Jakob Regan advances from Sectionals as 120-pound runner-up to lead mat Indians to sixth place; Regan will wrestle Saturday at District Tournament


Advances as 120-pound runner-up ... Waukon wrestling 120-pound sophomore Jakob Regan controls Crestwood junior Cole Schmauss on the way to a pin in 3:05 in their Class 2A Sectional Tournament semifinals match at Decorah Saturday, February 6. Regan ended up as the 120-pound runner-up at the Sectional Tournament, advancing him to this Saturday’s District Tournament at New Hampton for the second consecutive season. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The 2020-2021 Waukon wrestling season came to a close for all but one Indian matman Saturday, February 6 as the mat Tribe competed for extension of its season at its Class 2A Sectional Tournament at Decorah. That lone Indian continuing his season is sophomore Jakob Regan, who wrestled to a runner-up finish at 120 pounds to advance to the Class 2A District Tournament to be wrestled at New Hampton this Saturday, February 13.

Behind the lead of that runner-up finish, the Indians scored 76 team points to place sixth in the tournament’s six-team final standings. Eight different Indians competed in the tournament, with the Indian point total also benefiting from a pair of third-place finishes, one each of fourth- and fifth-place finishes and three sixth-place finishes out of this past weekend’s postseason competitors.

REGAN TO DISTRICTS
With his runner-up finish, Regan will now compete again this Saturday, February 13 in the Class 2A District Tournament to be wrestled at New Hampton, beginning at 12 noon. As a Sectional 11 runner-up, Regan will be matched up against the 120-pound champion from the Sectional 12 Tournament, held in Iowa Falls-Alden, in Saturday’s first round of District competition.

In that first round, Regan (26-7) will be matched up against Hampton-Dumont junior Jack Showalter (29-6), who earned his Sectional championship with a bye, a semifinals pin and a win by 2-0 decision over Roland Story freshman Logan Powers (27-6) in the championship match. Powers will wrestle Regan’s Sectional championship nemesis, Koch of North Fayette Valley (31-12), in Saturday’s District first round, with the two first-round winners advancing to the tournament’s championship match. The District champion and runner-up at each weight will advance to the Class 2A State Tournament to be wrestled Thursday-Saturday, February 18-20 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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