The Lisbon Mat Pack will be well represented at the Iowa AAU State Championships this weekend.  The action will take place in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday and Sunday.  All wrestlers qualified through Districts and the competition at the state tournament is always top notch and the peak of the kids wrestling season in Iowa.

Lisbon will have wrestlers competing in three divisions of A (3-4 grade), B (5-6 grade), and C (7-8 grade).  The action starts on Saturday morning at 8 AM with Divisions A & B followed by division C at 2:30 PM.  On Sunday, the Grand March will be 9:30 AM and the wrestling will begin at 10 AM.

The Lisbon Mat Pack will have the following wrestlers competing:


A  (3-4 grade)

A140 – Brock Baltes


B (5-6 grade)

B85 – Matthias Kohl

B110 Zak Strecker


C (7-8 grade)

C75 – Cade Siebrecht

C80 – Quincy Happel

C125 – Jarrod Alger

C130 – Alex Casey

C160 – Cole Clark

C189 – Brant Baltes

C260 – Braxton Kurtenbach


All results can be found on Iowa AAU Kids State Championships.

Lisbon should have momentum after the Lions rolled to a sweep of 1A State for Duals and traditional state last weekend.  The great Lisbon Wrestling tradition is alive and full of excitement.  Coach Smith told me in a recent interview that the kids program was looking strong.  I see some little brothers and second generation Lisbon Wrestling names on that list.   Great sign that the tradition is being passed down.  When you see what Lisbon has coming up in the next two years alone, I am very excited about the future of Lisbon Wrestling.

Good luck to all of the Lisbon Mat Pack wrestlers, coaches, and parents.  You will have a fan following online worthy of Lisbon Wrestling.

I will be posting results on my personal Facebook page: