What: 2018 CIML Invitational
When: Friday, January 26, 2018 – 4:00 P.M. (CT)
Where: Southeast Polk High School, 7945 NE University, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Watch: LIVE on Trackwrestling ($) Part of IAwrestle Season Pass or available on pay-per-view
120: No. 6 Ben Monroe (Ankeny Centennial) vs Jeremy Ayala (Fort Dodge)
Monroe is a returning state finalist for Ankeny Centennial and Ayala will be making his return after being sidelined for over a year. Look for Ayala to push the pace against Monroe early.
120: No. 9 Thomas Edwards (Johnston) vs No. 10 Derek Anderson (Ankeny)
Edwards pinned Anderson late in the third period.
132: No. 7 Caleb Corbin (Valley, West Des Moines) vs Eric Owens (Ankeny Centennial)
Corbin won by dec 2-1 on Tuesday. Expect another tight matchup.
138: No. 8 Nathan Marchand (Southeast Polk) vs Zach Oldham (Valley, West Des Moines)
Oldman defeated Marchand last weekend by 8-7 decision. Marchand defeated Oldham at the Ed Winger by 11-2 major decision. Big points early for team race.
160: Trent Nelson (Southeast Polk) vs Blake Underwood (Valley, West Des Moines)
Underwood defeated Nelson 11-2 early in the season and then Nelson pinned Underwood at the Valley Duals and then Underwood got revenge at the Ed Winger with a fall. Must watch match at 160lb.
170: Nic Leo (Ankeny Centennial) vs No. 7 Kaden Smith (Fort Dodge)
These two have not met up this season. Leo has been sidelined a good portion of the second half of the season so his state ranking is slighted due to lack of competition.
195: No. 10 Triston Licht (Fort Dodge) vs Julius Imafidon (Valley, West Des Moines)
This will be the first matchup between these two this season. Licht was out for the first part of the season with a football injury and Imafidon has just recently made his decent from 220 to 195lbs.