DES MOINES —
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont will have plenty to cheer about Saturday night at the state wrestling tournament.
The Rockets will have four chances to win a state title while having one other go for a podium spot.
Oskaloosa will have Skylar DeJong and Mason Wisse vye for a spot on the podium Saturday afternoon.
Here's how The Herald area wrestlers fared Friday
106 — McGwire Midkiff, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, dec. Drew Sams, Oskaloosa 3-1 in consolation second round. Finishes 39-7.
120 — Skylar DeJong, Oskaloosa, dec. Trevor Wharton, Indianola, 11-8 in consolation second round; Sam Uthoff, Cedar Rapids Prairie, dec. DeJong, 6-2 in consolation third round. Next: vs. Kyle Briggs, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, in seventh-place match Saturday.
182 — Izaak Miller, Waverly-Shell Rock, pinned Mason Wisse, Oskaloosa, 5:26 in quarterfinal; Wisse dec. Chris Thomas, Council Bluffs Lewis Central, 11-5 in consolation second round; Wisse, dec. Donovan Doyle, Iowa City West, 7-4, in consolation third round. Next: vs. Sam Cook, Fort Dodge, in consolation semifinal Saturday.
195 — Marcus Harrington, Waterloo West, dec. Drea Lamb, Oskaloosa, 7-0 in quarterfinal; Joe Picchiotti, Pleasant Valley, dec. Lamb, 6-0 in consolation second round. Finishes 16-6.
138 — Jeren Glosser, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont tech. falled Zach Keppy, Wilton, 6:00 (16-1) in quarterfinal; Glosser dec. Connor Shulista, Alburnett, 10-3, in semifinal. Next: vs. Travis Cole, Highland Riverside, in final Saturday.
145 — Blake Marolf, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, dec. Luke Klingensmith, Woodbury Central, 3-2 in quarterfinal; Marolf dec. Payton Rice, Manson Northwest Webster, 6-3 in semifinal. Next: vs. Bryce Paul, Alburnett, in final on Saturday.
152 — Tucker Black, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, dec. Gable Verschoor, Woodbury Central, 10-4 in quarterfinal; dec. Tyler Donovan, West Branch, 5-2 in semifinal. Next: vs. Noah Irons, Lake Mills, in final Saturday.
160 — Tyler Foubert, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, pinned Marcus Siegwarth, Central Elkader, :29 in quarterfinal; Foubert dec. Wyatt Lewis, Council Bluffs St. Albert, 6-2 in semifinal. Next: vs. Kailan Schmelzer, Southwest valley, in final Saturday.
170 — Logan Moore, West Monona, dec. Dillon Pigsley, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, 2-1 (Tiebreaker) in quarterfinal; Pigsley pinned Ryan Even, Jesup, 3:35 in consolation second round. pinned Payton Housman, Highland Riverside, 2:45 in consolation third round. Next: vs. Gavin Gemmel, Clarinda Academy, in consolation semifinal Saturday.
195 — Ty Schnieder, Southeast Warren, dec. Hunter Johnston, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, 3-2 in consolation second round. Finishes 38-12