It will be a battle of top ranked wrestling teams tonight in the Seedorff Gymnasium when class 2A top ranked West Delaware hosts the number one ranked in class 3A Go-Hawks from Waverly-Shell Rock. The Hawks enter as winners of three straight state dual meet titles including a perfect 19-0 record last season, which was capped off by a 49-21 victory over Crestwood in last year’s state final. The Hawks also won their second traditional team title in three years at last year’s tournament, defeating 2nd place Osage by 56 points. West Delaware has eight ranked wrestlers in the preseason rankings according to IA Wrestle.
The Go-Hawks come into the season after winning their fifth state dual title in program history last season after finishing runner-up in the previous two class 3A state duals. They also won their eighth individual tournament title all-time and third in a row last season as they edged Waukee by 8 1/2 points. The Go-Hawks enter with 11 wrestlers in the preseason rankings.
The Hawks are 20-14 all-time against the Go-Hawks dating back to their first meeting in 1990 and are 3-3 in Manchester. The two teams met in Waverly to open last season in a dual that the Hawks won 55-18.
Tonight’s dual varsity dual will start at 7:00 and you can catch all of the action on KMCH and on our KMCH Sports Video Stream with Roger Reed and Jamie Vaske.
Other Area Duals Tonight:
Beckman and North Linn @ CP-U
Central Elkader and Postville @ Ed-Co
Starmont and MFL MarMac @ North Crawford (WI)
Anamosa, Monticello, and Durant @ Camanche
Cascade, Bellevue, Regina @ West Liberty
Benton Community and Washinton @ Western Dubuque
Results From Tuesday:
Independence 66 Maquoketa Valley 18
Independence 65 Monticello 10
Monticello 41 Maquoketa Valley 30