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2011 Iowa High School
State Wrestling Tournament
The Iowa state wrestling championships ran Wednesday through Saturday (Feb.15th – 19th) at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
High school wrestling fans jammed Wells Fargo Arena Friday night for the state tournament finals in all three classes. The event was sold out for the 24th consecutive year.
The Class 3-A team title drama went down to the final match, when Cody Krumwiede posted a 10-0 major decision victory that sent Waverly-Shell Rock past Iowa City West. Waverly-Shell Rock, which has now won four consecutive championships, finished with 152 points to West’s 150.
Bettendorf was third at 148. Two of the three team titles were decided during the afternoon’s consolations — Logan-Magnolia in Class 1-A and Davenport Assumption in Class 2-A.
— Jordan Bremer of Woodbury Central repeated as 103-pound champion in Class 1-A.
— Dylan Peters of Denver-Tripoli won the Class 2-A title at 112 pounds. He won the 103 title last year.
— Cory Clark of Southeast Polk is now 3-for-3 when it comes to winning state titles. He improved his record to 129-0, with a 5-2 victory against Kegan Wakefield of Iowa City West.
— Alburnett’s Tyler Shulista claimed the Class 1-A title at 119 pounds with a pin in 1:07. The junior won at 112 last year.
— Christopher Halblom, a senior from Alburnett, became a three-time champion, capturing the title at 125 pounds in Class 1-A.
— John Meeks of Des Moines Roosevelt joined Cory Clark as a 3-for-3 state champion. Meeks improved his career record to 123-0 with a 9-4 victory against Kegan Wakefield of Iowa City West.
— Brandon Sorensen of Denver-Tripoli won the 130-pound title in Class 1-A. He was the champ at 119 in 2010.
— Jake Marlin of Creston/Orient-Macksburg added this year’s 135-pound championship to the one he won last year at 130.
— Brian Warren became third wrestler in Des Moines North history to win a state title, prevailing in 140 pounds in Class 3-A. The other North champs: Jack Welch in 1970 and Robert Cole in 1996. North has a shared program with Hoover.
— Robert Walker of Martensdale-St. Marys repeated as the champion at 140 in Class 1-A.
— Cody Caldwell of Waverly-Shell Rock finished his traditional tournament career with a third state title, taking the top prize at 152 pounds.
— Ballard of Huxley Tanner Weatherman won his third career title with a convincing victory at 171 in Class 3-A. He was a four-time finalist.
— Kane Seeley became Perry’s first state champion since 1971, winning at 215 pounds in Class 2-A.
The Predicament – State Tournament News/Results
DesMoinesRegister – Brackets