Three wrestlers from southeast Iowa were chosen to participate in this summer’s Disney Duals in Orlando, Florida. Mid-Prairie’s Cael Garvey at 195lbs, Josh Wallington at 220lbs and Highland’s Easton Schlabaugh at 106lbs were members of the Iowa Gold Team. Their squad wrestled 12 different duals in Florida, posting a 7-5 overall record, including a 3-0 run through the bronze and silver bracket.
Iowa Gold recorded wins over Nxt Level Wrestling 56-15 and 65-12, Montana Maroon 43-18, Backyard Boyz Black 57-18, Foxfire 40-26, and the Nebraska Kernals 50-26 along with a bye. Iowa Gold was beaten by Michigan Blue All-Stars 53-12, South Dakota Rattlers 42-27, Nebraska Detasselers 31-27, MAWA Warriors 75-0 and the Ohio Titans 50-21.
Schlabaugh had a record of 5-6 in the tournament at 106lbs. He recorded wins over Chance Houser of the Nebraska Detasslers by fall, Canyon Mullaney of Montana Maroon by fall, Zachary Bergman of Foxfire by fall, Cayden Rios of Nxt Level by fall and Brenyn Delano by 13-2 major decision.
Garvey had a record of 5-6 in his tournament at 195lbs. He recorded wins in contested matches against Benny Alfaro of the Nebraska Kernals.
Wallington finished also finished 5-6 at 220lbs. He recorded wins in contested matches against Mikah Ruiz of the Nebraska Detasselers by fall and Edwin Mendez of Backyard Boyz Black by fall.