2009 Class 2A District Previews
BY MATT PFIFFNER
It all comes down to this. Eight District
Tournaments. 448 wrestlers. 224 State Tournament berths on the line.
That sounds like a lot, but when you consider where we started a week
ago in Class 2A, it's a very select group.
Here is a weight-by-weight look at every Class 2A District.
# of ranked wrestlers - 15
Sectional champs and formerly-ranked wrestlers Brodie Bergren of
Clarinda and Pryce Creighton of Dallas Center-Grimes appear to be the
There should be a good title bout here, if sixth-ranked Alex Peitz of
Perry and No. 10 Walker Marshall of Missouri Valley take care of
business in the first round. Peitz is an experienced senior with one
loss, while Marshall is a 40-win freshman.
As with 112, a pair of ranked wrestlers should meet for the crown here.
No. 8 Antonio Rios of Perry and No. 9 Josh Perkins of Atlantic face
wrestlers with 17 or more losses in the first round.
A very solid weight class with a pair of ranked wrestlers coming out of
the ADM Sectional and a previously-ranked wrestler coming from the other
side. No. 6 freshman Keegan Mumma of Adel will meet Zac Leith of Creston
in a very good first-round bout. The winner likely gets No. 7 Bo Cosens
of Woodward-Granger in the finals, who defeated Mumma at Sectionals.
A good first-round clash between Jake Schubert of Shenandoah and Will
Stetzel of Perry. The winner could meet Kendall Davis of West Central
Valley in the title bout. Both Schubert and Davis have been ranked
during the season.
This weight class is anyone's guess. Perry freshman Drew Neibuhr boasts
the best record in the foursome with a 21-9 mark. The other three
wrestlers have 14, 17 and 19 defeats. Whoever gets hot for two matches
will win this weight.
It would be surprising if the two wrestlers from the ADM Sectional don't
meet up here for the District title. No. 9 Brady Betcher of Winterset
defeated No. 8 David Kellogg of Dallas Center-Grimes at Sectionals and
they should be headed toward a rematch on Saturday in Atlantic.
Cory Stratton of DC-G and Brad Swank of Shenandoah meet in a solid
first-round bout. The winner probably gets Creston's Brody Jay in the
No. 4 Dakota Friesth of ADM and No. 9 Carroll Heitsheusen of Shenandoah
should be able to get past their first-round foes and then square off
for the District title.
A solid weight class, led by seventh-ranked freshman Seth Esaias of Red
Oak. He gets a good first-round test against Colby Oberenbt of ADM. Bret
Nyquist of DC-G and Jarodd Hember of Missouri Valley meet in another
good first-round bout.
Jack Manning of Woodward-Granger has had an impressive sophomore season
and is the big favorite here. Jim Swanson of Atlantic and freshman Kane
Seeley of Perry meet in an interesting first-round bout.
Top-ranked and 39-1 Trevor Voelker of DC-G is the huge favorite here.
Jared Bevins of Creston has just two losses on the season and is a
likely finals foe for Voelker.
Second-ranked Bryant Hummel of Clarinda should have little trouble
making his way through this weight class. James Armstrong of DC-G is the
likely finals foe.
Kasey Juhl of Atlantic, ranked fourth, is the lone competitor at this
weight with single-digit losses. The winner of a first-round match
between Zach Bauer of DC-G and Ryan Maitlen of Creston should be in good
shape to follow Juhl out to State.
# of Ranked Wrestlers - 17
One of only two weights where there won't be a Ballard wrestler
involved. No. 3 freshman Dalton Kingery of PCM is the big favorite here.
Dillon Newton of Davis County and Cody Christianson of CMB meet in a
first-round bout with the winner likely meeting Kingery for the crown.
Top-ranked Dakota Bauer is the first of many heavily-favored Ballard
wrestlers at this District. Bauer should have little trouble here, with
Saydel Sectional runner-up Brandon Teeple of PCM possibly a finals foes
No. 7 Willie Miklus of Ballard should reach the finals here without any
trouble. Isaac Bair of Clarke and Matt Snyder of Bondurant-Farrar meet
in a very important first-round bout, with the winner more than likely
following Miklus out to State.
Second-ranked and returning State champ Tyler Grask of Ballard and Albia
Sectional champ Dustin Harberts of Chariton are likely finals foes here.
