Lena-Winslow/Stockton wins last match to edge Dakota for 1A Polo Regional title

By Curt Herron

LANARK – It was only fitting that the outcome of a regional that featured five of the top nine teams in the state would not be determined until the final moments of the last contested match.

The drama was intense after Dakota took a 200-199 lead over Lena-Winslow/Stockton when Dakota’s defending state champion Noah Wenzel won a 7-3 decision over Lena-Winslow/Stockton’s Mike Haas in the 220 title match. Those in attendance at the Class 1A Polo Regional, which took place at Eastland in Lanark, had their attention focused on the championship mat again.

Lena-Winslow/Stockton senior Henry Engel, vying for his 100th career victory, needed to prevail over Princeton sophomore Cade Odell in order for the fourth-ranked PantherHawks to repeat as regional champions and keep alive their hopes of getting back to the IHSA dual team finals for the first time since 2019, when they won their second title in three years and their third overall.

Fifth-ranked Engel figured to have the upper hand in the clash of two individuals who were seeking the first tournament titles of the season. Engel entered with a 40-5 record with two of those losses to Iowa athletes while Odell was an honorable mention pick who had 27 wins and was in his first title match in four tournaments.

The score was tied at 3-3 in the third period when Engel got a takedown to take a late 5-e lead. Following an escape, Odell looked for a shot that might lead to a winning takedown but Engel countered a late attempt and wound up capturing a 9-4 victory to assure his team of the championship while dashing fifth-ranked Dakota’s hopes of eventually getting back to state for the first time since 2000, when they won its sixth title.

“There was a lot of pressure going into that match because I was told that this match would determine if we went to sectionals,” Engel said. “I just knew that I had to win so I didn’t wrestle as risky as I could have, I wrestled just for the win. 

“Our coach did a good job last night telling us how every point counts. And just knowing where you’re at is a big part of it. The guys who weren’t going for first knew that every match they had counted, as long as they were scoring, it was a big deal.

“This was the 100th win of my career. You couldn’t write a better story. It was perfect. Of course, there was the pressure knowing that sectionals depended on it, and knowing that it was possibly my 100th win. He (Odell) was a great opponent and he’s only a sophomore, so for him to come out there and to wrestle like that was crazy.”

Lena-Winslow/Stockton led 181-173 over Dakota heading into the place matches and Dakota went 6-1 in title matches and 2-1 in head-to-head meetings with the PantherHawks to give it the one-point advantage heading into the 285 championship match.

Joining Henry Engel as a champion for coach Kevin Milder’s PatherHawks were Arrison Bauer (120), Garrett Luke (152), Jared Dvorak (160) and Griffin Luke (182) while Jace Phillips (195) and Mike Haas (220) took second place. Those seven qualified for the Oregon Sectional while Mauricio Glass (126), Carson McPeek (138) and Eli Larson (170) lost in third-place matches.

Capturing titles for coach Matt Jacobs’ runner-up Indians were TJ Silva (126), Phoenix Blakely (132), Jason Bowers (138), Case Rockey (170), Thomas Bowman (195) and Noah Wenzel (220) while Garrett Vincent (160) placed second. Dakota lost its two third-place matches as Brandon White (106) and Tristen Alexander (145) both took fourth place and failed to advance.

Other regional champions were Polo/Milledgeville/Forreston/Eastland’s Josiah Perez (106), Amboy’s Landon Blanton (113) and Princeton’s Augie Christiansen (145).

Also finishing in second place were Oregon’s Preston LaBay (120), Lane Halverson (138) and Seth Stevens (145), Princeton’s Augustus Swanson (106) and Cade Odell (285),

Dixon’s Ayden Rowley (113) and Steven Kitzman (170), Stillman Valley’s Henry Hildreth (126) and Jack Seacrist (152), Polo/Milledgeville/Forreston/Lanark’s Wyatt Doty (132) and Byron’s Kyle Jones (182).

