RO’s Bond; SWV’s Grantz, Maeder; EM’s Stortenbecker advance to state wrestling

Red Oak’s Dawson Bond (on right) begins his match with Clarinda’s Karson Downey.

Red Oak’s Dawson Bond competed in the Class 2A district 2 wrestling tournament at Glenwood on Saturday, Feb. 12, winning the 160 bracket and advancing to the state tournament.

Bond’s win came from a win by fall (4:51) over Clarinda’s Karson Downey and a win by technical fall (5:46 16-0) over Greene County’s Nathan Black. Bond enters the state tournament ranked number six in the bracket at 40-5.

Southwest Valley and East Mills sectional advancers competed in Underwood on Saturday, Feb. 12.

SWV’s Brayden Maeder (state ranked eighth) placed second in the 113 bracket, earning him a state advancement with a 37-6 record. 

Maeder won by a 4-2 decision over Lucas Bose of Underwood. He then lost by major decision (9-0) to Teagan Slaybaugh of AC/GC to place second.

SWV’s Bradlee Grantz (17-10) finished second to advance, also. 

Grantz defeated Kyle Moss of Treynor in sudden victory-1 11-9 before falling to Denver Pauley of AHSTW (1:30). There was no wrestle back and he finished in second place to advance.

East Mills’ sole tournament grappler, Ryan Stortenbecker, finished in second place in the 145 bracket for his state qualifying spot.

Stortenbecker (35-7) defeated AHSTW’s Kayden Baxter by fall (2:00), then fell to Hagen Heistand of Underwood in the first place match. There was no wrestleback in the 145 bracket and Stortenbecker advanced.

Southwest Valley had two more wrestlers competing in Underwood: Ian Forsythe and Colin Jacobs. Forsythe finsihed his debut 24-21, going 1-1 on the day. He dropped his first match to Gable Porter of Underwood (43-0) and then defeated Ethan Flaharty of Tri-Center by fall (3:34) for third place. 

Jacobs finished the season 28-7 with a loss by fall (4:26) to Nate Jorgensen of AHSTW and a loss by decision (10-5) to Zach Teague of West Central Valley.

Those advancing will compete in Des Moines beginning on Thursday, Feb. 17, through Saturday, Feb. 19.

The IHSAA released the state tournament brackets early Sunday monring and the first round opponent for each grappler is listed below.

Class 2A 160: Dawson Bond vs. Zach Jensen (34-7) of Spirit Lake.

Class 1A 113: Brayden Maeder vs. Cael Judisch (36-6) of Sumner-Fredericksburg.

Class 1A 145: Ryan Stortenbecker vs. Carson Klostermann (45-3) of Alburnett.

Class 1A 170: Bradlee Brantz vs Cade Tenold (31-2) of Don Bosco.

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