Saturday (numbered ranking of wrestlers based on IAwrestle.com's high school rankings):

 

Class 2A Independence district brackets

 

106

#3 Carter Fousek (Crestwood) vs. Carter Kolthoff (SH-BCLUW)

#9 Lincoln Mehlert (Union) vs. Austin Wilkins (Decorah)

 

120

#4 Kaden Anderlik (Crestwood) vs. Hunter Worthen (Union)

Taylor Kolthoff (SH-BCLUW) vs. Levi Lauer (North Fayette Valley)

 

132

#8 Jackson Rolfs (Decorah) vs. Stone Schmitz (Union)

Coby Willett (SH-BCLUW) vs. Brayden Anderson (NHTV)

 

138

#2 Jack Thomsen (Union) vs. Gunner Rodgers (NFV)

#8 Carson Babcock (NHTV) vs. Jace Petersen (D-NH)

 

145

#6 Max Babcock (NHTV) vs. Brier Uhlenhopp (A-P/GC)

Brady Webb (Independence) vs. Miles Hansmeier (Waukon)

 

170

#2 Colter Bye (Crestwood) vs. Aidan Walters (D-NH)

Joe Priebe (Independence) vs. Bryan Graves (Oelwein)

 

182

#5 Evan Rosonke (NHTV) vs. Nathan Graves (D-NH)

Owen Fuller (SH-BCLUW) vs. Dawson Palmer (Decorah)

 

195

Christian Kremer (Independence) vs. Andy Murphy (Decorah)

Treyton Burnikel (Crestwood) vs. Zach Starbuck (D-NH)

 

220

#4 Lane Albertsen (Union) vs. Wyatt Scheidel (Crestwood)

Carter Reicks (NHTV) vs. Daniel Graves (D-NH)

 

285

#6 Drew Evans (Independence) vs. Tom Clark (NHTV)

Stone Peckham (Crestwood) vs. Jacob Leohr (D-NH)

 

Class 1A Denver district brackets

 

106

Kaden Petersen (Rockford) vs. Ethan Maldonado (South Winn)

Ali Gerbracht (AGWSR) vs. #10 Joe Ebaugh (Denver)

 

113

#3 Jakob Whitinger (Nashua-Plainfield) vs. Phillip French (South Winn)

Zach Johnson (AGWSR) vs. #8 Brooks Meyer (Denver)

 

120

#5 Trey Lashbrook (AGWSR)vs. Caleb Hughes (Postville)

Cade Hardy (NB-C) vs. #4 Jacob Moore (Denver)

 

152

Brody Roder (AGWSR) vs. Logan Schnuelle (South Winn)

Chad Eastman (Riceville) vs. #2 Kaleb Krall (Wapsie Valley)

 

170

#2 Ethan Fulcher (Hudson) vs. Blake Brocka (Tripoli)

Dayton Haley (AGWSR) vs. #1 Cael Krueger (Denver)