Solon Sends 12 to Districts at Strong Sectional Showing

img

Photo by Jeff Yoder

Your Prep Sports

A perfect performance at a sectional meet would consist of sending all 14 wrestlers on to the district meet.

Solon wasn’t perfect at the Class 2A, Sectional 16 meet on Saturday in Solon but the Spartans weren’t far from it.

Class 2A sixth-ranked Solon had seven champions and qualified 12 wrestlers for next Saturday’s 2A district meet while rolling to the team title with 268.5 points.

West Liberty was second with 227.5 followed by Tipton with 145 and Louisa-Muscatine with 143.

Solon got titles from freshman Jakobe Lahr (19-23) at 113 and Hayden Taylor (43-2) at 126.

Junior Zeb Gnida (33-9) won the 132-pound title, Zack Bevans (40-5) finished first at 152 and Jax Flynn (39-5) claimed the 170-pound title.

Seamus Poynton (34-8) added a title at 182 and Mike Hoyle (39-1) won at 220 pounds to round out the Spartans’ sectional champs.

Lucas Kampman, Aidan Dall, Colton Spillman, Andy Brokaw and Adam Bock all advanced to the district meet with runner-up finishes on Saturday.

Kampman (14-27) won a wrestle back over Marcos Moedano 8-0 at 120 pounds to reach the district meet.

Dall (27-18) was runner-up at 138, Spillman (26-12) was second at 145, Brokaw was second at 160 and Bock (34-11) was runner-up at 195.

Class 2A, Sectional 16

At Solon

Team scores – 1. Solon 268.5; 2. West Liberty 227.5; 3. Tipton 145; 4. Louisa-Muscatine 143; 5. Columbus 112; 6. Mid-Prairie 102.5

(Event Winners, District Qualifiers)

106 – 1. Alex Beaver (WL) pinned Lane Scorpil (COL) 2:55

113 – 1. Jakobe Lahr (SOL) pinned Kaleb Mesick (TIP) 3:06

120 – 1. Sam Gingerich (WL) pinned Marcos Moedano (L-M) 3:26; 2. Lucas Kampman (SOL)

126 – 1. Hayden Taylor (SOL) pinned Austin Lenz (TIP) 3:46

132 – 1. Zeb Gnida (SOL) pinned Cody Calvelage (L-M) 1:54

138 – 1. Jarod Kadel (COL) major dec. Aidan Dall (SOL) 12-2

145 – 1. Will Esmoil (WL) pinned Colton Spillman (SOL) 2:41

152 – 1. Zack Bevans (SOL) dec. Coy Ruess (WL) 7-2

160 – 1. Austin Beaver (WL) dec. Andy Brokaw (SOL) 6-0

170 – 1. Jax Flynn (SOL) tech. fall AJ Lenz (WL) 17-2

182 – 1. Seamus Poynton (SOL) dec. Colton Allen (M-P) 9-5

195 – 1. Isaac Boucher (M-P) dec. Adam Bock (SOL) 8-3

220 – 1. Mike Hoyle (SOL) dec. Kobe Simon (WL) 11-5

285 – 1. Gabe Hayes (L-M) dec. Jesse Lieser (TIP) 8-2