A pair of ranked wrestlers come through the Albia Sectional and could
meet once again. No. 4 Matt White of Albia and Kyler Risher of
Centerville, ranked fifth at 125 in the final ratings, had an
outstanding title bout at Sectionals. Risher will have to get through
Brad Mickelson of Ballard in the first round.
Top-ranked Tanner Weatherman of Ballard and No. 7 James Clark of
Chariton should have little trouble reaching the finals here.
Second-ranked Tanner Hiatt of Ballard should reach the title bout
without much trouble. His opponent will be the winner of a very good
semifinal bout between Dakotah Poe of Albia and Kyle Bozman of Saydel.
Carl Davis of Southeast Warren and Austin Pottebaum of Bondurant-Farrar
meet in what should be a very entertaining first-round match. The winner
likely faces No. 6 Taylor Eichinger of Ballard for the gold.
Top-ranked Trent Weatherman of Ballard has been in the State finals
three times, winning last season. If he doesn't win here, it will be the
upset of the season. David Koplin of CMB and Dillon Wolfer of Albia meet
in the semifinal to decide Weatherman's finals foe.
Fans should get a very good title bout here between top-ranked T.J.
Hiatt of Ballard and No. 5 Ethan Moorman of Centerville.
Like the weight class before, a ranked Ballard and Centerville wrestler
should meet here for the crown. Top-ranked and defending State champ
Brock Weatherman of Ballard and No. 4 Mikey England of Centerville
should have little trouble with their first-round foes, which will set
up a much-anticipated championship match.
Garrett White of Centerville and Dillon Weatherman of Ballard meet in
one semifinal, while Tyler Shore of Chariton and Ben Nash of PCM meet in
the other. This appears to be a fairly even weight class, with the
slight nod for the title going to Shore, with a 31-5 record.
With No. 4 Chris Schaudt of Ballard making the drop to 215 before
Sectionals, that sets up the possibility of a very good title match
here. No. 8 Slater Poe of Albia is on the other side of the bracket and
it would be very surprising if there two don't meet for the gold.
This weight class could be anyone's for a taking. Brandon Polito of
Carlisle and Tony Saucedo of Clarke are the Sectional champs, but Zach
leonard of CMB and Chariton's Lee Snider are quite capable of putting
together a pair of solid matches as well. It may come down to who can
stay off his back.
# of Ranked Wrestlers - 23
This weight class should be entertaining, to say the laast. Top-ranked
Alex Spooner of Forest City should have little trouble in the first
round, but that shouldn't be the case in the finals. In the other
semifinal, No. 4 Isaac Lundgren of Emmetsburg and No. 5 Kwinn Kraft of
RCL-SCAL square off in what should be a dandy. The winner won't have
much time to rest, as Spooner likely waits in the wings.
No. 2 Jacob Colon of Clear Lake and No. 7 Tyler Patton of Webster City
should face off for the title. Patton does have a solid first-round test
with Cole Anderson of Forest City.
Fourth-ranked Tre Rutz of Humboldt leads the charge here. Algona
Sectional champ Alex Dittrich of Algona is a likely finals foe.
Top-ranked and undefeated Joe Colon of Clear Lake should have little
trouble winning this weight, even with eighth-ranked Erik Schmidt of
Gilbert a possible title bout opponent.
Fans should get an extremely exciting title match here. Top-ranked
Tucker Weber of Clear Lake and No. 3 Dylan Rusher of Roland-Story just
have to take care of their first-round business and the stage will be
set for a good one for the gold.
No. 4 Joe Bieber of Clear Lake is the clear favorite. Tim Brock of
Forest City, who followed Bieber out of Sectionals, may just do so
Aaron Sorenson of Forest City upset No. 10 Jake Kopriva of Clear Lake at
Sectionals and it looks like those two should meet again for the
District crown, with a pair of 15-loss wrestlers coming through the
With No. 8 Steve Scarrow of Clear Lake losing at Sectionals, that means
he must face No. 9 Kanne Kraft of RCL/SCAL right off the bat. Kyle
Walker of Algona, who defeated Scarrow at Sectionals, meets Aaron Skalla
of JSPC, in what should be another good first-round bout. The headliner,
however, is definitely Scarrow vs. Kraft.
