LETTS, Iowa -- The West Liberty wrestling team had five individual champions en route to a third-place finish Saturday at the Louisa-Muscatine Invitational.

Will Esmoil (132 pounds), Coy Ruess (138), Joe Kelly (152), Austin Beaver (160) and Bryce Esmoil (195) won championships for the Comets. Cedar Rapids Kennedy edged West Delaware for the team title, 204-200. West Liberty finished with 195.

Louisa-Muscatine's Hunter Connor (182) remained undefeated on the season with a first-period fall in the finals.

Davenport West's Travis Hodges placed second at 106.

Jefferson second at Winger: Bettendorf junior Will Jefferson took second place Saturday at the Ed Winger Classic in Urbandale.

Southeast Polk had three individual champions to snare the team title with 200 points. North Scott was eighth and Bettendorf 11th in the 20-team field.

Jefferson lost to state-ranked Connor Dalton of Des Moines Lincoln in the finals, 6-3.

North Scott had four fourth-place finishers in Devon Strief (138), Jake Matthaidess (160), Drew Durant (170) and Zach Petersen (220). Bettendorf's Logan Adamson was third at 120 and Griffin Liddle placed fourth at 285.

MIdland, Maquoketa finish in top 3: Southeast Polk's junior varsity squad took the team title at the John Byers Invitational Saturday with 182.5 points.

Midland, led by titles from Damon Houston (106), Griffen Gravel (132) and Brett Schoenherr (220) was second with 133.5 points.

Maquoketa finished third with 118.5 points. Hunter Connolly (113), Abraham Michel (152) and Taven Rich (285) each won weight classes.

Bellevue's Lucas Knief (182) and Wapello's duo of Daniel Meeker (120) and Mitchell Moore (126) were the other local champions.

Geneseo fifth at conference meet: Geneseo finished in the middle of the pack at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference meet with 113 points.

After winning his home invitational last week, Billy Blaser (285) improved to 29-1 on the season with a title. He defeated Yorkville's Keenan Ness in the final, 1-0.

Luke Henkhaus (120) and Heath Henderson (170) each placed third for the Maple Leafs.

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