The finishes of the other ranked squads were No. 7 Oregon (149) in third place, No. 9 Stillman Valley (128.5) finishing fourth, No. 6 Dixon (120) claiming fifth and  No. 24 Princeton (108.5) taking sixth. The rankings are Rob Sherrill’s for Illinois Matmen.

“It was a great day of wrestling,” said Milder, a 2020 IWCOA Hall of Fame inductee. “My hat’s off to Dakota, they came to wrestle today and they really stepped up and had a great day. We were able to fight and claw for just enough points to win it. 

“I felt like we did everything that we needed to do on our end, but Dakota kept it very close and it came down to heavyweight, and what a way to cap your 100th win your career, to win the regional for your team. I’m happy for Henry to be able to do that. Our kids really stepped up today. I’m happy for our kids that advanced and we have to keep working hard and getting better and do our thing.

“It’s been this way for years and I don’t see it changing. I’ve had a lot of good teams that have to sit home because we were behind those really good Dakota teams, back in the day. Second place at this regional could probably win a lot of the other regionals in the state. But it’s a regional for a reason and there’s a lot of good wrestling in this area.”

Here’s a look at the champions and their weight classes at the Class 1A Polo Regional.

106 – Josiah Perez, Polo/Milledgeville/Forreston/Eastland

It’s always nice when a team that’s hosting a regional that’s not in the mix for top honors gets something to cheer about, and that happened right away as freshman Josiah Perez claimed top honors in the initial finals match at 106.

Perez (30-3) , who’s ranked seventh, won his fourth title and avenged an earlier loss to Princeton freshman Augustus Swanson, who’s ranked eighth, with a 3-2 decision in the 106 title match. Perez reached the finals with two falls, including one in 3:56 over Dakota’s Brandon White in the semifinals.

The freshman champion, one of three squads members from Forreston, also are teammates with athletes from Polo, Milledgeville and Eastland that’s in Lanark, the Carroll County community where the regional was held, that is located nearly 20 miles away from Polo, which is in Ogle County. 

“We don’t have many wrestlers at Forreston, only three, so I hope they’re proud,” Perez said. “We had a dual meet and he had beaten me before. Everyone has a few years on me since I started wrestling late. But as soon as I started, I fell in love with the sport and I never stopped and over the summer, I wrestled freestyle, folkstyle and Greco.”

Swanson (38-6) recorded a fall in the semifinals over Stillman Valley’s Michael Pannerale in 2:37 after getting a bye as the top-seed. Both sophomore Pannerale (29-13) and freshman White (22-13) bounced back with wins in the wrestleback and Pannerale claimed third place with a 13-4 major decision to qualify for the Oregon Sectional.

113 – Landon Blanton, Amboy

There were only seven individuals listed for Amboy in the colorful tournament program for the Polo Regional that featured team pictures. Of those, two are brothers, Landon and Lucas Blanton, and Landon made the Clippers’ day by capturing top honors at 113.

Blanton (38-8), a freshman who added to a title win at Plano, defeated Dixon’s Ayden Rowley 11-2 in the championship. The top-seeded Blanton only had to wrestle one other match, and that was a 7-3 semifinals victory over Oregon’s Jackson Messenger.

“There’s like three of us right by our weight, so we just alternate and they’re pretty good,” Blanton said of teammates Levi Near and Josh McKendry. “I always try my hardest so I can be among the best. I’m so happy. I have my coaches and my teammates that help and support me.”

Rowley (19-9), a junior who was a state qualifier a year ago and seeking his second title of the season, also had a bye in his opener before recording a fall in 4:52 in the semifinals over Stillman Valley’s Mack Jones.

Jones (25-12), a junior, and Messenger (24-19), a freshman, picked up victories after their semifinals losses and met for third place, where Jones won 12-1 to advance.

120 – Arrison Bauer, Lena-Winslow/Stockton

There weren’t very many competitors who won titles at the rugged Polo Regional who weren’t ranked or honorable mention selections, but Arrison Bauer was one of those.

