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Two Bolts advance to state wrestling

Vinny Lima and Caden Yoerger advance out of 3A-District 5 qualifying tourney North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– Liberty High advanced two wrestlers out of the Class 3A-District 5 state qualifying tournament at Iowa City West High on Saturday, Feb. 13. Vinny Lima and Caden Yoerger qualified for the 2021 state tournament with second-place finishes at 195 (Lima) and 220 pounds.
Lima opened with a quarterfinal round win over Oskaloosa’s Junior Ramirez with a pin in 3:08 and took an 8-4 decision from Pella’s Christian Lubben in the semifinals. City High’s Ben Kueter pinned Lima in 3:01 in the first-place match sending Lima to the second-place match and a rematch against Lubben. However, Lubben declined and Lima won by no contest.
Yoerger won a 2-0 decision from Ottumwa’s John Hardin in the quarterfinals but lost a 10-2 major decision to West High’s Brett Pelfrey in the semis. He bounced back to win an 8-5 decision from Pella’s Jordan De Ruiter in the third-place match and advanced to the second-place match where he won 4-3 against City High’s Fritz Spencer.
Overall, the Lightning were sixth in team points with 110.
The 2021 State Wrestling Tournament starts on Thursday, Feb. 18, and concludes on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Class 3A-District 5 team scores
1, Iowa City West High, 237. 2, Pella, 179. 3, Ottumwa, 160. 4, Iowa City, City High, 154.5. 5, Fort Madison, 123.5. 6, Liberty High, 110. 7, Oskaloosa, 90.5. 8, Burlington, 78.5.
Individual results for Liberty High
120 — Jaxon Morris (9-3), Fourth place
Quarterfinal – Morris won by decision over Logan Schroeder (Pella) 20-17 (Dec 7-5)
Semifinal – Parker McBride (IC West) 7-0 won by fall (Fall 1:39)
3rd Place match – Dawson Goodwin (Ottumwa) 33-10 won by fall (1:02)
126 — Ian Brownsberger (8-7), Sixth place
Quarterfinal – Ryan Hancock (Pella) 29-10 won by fall (Fall 0:35)
Cons. Semi – Brownsberger won by fall over Brian Velazquez (Burlington) 4-11 (Fall 3:53)
5th Place match – Chris Luedtke (Ottumwa) 14-8 won by fall (Fall 3:45)
132 — Gavin Benton (7-5), Fifth place
Quarterfinal – Ariel Collins (City High) 6-7 won by decision (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Semi – Benton received a bye (Bye)
5th Place match – Benton won by fall over Brock Califf (Fort Madison) 16-17 (Fall 3:48
138 — Austin Franklin (5-7), Sixth place
Quarterfinal – Daltin Doud (Ottumwa) 26-21 won by fall (Fall 1:31)
Cons. Semi – Franklin won by fall over Kale Clark (City High) 0-8 (Fall 1:00)
5th Place match – Zack Beebe (Oskaloosa) 10-14 won by fall (Fall 1:23)
145 — Philipp Jackson (7-3), Fifth place
Quarterfinal – Jackson Van Kley (Pella) 21-19 won by fall (Fall 5:17)
Cons. Semi – Jackson received a bye (Bye)
5th Place match – Jackson won by fall over Mikey Cain (Ottumwa) 17-28 (Fall 3:10)
152 — Elijah Terwilleger (1-2), Sixth place
Quarterfinal – Quinn Rhamy (Pella) 10-8 won by fall (Fall 1:39)
Cons. Semi – Terwilleger received a bye (Bye)
5th Place match – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) 24-10 won by decision (Dec 7-5)
160 — Jarrod Alger (9-2), Fourth place
Quarterfinal – Alger won by fall over Andy Palma (Ottumwa) 6-15 (Fall 1:17)
Semifinal – Ryan Van Donselaar (Pella) 31-7 won by fall (Fall 3:50)
3rd Place match – Gable Mitchell (City High) 6-3 won by decision (Dec 13-9)
170 — Drew Snyder (9-4), Third place
Quarterfinal – Snyder won by fall over Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) 17-11 (Fall 5:42)
Semifinal – Trevor Summers (Ottumwa) 43-5 won by major decision (MD 12-3)
3rd Place match – Snyder won by fall over Ethan Milligan (Pella) 19-22 (Fall 1:24)
2nd Place match –Summers (Ottumwa) won by no contest (NC)
182 — Darius Willis-Newell (10-5), Fourth place
Quarterfinal – Willis-Newell won by decision over Nick Marker (City High) 3-9 (Dec 10-4)
Semifinal – Mason Applegate (IC West) 5-2 won by major decision (MD 13-3)
3rd Place match – Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) 17-14 won by decision (Dec 10-8)
195 — Vinny Lima (13-4), Second place
Quarterfinal – Lima won by fall over Junior Ramirez (Oskaloosa) 5-16 (Fall 3:08)
Semifinal – Lima won by decision over Christian Lubben (Pella) 10-17 (Dec 8-4)
1st Place match – Ben Kueter (City High) 7-0 won by fall (Fall 3:01)
2nd Place match – Lima won by no contest over Lubben (NC)
220 — Caden Yoerger (9-8), Second place
Quarterfinal – Yoerger won by decision over John Hardin (Ottumwa) 20-29 (Dec 2-0)
Semifinal – Brett Pelfrey (IC West) 7-4 won by major decision (MD 10-2)
3rd Place match – Yoerger 9-8 won by decision over Jordan De Ruiter (Pella) 5-11 (Dec 8-5)
2nd Place match – Yoerger won by decision over Fritz Spencer (City High) 5-8 (Dec 4-3)

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