Two more War at West Gym matches have been set with a pair of 113-pound state champions scheduled to meet along with a upper-weight matchup sure to deliver action.
The first matchup features two promising lightweights with Valley-West Des Moines’ Nick Oldham squaring off against West Sioux’s Adam Allard. Ranked #13 in the country, Oldham is coming off his strongest season to date. He kicked off his junior season with a medal winning performance at the Super 32 in North Carolina and ended his regular season by winning his first state title, and third medal overall. On the other side is sophomore Adam Allard, who picked up his second straight state title at 113 pounds.
For the upperweights the event has added rising junior Julien Broderson, who will make his return to the event against another nationally ranked opponent. Broderson burst onto the national radar after winning a state title as a sophomore followed by him earning Greco All-American honors at USA Wrestling Cadet nationals this past summer. Broderson repeated as state champion as a junior and will be a heavily pursued prospect heading into his senior year.
His opponent is the #17 ranked Tyler Buesgens from Scott West high school in Minnesota. Committed to wrestle for Iowa State University, Buesgens will put his national ranking on the line in a gym he will soon deem as enemy territory.
About the War at West Gym:
IAwrestle is pleased to announce that our “War at West Gym” event will be returning to Cedar Falls on Saturday, March 10th. The event will once again be held in the University of Northern Iowa’s West Gym and will pit some of the state’s top talent against one another, as well as feature talented wrestlers from across the country.
Fans are able to purchase tickets at the door, but are encouraged to buy in advance on EventBrite. Tickets can be purchased for $10.
For those unable to attend the dual a live stream will be available on Trackwrestling. For our Season Pass subscribers the “War at West Gym” event is already included in the $65 initial fee, but fans will also have the option to purchase the stream for a one time $10 fee.
#20 Drake Ayala (Fort Dodge) vs Daniel Kimball (Don Bosco) – Announcement
#13 Nick Oldham (Valley-WDM) vs Adam Allard (West Sioux)
Cael Happel (Lisbon) vs Shea Ruffridge (Pocahontas Area) – Announcement
Matt Robertson (Davenport Assumption) vs Donny Schmit (Wapsie Valley) – Announcement
#17 Tyler Buesgens (Minnesota) vs Julien Broderson (Davenport Assumption)
#6 Nic Casperson (South Dakota) vs #17 Bryce Esmoil (West Liberty) – Announcement