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Quad-City Times All-Area wrestling team

Quad-City Times All-Area wrestling team

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Class 1A Sherrard Wrestling Regional

Orion’s Logan Lee, top, wrestles Fulton’s Max Pannell in the 285-pound championship match at the Sherrard regional last month. Lee won his second state title in three years this winter. 

First team

106: Damon Huston 

School: Midland

Year: Sophomore

Record: 46-2

Credentials: Tri-Rivers Conference, sectional and district champion placed third at Iowa Class 1A state meet. Finished season with 24 pins. 

113: Robert Howard

School: Central DeWitt

Year: Sophomore

Record: 22-2

Credentials: Placed third at 2A district meet despite missing time with illness. His only regular-season loss was to Cascade state champion Aidan Noonan.

120: Colton Linke

School: Morrison

Year: Sophomore

Record: 37-9

Credentials: Finished sixth place at 1A state tournament in his state debut. Lost in sectional opener but rebounded with four straight wins for third.

126: Ethen Doty

School: West Carroll

Year: Sophomore

Record: 45-0

Credentials: Just one of two wrestlers in Q-C area to finish year undefeated, Doty didn't allow a point at 1A state tournament en route to title.

132: Dallas Krueger

School: Rockridge

Year: Junior

Record: 33-6

Credentials: Reached the semifinals at the 1A state tournament before salvaging a fifth-place finish. He was sectional runner-up. 

138: Jarod Kadel

School: Columbus/Winfield-Mount Union

Year: Senior

Record: 41-3

Credentials: Undefeated going into the state tournament, Kadel placed sixth at 2A state meet. He'll continue career as preferred walk-on at Oklahoma State.

145: Nolan Throne

School: Rockridge

Year: Junior 

Record: 39-2

Credentials: Regional and sectional champion finished as state runner-up in Illinois 1A. He posted two bonus-point wins at state tournament. 

152: Coy Ruess

School: West Liberty

Year: Senior

Record: 40-10

Credentials: River Valley Conference champion was runner-up at sectionals and districts before placing seventh at 2A state meet. 

160: Baylor Crigger

School: Camanche

Year: Senior

Record: 45-2

Credentials: Team leader in wins, he accumulated seven bonus-point wins in the postseason en route to third-place finish at 2A state tournament.

170: Steven Speaker II

School: Mercer County

Year: Senior

Record: 35-5

Credentials: Regional champion and sectional runner-up was one victory from top-six finish at Illinois 1A state meet.

182: Gabe Friedrichsen

School: Erie-Prophetstown

Year: Senior

Record: 39-4

Credentials: Team leader in wins, Friedrichsen won his first regional and sectional titles before finishing fourth at Illinois 1A state meet. 

195: Bryan Caves

School: Riverdale

Year: Sophomore

Record: 37-1

Credentials: Illinois 1A regional and sectional champion had perfect season until falling in state final. He had three second-period falls at state. 

220: Eli Pannell

School: Fulton

Year: Senior

Record: 39-0

Credentials: Pannell pinned his way through Illinois 1A state tournament to become school's fourth individual to claim a state title. 

285: Logan Lee

School: Orion

Year: Senior

Record: 21-1

Credentials: Iowa football recruit earned his second Illinois 1A state title in three years. He had three pins and a 7-5 decision at state tournament.

At-large: Keaton Zeimet

School: Central DeWitt

Year: Sophomore

Record: 37-2

Credentials: Has recorded more than 80 wins and two state medals in his first two seasons. Wamac champion placed third at 2A state tournament. 

At-large: Will Esmoil

School: West Liberty

Year: Junior

Record: 36-3

Credentials: Three-time state qualifier won River Valley Conference, sectional and district titles. He was 2A state runner-up at 145 pounds.  

Second team

106;Kael Brisker;Wilton;so.;48-5

113;Colton Meeker;Wapello;sr;23-5 

120;Ben Vogel;Camanche;jr;31-13

126;Eric Kinkaid;Camanche;fr.;40-8

132;Camden Whitenack;Mercer County;sr.;41-6

138;Brody Hawtrey;North Cedar;jr.;35-8 

145;Andrew Rizzo;Geneseo;sr.;21-11

152;Seth Speaker;Mercer County;jr.;35-14

160;Trystan Altensey;Riverdale;jr;22-2

170;Eric Campie;Camanche;sr.;36-5

182;Abraham Michel;Maquoketa;sr.;30-11

195;Tyler Thurston;North Cedar;jr;34-9

220;Kobe Simon;West Liberty;so.;36-12

285;Billy Blaser;Geneseo;sr.;40-7

At-large;Taven Rich;Maquoketa;jr.;39-5

At-large;Brett Schoenherr;Midland;sr.;42-5

Honorable mention

Bellevue: Zach Roeder, jr., 120; Jacob Waller, fr., 152; Hunter Clasen, sr., 160; Camanche: Brennan Kramer, so., 132; Cade Everson, so., 152; Durant: Ethan Gast, fr., 113; Erie-Prophetstown: Cameron Abell, jr., 120; Mat Garrison, sr., 160; Calvin Naftzger, sr., 170; Trevor Platt, sr., 285; Fulton: Max Pannell, so., 285; Geneseo: Anthony Montez, fr., 106; Cade Hornback, jr., 113; Luke Henkhaus, jr., 120; Bruce Moore, so., 132; Louisa-Muscatine: Cody Calvelage, sr., 132; Gabe Hayes, jr., 285; Midland: Griffin Gravel, sr., 126; Morrison: Ryan Kennedy, jr., 132; Kayden White, fr., 138; Riley Wilkens, jr., 220; North Cedar: Chase Gallagher, sr., 285; Northeast: Remington Overstake, sr., 138; Aaron Schoon, sr., 160; Ty Schmidt, jr., 170; Orion: Ethan Meisenburg, jr., 126; Noah Schnerre, so., 132; Mason Loete, sr., 138; Trent Scharpman, sr., 152; Josh Fair, so., 160; Ray Herd, sr., 170; Sherrard: Nate Bynum, fr., 106; Dylan Russell, fr., 120; Josh Bynum, so., 182; Tipton: Kaleb Mesick, jr., 113; Austin Lenz, jr., 126; Jesse Lieger, jr., 285; Wapello: Mitchell Moore, jr., 120; Daniel Meeker, jr., 126; Christopher Ewart, so., 132; West Carroll: Briar Nevills, so., 113; Trapper Hartman, jr., 120; Elijah Dertz, jr., 182; West Liberty: Alex Beaver, so., 106; Sam Gingerich, so., 120; Austin Beaver, sr., 160; Wilton: Coy Baker, jr., 182; Calib Lilly, sr., 220; Briggs Hartley, fr., 285.


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