Tenth-ranked Christian Trebil of Clear Lake knocked off No. 5 Joe Naig
of Emmetsburg at Sectionals and the two very well could meet again at
Districts. Both are heavily favored in the first round, but can't afford
to be looking ahead.
No. 3 Nick Larson of Algona is the heavy favorite here, with Ryan Wilcke
of Clear Lake and Keaton Mathis of Roland-Story meeting in a very good
Sectional champs Jacob McBride of Webster City and No. 7 Landon Ludwig
of Algona appear to be on a collision course to meet here for the
No. 6 Kelan Richardson of RCL/SCAL meets Coda Subject of Forest City in
an interesting first-round bout. If Richardson gets past that, as
expected, he would likely meet No. 8 Jacob Morris of Emmetsburg in the
Top-ranked and once-beaten Patrick Kolker of Clear Lake is the man to
beat here. The semifinal match between Jordan Harestad of Gilbert and
Algona's Logan Johnson should be a good one.
No. 6 Zach Linquist of Clear Lake has a solid first-round foe in
formerly-ranked Bret Johnson of Roland-Story. The winner of that match
should be meeting No. 8 Cody Dierks of Gilbert in the finals.
North Cedar, Clarence District
# of Ranked Wrestlers - 15
The tournament begins with what appears to be a wide-open weight class.
All four grapplers have 10 or more losses, so it may come down to who
can put together two good matches and keep the jitters to a minimum.
Nelson Jerabek of Mount Vernon and Landon Felton of Monticello meet in
one semifinal, with Greg Vance of Dubuque Wahlert and Alec Dalton of
Davenport Assumption facing off in the other.
No. 3 Bradley McDermott of Davenport Assumption is the clear favorite
here, with fellow Sectional champ Jarad Hoefer of West Delaware a likely
title bout opponent.
The two wrestlers who came through the Assumption Sectional just may
meet again at Districts. Sixth-ranked Zeb Light of Mount Vernon and
Quinn Klinefelter of DeWitt Central, who was ranked earlier in the
season, should be favored to win their semifinal bouts.
No. 10 Eyasu Russell of Mount Vernon is favored to win here. If Eyasu
does reach the finals, he will get the winner of a good semifinal
match-up of Jeremy Felderman of Assumption and Derick Smith of
No. 5 Nathan Vaske of West Delaware should come out on top here. He does
have a good first-round foe, however, in formerly-ranked Tim O'Connell
of Maquoketa. Tommy Riefe of Assumption, who finished ahead of O'Connell
at Sectionals, takes on Ryan Dolan of Anamosa, who was also ranked
earlier in the season.
No. 3 Brody Grothus of Assumption should have little trouble here. Tyler
Murphy of Central DeWitt followed Grothus out of Sectionals and may just
follow him right to State.
A pair of ranked wrestlers should have little trouble in the semifinals
and meet for the title. They are No. 5 Brett Yonkovic of West Delaware
and No. 6 Landon Williams of Assumption.
A very good first-round bout here between Tommy Argo of Assumption and
Cam Savage of Center Point-Urbana. No. 7 Chris Ketchum of West Delaware
should be waiting for the winner in the finals, but he better not look
past Ryan Cox of Mount Vernon in the semifinals.
This weight could be anyone's for the taking. Sectional champs Ryan
Flagel of Maquoketa and Malcom Hanford-Brown of CP-U will be favored in
their first-round bouts, but not by a ton.
Assumption Sectional survivors No. 10 Thomas Mayberry of Maquoketa and
Tyler Craig of Mount Vernon just may meet again for the District title
Brian Hoffman of NE Goose Lake, a State place finisher in 1A last
season, looks to make a return trip to Des Moines and will be favored to
do so. The winner of a semifinal between Alex Rans of West Delaware and
Larry Eggers of Maquoketa should meet Hoffman in the finals.
Second-ranked Carl Broghammer of West Delaware and Sam Gervase of
Assumption meet in what could be a good first-round bout. If Broghammer
gets past that test, he should meet No. 5 Casey Kreiter of Central
Dewitt in the finals.
No. 7 Drew Sheeder of Assumption and James Kost of North Cedar made it
out of Sectionals together and may be the two to beat here. Sheeder is
the obvious favorite and Kost matches up against Jamie Helmrichs of West
Delaware in the semifinals.
