AAU State: A Division Preview + Predictions

50 lbs

Match to watch: Semi-Final match-up between Thayer Hagstrom (Hammerin’ Hawks) vs. Amir Newman-Winfrey (Hammer Time). Both wrestlers are 3x SPW State Champions. Both qualified for AAU state last year at 50 lbs as second graders with Hagstrom placing 4th and Amir placing 7th. These two have never met but it will be one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament.

Finals Prediction: Thayer Hagstrom vs. Brennen Kloser (HardDrive) in a district rematch.

Champion Pick: Thayer Hagstrom (Hammerin’ Hawks)

54 lbs

Match to watch: Likely semi-final meeting between Luke Walsh (Siouxland Wrestling) vs. Bo Hake (Pack732)

Finals Prediction: Bo Hake vs. Amari Odom (Bettendorf) in a district rematch. Odom has several state titles under his belt and was the 50 lb champ from last year but these two have split matches this season.

Champion Pick: Amari Odom (Bettendorf)

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