JOHNSTON — Destin Schroder’s goal going into his junior wrestling season was to qualify for the state tournament. He had never done that before.
Schroder punched his ticket to the 2019 Iowa Class 3A state wrestling tournament with a pin of Valley’s C.J. Stillman early in the third-period of182-pound match. The Newton High Cardinal claimed the 3A District 6 182-pound championship.
Three other Cardinals join Schroder heading to this week’s state tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Junior Gage Linahon is making his third straight trip to the 3A state meet. He lost of second-ranked Beau Lombardi, 4-2 in the 195-pound title match.
Senior Jaise Gulling is headed for his second straight state meet at 195 pounds. He lost by a 15-0 technical fall to seventh-ranked Javian Rolley of Johnston.
At 113 pounds, Cardinal freshman Brennan Amos reached the district title match. He dropped a 9-5 decision to Dowling Catholic’s Ethan Mahoney.
Linahon, Gulling and Amos captured second place in their weight classes without a wrestleback contest on Saturday. The foursome led the Cardinals to a third-place team finish in the District 6 tournament hosted by Johnston.
Valley won the district team title with 212 points and Johnston was second with 177. Newton scored 145.5 points for third.
Dowling Catholic was fourth at 140 followed by Des Moines Abraham Lincoln with 127.5 points for fifth.Urbandale was sixth with 123 points, Carroll was seventh at 118.5 and Des Moines North-Hoover was eighth.
Senior Blake Cockerton, sophomores Anthony Bestell and Gabe Abram wrestled in third-place matches at 126, 106 and 285, respectively. Cockerton and Bestell won but by rule there were no wrestleback opportunities for the two. Abram finished fourth in 285.
Senior Thomas Cox finished his high school wrestling career with a 10-5 win over Quinn Covill of Dowling to take fifth at 170. Junior Canaan Terpstra was fifth at 145 pounds by pinning Urbandale’s Spencer Davis.
At 160 pounds, senior Reece Caves went 1-2 on his final day of high school wrestling. Caves took sixth at the district meet.
Also placing sixth was junior Zane Kohlmeyer at 152 pounds.
Freshmen Damien Bayles (120) and Colin Sharp (138) were both 0-2 in their first district meet action.
The first round of the Class 3A state wrestling tournament begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday. The first round of consolation matches are also on Thursday morning.
On Friday are quarterfinals and second-round consolation matches in the morning and semifinals and third-round consolation matches in the afternoon.
Consolation semifinals and finals are from 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. on Saturday. The state finals for Class 3A, 2A and 1A begin at 6 p.m. Saturday.
2019 Class 3A District 6 Results
106 — Anthony Bestell (25-11), 3rd
QF - Bestell pinned Jack Stotts (Urbandale) (Fall 0:54)
SF - Aime Mukiza (DM North-Hoover) 26-9 won by dec. over Bestell (Dec 6-4)
3rd Place Match - Bestell pinned Ezra Kristensen (Valley) 13-21 (Fall 1:25)
2nd Place Match - Mukiza (DM North-Hoover) won by rule over Bestell (RULE)
113 — Brennan Amos (26-12), 2nd
QF - Amos received a bye
SF - Amos won by dec. over Jaxson Kuhlmann (Carroll) (Dec 6-0)
1st Place Match - Ethan Mahoney (Dowling Catholic) won by dec. over Amos (Dec 9-5)
2nd Place Match - Amos won by rule over Jaxson Kuhlmann (Carroll) (RULE)
120 — Damien Bayles (5-17)
QF - Eric Gilge (Dowling Catholic) pinned Bayles (Fall 1:28)
Cons. Semi - Carson Lawrence (Valley) won by major decision over Bayles (MD 11-0)
126 — Blake Cockerton (22-10), 3rd
QF - Cockerton pinned Nate Bell (Des Moines Abraham Lincoln) (Fall 3:11)
SF - Carson Murray (Dowling) won by dec. over Cockerton (Dec 8-6)
3rd Place Match - Cockerton won by tech fall over Caden Neumann (Carroll) (TF-1.5 4:47 (20-4))
2nd Place Match - Murray (Dowling) won by rule over Cockerton (RULE)
138 — Colin Sharp (4-18)
QF - Leo Blawou (Des Moines Abraham Lincoln) pinned Sharp (Fall 0:14)
Cons. Semi - Kamden Robinson (Carroll) won by dec. over Sharp (Dec 13-8)
145 — Canaan Terpstra (21-17), 5th
QF - John Harris Jr. (Des Moines Abraham Lincoln) pinned Terpstra (Fall 1:57)
Cons. Semi - Terpstra received a bye
5th Place Match - Terpstra pinned Spencer Daves (Urbandale) (Fall 4:21)
152 — Zane Kohlmeyer (20-18), 6th
QF - Mickey Griffith (DM Abraham Lincoln) won by tech fall over Kohlmeyer (TF-1.5 4:20 (16-0))
Cons. Semi - Kohlmeyer received a bye
5th Place Match - Jacob Schnobelen (Valley) pinned Kohlmeyer (Fall 0:26)
160 — Reece Caves (8-29), 6th
QF - Tinsley Wright (Valley) pinned Caves (Fall 3:49)
Cons. Semi - Caves won by major decision over Dannon Bitting (Dowling) (MD 17-3)
5th Place Match - Alan Shepard (DM Abraham Lincoln) won by dec. over Caves (Dec 8-4)
170 — Thomas Cox (11-19), 5th
QF - Jake Tofanelli (DM Abraham Lincoln) pinned Cox (Fall 3:19)
Cons. Semi - Cox won by dec. over Max Nielsen (Johnston) (Dec 11-5)
5th Place Match - Cox won by dec. over Quinn Covill (Dowling) (Dec 10-5)
182 — Destin Schroder (35-4), 1st
QF - Schroder pinned Brandon King (Urbandale) (Fall 0:46)
SF - Schroder pinned Dalton Davis (DM North-Hoover) (Fall 2:26)
1st Place Match - Schroder (Newton) 35-4 pinned C. J. Stillman (Valley) (Fall 4:42)
195 — Jaise Gulling (26-8), 2nd
QF - Gulling pinned Jack Scholz (Dowling) (Fall 1:46)
SF - Gulling won by dec. over Bracken Cobb (Valley) (Dec 9-2)
1st Place Match - Javian Rolley (Johnston) 32-9 won by tech fall over Gulling (TF-1.5 5:24 (15-0))
2nd Place Match - Gulling (Newton) won by rule over Cobb (Valley) (RULE)
220 — Gage Linahon (29-9), 2nd
QF - Linahon pinned Zeke Baer-Deffebaugh (Johnston) (Fall 3:32)
SF - Linahon pinned Tanner Teem (Urbandale) (Fall 5:00)
1st Place Match - Beau Lombardi (Valley) 27-3 won by dec. over Linahon (Dec 4-2)
2nd Place Match - Linahon (Newton) won by rule over Teem (Urbandale) (RULE)
285 — Gabe Abrams (12-10), 4th
QF - Abrams pinned Drake Page (Urbandale) (Fall 3:46)
SF - Mamadee Tullay (DM Abraham Lincoln) pinned Abrams (Fall 0:55)
3rd Place Match - Josh Luft (Carroll) 26-21 won by dec. over Abrams (Dec 3-2)
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