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Regina had three individual champions and qualified five wrestlers for districts in a strong showing at the Class 1A, Sectional 16 meet on Saturday in Mediapolis.
Aidan Udell, Christopher Waikel and Ronan Poynton all won individual titles to help Regina to a third-place team finish with 153 points.
Wilton had a meet-best four individual champions and won the team title with 247 points while Wapello crowned two champs and finished runner-up with 188.
Udell started a string of three consecutive Regina champions with his title at 170 pounds.
Sixth-ranked Udell needed just 48 combined seconds to pick up a pair of first-period falls in a stroll through the 170-pound bracket.
Udell (20-3) pinned Macuen West of Wapello in 14 seconds in the semifinals and needed just 34 seconds to post a pin over Mediapolis sophomore Levi Arnold in the championship match.
Waikel (18-10) won the 182-pound title with a third-period pin of Wilton junior Karson Willey in his only match of the day after receiving a bye to the title match.
Poynton (16-2) capped the Regal title streak with a 2-1 win over top-seeded Owen Housman of Wapello in the 195-pound championship.
Sam Aitchison finished runner-up at 145 pounds to secure a spot at the district meet.
Aitchison (17-8) fell to Christophe Ewart of Wapello in the 145-pound title match but rebounded with a first-period pin of Wilton senior Cody McDonald in the wrestle back to secure a spot at districts.
Caden Shetler followed a similar patch to the district meet, dropping a 6-2 decision to Landan Provino of WACO in the 285-pound semifinals but rebounding to post a second-period pin of Colten Weaver in the wrestle back.
Regina will compete in the District 8 meet next Saturday at Wapello at Noon.
Class 1A, Sectional 16
Team scores – 1. Wilton 247; 2. Wapello 188; 3. Regina 153; 4. Mediapolis 119.5; 5. Highland 90; 6. Louisa-Muscatine 68; 7. WACO 39.
Championship Matches; Area placewinners
106 – 1. Brody Brisker (WIL) pinned Easton Schlabaugh (HIG) 3:29
113 – 1. Bryce Thompson (HIG) pinned Garrett Burkle (WIL) 3:01
120 – 1. Garret Dickey (WAP) dec. Braxton Davis (MED) 8-6 SV-1; 5. Seth Lenz (ICR)
126 – 1. Carlos Valenzuela (HIG) pinned Trae Hagen (WIL) 1:26
132 – 1. Quinten Aney (MED) tech. fall Elijah Belzer (WAP) 19-2
138 – 1. Kael Brisker (WIL) pinned Chase Witte (WAP) 2:00; 3. Eligah Fegel (ICR)
145 – 1. Christopher Ewart (WAP) pinned Sam Aitchison (ICR) 1:26
152 – 1. Colton Cruse (WIL) maj. Dec. Evan Ross (WAP) 14-3; 3. Carter Rios (ICR)
160 – 1. Kaden Shirk (WIL) dec. Kendal Pugh (L-M) 7-5; 3. Sean Nugent (ICR)
170 – 1. Aidan Udell (ICR) pinned Levi Arnold (MED) :34
182 – 1. Christopher Waikel (ICR) pinned Karson Willey (WIL) 5:17
195 – 1. Ronan Poynton (ICR) dec. Owen Housman (WAP) 2-1
220 – 1. Spencer Kessel (L-M) dec. Tyrrell Hughes (WIL) 2-0
285 – 1. Landon Provino (WACO) pinned Colten Waver (WIL); 2. Kaden Shetler (ICR)