Western Iowa first-round state wrestling pairings

Here’s a look at the western Iowa first-round pairings for the traditional state wrestling tournament, which starts Thursday in Des Moines. Rankings listed are the final regular-season ratings compiled by The Predicament, a wrestling publication.

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Class 1-A

106: Colton Meeker (34-8), Wapello, vs. No. 4 Connor Attkisson (45-5), Tri-Center

113: No. 1 Adam Allard (42-0),West Sioux, vs. Joel Sampson (36-21), AHSTW; No. 8 Caiden Jones (46-5), Lake Mills vs. No. 9 Briar Reisz (48-4), Logan-Magnolia

120: No. 2 Casey Baker (46-4), Interstate 35, vs. Elliot Young (31-23), AHSTW; No. 9 Tyler Helgeson (37-7), Lake Mills, vs. No. 5 Bryce Kafton (35-4), Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto; No. 3 Blake Thomsen (43-4), Underwood, vs. Cauy Fitch (47-6), Colfax-Mingo.

126: No. 8 Wyatt Crocker (47-5), Logan-Magnolia, vs. No. 5 Dakota Henry (37-7), Belle Plaine; No. 1 Alex Thomsen (47-1), Underwood, vs. Kayne Marshall (36-22), Iowa Valley; Tay Van Dyne (12-9), Wayne, vs. No. 6 Teagan Lundquist (38-3), Southwest Valley.

132: No. 2 Logan James (47-3), Underwood, vs. Casey Hanson (45-11), Lake Mills.

138: No. 5 Austin Gutknecht (39-3), Clarinda, vs. No. 8 Michael Egan (40-3), MFL MarMac; No. 1 Gable Fox (39-1), Don Bosco, vs. No. 6 Connor Lange (47-2), Missouri Valley; No. 10 Marvin Hildreth (46-3), West Monona/Whiting, vs. No. 8 Cory Anderson (41-7), Wilton.

145: No. 5 Garret Thompson (51-3), Logan-Magnolia, vs. Kory Van Oort (33-1), West Sioux; Bryson Freeberg (37-11), Tri-Center, vs. No. 7 Chance Downs (40-11), Maquoketa Valley; No. 4 Braydon Nunemaker (40-6), East Buchanan, vs. Nate Briggs (30-8), Bedford/Lenox.

152: Drew Venteicher (37-4), Bedford/Lenox, vs. No. 3 Kaden Kilburg (37-9), Lisbon; Keaton Baayen (43-4), Pekin, vs. No. 10 Bo Geise (45-10), Logan-Magnolia; No. 1 Trey Brisker (48-1), Wilton, vs. Michael Baker (23-11), Underwood; No. 5 Skeeter Bostwick (53-3) Missouri Valley vs. Alec Henderson (16-5), Southeast Warren/Melcher-Dallas.

160: No. 1 John Henrich (40-0), Akron-Westfield, vs. Jackson Dunning (21-11), Council Bluffs St. Albert; Marcus Daughton (36-3), Mount Ayr, vs. Wyatt Schoenherr (39-12), West Monona/Whiting.

170: No. 2 Nathan Haynes (52-3), Missouri Valley vs. Jace Morgenstern (32-25), Clarinda; No. 1 Gabe Pauley (52-0), AHSTW, vs. No. 6 Gunnar Grunsted (43-4), Panorama

182: No. 4 Derek Venteicher (43-1), Bedford/Lenox, vs. Colby Page (40-11), Southeast Warren/Melcher-Dallas; No. 2 Garet Sims (52-1), Iowa Valley vs. Joe Kenkel (46-11), AHSTW.

195: Mason Juhl (37-11), Pekin, vs. Darius Gashe (27-5), West Monona/Whiting; No. 6 Joey Wolf (44-2), Woodbine, vs. Nathan Dettmer (32-13), Nashua-Plainfield; No. 4 Gabe Irons (49-3), Lake Mills, vs. Gavyn Fischer (50-9), AHSTW; Brenden Christensen (34-3), Bedford/Lenox, vs. No. 5 Hunter Hagen (40-4), West Hancock.

220: No. 1 Tom Rief (53-1), Missouri Valley vs. No. 9 Brett Schoenherr (43-5), Midland; No. 5 Zack Santee (43-2), Central Springs, vs. Brady Canada (38-11), AHSTW; No. 10 Cam Fulcher (28-2), Hudson, vs. No. 7 Dalton Arnold (47-2), Coon Rapids, Bayard; Chance Strough (37-2), Bedford/Lenox, vs. No. 6 Marquise Paino (30-3), Tripoli.

285: Arron Olson (43-7), Missouri Valley, vs. Spencer Cox (36-4), Hull Western Christian; No. 1 Brian Sadler (40-0), Jesup, vs. Kyler Christensen (28-15), Bedford/Lenox.

Class 2-A

106: No. 8 Benjamin Schmitz (43-4), Carroll Kuemper, vs. No. 4 Averee Abben (35-8), Osage; No. 9 Sam Nelson (41-7), Clear Lake, vs. Johnathon Erp (40-12), Red Oak.

113: Nate Curry (38-9), Sergeant Bluff-Luton, vs. Evan Woods (27-17), West Delaware; No. 10 Remmington Hanson (37-3), Clarion Goldsfield-Dows, vs. Kaden Bolton (33-14), Creston/Orient-Macksburg.

120: No. 6 Jack Gaukel (41-7), Sergeant Bluff-Luton, vs. Talen Dengler (33-20), West Liberty; Walker Ikerd (33-6), Washington, vs. No. 8 Kurtis Krager (31-7), OA-BCIG.

