The Western Dubuque wrestling team was in the championship bracket on Saturday at the Battle of Waterloo inside Young Arena in Waterloo. The Bobcats made it to the championship pool after winning their bracket on Friday with wins over Union 63-15, Don Bosco 42-24, and Cedar Rapids Prairie 44-23 in the bracket championship. In Saturday’s championship pool Western Dubuque opened with Waverly-Shell Rock and built a 12 point lead after picking up six falls, but the Go-Hawks received a forfeit at 106 pounds and won the last two matches by fall to beat the Bobcats 42-36. In the second dual Western Dubuque lost to top ranked in class 3A West Des Moines Valley 58-18, and fell to top ranked in class 2A New Hampton 52-19 to finish fourth in the 32 team dual tournament. West Delaware finished in fifth place in their pool on Friday going 2-1 with wins over Nashua-Plainfield 60-23 and Charles City 40-31 with their lone loss coming to Iowa City West 45-30 in the opening round. On Saturday the Hawks went 2-1 in the fifth place pool as they defeated Osage 54-25, Clear Lake 41-24, and lost their final dual to seventh ranked in class 1A Lake Mills 54-30. Independence went 3-3 on the weekend as Friday they lost their first two duals to Waverly-Shell Rock 58-15 and Charles City 43-30 before defeating Nashua-Plainfield 58-21. On Saturday the Mustangs went 2-1 as they lost in the opening round to Waterloo East 40-39 and battled back to defeat Waterloo West 39-33 and ADM 57-20. For complete results click HERE.
In Troy Mills: North Linn hosted their home invite on Saturday and the Lynx finished in third place as senior Kyler Schott won the heavyweight title as he recorded two falls and a major decision before defeating Tyler Linderbaum of Solon 5-1 in the finals. The featured match-up of the tournament was in the championship at 120 pounds which saw two defending state champions in North Linn senior Brock Henderson and Bryce West of Solon. Henderson was the top seed in the tournament but it was West who came out on top as he defeated Henderson 14-3 to win the title. Beckman finished the tournament in fourth place as juniors Jake Recker at 138 pounds and Luke Hageman at 160 won titles for the Blazers. Maquoketa Valley finished in sixth place as junior Alec McDowell won the 182 pound title, while senior Eric Heims won the championship at 220 pounds. West Delaware’s JV team also wrestled in the tournament and finished in 12th place as senior Jordan Rausch was the Hawk’s top finisher as he finished in fourth place at 126 pounds. For complete results click HERE.