Iowa Central preps for district tournament

Iowa Central preps for district tournament

The quest to nationals begins Sunday for the Iowa Central wrestling team.

The Tritons will be in action alongside their ICCAC counterparts at the Central District Tournament hosted by Iowa Lakes in Estherville.

Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. 

The event is a qualifier for the NJCAA National Championships to be held March 6-7 inside the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. 

Last year, Iowa Central finished third overall behind Clackamas and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. They crowned a pair of national champions in Ethan Karsten and Tyree Sutton. 

The Tritons enter the postseason ranked sixth in the nation as one of five rated conference teams. North Iowa Area is fourth, Iowa Western fifth, Ellsworth eighth and Iowa Lakes 20th.

Four individuals are in the Top-5 for Iowa Central led by No. 1 ranked heavyweight Boone McDermott

Daniel Vargas is fourth at 125 pounds, Ashton Eyler second at 165 and Anthony Johnson fourth at 174. 

The event will be streamed live.

Below is a list of the ranked wrestlers by weight from the ICCAC:

125 pounds: 4. Daniel Vargas, Iowa Central; 7. Camden Russell, Iowa Western

133 pounds: 3. Brock Luthens, NIACC; 5. Ladamien Sturdivant, Iowa Western; 9. Miles Knuckles, Iowa Lakes

141 pounds: 7. Robert Hall Jr., Iowa Lakes; 8. Hunter Luke, NIACC

149 pounds: Cardeionte Wilson, Ellsworth; 2. Tony Mendoza, NIACC; 9. Melvin Hernandez, Iowa Western; Deville Dentis, Iowa Lakes

157 pounds: 7. Chance Fry, Iowa Western

165 pounds: 1. Christian Minto, NIACC; 2. Ashton Eyler, Iowa Central; 3. Isaiah Crosby, Iowa Western

174 pounds: 4. Anthony Johnson, Iowa Central; 6. Michael Waggoner, Iowa Western; 8. Justin Grant, Ellsworth

184 pounds: Rozell Baker, Ellsworth; 10. Josh McFarland, Iowa Western

197 pounds: 1. Dillyn Miller, Iowa Western; 9. Holton Truax, NIACC

285 pounds: 1. Boone McDermott, Iowa Central; 5. Zack Santee, NIACC; 7. Darrell Mason, Ellsworth