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DES MOINES(KWWL)-- Waverly-Shell Rock, Bettendorf, and Iowa City West are locked in a 3-way battle in the team race.

The West High Trojans took a big step on Friday. Elijah Sullivan picked up a decision at 140, while Justin Koethe was dominant pinning Dominic Chase in the first period. The Trojans are sending six total to the semis.

Defending champ Eric DeVos of Waverly-Shell Rock is back in the semis with a decision over Prairie's Chris Walters at 119.

DeVos will be joined by 135 pounder Kolton Rottink. Last year's runner up Jordan Rinken picked up a decision at 140, while returning champions Cody Caldwell and Cody Krumweide round out the Go-Hawks 5 semifinalists.

On to the semifinal action in class 2A, starting at 103, West Delaware sophomore Zach less is in the finals after a 5-0 win over Winterset's Derek Miller.

Denver-Tripoli advanced 2 finalists, at 130 Brandon Sorenson pinned JC Vercande while earlier teammate Dylan Peters did the same at 112, both will be looking to defend their 2010 titles.

Titan teammate Garrett Smith fell just short losing an overtime decision to Benton Community's Chase Skoneczka.

Nick Fuller of Independence is finals bound at 160, but teammate Blaize Cabell got upset at 189, Ballard's Ross Larson handed him his first loss this year.

Williamsburg's Austin Blythe will get a chance to defend his title pinning New Hampton's Logan Hopp at heavyweight.

Earlier in class 1A, Alburnett stayed alive in the team race.

Returning state champ Tyler Shulista picked up an early pin at 112. At 125, another returning champ, Chris Halblom majored Jesup's Ryan Hall.

Don Bosco lost their only semifinalist at 135 as Brandon Welter fell to Tipton's Drew Proctor.

At 160, Jesup's Austin Even made quick work of Tyler Ogburn with a first period pin.

A-P's Jake Everts is a finalist with a decision at 171, and it took overtime, but Sumner-Fredricksburg's Zach Salisbury got the takedown he needed to dispatch Josh Treybal of HMS.

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