Every year at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament there are great matches early on. Things are a little different now as the IHSAA seeds the top eight wrestlers in each bracket. With that being said, the seeding didn’t go exactly as some predicted and we still have some really good match-ups in the opening round of the state tournament.
Some of these matches will be big for determining who can make the state finals and others loom large for teams that are in the hunt for a team title. These are 7 of the first-round matches in Class 2A that I think everyone should be keeping an eye on.
#2 McKinley Robbins (Greene County) 34-1 vs #4 Carter Anderson (Albia) 35-3
When you see that two of the top four guys have to meet in the first round it doesn’t take much explanation of why the match is on the list. The fact that Anderson didn’t get seeded at all is a real head-scratcher here but makes for a great early match.