Anamosa wrestling coaches Shania DeShaw and Trever Greene, along with their legion of fans along the mat and in the stands, lead the cheers for the Raider girls’ wrestling team during state action at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, Jan. 24, during Anamosa’s amazing top-10 team finish at the prestigious two-day event.
Anamosa’s Ava Scranton scores a takedown against Sumner-Fredericksburg’s Kylee Jordan during their second-round 120-pound state tournament bout in Waverly Friday, Jan. 24. Scranton advanced with an impressive 6:00 pin win and overall tallied a 2-2 record competing at her first-ever state event.
Anamosa freshman Emily Watters, far left, stands among the girls’ state wrestling place winners at 126-pounds Saturday, Jan. 26, taking eighth overall at the loaded two-day event in Waverly where the Raiders also placed ninth overall as a team scoring 71 points.
Anamosa senior Mitch Engelbart comes around Bellevue’s TyQuan Strowder and scores a reversal on his way to picking up his 100th career win as a Raider Thursday, Jan. 23. Engelbart also helped the hosts to a perfect 3-0 dual meet mark on the night wining all three of his bouts.
Raider junior Nathan Keating puts the finishing touches on a 2:30 pin win over Bellevue’s Jayden Keane during their 170-pound bout Thursday, Jan. 23. Keating, ranked 10th in the state in class 2A, helped Anamosa to a 61-12 rout of the Comets while the team also defeated Clayton Ridge (53-18) and Davenport Central (51-24) hosting the four-team meet.