But that didn’t matter to the Lena-Winslow/Stockton freshman who improved to 33-14 and won his first tournament title after winning the championship at 120, following up on two falls with a 6-1 decision in the finals over Oregon’s Preston LaBay. Bauer, one of five title winners for the team champions, earned his spot on the title mat with a fall in 5:33 over Princeton’s Kaydin Gibson.

“I kind of knew that it was going to be a tough one going into it,” Bauer said. “But when I got that first takedown I figured that I could probably ride him pretty good. We definitely got ready for this since we knew that it was going to be very tough because there were so many ranked kids.”

LaBay (19-22) also got two pins to advance to the finals, recording a fall in 5:01 in the semifinals over Dixon’s Gavin Kramer. LaBay was one of three Oregon competitors to advance to the finals, and all took second place. He’ll be one of six Hawks competing in the sectional that their school is hosting.

After falling in the semifinals, sophomores Kramer (24-11), and Gibson (21-18) met for third place with Kramer winning with a fall in 2:59.

126 – TJ Silva, Dakota

After losing in a heartbreaker on a tiebreaker to Riverdale’s Brock Smith in the state finals at 132 a year ago as a freshman, TJ Silva has been focused ever since to not experience that type of disappointment again in 2023.

Silva (31-2), who’s top-ranked, only had to spend 57 seconds on the mat in order to continue his winning ways by capturing the title at 126 due to an injury default by Stillman Valley’s Henry Hildreth. Silva, who also won Princeton’s PIT and was second to St. Charles East’s Ben Davino at the Dvorak, recorded a fall in 0:57 in the semifinals over Lena-Winslow/Stockton’s Mauricio Glass.

“It’s a big rivalry,” Silva said. “Whenever they’re at a dual or the same tournament, it’s always good when we face Lena-Winslow. I love the way that our team is competing. We just didn’t really care how we were going to do before this, we just came here just to dominate and do whatever we can. I’m looking forward to winning a state championship  and trying to just grind to get to the top.”

Hildreth (19-7), a sophomore, was the first of two Stillman Valley competitors to reach the title mat, with Jack Seacrist being the other at 152. Hildreth, who opened with a win by technical fall before pinning Polo/Milledgeville/Forreston/Eastland’s Lucas Nelson in 5:36 in the semifinals, is one of six Cardinals who qualified for the Oregon Sectional. 

Nelson (34-10), a sophomore who attends Forreston, and freshman Glass (25-21) bounced back from semifinals losses to meet for third place, which Nelson won with an 11-5 decision. The member of the Polo co-op team should provide plenty of inspiration for those competing at the Oregon Sectional since he only has one hand.

132 – Phoenix Blakely, Dakota

Phoenix Blakely kicked off his quest to become a four-time state champion in impressive fashion by rolling to the title at 132, his third of the season, when he won a 16-2 major decision over Polo/Milledgeville/Forreston/Eastland’s Wyatt Doty to become one of the six Indians who won regional titles.

Blakely (35-1), who’s top-ranked and his only defeat came to Rich Township’s Nasir Bailey in the Dvorak finals, followed a first-minute fall in the quarterfinals with a pin in 1:31 over Amboy’s Levi Near in the semifinals to earn his spot on the title mat, where he battled to try to get a fall or win by technical fall but was thwarted in that effort by Doty.

“Our team has been wrestling pretty good because we knew what was on the line,” Blakely said. “This is probably the toughest regional around. We’re ready for state and we want to get there. I’m just being smart with my weight so that I wrestle good.”

Doty (35-3), ranked second, is recognized on signs heading into Lanark on U.S. 52 for finishing third at state at 126 a year ago and he’s hoping that they add some extra honors to the sign as he seeks a third state trip. After recording a quick fall in the quarterfinals, Doty earned his spot in the finals with a 15-1 win over Princeton’s Ace Christiansen.

Christiansen (38-10), a sophomore who’s ranked tenth, won a 6-3 decision in the third-place match over Near (32-11), a senior and one of just seven competitors for Amboy.

