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Kael Brisker

Wilton, 106 pounds

Year: Sophomore

His season: 48-5 (sixth place at state, district runner-up, sectional champion, RVC champion)

Wilton coach Gabriel Boorn on Brisker: "Having him in the room as a leader showed some of the younger guys what you can do as an underclassmen if you're putting in the work. He's a good role model for them and does everything necessary to create every opportunity to be successful."

Colton Meeker

Wapello, 113 pounds

Year: Senior

His season: 23-5 (state qualifier, district runner-up, sectional and SEISC champion)

Wapello coach Rocky Hamilton on Meeker: "For being out half the season, he dislocated his kneecap and was out until after Christmas, coming back from that I thought he had a pretty good year. He might have fell a little short, he could have made the podium but made a costly mistake at the state tournament. He had a good year and beat a few kids that placed."

Mitchell Moore

Wapello, 120 pounds

Year: Junior

His season: 22-10 (state qualifier, district and sectional champion, SEISC runner-up)

Wapello coach Rocky Hamilton on Moore: "His goal was to come in and place top six but he fell a little short of that. Going into the state tournament he was wrestling the best he ever had. I know he's going to work hard in the offseason and is going to be better next year. He's a hard worker, explosive and a good kid."

Daniel Meeker

Wapello, 126 pounds

Year: Junior

His season: 35-6 (fourth place at state, district, sectional and SEISC champion)

Wapello coach Rocky Hamilton on Meeker: "The kid does everything right and does anything you tell him. He's very coachable, works hard and has a good attitude. He finished second last year but the toughness of every bracket is different every year. He ran into a freshman phenom and a kid who got third last year. He wrestled well at the state tournament and ended up fourth."

Cody Calvelage

Louisa-Muscatine, 126 and 132 pounds

Year: Senior

His season: 31-7 (state qualifier, district, sectional and SEISC runner-up)

Louisa-Muscatine coach Tom Mashek on Calvelage: "He's a vocal leader as well as a leader by example. We haven't had a whole lot of that for awhile. I'm so glad that he gets to have that (state appearance) the rest of his life, that he knows he's one of the elite wrestlers in an elite state of wrestling. We all like to place and be state champs but getting to state is a big deal."

Jarod Kadel

Columbus Community, 138 pounds

Year: Senior

His season: 41-3 (sixth place at state, district, sectional and SEISC champion)

Columbus Community coach Joel Keller on Kadel: “I thought he did a tremendous job of competing all year. He had several setbacks in the summer with three knee surgeries and a broken foot and also grew five weight classes. I thought he did a tremendous job competing against those odds and he’s been a huge impact on our program.”

Will Esmoil

West Liberty, 145 pounds

Year: Junior

His season: 36-3 (state runner-up, district, sectional and RVC champion)

West Liberty coach Ian Alke on Kadel: "The beginning of the year was a little bit of a struggle coming off football and getting focused and recovering from what he thought was an unsuccessful year. What he did great with was maturing during that time and remembering why he loves to wrestle. His focus all year was having fun and the kids naturally flocked to him."

Coy Ruess

West Liberty, 152 pounds

Year: Senior

His season: 40-10 (seventh place at state, district and sectional runner-up, RVC champion)

West Liberty coach Ian Alke on Ruess: "Coy is one of the hardest workers I've ever had as an assistant or head coach. It takes several coaches to wrestle that kid in practice. We're not too bad, we just can't hang with that kind of pace. It sets the standard so much higher for everybody else when you have a kid in the room like that."

Austin Beaver

West Liberty, 160 pounds

Year: Senior

His season: 39-8 (eighth place at state, district and sectional champion, RVC runner-up)

West Liberty coach Ian Alke on Beaver: "Talk about a natural fit to be a leader and that's Austin Beaver. We needed somebody to fill that role this year and he absolutely did it. He's talented on the wrestling mat, and I think with his leadership and character the sky is the limit for him after wrestling."

