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Camanche's Kolby Snodgrass controls the leg of Burlington's Mason Hartman during last month's Midwest Shootout in Bettendorf. Snodgrass and the Indians travel to Solon for Saturday's Class 2A sectional meet. 

Class 2A

At Assumption

When: Saturday, noon

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At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to districts and the top two teams move on to regional duals. 

Teams competing: Assumption, Clear Creek Amana, Columbus/Winfield-Mount Union, Keokuk, Iowa City Liberty, West Burlington/Notre Dame-Danville

Ranked wrestlers (3): 106 — 1. Jarod Kadel, jr., Columbus; 132 — 2. Matt Robertson, sr., Assumption; 182 — 1. Julien Broderson, jr., Assumption

Quick hit: This sectional has the fewest ranked wrestlers of any in the state. Assumption should advance the majority of its lineup through the weekend before things get more difficult at the district meet at Fairfield next week.

At Washington

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to districts and the top two teams move on to regional duals. 

Teams competing: Centerville, Davis County, Fairfield, Mid-Prairie, Washington, West Liberty

Ranked wrestlers (10): 106 — 2. Matthew Lewis, fr., Centerville; 113 — 5. Nathan Genobana, fr., Centerville; 126 — 4. Kayden Kauzlarich, so., Centerville; 132 — 1. Will Esmoil, so., West Liberty; 138 — 6. Coy Ruess, jr., West Liberty; 145 — 10. Tiger Terpstra, sr., Centerville; 152 — 4. Joe Kelly, sr., West Liberty; 170 — 3. Tristin Westphal-Edwards, jr., Washington; 195 — 1. Bryce Esmoil, sr., West Liberty; 285 — 6. Brendon Lunsford, sr., Fairfield

Quick hit: Centerville and West Liberty are ranked among the top 10 teams in the traditional rankings. Centerville is particularly strong at the lower weights. West Liberty senior and Northern Iowa recruit Bryce Esmoil, undefeated in 43 matches, begins his quest for a state repeat. 

At Solon

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to districts and the top two teams move on to regional duals. 

Teams competing: Camanche, Central DeWitt, Mount Vernon, Northeast, Solon, Tipton

Ranked wrestlers (9): 106 — 3. Keaton Zeimet, fr., Central DeWitt; 113 — 7. Ryan Clark, jr., Mount Vernon; 120 — 6. Zeb Snida, so., Solon; 152 — 6. Baylor Crigger, jr., Camanche; 160 — 5. Paul Ryan, jr., Mount Vernon; 182 — 7. Mike Hoyle, jr., Solon; 195 — 6. Nick Smith, sr., Central DeWitt; 220 — 9. Kolby Snodgrass, sr., Camanche; 285 — 3. Tyler Linderbaum, sr., Solon

Quick hit: Zeimet, undefeated against Iowa competition this season, and Smith were Wamac champions a week ago for the Sabers. The top finishers in this sectional move on to the Central DeWitt district next Saturday. 

At Anamosa

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to districts and the top two teams move on to regional duals. 

Teams competing: Anamosa, Center Point-Urbana, Dubuque Wahlert, Dyersville Beckman, Maquoketa, Monticello

Ranked wrestlers (14): 113 — 3. Kain Luensman, fr., Monticello; 120 — 5. Caleb Fuessley, jr., Center Point-Urbana; 126 — 10. Morgan Rawley, sr., Anamosa; 132 — 9. Chase Luensman, jr., Monticello; 138 — 5. Adam Hansen, so., Center Point-Urbana; 145 — 5. Jake Recker, sr., Beckman; 152 — 8. Abe Michel, so., Maquoketa; 160 — 1. Josh Ramirez, sr., Wahlert; 4. Luke Hageman, sr., Beckman; 170 — 1. Kolton Bartow, sr., Wahlert; 182 — 9. Owen Grover, jr., Beckman; 195 — 9. Declan Duffy, sr., Wahlert; 220 — 1. Boone McDermott, sr., Wahlert; 285 — 7. Blake Bradley, sr., Wahlert

Quick hit: Wahlert is the decisive team favorite in this sectional with a pair of top-ranked wrestlers and three others ranked. Michel and 285-pounder Taven Rich are Maquoketa's best bets to advance. Rich was third at Wamac meet.

Class 1A

At Mediapolis

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to districts and the top two teams move on to regional duals. 

Teams competing: Cardinal (Eldon), Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, New London, Van Buren, WACO, Wapello, Wilton

Ranked wrestlers (8): 120 — 4. Daniel Meeker, so., Wapello; 132 — 6. Samuel Loyd, sr., New London; 138 — 8. Cory Anderson, jr., Wilton; 152 — 1. Trey Brisker, sr., Wilton; 160 — 2. Brennan Swafford, sr., Mediapolis; 182 — 4. Hunter Connor, sr., Louisa-Muscatine; 195 — 10. Cameron Reddick, sr., Wilton; 285 — 8. Cody Crawford, sr., WACO

Quick hit: Coming off a second-place finish at the River Valley Conference tournament, Wilton enters as the team favorite. Brisker is trying to get back to the state tournament for the fourth consecutive season. Connor is 33-0. 

At Lisbon

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to districts and the top two teams move on to regional duals. 

Teams competing: Belle Plaine, Durant, Highland, Iowa City Regina, Lisbon, Lone Tree, North Cedar, West Branch

Ranked wrestlers (12): 120 — 1. Cael Happel, so., Lisbon; 126 — 2. Cobe Siebrecht, jr., Lisbon; 6. Dakota Henry, sr., Belle Plaine; 132 — 8. Ryne Mohrfield, jr., Lisbon; 138 — 10. Cory Stewart, jr., Highland; 145 — 4. Cooper Siebrecht, sr., Lisbon; 152 — 3. Kaden Kilburg, sr., Lisbon; 160 — 3. Ryan Schott, sr., Iowa City Regina; 170 — 3. Bryce Werderman, sr., Lisbon; 7. Nick Milder, jr., Iowa City Regina; 195 — 9. Jake Jennett, sr., Lisbon; 220 — 9. Logan O'Connor, sr., Lisbon

Quick hit: Lisbon is the top-ranked team in 1A. The Tigers have eight state-ranked wrestlers, including defending state champion Cael Happel. Tyler Thurston (182), Grant Tenley (195) and Chase Gallagher (220) have each won at least 27 matches for North Cedar. 

At Cascade

When: Saturday, noon

At stake: The top two individuals at each weight class advance to districts and the top two teams move on to regional duals. 

Teams competing: Alburnett, Bellevue, Cascade, Central City, Clayton Ridge, Maquoketa Valley, Midland, North Linn

Ranked wrestlers (8): 106 — 1. Jaymus Wilson, jr., Alburnett; 10. Aidan Noonan, fr., Cascade; 113 — 5. Heath Moyer, so., North Linn; 126 — 7. Nolan Noonan, jr., Cascade; 132 — 9. Brady Henderson, jr., North Linn; 145 — 7. Chance Downs, so., Maquoketa Valley; 195 — 1. Tanner Sloan, sr., Alburnett; 220 — 10. Brett Schoenherr, jr., Midland

Quick hit: Bellevue's Austin Michels (34-13, 120 pounds) was second and Hunter Clasen (36-12, 170) third at the RVC meet. Midland has five wrestlers with at least 20 wins, led by Damon Huston (106) and Schoenherr (220).

— Matt Coss

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Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.