138 – Jason Bowers, Dakota

Jason Bowers is quick to admit that it’s great to have training partners like three-time state state champion Phoenix Blakely and 2022 state runner-up TJ Silva.

The Dakota junior, who competed in the IWCOA finals in 2021 and won an invite title at Oak Park and River Forest hopes that the tough time in the practice room pays off for another state appearance and Bowers (31-9), who’s ranked fifth, took top honors at 138 with a 2-0 decision over Oregon’s Lane Halverson after recording two falls, with the second of those coming in 4:00 over Princeton’s Carlos Benavidez in the semifinals.

“Those two have made me become way better as a wrestler,” Bowers said. “I have a pretty tough sectional coming up but if I make it out of there, I should be pretty set for state. I’m really proud of my team.”

Halverson (34-8), a senior who was a state qualifier a year ago who had two title wins this season, recorded a fall in the first minute of his quarterfinals match and became one of three individuals from his team to reach the title mat when he won with a pin in 5:13 over Dixon’s Cade Hey in the semifinals.

Lena-Winslow/Stockton junior Carson McPeek (29-19) beat Benavidez in the wrestleback to meet up with Hey (29-9), who’s also a junior in the third-place match, where Hey won by fall in 5:31 to become one of the Dukes’ five sectional qualifiers.

145 – Augie Christiansen, Princeton

Augie Christiansen has been a top-notch competitor for some time, but as is often the case in this part of the state, being able to qualify for state is very difficult and a lot of potential placewinners can’t advance from the sectional.

The Princeton senior is hopeful that his final season is a special one and he’s certainly doing the right things to make that happen after winning the 145 title over Oregon’s Seth Stevens with a 7-3 decision. Christiansen, who’s 42-3 and ranked third, picked up his third title of the season after winning a major decision in the quarterfinals and advancing to the title mat with a fall in 5:31 in the semifinals over Dakota’s Tristen Alexander.

“Coming into this tournament, your record is 0-0,” Christiansen said. “Anything that happened before this doesn’t mean anything. It’s nice to be able to start the postseason off with a win and hopefully we’re going to keep that going. I’m proud of our guys, especially since we’re very young and have a lot of first-year wrestlers. I’m proud of these guys, they came in and battled and were ready to go.”

Stevens (27-7), a senior who’s ranked seventh and took fifth at the IWCOA in 2021 and was a state qualifier a year ago, fell short in his quest for a first title this season. After getting a pin 1:58 in the quarterfinals, he had to go 7:15 in the semifinals to claim a win by fall over Stillman Valley’s Aiden Livingston in the semifinals.

For third place, senior Livingston (24-6) won by fall in 1:22 over junior Alexander (12-12).

152 – Garrett Luke, Lena-Winslow/Stockton

One of the most anticipated title matches at the Polo Regional lived up to expectations when seniors Garrett Luke and Jack Seacrest met for the 152 championship in a clash between the second- and third-ranked competitors in their weight class.

Lena-Winslow/Stockton’s second-ranked Luke (46-2), a three-time placewinner and last year’s state champion at 145, edged Stillman Valley’s third-ranked Seacrist (28-3), who took second place at state at 152 a year ago, with a 3-2 decision. After opening with a quick fall, Luke set himself up to get his second title of the season by winning a 10-0 major decision over Oregon’s Grant Stender in the semifinals.

“We had a lot of freshmen who came into our program and we have a full team now,” Garrett Luke said. “Last year we had kids that were at our sectional that were pretty good that got eliminated, so last year the top four at our sectional got All-State.”

Seacrist, who was seeking his third tournament title this season, followed a fall in the quarterfinals with a bit shorter one in the semifinals in 1:23 over Byron’s Carsen Behn.

In the third-place match, senior Stender (40-8) qualified for the sectional at his school by recording a fall in 1:38 over Behn (30-5).