Tim Nimely

Muscatine, 170 pounds

Year: Sophomore

His season: 33-17 (state qualifier, district champion)

Muscatine coach Joe Kane on Nimely: "He had a breakout year as a sophomore. He had several real quality wins this season. Tim is just now realizing his potential and starting to put the pieces together. With that is coming a lot of confidence. I think we will be looking to Tim next year to be one of our leaders."

Brennan Broders

Muscatine, 182 pounds

Year: Senior

His season: 39-10 (eighth place at state, district runner-up)

Muscatine coach Joe Kane on Broders: "He exceeded all expectations this season, both in his performance on the mat and in his training at practice every day. He's Muscatine's first state-placer since 2014 which was a big step forward as a program. The leadership he brought into the wrestling room is going to be felt for years to come."

Dalton Sell

Muscatine, 195 pounds

Year: Senior

His season: 36-10 (state qualifier, district champion)

Muscatine coach Joe Kane on Sell: "He's a two-time state qualifier and in my opinion is even a better wrestler than what he's demonstrated so far. It's been a real joy watching him progress and learn how to beat the best around. He's been our most dominant guy the last two seasons and has probably notched the most quality wins out of the group."

Shane Mathias

Muscatine, 220 pounds

Year: Senior

His season: 32-11 (state qualifier, district champion, MAC runner-up)

Muscatine coach Joe Kane on Mathias: "He's a two-time qualifier and will be a hard guy to replace. He came on his strongest at the right time. I would liken him to a steam engine because as he gets that momentum going with his confidence and attacks on the mat, and he just gets better and stronger. The last few weeks of the season everything started clicking."

Gabe Hayes

Louisa-Muscatine, 285 pounds

Year: Junior

His season: 29-9 (sectional champion, SEISC runner-up)

Louisa-Muscatine coach Tom Mashek on Hayes: "Gabe had a great attitude and he works hard with the coaches. He's a great teammate, I don't know anybody who doesn't like Gabe Hayes. He had a rough district tournament in the last match, but you make mistakes and deal with the consequences. I think he's going to make some big noise next year."

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Alex Beaver

West Liberty, 106 pounds

Year: Sophomore

His season: 34-13 (state qualifier, sectional champion, district and RVC runner-up,)

West Liberty coach Ian Alke on Beaver: "He's the most improved kid on our team, for sure. He didn't letter last year. He really works hard for you and it just makes you want to succeed as much as possible. He's got ice in his veins. He never, ever gets nervous or lets the pressure get to him."

Ethan Gest

Durant, 113 pounds

Year: Freshman

His season: 27-11 (sectional runner-up)

Durant coach Casey Strub on Gest: "Ethan has been a great young man to be around and coach. His drive to get better everyday, whether it's in the room or academically, rubs off on his teammates."

Christopher Ewart

Wapello, 132 pounds

Year: Sophomore

His season: 24-14 (state qualifier, district, sectional and SEISC champion)

Wapello coach Rocky Hamilton on Ewart: "He had a really good year. Chris is a very hard worker and is more of a brawler-style wrestler. He's very athletic and does alright in those positions. It was a good year for him and hopefully he'll put some time in and get on the podium next year."

Coy Baker

Wilton, 182 pounds

Year: Senior

His season: 32-9 (state qualifier, district and sectional champion, RVC runner-up)

Wilton coach Gabriel Boorn on Baker: "As a coaching staff we had a lot of hope for him that he could do some good things on the mat if he put in the work. I was excited for him that he took advantage of the opportunity we knew was there. It was just him opening up and wrestling."

Kobe Simon

West Liberty, 220 pounds

Year: Sophomore

His season: 36-12 (fourth at state, district, sectional and RVC runner-up)

West Liberty coach Ian Alke on Simon: "Talk about a kid that worked his tail off in the offseason. He lifted his butt off and it really showed this season. This year he's putting stuff together that we didn't expect to happen until he matured in his junior or senior year. The second round of the state tournament he really started clicking and hitting shots on 18-year old men when he's 16-years old. It's going to be a fun couple of years with him."

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