The 1A schools came up big in the first round of the Battle of Waterloo tournament with 1A’s #1 ranked Lisbon defeating 3A’s #10 ranked Epworth, Western Dubuque 42-21 in Bracket A, and 1A’s #3 ranked Don Bosco pulling off the upset over 3A’s #5 ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie on criteria.

Lisbon started the day as the top seed in their bracket and Lions advanced in the first round 72-6 over Columbus Catholic. Lisbon advanced to the bracket finals by defeating 3A Iowa City West 50-26, picking up falls from Clay McCoy (126), #1 Carter Happel (145), Bryce Werdeman (170), Dakota O’Connor (220), Cobe Siebrecht (106), Ryne Mohrfeld (113), and #9 Cooper Siebrecht (120). Werdeman scored his fall over West’s #9 ranked Aaron Stumpf.

Lisbon was able to pick up another big victory in their bracket finals over Epworth picking up bonus in five of their victories. Scoring falls once again for Lisbon were Happel and Werdeman.

In the other bracket being contested it was the Dons of Don Bosco scoring the upset over Prairie, who was the No. 1 seed, 28-28. The Dons started their run with a 51-24 defeat of Iowa City High, and then a 45-26 defeat over 2A’s #4 ranked Crestwood to set up a showdown with Five Season Duals champion Prairie.

There the Dons upperweights proved too much for Prairie with Bosco winning five consecutive matches from 145-182, getting falls from #5 Chris Paulsen (160) and Walker Even (182). #2 Gable Fox (106) won a big match with Prairie freshman Conrad Braswell 11-6 to give the Dons a 28-19 lead with three matches to go. Jacob Tedrow (113), #3 Marcus England (120), and #7 Trenten Wennermark (126) all picked up decisions for Prairie to bring the dual to a tie – which was settled by the Dons scoring the most first points.

It was a big win for the Dons and according to the Waterloo Courier’s Jim Nelson, it also holds a little historical significance:

Now Lisbon and Don Bosco will await their opponents on who they will face next. 2A’s #1 ranked Davenport Assumption is the No. 1 seed in Bracket C and 3A’s #2 ranked West Des Moines Valley is the No. 1 seed in Bracket D.

Bracket A Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place – Lisbon
2nd Place – Epworth, Western Dubuque
3rd Place – Waverly-Shell Rock
4th Place – Iowa City West
5th Place – Mason City
6th Place – Union
7th Place – Cedar Falls
8th Place – Columbus Catholic
1st Place Match
Lisbon defeated Epworth, Western Dubuque 42-21.
3rd Place Match
Waverly-Shell Rock defeated Iowa City West 49-30.
5th Place Match
Mason City defeated Union 43-35.
7th Place Match
Cedar Falls defeated Columbus Catholic 54-27.

Bracket B Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place – Don Bosco
2nd Place – Prairie, Cedar Rapids
3rd Place – Crestwood
4th Place – Charles City
5th Place – Linn-Mar
6th Place – Iowa City City
7th Place – West Delaware
8th Place – Nashua-Plainfield
1st Place Match
Don Bosco defeated Prairie, Cedar Rapids 28-28.
3rd Place Match
Crestwood defeated Charles City 40-36.
5th Place Match
Linn-Mar defeated Iowa City City 31-29.
7th Place Match
West Delaware defeated Nashua-Plainfield 59-23.

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