160 – Jared Dvorak, Lena-Winslow/Stockton

In the first of three key championship match showdowns between longtime rivals and title contenders Lena-Winslow/Stockton and Dakota, Jared Dvorak hoped to set the tone when he met up with Garrett Vincent.

And that’s just what the Lena-Winslow/Stockton junior did as he prevailed for a 7-4 decision over Vincent to help the PantherHawks go 2-1 in those matchups and eventually capture the team title by three points. Dvorak (42-5), who’s ranked eighth, won his second title of the season. He only had to compete in one match prior to that, recording a fall in 3:52 over Winnebago’s Lucas Cowman in the semifinals.

“This is the way it always is since this is the toughest regional around,” Dvorak said. “And our sectional is one of the toughest in the state, too. We were told going into today that bonus points were going to matter. Every day at practice, we go after it. The most important thing for me at practice are Garrett and Griffin. They set such a good example.”

Vincent (25-10) followed a fall in the quarterfinals with a key 9-7 semifinals victory over Oregon’s Anthony Bauer to become one of his team’s seven finalists.

In the third-place match, the two individuals who fell in the semifinals met to see who would advance to the sectional and junior Bauer (38-9) earned that spot by recording a fall in 1:05 over senior Cowman (30-9), who was the lone member of his team who was competing in the place matches.

170 – Case Rockey, Dakota

When a team is in a dogfight among two state powers to determine which one wins one of the state’s top regionals so that it might get the opportunity to eventually compete in the dual team finals, individuals like Case Rockey need to step up, and he did just that.

The Dakota senior won his first title of the season with an exciting 1-0 decision over Dixon’s Steven Kitzman in the 170 championship match. One of six champions for his team who helped them take a one-point lead heading into the final match, Rockey (27-10) also pulled out a key 3-2 decision over Lena-Winslow/Stockton’s Eli Larson in the quarterfinals before claiming an 8-2 win over Oregon’s Gabe Eckerd in the semifinals.

“In wrestling when you go out there on the mat it’s just yourself  out there but you’re really fighting for your team,” Rockey said. “You can’t get pinned and you can’t give up bonus points. This regional is by far the toughest in the state. Last year I came in here and I think I won one match and this year I come out here and go undefeated and win it.”

Kitzman (28-8), a junior who was seeking second tournament title of the season, was one of two Dukes who advanced to the title mat and one of their five sectional qualifiers. He won a major decision in the quarterfinals and nearly did the same thing in the semifinals when he claimed a 9-2 victory over Winnebago’s Charley Murray.

Larson (35-14), a freshman, bounced back from his narrow quarterfinal loss to Rockey to reach the third-place mat, but Eckerd (32-7), a senior, claimed a 5-2 victory to assure that he could compete one more time at his school in the sectional that it’s hosting.

182 – Griffin Luke, Lena-Winslow/Stockton

With his team fighting to win the team championship in an epic clash of state powers, Griffin Luke knew what he had to do in the 182 title match, and that was to win with a fall, which turned out to be the only one that occurred on the title mat,

The Lena-Winslow/Stockton senior had a fight on his hands in the early going against Byron’s Kyle Jones. But Luke (44-1), the top-ranked individual weight and two-time placewinner and state runner-up at 170 a year ago, remained unbeaten against Illinois competitors and won his third title of the season by recording a fall in 2:34 to give his team big bonus points, which came in handy in the final 203-200 win over Dakota. Luke opened with a fall and won 9-5 in the semifinals over Stillman Valley’s Andrew Forcier.

“There were a lot of great teams at the regional and there’s always competition,” Griffin Luke said. “Honestly, I didn’t know if it was going to come down to the wire because Dakota had a lot of unseeded kids come here who performed today. It feels great that for the second year in a row we won regionals. Our 120, Arrison Bauer, has stepped up and I’m super proud of him. And with Henry winning like that made it super exciting.”

Jones (35-6), a junior, was the lone finalist and one of three sectional qualifiers for Byron. After opening with a fall, Jones had a battle on his hands in the semifinals before capturing an 8-6 victory over Dixon’s Owen Brooks. 

