After getting bounced in a tough semifinal matchup with a Pennsylvania team, Team Iowa went back to work at the Disney Duals, this time on the consolation side of the bracket. Their opponents would be a talented Ohio team, the Ohio Mafia and despite a fast start, Iowa wasn’t able to overcome the lightweight depth the Mafia brought to Florida.

Things got started with a bang for Team Iowa, picking up falls from both Michael Millage (106) and Jack Wagner (113) to give Iowa a 12-0 lead. Jacob Schwarm (120) traded leads back in forth with his opponent, but in the end the nationally ranked Mitch Moore found a way to come out on top in overtime 10-8.

Moore kicked off an Ohio run, which saw them pick up wins from 120 pounds all the way to 138 pounds, picking up a major and a fall along the way to take the team lead 16-12 from Iowa. That run stopped when future Panther Max Thomsen stepped up with an 11-5 decision over Jonathan Furnas at 145 pounds to close Ohio’s lead to 16-15.

The Ohio Mafia responded with a decision at 152, and then got a surprise fall at 160 where Dayton Racer was handed his first loss on the tournament to Devin Skatzka. With his team down ten points, another future Panther came out to try and stop Ohio from controlling the dual, as Jacob Holschlag (170) took out Jakob Hinz 5-2 to make the dual 25-18.

Ohio got a big fall from Jack Harris at 182 pounds and once again Iowa was down big with just three weights to go.  Steven Holloway (195) answered with his second straight fall on the day closing the gap to 31-24 with two matches to go.

Adrian Harding got an 11-5 win at 220 to clinch the dual for the Ohio Mafia, and Gannon Gremmel (285) closed things out for Iowa with a 3-1 decision. With a final score of 34-27, Iowa will wrestle for fifth at 3:00 PM.

Match #4 Cons. Semi: 31. Team Ohio Mafia defeated 9. Team Iowa Black 34-27
106 – Michael Millage (9. Team Iowa Black) over Giovanni Disabato (31. Team Ohio Mafia) Fall 3:09
113 – Jack Wagner (9. Team Iowa Black) over Ana Abduljelil (31. Team Ohio Mafia) Fall 0:35
120 – Mitch Moore (31. Team Ohio Mafia) over Jacob Schwarm (9. Team Iowa Black) TB-1 10-8
126 – Shakur Laney (31. Team Ohio Mafia) over Grant Stotts (9. Team Iowa Black) Maj 14-6
132 – Cameron Kelly (31. Team Ohio Mafia) over Brice Everson (9. Team Iowa Black) Fall 1:59
138 – Brent Moore (31. Team Ohio Mafia) over Josh Wenger (9. Team Iowa Black) Dec 5-2
145 – Max Thomsen (9. Team Iowa Black) over Jonathan Furnas (31. Team Ohio Mafia) Dec 11-5
152 – Kaleb Romero (31. Team Ohio Mafia) over Josh Davis (9. Team Iowa Black) Dec 3-1
160 – Devin Skatzka (31. Team Ohio Mafia) over Dayton Racer (9. Team Iowa Black) Fall 0:42
170 – Jacob Holschlag (9. Team Iowa Black) over Jakob Hinz (31. Team Ohio Mafia) Dec 5-2
182 – Jack Harris (31. Team Ohio Mafia) over Joe Teague (9. Team Iowa Black) Fall 1:59
195 – Steven Holloway (9. Team Iowa Black) over Sam Hipple (31. Team Ohio Mafia) Fall 1:55
220 – Adrian Harding (31. Team Ohio Mafia) over Gabriel Rangel (9. Team Iowa Black) Dec 11-5
285 – Gannon Gremmell (9. Team Iowa Black) over Deaken McCoy (31. Team Ohio Mafia) Dec 3-1

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle

One thought on “Team Iowa to Wrestle for Fifth at Disney Duals”
  1. 160 shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise since he pinned him previously?

Comments are closed.