Sectionals

The Maquoketa Cardinals advanced three wrestlers in a tough sectional at West Delaware Feb. 8. 

Taven Rich, who is ranked No. 2 and won third place at state in the 285-pound weight class last year, won his weight class at 285 Saturday. Rich defeated Carson Petlon of West Delaware 5-1. Rich has faced Petlon three times this season so far and is 2-1 against him. 

Rich improved his season record to 36-1.

Cardinal Abe Michel, who also qualified for state wrestling in 2019, placed second at regionals Saturday and will wrestle at districts Saturday for a chance to return to the state tournament in Des Moines. Michel’s record is 33-4 this season. 

The Cardinals’ third wrestler to advance to districts this weekend is Lane Stender (26-11). He also finished second Saturday.

Team scores: West Delaware 305; 2. Anamosa 160; 3. Monticello 140.5; 4. Maquoketa 138; 5. Jesup 125.5; 6. Dubuque Wahlert 109

106 —Quarterfinals: Steel Rolison (Jesup) over Jade Armbruster (Maquoketa) (Fall 3:52). Cons. Semis: Armbruster received a bye. Fifth-place match: Armbruster received a bye.

120 — Quarterfinals: Levi Livermore (Maquoketa) received a bye. Semifinals: Owen Ray (Monticello) over Livermore (Fall 4:19). Third-place match: Brady Wilson (Jesup) over Livermore (Dec 9-2)

132 Quarterfinals: Ivan Martin (Maquoketa) over Diego Mejia Moreno (Wahlert) (MD 9-0). Semifinals: Kain Luensman (Monticello) over Martin (TF 15-0, 1:09). Second-place match: Staveley Maury (West Delaware) over Martin (Fall 1:34). Third-place match: Martin over Jarrett Ciesielski (Jesup) (Fall 1:43)

138 — Quarterfinals: Gabe Gardner (Maquoketa) received a bye. Semifinals: Mitchell Engelbart (Anamosa) over Gardner (Fall 1:52). Third-place match: Ty Jesenovec (Monticello) over Gardner (Dec 5-1)

152 — Quarterfinals: Bo Kramer (Monticello) over Jacob Pawlowski (Maquoketa) (2:42). Cons. Semis: Pawlowski received a bye. Fifth-place match: Jimmy McDermott (Wahlert, Dubuque) over Pawlowski (Fall 4:19)

160 — Quarterfinals: Gabe Anstoetter (Wahlert) over Jacob Thompson (Maquoketa) (Fall 5:44). Cons. Semis: Thompson received a bye. Fifth-place match: Thompson over Dakota Olson (Monticello) (Fall 2:45) 

170 — Quarterfinals: Abe Michel (Maquoketa) received a bye. Semifinals: Michel over Connor Dehn (Wahlert) (Dec 5-2). First-place match: Jared Voss (West Delaware) over Michel (Dec 8-3). Second-place match: Michel over Connor Dehn (Wahlert) (NC)

182 — Quarterfinals: Liam Aunan (Maquoketa) received a bye. Semifinals: Bryce Anstoetter (Wahlert) over Aunan (MD 14-4). Second-place match: Bryce Anstoetter (Wahlert) over Aunan (NC). Third-place match: Aunan over Jordan Brown (Anamosa) (Fall 1:11)

195 Quarterfinals: Lane Stender (Maquoketa) received a bye. Semifinals: Stender over Alex Shover (Anamosa) (Fall 1:11). First-place match: Wyatt Voelker (West Delaware) over Stender (Fall 3:23). Second-place match: Stender over Henry Tomeck (Wahlert) (Fall 0:42)

220 — Quarterfinals: Dixie Solomon (Maquoketa) received a bye. Semifinals: Solomon over Cole Sigler (Anamosa) (Fall 0:43). First-place match: Christian Nunley (West Delaware) over Solomon (MD 8-0). Second-place match: Joseph Bahl (Wahlert) over Solomon (5-1) 

285 — Taven Rich (Maquoketa) received a bye. Semifinals: Rich over Marik Dickson (Wahlert) (Fall 1:24). First-place match: Rich over Carson Petlon (West Delaware) (Dec 5-1)