In the third-place match, Forcier (35-6) won an 8-3 decision over Brooks (27-10) in a matchup between seniors determined to extend their high school careers a bit longer.

195 – Thomas Bowman, Dakota

In the second of three key title clashes between Dakota and Lena-Winslow/Stockton in the squads’ dramatic battle to see who would win the Polo Regional, Thomas Bowman gave the Indians’ cause a huge boost when he prevailed over Jace Phillips at 195.

In a clash of seniors who were determined to keep their teams alive for the dual team series, Bowman claimed a 3-1 win over Phillips to become Dakota’s fifth of six champions and one of its seven sectional qualifiers. Bowman (23-12) opened with a major decision and a fall before winning 3-1 in overtime over Dixon’s Ethan Mick in the semifinals.

Phillips (25-12), who was seeking his first title win of the season, was involved in three-straight tight matches to earn his spot as one of his team’s seven finalists and qualifiers. He edged Stillman Valley’s Alex Hinkle 3-2 in the quarterfinals before winning 5-3 in overtime against Oregon’s Quentin Berry in the semifinals.

Byron junior Josh Harris (32-8) bounced back from his quarterfinals loss to Bowman by winning three-straight matches, with the first two of those being falls and the last one a 3-1 decision over senior Mick to claim third place.

220 – Noah Wenzel, Dakota

The final head-to-head title matchup between Dakota and Lena-Winslow/Stockton was at 220 between juniors Noah Wenzel and Mike Haas, and like the two earlier clashes, this one would also be a decision.

Wenzel (35-3), last year’s state champion at 195 and a two-place placewinner who’s ranked third, won a 7-3 decision over Haas to give Dakota a 200-199 lead with just the 285 title match remaining. He recorded falls in the initial period of his first two matches, pinning Stillman Valley’s Braxton Jennings in 1:32 in the semifinals.

“A lot of these people on my team I’ve known my entire life, so this is a little sad,” Wenzel said. “I’ll be fine as long as I keep my aggression high. The kid I had in the finals match, I had a one-point match with him earlier this season just because I wasn’t aggressive.”

Haas (37-8) advanced to the 220 title mat with a quick fall in the quarterfinals and then won by injury default over Oregon’s Jonathon Alaniz in the semifinals. Haas, who had two titles to his credit this season, did his best to hang in with Wenzel, as had he had done in two previous losses by decision.

Just as teammate Josh Harris had done at 195, Byron sophomore Jared Claunch (27-12) bounced back from a quarterfinal loss to Jennings with three wins, including the last one, a 3-2 decision in a rematch with junior Jennings (24-12), in the third-place match.

285 – Henry Engel, Lena-Winslow/Stockton

As pictures were being taken of him along with other 100-match winners from Lena-Winslow/Stockton, Henry Engel was obviously excited to join the exclusive club and also to reach that milestone in such a dramatic fashion. Although he was given an amusing sign for his 100th win, he much preferred the bracket board that he received a bit earlier after winning the 285 title with a 9-4 decision over Princeton’s Cade Odell.

Needing a win to give the PantherHawks the team title over Dakota, senior Engel (41-5), who’s ranked fifth, had his hands full throughout the entire match with Odell. In the final seconds of the match and up 5-4, Engel held off a challenge by the Princeton sophomore and added a few more points to his margin as victory to start the victory celebration. It was the first title of the year for Engel who reached the finals with a fall in 2:48 over Oregon’s Evan Flaherty in the semifinals.

Odell (27-8), one of three finalists and four qualifiers for Princeton, also needed just one match to reach the title mat, recording a fall in 1:23 over Stillman Valley’s Blake Mollet.

Dixon senior Shaun DeVries (30-7) got pinned by junior Mollet (25-12) in the quarterfinals but pinned Flaherty to reach the third-place mat, where he won by fall over Mollet in 5:43.

