Waverly-Shell Rock, New Hampton To Battle of Waterloo Finals
After Friday's qualifying rounds, Waverly-Shell Rock and New Hampton Iowa high school wrestling teams advanced to the championship round at the 2016 Battle of Waterloo at Young Arena.
32 high school teams started Friday (Dec 16, 2016) hoping to make the Championship Pool. in the end, Waverly-Shell Rock, New Hamptopn, Western Dubuque and West Des Moines Valley punched their ticket to the championship matches on Saturday. The other 28 teams are paired off in consolation rounds.
Waverly-Shell Rock put down Independence (58-15); Iowa City, CIty (58-15); and North Scott (38-25) to claim the Bracket B qualifying tournament. They scored 17 falls along the way to the Bracket B Championship. Austin Yant & Evan Yant each scored three pins in three matches.
New Hampton defeated Waterloo West (73-4), Davenport Assumption (51-19), and Indianola (49-19). They scored 18 falls along the way to the Bracket D Championship. Keaton Geerts & Noah Hopp each scored three pins in their three rounds.
Western Dubuque and West Des Moines Valley were the other two teams that qualified for the finals. The Battle of Waterloo Championship Round features each team wrestling each other to determine the winner.
The first of three rounds sees Western Dubuque versus Waverly-Shell Rock (mat 6) and West Des Moines Valley versus New Hampton (mat 7) at 3:00 PM. At 5:00 PM, Waverly-Shell Rock and New Hampton will faceoff (mat 7). The other second round pairing on mat 6 is West Des Moines Valley and Western Dubuque. The last round begins at 7:00 PM with New Hampton against Western Dubuque on mat 6. Waverly-Shell Rock will battle West Des Moines Valley on mat 7.
Pool 2 teams: Cedar Rapids Prairie, Crestwood, Indianola, and North Scott. Matches are at 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM.
Pool 3 teams: Davenport Assumption; Denver-Tripoli; Don Bosco; and Iowa City, City. Matches are at 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM.
Pool 4 teams: Cedar Falls, Iowa City West, Lisbon, and Mason City. Matches are at 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM.
Pool 5 teams: Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, Lake Mills, Linn-Mar, and West Delaware. Matches are at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM.
Pool 6 teams: Charles City, Clear Lake, Osage, and Union. Matches are at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM.
Pool 7 teams: ADM, Independence, Waterloo East, and Waterloo West. Matches are at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM.
Pool 8 teams: Alburnett, Columbus Catholic, Nashua-Plainfield, and Pleasant Valley. Matches are at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM.