Continuing with our early look at the Iowa High School wrestling landscape, we’ll take a look at what the top 3A teams have returning.
Class 3A has six returning state champions, 55 returning place-winners and 123 qualifiers from 2019.
Fort Dodge is in the top spot, with 85 returning points from last season’s third place team. The Dodgers have seven qualifiers returning, with four of them being 2019 medal-winners, lead by state champions Drake Ayala and Carson Taylor.
The 2019 State Championship team, Waverly-Shell Rock, is returning 80 points. WSR returns six qualifiers, four of whom were on the medal stand at last year’s state tournament, including state runner-up Brayden Wolf.
Looking to make a big jump after finishing 11th in the 2019 team race, Ankeny is returning the 3rd most points in class 3A. Ankeny is retuning three 2019 place-winners, including 2019 state champions Trever Anderson and Caleb Rathjen.
Top 10 3A Teams in Returning Points from 2019
Fort Dodge- 85
Waverly-Shell Rock- 80
Mason City- 45
Prairie, Cedar Rapids- 42.5
Ankeny Centennial- 41
Southeast Polk- 39.5
Iowa City, West- 37.5
North Scott- 36