No. 9 Brock Goodall of Central DeWitt and formerly-ranked Nick Trenkamp
of West Delaware meet in a very good first-round bout. The winner will
more than likely face second-ranked Andrew Bush of Assumption in the
Cherokee, Washington District
# of Ranked Wrestlers - 13
With outstanding freshman Hunter Langley of Sergeant Bluff-Luton beating
10th-ranked Whitey Pierce of OA/BCIG at Sectionals, that sets up a big
first-round bout here between Pierce and No. 6 Tim Negaard of
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley. Langley doesn't have an easy first-rounder
either, with Austin Bainbridge of Sheldon/SO.
This weight appears to be a toss-up, with Sectional champs Corey Pinkley
of SB-L and Jon Grevengoed of Western Christian Hull slight favorites to
No. 3 Darius Dutcher of OA/BCIG is the man to beat here for sure.
OA/BCIG Sectional runner-up David Stubblefield of Sioux City Heelan was
ranked earlier in the season and he a Dutcher are heavy favorites to win
their first-round bouts and meet for District gold.
Fourth-ranked Josh Schaefer of OA/BCIG has had just one loss this season
and avenged that one with an impressive victory. It is doubtful he will
be tested here, with the other three wrestlers bringing in 10 or more
No. 10 Steven Brockshus of Sibley-Ocheyedan is favored here and could
possibly meet Dalton Hemer of OA/BCIG in the finals.
Second-ranked Derrick Miner of Spirit Lake Park has lost just once this
season and don't expect the second one to come here. Houston Hieronimus
of Sibley-Ocheyedan and Damian Brand of SB-L meet in what should be a
very good semifinal bout to decide Miner's opponent in the finals.
Undefeated and fourth-ranked Cody Solari of SB-L should breeze through
this bracket. Freshman Brent Stickrod of OA/BCIG followed Solari out of
Sectionals and just may do the same here.
Four very good wrestlers make up this weight class and it appears to be
a toss-up for who will survive. None of the four are ranked, but have
outstanding records and this should be one of the best weight classes
here. Taylor Berger (33-3) of Carroll and Justin Truckenmiller (38-5) of
Sibley-Ocheyedan meet in one semifinal. The other first-round match pits
Jordan Langley (35-3) of SB-L against freshman Collin Ascherl (37-5) of
No. 8 Tyler Down of OA/BCIG and Knute Klinker of S-O meet in what should
be a very good first-round match. Waiting for the winner in the finals
should be No. 7 Ted Kruger of S-O.
The first of two talented Sheldon/SO freshmen in a row is Tanner
Matthews. He claimed the Rock Valley Sectional title, but has a very
tough first-round bout against 43-match winner Taylor Witzel of AGHSC.
Jeremy Hemer of OA/BCIG should come through the other side into the
A very good first-round bout against 10th-ranked Sheldon/SO freshman
Bruce McWilliams and formerly-rated Chaps Wilcke of OA/BCIG. The winner
will probably get third-ranked Brian Block of Sibley-Ocheyedan in the
Sectional champs Ryan Rozeboom of SB-L and Pete Matthews of Sheldon/SO
will be favored to win their first-round bouts and then meet for the
A pair of wrestlers from the Rock Valley Sectional should meet once
again for the District crown. No. 9 Taylor Whitt of MOC/Floyd Valley and
No. 10 Jay Kruger of Sibley-Ocheyedan are heavy favorites in the
semifinals and should decide the District winner.
A pair of recently-ranked wrestlers should do battle for the District
title. Tim Smits of MOC/Floyd Valley bested Kyle Trierweiler of Sibley-Ocheyedan
at Sectionals and the two are favored to meet once again for the
South Tama County District
# of Ranked Wrestlers - 18
Ninth-ranked Alex Brown of Hampton-Dumont is the favorite here, but
should get tested in the finals against either J.C. Vercande of
Williamsburg of T.K. Pope of Nevada.
No. 8 Aaron Davenport of South Tama and fellow Sectional champ Ryan
Lutes of Tri-County (Conrad) appear to be solid favorites in the first
round and could face off in the finals.
No. 5 Ryan Matherly of Grinnell will have to beat Anthony Davis of
Williamsburg in the first round if he wants another shot at No. 10 James
Kent of Iowa Falls-Alden, who defeated Matherly at Sectionals.
