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Assumption's Matt Robertson moves in for the pin of Iowa City Liberty's Jared Alger during last week's sectional meet. Robertson and top-ranked Will Esmoil of West Liberty are in the same Class 2A district in Fairfield on Saturday.

Class 3A

at Dubuque Senior

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to the state tournament in Des Moines next week.

Teams competing: Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Davenport Central, Davenport North, Davenport West, Dubuque Hempstead, Dubuque Senior, Muscatine

Ranked wrestlers (15): 106 — 5. Aiden Evans, Bettendorf; 113 — 3. Dillon Gottschalk, Hempstead; 120 — 9. Logan Adamson, Bettendorf; 10. Keegan Schultschik, Xavier; 126 — 2. Joe Pins, Hempstead; 138 — 4. Will Jefferson, Bettendorf; 10. Alex Richard, Senior; 145 — 9. Mason Morris, Bettendorf; 10. Matt Connolly, Senior; 160 — 5. Alex Ward, Hempstead; 170 — 6. Levon Bellemy, Central; 285 — 4. Dylan Olson, Hempstead; 5. Nolan Bell, Muscatine; 6. Griffin Liddle, Bettendorf; 9. Manny McGowan, Central. 

Quick hits: The 285-pound class is loaded at this district with four state-ranked wrestlers. Bell won the MAC title over Liddle, 5-3, but both have had close matches with McGowan. They'll also have to contend with Hempstead's Dylan Olson. Bettendorf and Hempstead are expected to advance the most wrestlers through this district.

at Epworth

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to the state tournament in Des Moines next week.

Teams competing: Cedar Falls, Clinton, Linn-Mar, North Scott, Pleasant Valley, Waterloo East, Waterloo West, Western Dubuque

Ranked wrestlers (16): 106 — 9. Bailey Roybal, Cedar Falls; 10. Bryce Parke, Linn-Mar; 113 — 7. Jakey Penrith, Cedar Falls; 126 — 3. Caleb McCabe, North Scott; 132 — 3. Eli Loyd, Pleasant Valley; 145 — 8. Collin Lewis, North Scott; 152 — 5. Ryker Kurimski, Western Dubuque; 160 — 3. Jake Matthaidess, North Scott; 10. Tanner Doyle, Cedar Falls; 170 — 2. Jacob Wempen, Linn-Mar; 182 — 4. Devin Ludwig, Western Dubuque; 195 — 1. Tyrell Gordon, Waterloo East; 5. Ethan Barry, Clinton; 10. Tanner Schultz, Linn-Mar; 220 — 7. Zach Petersen, North Scott; 285 — 8. Cole Ernst, North Scott

Quick hits: The Lancers are projected favorites at five different weight classes — 126, 145, 160, 220 and 285. PV is led by returning state place winner and MAC champion Eli Loyd. Clinton's lone ranked wrestler, Ethan Barry, could run into top-ranked Tyrell Gordon of Waterloo East. 

Class 2A

at DeWitt

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to the state tournament in Des Moines next week.

Teams competing: Anamosa, Camanche, Center Point-Urbana, Central DeWitt, Dubuque Wahlert, Dyersville Beckman, Maquoketa, Monticello, Mount Vernon, Northeast, Solon, Tipton

Ranked wrestlers (23): 106 — 3. Keaton Zeimet, Central DeWitt; 113 — 7. Ryan Clark, Mount Vernon; 120 — 5. Caleb Fuessley, CPU; 7. Zeb Gnida, Solon; 126 — 7. Morgan Rowley, Anamosa; 132 — 7. Chase Luensman, Monticello; 138 — 9. Adam Hansen, CPU; 145 — 8. Jake Recker, Beckman; 152 — 6. Baylor Crigger, Camanche; 10. Zack Bevans, Solon; 160 — 1. Josh Ramirez, Wahlert; 3. Luke Hageman, Beckman; 170 — 1. Kolton Bartow, Wahlert; 5. (160) Paul Ryan, Mount Vernon; 182 — 5. Mike Hoyle, Solon; 8. Owen Grover, Beckman; 195 — 5. Nick Smith, Central DeWitt; 10. Declan Duffy, Wahlert; 220 — 1. Boone McDermott, Wahlert; 8. Zach Wegmann, Solon; 10. Kolby Snodgrass, Camanche; 285 — 3. Tyler Linderbaum, Solon; 7. Blake Bradley, Wahlert

Quick hits: There are 13 Q-C area wrestlers in the field, including five from Camanche and three from Central DeWitt. Despite a 42-3 record, Camanche's Kolby Snodgrass is in a weight class with two other state-ranked wrestlers.

at Fairfield

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to the state tournament in Des Moines next week.

Teams competing: Assumption, Centerville, Clear Creek Amana, Columbus/W-MU, Davis County, Fairfield, Iowa City Liberty, Keokuk, West Burlington/North Dame/Danville, Washington, West Liberty

Ranked wrestlers (12): 106 — 1. Jarod Kadel, Columbus/W-MU; 2. Matthew Lewis, Centerville; 113 — 5. Nathaniel Genobana, Centerville; 126 — 5. Kayden Kauzlarich, Centerville; 132 — 1. Will Esmoil, West Liberty; 2. Matt Robertson, Assumption; 138 — 5. Coy Ruess, West Liberty; 152 — 3. Joe Kelly, West Liberty; 170 — 3. Tristin Westphal-Edwards, Washington; 182 — 1. Julien Broderson, Assumption; 195 — 1. Bryce Esmoil, West Liberty; 285 — 6. Brendon Lunsford, Fairfield

Quick hits: There are two weights with the state's top-two ranked wrestlers — 106 and 132. Esmoil and Robertson have beaten each other this season. West Liberty has 10 participants and Assumption nine.

Class 1A

at Wilton

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to the state tournament in Des Moines next week.

Teams competing: Belle Plaine, Cardinal, Durant, Highland, Iowa City Regina, Lisbon, Lone Tree, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, New London, North Cedar, Van Buren, WACO, Wapello, West Branch, Wilton

Ranked wrestlers (19): 120 — 1. Cael Happel, Lisbon; 4. Daniel Meeker, Wapello; 126 — 2. Cobe Siebrecht, Lisbon; 5. Dakota Henry, Belle Plaine; 132 — 5. Samuel Loyd, New London; 6. Ryne Mohrfeld, Lisbon; 138 — 8. Cory Anderson, Wilton; 145 — 3. Cooper Siebrecht, Lisbon; 152 — 1. Trey Brisker, Wilton; 3. Kaden Kilburg, Lisbon; 160 — 2. Ryan Schott, Regina; 3. Brennan Swafford, Mediapolis; 170 — 3. Bryce Werderman, Lisbon; 7. Nick Milder, Regina; 182 — 3. Hunter Connor, Louisa-Muscatine; 195 — 9. Jake Jennett, Lisbon; 10. Cameron Reddick, Wilton; 220 — 8. Logan O'Connor, Lisbon; 285 — 8. Cody Crawford, WACO

Quick hits: Lisbon has a district-high 11 wrestlers in the field and is the overwhelming team favorite. Wilton is right behind with 10. Louisa-Muscatine's Hunter Connor is the only undefeated wrestler in the district at 38-0.

— Compiled by Matt Coss

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