Championship matches at the Class 1A Polo Regional

106 – Josiah Perez (Polo/Milledgeville/Forreston/Eastland) D 3-2 Augustus Swanson (Princeton)

113 – Landon Blanton (Amboy) MD 11-2 Ayden Rowley (Dixon)

120 – Arrison Bauer (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) D 6-1 Preston LaBay (Oregon)

126 – TJ Silva (Dakota) Inj. 0:00 Henry Hildreth (Stillman Valley)

132 – Phoenix Blakely (Dakota) MD 16-2 Wyatt Doty (Polo/Milledgeville/Forreston/Eastland)

138 – Jason Bowers (Dakota) D 2-0 Lane Halverson (Oregon)

145 – Augie Christiansen (Princeton) D 7-3 Seth Stevens (Oregon)

152 – Garrett Luke (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) D 3-2 Jack Seacrist (Stillman Valley)

160 – Jared Dvorak (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) D 7-4 Garrett Vincent (Dakota)

170 – Case Rockey (Dakota) D 1-0 Steven Kitzman (Dixon)

182 – Griffin Luke (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) F 2:34 Kyle Jones (Byron)

195 – Thomas Bowman (Dakota) D 3-1 Jace Phillips (Lena-Winslow/Stockton)

220 – Noah Wenzel (Dakota) D 7-3 Mike Haas (Lena-Winslow/Stockton)

285 – Henry Engel (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) D 9-4 Cade Odell (Princeton)

Sectional qualifiers from the Polo Regional

106: 1. Josiah Perez (30-3), Polo/Milledgeville/Forreston/Eastland; 2. Augustus Swanson (38-6), Princeton; 3. Michael Pannerale (29-13), Stillman Valley.

113: 1. Landon Blanton (38-8), Amboy; 2, Ayden Rowley (19-9), Dixon; 3. Mack Jones (25-12), Stillman Valley.

120: 1. Arrison Bauer (33-14), Lena-Winslow/Stockton; 2. Preston LaBay (19-22), Oregon; 3. Gavin Kramer (24-11), Dixon.

126: 1. TJ Silva (31-2), Dakota; 2. Henry Hildreth (19-7), Stillman Valley; 3. Lucas Nelson (34-10), Polo/Milledgeville/Forreston/Eastland.

132: 1. Phoenix Blakely (35-1), Dakota; 2. Wyatt Doty (35-3), Polo/Milledgeville/Forreston/Eastland; 3. Ace Christiansen (38-10), Princeton.

138: 1. Jason Bowers (31-9), Dakota; 2. Lane Halverson (34-8), Oregon; 3. Cade Hey (29-9), Dixon.

145: 1. Augie Christiansen (42-3), Princeton; 2. Seth Stevens (27-7), Oregon; 3. Aiden Livingston (24-6), Stillman Valley.

152: 1. Garrett Luke (46-2), Lena-Winslow/Stockton; 2. Jack Seacrist (28-3), Stillman Valley; 3. Grant Stender (40-8), Oregon.

160: 1. Jared Dvorak (42-5), Lena-Winslow/Stockton;  2. Garrett Vincent (25-10), Dakota; 3. Anthony Bauer (38-9), Oregon.

170: 1. Case Rockey (27-10), Dakota; 2. Steven Kitzman (28-8), Dixon; 3. Gabe Eckerd (32-7), Oregon.

182: 1. Griffin Luke (44-1), Lena-Winslow/Stockton; 2. Kyle Jones (35-6), Byron; 3. Andrew Forcier (35-6), Stillman Valley.

195: 1. Thomas Bowman (23-12), Dakota; 2. Jace Phillips (25-12), Lena-Winslow/Stockton; 3. Josh Harris (32-8), Byron.

220: 1. Noah Wenzel (35-3), Dakota; 2. Mike Haas (37-8), Lena-Winslow/Stockton; 3. Jared Claunch (27-12), Byron.

285: 1. Henry Engel (41-5), Lena-Winslow/Stockton; 2. Cade Odell (27-8), Princeton; 3. Shaun DeVries (30-7), Dixon.

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