Tyler Lashbrook of Tri-County and Dylan McLaughlin of LaPorte City Union
meet in one semifinal, while Tyler Walz of South Tama and Sam Showalter
of Hampton-Dumont meet in the other.
At least one very good wrestler will be staying home. No. 2 Nick
Rutherford of Grinnell faces No. 7 Logan Mathes of South Tama in the
first round. The winner likely faces sixth-ranked Gabe Uhde of East
Marshall in the finals. Uhde defeated Rutherford at Sectionals.
No. 8 Justin Lopata of Benton Community and No. 10 Blake Melling of East
Marshall appear on a collision course for the finals.
Cheyen Reiter of LaPorte City Union is the lone wrestler at this weight
with fewer than 15 losses. He will be favored to win, with second place
Tenth-ranked Brice Brecht of Iowa Valley and previously-rated Jase
Schossow of East Marshall will be favored in the semifinals and should
meet to decide the title.
If previously-ranked Wade Morris of Tri-County can get past Chase
Skoneckza of Benton in the first round, he will likely meet No. 3 Kyle
Lux of South Tama in the finals.
A pair of wrestlers from the Iowa Falls-Alden Sectional should meet up
again to decide this title. No. 9 Ryan Valline of East Marshall got the
best of No. 8 Keaton Rickels of Iowa Falls-Alden at Sectionals and
expect the second meeting in a week between the two.
Second-ranked and returning State runner-up Sam Upah of East Marshall
sports a perfect 40-0 record and is the huge favorite here. Zach Purdy
of LaPorte City Union and Tracey Jones of Tri-County square off in a
Ninth-ranked Jordan Kaiser of Benton will be tested in the semifinals
against Jesse Buchanan of East Marshall. The winner likely faces
seventh-ranked Devan Lemke of Iowa Falls-Alden in the finals.
Patrick Hansen of Hampton-Dumont will be favored to take the crown here,
with Sectional runner-up Tanner Williams a possible finals foe.
Top-ranked and returning State runner-up Austin Blythe of Williamsburg
should cruise into the finals, where he could meet No. 10 Adam Crawford
of Nevada. Crawford has a solid first-round foe in Nathan Jones of
West Liberty District
# of Ranked Wrestlers - 14
No. 8 Kody Krenz of Louisa-Muscatine is the clear favorite here, with
Dalton Beckler of Clear Creek-Amana and Chad McCannon of Mediapolis
battling for a title match spot against Krenz.
A pair of Mid-Prairie Sectional competitors could come out on top here
as well. No. 9 Kalen Greiner of Sigourney-Keota is the favorite to win,
while Sectional runner-up Aaron Kurtz of Mid-Prairie may be able to
follow him out to State.
Matt Seeley (26-5) of Sigourney-Keota is the lone wrestler at this
weight with fewer than 14 losses, so he has to seen as the favorite.
Undefeated and third-ranked Jake Keller is a huge favorite to win this
weight, with Anthony Hutchinson of Clear Creek-Amana a possible finals
No. 8 Kyle Paulsen of Wilson should get past Dylan Stewart of Columbus
Junction in the first round. If he does, the Beaver will likely meet
formerly-ranked Andy Rhoads of Louisa-Muscatine in the finals.
A very good weight class. No. 6 Matt Mullikin of Sigourney-Keota takes
on formerly-ranked Brady Milder of Columbus Junction in one semifinal.
In the other first-rounder, Schyler Sterna of Louisa-Muscatine meets
another formerly-ranked individual, Edgar Ortiz of West Liberty.
Seth Noble is top-ranked, undefeated and a returning State champ. Any
questions? There should be no questions at this weight, other than who
will follow Noble out to State? Freshman J.J. Hanus of Solon and Brode
Hills of Louisa-Muscatine meet in the first round and that could be your
The weight class of the tournament...maybe in all of 2A Districts. No. 2
Colton Moore (32-1) of West Burlington/ND suffered his first loss of the
season at Sectionals to No. 4 Matt Mougin (34-4) of Columbus Junction.
That means Moore must battle No. 3 Ryan Hand (37-1) of Wilton in the
first round. The winner more than likely gets another meeting with
Mougin, as both have wrestled him this season. Someone very capable of
winning it all in Des Moines will be staying home.
