Wahlert’s Boone McDermott putting his national ranking on the line for War at West Gym (Photo: Cam Kramer | IAwrestle)

Two more matches have been set for our War at West Gym event as four 2018 state champions, including one from out of state will do battle in Cedar Falls.

The first matchup is a battle of the classes as 1A state champion Cooper Siebrecht of Lisbon will take on 2A title winner Ryan Steffen of Crestwood. A four-time state medalist, Siebrecht reached was able to reach the top of the podium in his final season. Similarly Steffen’s fourth state medal was the sweetest as he came home with the top prize in 2A.

The final matchup announced pits rising senior Boone McDermott of Dubuque Wahlert against Platte County, Missouri’s Sage Smart. Ranked #20 in the country, McDermott made a big statement this season when he defeated Iowa City West’s Francis Duggan in a dual meet, and then doubled down a few days later by pinning Duggan at their conference tournament. He will look to try and continue that positive momentum against Missouri state champion Smart who also has third place finishes at the Cheesehead and Kansas City Stampede most recently.

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.

Announced Lineup:

#20 Drake Ayala (Fort Dodge) vs Daniel Kimball (Don Bosco) – Announcement
#13 Nick Oldham (Valley-WDM) vs Adam Allard (West Sioux) – Announcement
Cael Happel (Lisbon) vs Shea Ruffridge (Pocahontas Area) – Announcement
Matt Robertson (Davenport Assumption) vs Donny Schmit (Wapsie Valley) – Announcement
Ryan Steffen (Crestwood) vs Cooper Siebreicht (Lisbon)
#17 Tyler Buesgens (Minnesota) vs Julien Broderson (Davenport Assumption) – Announcement 
#6 Nic Casperson (South Dakota) vs #17 Bryce Esmoil (West Liberty) – Announcement
#20 Boone McDermott (Dubuque Wahlert) vs Sage Smart (Missouri)

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle

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