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Bolts finally open their wrestling season

Liberty places 10th at Maquoketa’s Zimmerman Invitational in season debut

MAQUOKETA– Liberty High’s wrestlers finally opened the 2020-2021 season with an appearance in Maquoketa’s Zimmerman Invitational tournament on Saturday, Jan. 2. The Bolts’ season had been delayed thanks to the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) being out with 100 percent online learning, which wiped out the first three meets of the season.
Chase Eisenbach (120 pounds), Ian Brownsberger (126 pounds), Drew Snyder (170), Darius Willis-Newell (182) and Vinny Lima (195) all placed fifth in their weight classes while Liberty finished the day 10th in team points out of 11 squads represented. Cedar Rapids Xavier Catholic High School won the tournament with Midland snagging the runner-up spot while the host Cardinals were eighth.
Cedar Rapids Washington visits Liberty High on Thursday, Jan. 7, for a dual meet, and the Bolts travel to the Evans Middle School in Ottumwa for a tournament on Saturday, Jan. 9. City High’s Little Hawks will welcome Liberty to their mats on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Maquoketa High School’s Zimmerman Invitational results
Team scores — 1, Cedar Rapids Xavier 160.5. 2, Midland 122.0. 3, Marion, 106.0. 4, Davenport West 105.0. 5, Muscatine 97.0. 6, Anamosa 91.0. 7, Vinton-Shellsburg 85.5. 8, Maquoketa 78.0. 9, Riceville 71.5. 10, Liberty High 45.0. 11, Davenport Central 31.0.
Liberty High individual results
120 — Chase Eisenbach (1-4), Fifth place
Round 1 – Lucas Osterhaus (Xavier) 10-7 won by fall (Fall 3:15)
Round 2 – Travis Hodges (Davenport West) 8-0 won by fall (Fall 1:35)
Round 3 – Eisenbach won by decision over Logan Bicknese (Midland) 2-8 (Dec 6-3)
Round 4 – Shayden Hansen (Midland) 12-6 won by fall (Fall1:59)
Round 5 – Xander Roney (Marion) 6-8 won by fall (Fall 0:40)
126 — Ian Brownsberger (3-1), Fifth place
Champ. Round 1 – Connor Murray (Xavier) 3-13 won by fall (Fall 3:03)
Cons. Round 1 – Brownsberger won by decision over Garrett Head (Muscatine) 1-7 (Dec 8-7)
Cons. Semi – Brownsberger won by fall over Graham Henkle (Vinton-Shellsburg) 7-5 (Fall 4:44)
5th-Place Match — Brownsberger won by fall over Dylan Pietz (Maquoketa) 4-4 (Fall 3:01)
138 — Austin Franklin (0-2)
Quarterfinal – Bryce Faison (Davenport West) won by fall (Fall 0:48)
Cons. Round 1 – JD Beran (Riceville) 4-9 won by fall (Fall 0:50)
170 — Drew Snyder (4-1), Fifth place
Champ. Round 1 – Snyder won by fall over Justin Adams (Xavier) 0-2 (Fall 0:24)
Quarterfinal – Ivan Thomas (Xavier) 15-0 won by fall (Fall 2:43)
Cons. Round 1 – Snyder won by fall over Hunter Overstake (Maquoketa) 3-13 (Fall 1:21)
Cons. Semi – Snyder won by decision over Curtis Erickson (Vinton-Shellsburg) 7-5 (Dec 11-4)
5th-Place Match – Snyder won by decision over Ethan Hangartner (Marion) 4-6 (Dec 8-1)
182 — Darius Willis-Newell (2-1), Fifth place
Champ. Round 1 – Willis-Newell received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Cayden Miller (Midland) 12-3 won by fall (Fall 0:55)
Cons. Round 1 – Willis-Newell received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Semi – Willis-Newell won by fall over Colin Grau (Maquoketa) 3-8 (Fall 3:49
5th-Place Match – Willis-Newell won by fall over Nick Kroeger (Davenport West) 2-4 (Fall 1:58)
195 — Vinny Lima (3-1), Fifth place
Champ. Round 1 – Lima won by fall over Taran Pant (Davenport Central) 0-5 (Fall 1:10)
Quarterfinal – Drew Fox (Riceville) 15-0 won by tech fall (TF-1.5 3:33 (16-0))
Cons. Round 1 – Lima received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Semi – Lima won by major decision over Jordan Brown (Anamosa) 8-10 (MD 14-3)
5th-Place Match – Lima won by fall over Cael Eganhouse (Midland) 4-12 (Fall 1:27)
220 — Caden Yoerger (1-4), Sixth place
Round 1 – Lane Stender (Maquoketa) 16-3 won by fall (Fall 1:31)
Round 2 – Yoerger won by decision over Nathan Beatty (Muscatine) 7-6 (Dec 4-3)
Round 3 – Mitchel Marr (Riceville) 17-3 won by fall (Fall 1:37)
Round 4 – Evan Franke (Muscatine) 4-5 won by fall (Fall 2:31)
Round 5 – Keegan Rushford (Midland) 7-11 won by decision (Dec 5-3)