Devin Bender of Solon and Marcus Miller of West Burlington/ND meet in a
solid first-round match. The winner should get Kyle Baker of Mediapolis
in the finals.
Both wrestlers from the Mediapolis Sectional appear to be favorites to
win their semifinal bouts. Jonathon Thomson of Mediapolis and Austin
Conaway of Columbus Junction met at Sectionals and may again this
No. 9 Lee Maxwell of Wilton should make it through this weight class,
while the second spot appears to be up for grabs.
Unless there is a huge upset in the semifinals, No. 3 Stewart Holloway
of West Burlington/ND and No. 4 Tomas Lira of West Liberty will meet in
James Morris of Solon has made it to this point of the season undefeated
and brings the No. 3 ranking into battle. Logan Metcalf of Fairfield and
Michael McLaughlin of Sigourney-Keota meet in what should be a good
Fifth-ranked Javier Rendon is probably glad to get into the 2A field,
after losing a handful of times to top-ranked 1A big man Kyle Kober of
West Branch. Rendon faces solid sophomore Mike Smithburg of Fairfield in
the first round Saturday and if he wins, should meet up with Gil
Martinez of Columbus Junction in the finals.
Crestwood, Cresco District
# of Ranked Wrestlers - 24
No. 7 Matt Paulus of New Hampton and Austin Evens of Independence meet
in a very good first-round bout to start the tourney. The winner should
meet second-ranked undefeated freshman Dylan Peters of Denver-Tripoli in
No. 5 Tyler Endres of Independence has a good test in the first round
against Jordan Roths of New Hampton. If Endres gets through that, he
will probably faces No. 4 Tanner Schmidt of Charles City in the finals.
Schmidt won the 2A title at 103 a season ago.
It would be shocking if there wasn't a Sectional re-match here.
Top-ranked Levi Wolfensperger of Denver-Tripoli and No. 2 Chris Paulus
of New Hampton came out of the New Hampton District and are heavily
favored to meet at Districts again.
Two good first-round bouts with No. 9 Trevor Hejhal of Osage against
Chris Johnson of Independence and Nick Hagen of Crestwood against
Anthony Hable of Decorah.
No. 9 Brent Blaser of Osage is favored here, but the winner of the
semifinal between Tom Mahoney of New Hampton and Daniel Ryan of
Independence could give him a good go in the finals.
A pair of ranked wrestlers will get good tests before possibly meeting
for the District title. No. 9 Tim Negen of Denver-Tripoli faces Josh
Hundt of MFL MarMac and No. 5 Chris Alber of Independence meets Andy
Hugeback of New Hampton.
If third-ranked Taylor Reicks of MFL MarMac and No. 7 Oz Wolfensperger
of Denver-Tripoli take care of business in the first round, they will
meet for the District title. Eddie Rausch of New Hampton could pose a
challenge for Reicks in the first round.
Top-ranked and undefeated Blake Sorenson of Denver-Tripoli should make
it out without any trouble. Eric Horstman of Central Springs and Mitch
Berns of Waukon meet in what should be a very good semifinal bout. The
winner of that match will be in very good shape to follow Sorenson out
If No. 6 Noah Minikus of Denver-Tripoli can get past Andrew Casper of
Decorah in the first round, he will likely meet second-ranked Shane
Havenstrite of North Fayette in the finals.
The best weight class of the tournament with a trio of top-six ranked
wrestlers battling for two State spots. No. 4 Blake Bagby of
Independence meets sixth-ranked Jesse Johnson of Charles City in a
first-round battle. The winner will more than likely see No. 2 Andrew
Rodas of MFL MarMac in the finals.
No. 5 Blaize Cabell of Independence and formerly-ranked Alec Lang of New
Hampton meet in an interesting first-round match. The other semifinal
should also be good, with Tanner Mork of North Fayette facing Brandon
Schmidt of Charles City.
No. 10 Dalton Schutjer of Charles City should make it out on top of this
weight, with fellow New Hampton Sectional participant Andrew Nodtvedt of
Central Springs a possible title match opponent once again.
Fifth-ranked Lucas Sharp of Charles City will have to get past a tough
Brendan Gilbert of MFL MarMac if he wants a shot at No. 6 Ryan Fank of
Independence in the finals.
Third-ranked and undefeated Adam Praska of Crestwood and No. 7 Charles
Knipf of MFL MarMac should face off for the District crown.