Milder Wins First District Title To Secure Third Consecutive State Berth

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Nick Milder is headed to the state wrestling meet for the third straight season.

For the first time Milder will go to Wells Fargo Arena a district champion.

Milder won the first district title of his career on Saturday with a 3-2 decision over tenth-ranked Cole Clark of Lisbon in the 182-pound title match at the Class 1A, District 5 meet in Montezuma.

The Regina senior improved to 33-2 on the season with his second win over Clark in as many weeks.

Milder defeated Clark 5-3 in the sectional finals last Saturday to earn the first district crown of his career.

On Saturday Milder secured another big career first with the 3-2 district final win.

1A fifth-ranked Milder pinned Ben Huff of Baxter in 1:00 in the district semifinals before picking up the win over Clark in the championship match.

Lisbon had seven wrestlers earn district titles on Saturday and qualified eight wrestlers for the state meet while rolling to the team title with 155 points.

Class 1A, District 5

At Montezuma

Team scores – 1. Lisbon 155; 2. English Valleys 77.5; 3. Pleasantville 67; 4. Colfax-Mingo 58; 5. Martensdale St. Marys 52; 6. North Mahaska 51; 7. Iowa Valley 48; 8. Regina 18; 9. Belle Plaine 17; 10. BGM 10; 10. HLV 10; 10. Lynnville-Sully 10; 13. Montezuma 8

(State qualifiers; Area Placewinners)

106 – 1. Cade Siebrecht (LIS) pinned Noah Strohmeyer (C-M) 5:12

113 – 1. Quincy Happel (LIS) pinned Michael Dejong (NM) 3:24

120 – 1. Cauy Fitch (C-M) pinned Cael Cassady (MSM) 3:18

126 – 1. Robert Avila (LIS) dec. Cole Cassady (MSM) 7-3

132 – 1. Cael Happel (LIS) pinned Joshua Tibbits (MSM) 4:39

138 – 1. Cobe Siebrect (LIS) med. forfeit Cyden Fitch (C-M)

145 – 1. Ryne Mohrfeld (LIS) major dec. Jarrett Stodghill (NM) 13-0

152 – 1. Benjamin Smith (IV) dec. Cooper Andreassen (EV) 6-4

160 – 1. Cael Lester (PV) major dec. Trystin Ross (C-M) 10-2

170 – 1. Luke Groves (NM) dec. Caleb Peach (EV) 8-7

182 – 1. Nick Milder (ICR) dec. Cole Clark (LIS) 3-2

195 – 1. Ethan Allie (BP) dec. John Fisher (EV) 7-4

220 – 1. Garet Sims (IV) pinned Cale Anthony (PV) :26

285 – 1. Brant Baltes (LIS) dec. Matthew Kauffman (PV) 5-0

Siemen, Bloem Come Up Short Of State Berths

Tyler Siemen had his seanior season end one win shy of a trip to the state meet.

Siemen went 1-1 at the Class 1A, District 8 meet on Saturday at Wilton but settled for a third-place finish at 120 pounds and missed securing a spot at the state meet.

Senior Drake Bloem placed fourth at 220 pounds as the Bears failed to qualify a wrestler for next week’s state meet.

Siemen (27-15) dropped a 10-5 decision to WACO freshman Jonah Clark in the semifinals before bouncing back to pin Bruce Claman of Van Buren in 27 seconds.

Bloem (16-18) was pinned by Keegan Akers of Mediapolis in 2:56 in the semifinals and Wilton senior Calib Lilly pinned Bloem in 5:05 in the third-place match.

Highland won the team title with 72 points, edging Mediapolis by one point while Wapello was third with 67 points.

Class 1A, District 8

At Wilton

Team scores – 1. Highland 72; 2. Mediapolis 71; 3. Wapello 67; 4. New London 56; 5. North Cedar 54; 6. Wilton 52; 7. Pekin 51; 8. Cardinal 42; 9. WACO 38; 10. Sigourney-Keota 30; 11. Van Buren 29; 12. Lone Tree 10; 12. West Branch 10; 12. Northeast 10;

(State qualifiers; Area Placewinners)

106 – 1. Marcel Lopez (NL) dec. Kael Brisker (WIL) 7-2

113 – 1. Mason Dye (S-K) pinned Colton Meeker (WAP) 3:28

120 – 1. Mitchell Moore (WAP) dec. Jonah Clark (WAC) 8-2; 3. Tyler Siemen (WB)

126 – 1. Daniel Meeker (WAP) tech. fall Jalen Collins (WAC) 15-0

132 – 1. Christopher Ewart (WAP) dec. Geoff Streb (HIG) 7-5

138 – 1. Brody Hawtrey (NC) pinned Zach Hammes (PEK) 1:27

145 – 1. Brady Hahn (HIG) pinned Cael Baker (PEK) 3:25

152 – 1. Cory Stewart (HIG) dec. Kade Chance (CAR) 3-2

160 – 1. Caleb Lalonde (MED) pinned Dan Burton (HIG) 1:53

170 – 1. Caleb Stoltz (VB) dec. Gabe Carter (NL) 6-4

182 – 1. Coy Barker (WIL) major dec. Tayton Bartholomew (VB) 10-2; 2. Hunter Aney (MED)

195 – 1. Tyler Thurston (NC) major dec. Mason Juhl (PEK) 10-2; 2. Cameron Raines (NL)

220 – 1. Keegan Akers (MED) pinned Jaxon Allen (NL) 4:23; 4. Drake Bloem (WB)  

285 – 1. Dagiesteno Shiling (CAR) pinned Briggs Hartley (WIL) 1:21; 2. Chase Gallagher (NC)