DES MOINES — The opening round of the Iowa High School Athletic Association state wrestling tournament started Thursday. Many of the area’s wrestlers saw their championship hopes last one more day, but others had to try and wrestleback after first-round losses.
Mid-Prairie’s Isaac Boucher, seeded sixth, won his opening-round match in Class 2A at 195 pounds with a third-period fall at 5 minures, 39 seconds to move into Friday’s quarterfinals. Boucher (43-6) will face Gabe Hemstead (42-3). Hemstead, seeded third, won his match in 54 seconds.
Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union’s Lane Scorpil scored a major decision of 11-0 to advance. He will face Arnie Galvan (28-11), who won by an 11-2 major decision.
Washington’s Brayden Hartman lost when he was pinned at the 5:24 point of his match. Hartman was pinned in 1:13 of his next match to end his state tournament with a record of 21-16 for his freshman season.
Mt. Pleasant sophomore Carson Coleman (31-12) saw his season end as well in the 2A 120-pound bracket. Coleman lost by fall in 1:18 in his opener, then dropped a 6-1 decision to Riley Harger of VME (32-14).
Three of New London’s six Class 1A finalists moved on to Friday.
Marcel Lopez (113 pounds) breezed through his first match, 9-2. He will face sophomore Cade Siebrecht (38-8) of Lisbon in the quarterfinals.
In the 138-pound quarterfinals, Dominic Lopez grinded out a 3-2 win. He will face Jordan Khommanyvong (35-3) of South Central Calhoun in the quarters.
Gabe Carter stuck out a 5-3 win in his first round matchup at 160 pounds. He will take on top-seeded Cade Tenold of Don Boscto today (Friday).
Josh Glendening went 1-1 in the 120-pound bracket. Glendening fell bia pinfall in 3:50 in the first round, but defeated his next opponent on an 8-0 major decision. He stays alive in the wrestlebacks.
Like Glendening, Currey Jacobs went 1-1 at 170 pounds. He was pinned in 1:31 in the first round, but then won a 7-5 decision in the consolation round. He and Glendening will wait to see who they wrestle in the next round of consolations.
Jaxon Allen saw his season come to an end at 220 pounds. Allen fell on an 8-1 decision in his first match and was pinned in the consolation round in 1:47.
WACO went 0-3 in the first round but will have two wrestlers in the consolation round today.
Jalen Collins went 1-1 at 132 pounds. He fell on a pinfall in 5:21 in his first round, but pickd up a thrilling 12-11 win in his first consolation match.
Jaden Williams moved on after a loss as well. He lost his 152-pound opener on a pinfall in 1:45, but fought back with an 8-4 win in the consolation round.
Jonah Clark saw his year end in the 145-pound bracket. Clark fell by pinfall in 2:28 in the first round, and was then knocked out on a 9-3 decision in the consolation round.
In Class 1A at 106 pounds, Highland’s Bryce Thompson (18-3) won his opening match in sudden victory 7-5. He advances to face freshman Garret Rinkin of NAPL, who has a 51-2 record.
Huskies teammate Cael Yeggy at 182 lost twice, once by pin in 3:18 then by major decision 16-6.
Sigourney-Keota senior Mason Dye was triumphant at 126, taking a 14-6 major decision to advance against WCM junior Beau Klingsmith, who won his match with a pin in 1:46.
Pekin’s Bailey Frescoln was pinned in 2:54 at 1A 132. Frescoln’s second match was a loss, losing an 11-6 decision to Zane Ziegler (34-18), ending his tournament.
SK’s Jack Clarahan lost his opener at 152 by major decision 18-4, but he rebounded to win an 8-6 decision over senior Zach Roeder (29-12).
There is still plenty of action left to be held at Wells Fargo Arena, and some hardware to hand out on Saturday night. The Union will bring you the final results of the state tournament in Monday’s issue.