Solon Wins Sectional Title, Qualifies 13 For District Meet

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Solon got its postseason run off to an impressive start at sectionals on Saturday.

Class 2A second-ranked Solon pushed 13 wrestlers through to the district meet on its way to winning the Class 2A, Sectional 3 team title in Williamsburg.

Solon got individual titles from Bryce West, Drew West, Ben Carr, Graeson Dall, Trevor Nelson and Tyler Linderbaum while rolling up 274 points to outdistance runner-up Williamsburg.

Clear Creek Amana qualified two wrestlers for districts and finished fifth with 96 points.

With the team title the Spartans qualified for the regional dual tournament which will be held on Tuesday in Solon.

Top-ranked Bryce West (46-1) had a pair of first-period pins on his way to the 120-pound title while second-ranked Drew West (46-1) also recorded a pair of pins en route to the title at 126 pounds.

Ninth-ranked Carr (33-8) pinned Clear Creek Amana senior Quinn Murphy to win the 138-pound title while No. 7 Dall (31-5) earned a 10-5 decision over Williamsburg’s Michael Gaylon to win the 152-pound title.

Fourth-ranked Nelson (34-6) record a 12-1 major decision over Cavin Malloy of Williamsburg to place first at 160 pounds and No. 4 Tyler Linderbaum (44-7) record a pair of pins to win the 285-pound title.

Aidan Dall (113), Christian Haight (132), Zack Bevans (145), Mike Hoyle (170), Dillon Diltz (182), Jackson Walker (195) and Zach Wegmann (220) all advanced to the 2A, District 2 meet next Saturday at Fairfield with runner-up finishes.

Clear Creek Amana sophomore Andrew Rohret (32-15) won a 2-0 decision over Bevans at 145 pounds to earn a trip to districts, joining Murphy (35-12) who finished second at 138.

 

Team scores – 1. Solon 274; 2. Williamsburg 226; 3. Benton Community 175; 4. Columbus 99; 5. Clear Creek Amana 96; 5. Mid-Prairie 96.

Championship matches; District qualifiers

106 – 1. Grayson Kesterson (WIL) maj. dec. Jarod Kadel (COL) 10-2.

113 – 1. Jalen Schropp (WIL) pinned Aidan Dall (SOL) 3:40.

120 – 1. Bryce West (SOL) pinned Garrett Jenson (WIL) 1:21.

126 – 1. Drew West (SOL) pinned Dylan Caskey (WIL) 1:19.

132 – 1. Duncan McCain (MP) pinned Christian Haight (SOL) 1:18.

138 – 1. Ben Carr (SOL) pinned Quinn Murphy (CCA) 5:58.

145 – 1. Andrew Rohret (CCA) dec. Zack Bevans (SOL) 2-1.

152 – 1. Graeson Dall (SOL) dec. Michael Gaylon (WIL) 10-5; 2. Brody Scheer (BC)

160 – 1. Trevor Nelson (SOL) maj. dec. Cavin Malloy (WIL) 12-1.

170 – 1. Tucker Morrison (COL) dec. Mike Hoyle (SOL) 4-0.

182 – 1. Visouth Peterschmidt (MP) dec. Dillon Diltz (SOL) 2-0.

195 – 1. Josh Holub (WIL) pinned Jackson Walker (SOL) 4:45.

220 – 1. Blade Burbala (BC) pinned Zach Wegmann (SOL) 1:43.

285 – 1. Tyler Linderbaum (SOL) pinned Logan Knutson (WIL) 4:28.