126: John Crowley (41-7), Tipton, vs. Mitchell Joines (38-12), Sioux City Heelan; No. 3 Philip Ihde (27-0), Decorah, vs. Kolby Hulett (34-12), Creston/Orient-Macksburg; Isaac Bryan (40-13), Sergeant Bluff-Luton, vs. Mason Cleveland (41-7), New Hampton; No. 9 Kole Hansen (42-8), Atlantic/CAM, vs. No. 10 Carter Weeks (39-8), Vinton-Shellsburg.

132: No. 6 Chase McLaren (54-4), Atlantic/CAM, vs. Ethan Kempema (25-21), Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

138: No. 5 Coy Ruess (49-6), West Liberty, vs. Cade Vicker (26-19), Creston/Orient-Macksburg; No. 3 Easton Graff (42-2), Sergeant Bluff-Luton, vs. Reed Abbas (44-6), Clarion-Goldsfield-Dows; Jarrett Miller (46-2), Ballard, vs. Brennan Todd (46-7), Sioux City Heelan.

145: No. 3 Mitchel Swank (40-7), Creston/Orient-Macksburg, vs. No. 7 Colton Vest (40-10), South Tama; Klayton Keller (46-5), Saydel, vs. Oscar Olmos (38-12), Harlan.

152: Dylan Koresh (30-7), Charles City, vs. Justin McCunn (45-8), Red Oak.

160: Alex Freiberg (40-13), Sergeant Bluff-Luton, vs. Payton Pelke (35-15), Union; Connor Pellett (42-17), Atlantic/CAM, vs. Brody Goodman (46-8), South Central Calhoun; No. 7 Colter Bye (38-3), Crestwood, vs. Luke Martin (48-6), Sioux City Heelan; No. 4 Tate Battani (42-7), Ballard, vs. Zak Hulsing (46-8), Carroll Kuemper.

170: No. 1 Kolton Bartow (41-3), Dubuque Wahlert, vs. Carter Maynes (27-9), Red Oak; Kyle Owens (50-7), Shenandoah, vs. Paul Ryan (36-7), Mount Vernon.

182: Jordan Bries (28-14), West Delaware, vs. No. 6 Thomas Bentley (39-8), Red Oak; Nick Dickerson (50-6), Shenandoah, vs. Lane Albertsen (35-12), Union.

195: No. 2 Nick Foss (37-1), Harlan, vs. No. 8 Blake Anderson (30-7), OA-BCIG; No. 9 Shyler Langley (45-2), Sioux City Heelan, vs. No. 3 Cody Fisher (51-2), Woodward-Granger.

220: Henry Martens (24-22), Davenport Assumption, vs. Colton Kinnison (37-20), Red Oak; No. 3 Tyler Anderson (37-3), OA-BCIG, vs. Brandon Johnson (31-13), Humboldt

285: No. 2 John McConkey (53-1), Atlantic/CAM, vs. Mario Moncada (31-19), South Tama; Derrin Sesker (31-8), Van Meter, vs. Blake Sevier (36-13), Creston/Orient-Macksburg; No. 8 Kobe Clayborne (40-6), Sioux City Heelan, vs. McKade Eisentrager (30-12), Iowa Falls-Alden.

Class 3-A

106: Rheiner Stahlbaum (27-14), Johnston vs. Tanner Wink (36-14), CB Lewis Central.

113: No. 3 Dillon Gottschalk (38-1), Dubuque Hempstead vs. Nick Walters (38-6), Sioux City North.

120: No. 1 Kyle Biscoglia (47-0), Waukee vs. Sean Heeney (40-7), Sioux City East.

126: No. 3 Caleb McCabe (34-4), North Scott vs. Tanner Higgins (27-15), CB Lewis Central.

132: Dylan Pauley (26-10), Dubuque Hempstead vs. Cesar Salazar (38-15), CB Thomas Jefferson; No. 9 Matthew Jordan (36-6), DM East vs. Ethan Sorenson (35-13), Sioux City North.

138: No. 6 Trenten Wennermark (39-6), CR Prairie vs. Kyle Kuckta (21-10), CB Lewis Central.

145: Aaron Steffensmeier (36-11), Fort Madison vs. No. 7 Gabriel Kjeldgaard (39-12), CB Lewis Central; No. 2 Trevor Anderson (43-3), Glenwood vs. Elijah Demmer (32-13), Western Dubuque.

152: No. 8 Jacob Herrmann (36-15), Waverly-Shell Rock vs. Jordan Renshaw (35-14), Glenwood; No. 1 Grant Stotts (26-1), WDM Valley vs. Eric Steele (28-7), Sioux City East; No. 6 Lanny Herzog (47-2), CB Abraham Lincoln vs. Luke Deinhart (26-15), Mason City.

160: No. 1 Nelson Brands (51-1), Iowa City West vs. Brett Mower (36-13), Glenwood; Parker Klocke (42-8), Carroll vs. No. 4 Wilfred Kadohou (36-7), Iowa City High.

170: No. 8 Clement Oyadare (35-3), Sioux City North vs. Jack Livingston (35-6), Norwalk.

182: No. 2 Anthony Sherry (30-4), Glenwood vs. Zach Needham (35-14), Dallas Center-Grimes.

195: No. 3 Gabe Christenson (31-5), Southeast Polk vs. No. 6 Brock Bortolotti (34-14), CB Lewis Central; Kenny Lampman (21-9), Glenwood vs. Dalton Sell (31-12), Muscatine.

220: No. 5 Beau Lombardi (33-8), WDM Valley vs. No. 3 Isaac Bales (36-6), Glenwood; Jaden Heiden (30-6), Denison-Schleswig vs. Decker Mann (25-15), Marshalltown.

285: No. 1 Caleb Sanders (41-3), Glenwood vs. Justin Campbell (22-20), Cedar Falls.

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