While the final scores were much closer than Union Head Coach Pat Hogan would have liked, Union’s two entries in the championship matches in Class 2A prevailed and for the second straight year, the Knights came home with two state champions, Max Thomsen at 138 lbs. and Jacob Holschlaug at 160 lbs. Thomsen’s third state championship did not come without a struggle. After pinning his first three opponents, Thomsen trailed for the first time in the tournament after Andres Gonzalez of Clear Lake scored a takedown for a 2-0 lead. Thomsen kept pressure up, however, to earn a hard-fought 5-4 decision. Holschlaug, meanwhile, capped an impressive run through the tournament, knocking down one highly-ranked opponent after another to claim his first state title. Also making the medal stand for the Knights were freshman Derek Holschlaug, who placed 7th at 106 lbs. and junior Trevor McLaughlin, 8th at 145.

Class 2A Team Scores

1. Davenport Assumption – 117.0
2. Mediapolis – 98.5
3. Albia – 80.0
4. Clear Lake – 71.5
5. Union – 70.5
6. Albia – 56.0
7. West Delaware – 63.0
8. Osage – 56.0
Union Knights: Individual Results
Derek Holschlag, 7th at 106
Defeated Bryant Woodford, Central Clinton DeWitt, Fall 3:34
Lost to Connor Cleveland, New Hampton, 14-1
Defeated Carter Cox, Atlantic, 13-1
Lost to Brennen Doebel, Clear Lake, 4-1
Defeated Dante Tacchia, Iowa Falls-Alden, 11-1

Ryder Albertsen, State Qualifier at 120
Lost to Blake Luna, Clarinda, Fall 3:34
Defeated Derek Koster, Winterset, Fall 5:06
Lost to Fletcher Green, Washington, 11-2

Max Thomsen, State Champion at 138
Defeated Chase Wyant, Van Meter, Fall 1:07
Defeated Wyatt Forsyth, Charles City, Fall 4:40
Defeated Cody Naber, Dyersville Beckman, 3:16
Defeated Andres Gonzalez, Clear Lake, 5-4

Trevor McLaughlin, 8th at 145
Lost to Bradley Irwin, Centerville, 7-4
Defeated Carter Cahill, Central Clinton-DeWitt, Fall 2:55
Defeated Austin Long, Algona, 4-3
Lost to Tristen Finch, Davenport Assumption, 2-1
Lost to Cole Eischeld, Mediapolis, 8-6

Cole Reiter, State Qualifier at 152
Lost to Danny Bush, Davenport Assumption, 3-0
Lost to Zach Milks, Charles City, 5-3

Jacob Holschlag, State Champion at 160
Defeated Ryan Woods, Osage, Fall 2:57
Defeated Brett Leshen, Albia, 5-1
Defeated Beau Sorenson, Forest City, Technical Fall 5:16
Defeated Drew Foster, Mediapolis, 3-2

Jace Hadachek, State Qualifier at 195
Lost to Darin Greenfield, Sheldon/South O’Brien, 7-4
Lost to Zach Lamphere, Oelwein, 4-1