2020 Class 3A State Tournament Preview and Predictions

106 Pounds

The Seeds: (Ranking next to seed)

  1. #1 Ryder Block (Fr) Waverly-Shell Rock
  2. #3 Nathaneal Jesuroga (Fr) Southeast Polk
  3. #2 Brandon O’Brien (Jr) Linn-Mar, Marion
  4. #5 Owen Helgeson (Fr) Johnston
  5. #6 Dustin Bohren (So) Bettendorf
  6. #4 Grant O’Dell (So) Iowa City West
  7. #7 Jacob Fistler (Fr) Dallas Center-Grimes
  8. #10 Khyler Carstarphen (So) Dowling Catholic

First Round Match to watch:

#9 Nathan Canfield (Davenport Central) vs. #10 Khlyer Carstarphen (Dowling Catholic)

Two ranked opponents who have not wrestled each other yet.

Potential Quarter-Final Match to watch:

#5 Owen Helgeson (Johnston) vs. #6 Bustin Bohren (Bettendorf)

This is a re-match from the finals at Ed Winger. Helgeson won 5-2, but don’t be surprised if he flips the script this time.

Potential Semi-Final Match to watch:

#2 Brandon O’Brien (Linn-Mar) vs. #3 Nathaneal Jesuroga (Southeast Polk)

A battle between two extremely talented kids will go down in the semi-finals. Southeast Polk needs to win these types of matches to give themselves a shot at beating Waverly-Shell Rock.

Predictions:

Nathaneal Jesuroga (Southeast Polk) over Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock)

Another battle between two extremely talented kids. If Jesuroga can handle the size of Block on Saturday night, then he wins. There is a good possibility we will see a preview of this match during the State Dual finals on Wednesday Night.

IAwrestle Predictions:
Lars: Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock) over Nathan Jesuroga (Southeast Polk)
Tony: Nathaneal Jesuroga (Southeast Polk) over Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock)
Eric: Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock) over Brandon O’Brien (Linn-Mar)

113 Pounds

 

The Seeds:

  1. #2 Trevor Anderson (So) Ankeny
  2. #1 Bailey Roybal (Jr) Waverly-Shell Rock
  3. #3 Blaine Frazier (So) West Burlington
  4. #5 Jace Rhodes (So) Mason City
  5. #4 Ryder Downey (So) Indianola
  6. #7 Lane Cowell (Jr) Fort Dodge
  7. #6 Ethan Wood-Finley (Sr) Iowa City High
  8. #8 Aime Mukiza (Jr) DM North-Hoover

First Round Match to watch:

Rheiner Stahlbaum (Johnston) vs. #7 Lane Cowell (Fort Dodge)

Cowell placed fourth last season and Stahlbaum was a qualifier last season and a place winner two years ago.

Potential Quarter-Final Match to watch:

#4 Ryder Downey (Indianola) vs. #5 Jace Rhodes (Mason City)

Downy has beaten Rhodes twice this season. Downey won 3-0 the last time out and has continued to get better all season.

Potential Semi-Final Match to watch:

#1 Bailey Roybal (Waverly-Shell Rock) vs. #3 Blaine Frazier (West Burlington)

Roybal has been on a tear this season with his only loss coming to out of state stud Blake West. Frazier hasn’t lost since the opening weekend and is a returning state runner-up from 2A.

Predictions:

Trevor Anderson (Ankeny) over Bailey Roybal (Waverly-Shell Rock)

These two have never met. Expect this match to be a barn burner. Look for there to be 10-15 points scored in this match with the final score being something like 7-6.

IAwrestle Predictions:

Lars: Trevor Anderson (Ankeny) over Bailey Roybal (Waverly-Shell Rock)
Tony: Trevor Anderson (Ankeny) over Bailey Roybal (Waverly-Shell Rock)
Eric: Bailey Roybal (Waverly-Shell Rock) over Trevor Anderson (Ankeny)

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