Steffensmeier takes 3rd at Independence Invite

Bloodhound wrestler Harlan Steffensmeier took 3rd place at this weekends Cliff Keen Independence Invitational. Above, Steffensmeier gets a cradle pin against Quincy last week. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

BY PCC STAFF

INDEPENDENCE – Bloodhound senior wrestler Harlan Steffensmeier captured the highest finish for the Fort Madison wrestling team when he took third at this weekend’s Cliff Keen Independence Invitational.

Steffensmeier, wrestling at 152, breezed through his first three matches of the Friday and Saturday tourney all with falls, the first two in less than one minute. However, in the quarterfinals, New Hampton’s Noah Fye caught Steffensmeier in a 6-0 decision to send last year’s 3rd place state finisher into the consolation bracket. Steffensmeier won the next two matches to land him in the 3rd place match where he found himself across from Fye again.

Fye had lost in the semifinals to eventual 2nd place finisher Alex Rivera of Smithville and got kicked into the consolation bracket with Steffensmeier, who returned the favor with a 6-2 decision over Fye for third place.

The next highest finisher for the Hounds was Sam Hayes who took fifth place at 195. Hayes won all three of his first matches and then wound up seeded against eventual champion Tyler Buesgens of Scott West, who pinned Hayes at 1:15. Hayes won his next match by major decision, but then lost to Waterloo East’s Tyrell Gordon 6-3 to advance to the fifth-place match where he won by decision of Ashton Stoner-Degroot of Cedar Rapids Prairie.

Elton Kruse, won his first three matches at 106 lbs. on Friday before dropping an 8-1 decision to Austin Kegley of Cedar Rapids Prairie to send him to the consolation bracket. Kruse pinned Collin Schaedler of Christian Brothers College at 3:21 before losing the next two matches, both by pins, to take 6th place overall.

Dayne Cordray and Ryan Steffensmeier both finished in 8th place. Danen Settles took 11th at 220.

The full results from the tournament are listed below.

The Hounds hold the first match of the year under the Hound Dome on Tuesday with a 6 p.m. meet hosting Iowa City Liberty and Mediapolis.

06 – Elton Kruse (2-4) placed 6th and scored 23.00 team points.
Round 1 – Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
Round 2 – Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
Round 3 – Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 won by fall over Daeton Bone (Smithville) 0-4 (Fall 1:20)
Quarterfinal – Austin Kegley (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 4-2 won by decision over Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Dec 8-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 won by fall over Collin Schaedler (Christian Brothers College) 1-3 (Fall 3:21)
Cons. Round 3 – Bryce Parke (Linn-Mar) 7-1 won by fall over Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 3:42)
5th Place Match – Tyler Stein (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 6-2 won by fall over Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 1:30)

113 – Mason Schau (1-5) placed 26th and scored 4.00 team points.
Round 1 – Nick Hatcher (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 4-2 won by fall over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 1-5 (Fall 1:48)
Round 2 – Hans Von Rabenau (Iowa City West) 5-3 won by fall over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 1-5 (Fall 2:43)
Round 3 – Brody Barton (Columbus Junction) 2-5 won by fall over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 1-5 (Fall 2:28)
Cons. Round 1 – Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 1-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 1-5 won by fall over Nigel Madision (Des Moines Roosevelt) 0-5 (Fall 2:52)
25th Place Match – Brock Eldridge (Independence) 2-3 won by fall over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 1-5 (Fall 0:41)

120 – Dayne Cordray (3-3) placed 8th and scored 17.00 team points.
Round 1 – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Round 2 – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-3 won by fall over Colter Inghram (Mediapolis) 0-5 (Fall 0:18)
Round 3 – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-3 won by fall over Cole Kraklio (Linn-Mar) 5-3 (Fall 2:31)
Quarterfinal – Cael Happel (Lisbon) 10-1 won by tech fall over Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-3 (TF-1.5 3:03 (23-7))
Cons. Round 2 – Keegan Schultschik (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) 6-2 won by decision over Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-3 (Dec 8-6)
7th Place Match – Jacob Hill (Scott West) 4-2 won by decision over Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-3 (Dec 9-7)

126 – Ryan Steffensmeier (3-3) placed 8th and scored 16.00 team points.
Round 1 – Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Round 2 – Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-3 won by major decision over Hunter Bye (Crestwood) 3-2 (MD 15-2)
Round 3 – Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-3 won by fall over Ryan Adams (Osage) 2-4 (Fall 1:03)
Quarterfinal – Johnny Washburn (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 4-2 won by decision over Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-3 (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Jack Nauman (Linn-Mar) 6-3 won by decision over Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-3 (Dec 6-5)
7th Place Match – Jared Thornbrugh (Smithville) 3-2 won by decision over Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-3 (Dec 10-9)

132 – Will Larson (2-5) placed 28th and scored 1.00 team points.
Round 1 – Mason Cleveland (New Hampton) 5-3 won by fall over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 (Fall 1:11)
Round 2 – Justin Stauffacher (Scott West) 5-3 won by fall over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 (Fall 1:14)
Round 3 – Wyatt Carl (Ankeny) 2-4 won by fall over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 (Fall 4:54)
Cons. Round 1 – Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Jack Underwood (Christian Brothers College) 2-4 won by tech fall over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 (TF-1.5 4:29 (18-1))
Cons. Round 3 – Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 won by decision over Logan Pieper (Smithville) 1-6 (Dec 10-5)
27th Place Match – Cael O`Neill (Solon) 2-4 won by fall over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 (Fall 0:28)

138 – Nathan Steffensmeier (2-6) placed 29th and scored 5.00 team points.
Round 1 – Nick Menegay (Ankeny) 3-3 won by decision over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-6 (Dec 6-0)
Round 2 – Drevon Ross (Fort Dodge) 7-2 won by fall over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-6 (Fall 1:50)
Round 3 – Matthew Cary (Waterloo East) 2-5 won by major decision over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-6 (MD 17-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-6 won by fall over Cade Wenthold (Crestwood) 1-6 (Fall 2:24)
Cons. Round 2 – Nate Beckmann (Clear Creek-Amana) 2-4 won by fall over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-6 (Fall 0:55)
Cons. Round 3 – Ambrose Poduska (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) 1-7 won by decision over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-6 (Dec 9-2)
29th Place Match – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-6 won by fall over Cade Wenthold (Crestwood) 1-6 (Fall 1:12)

145 – Aaron Steffensmeier (5-2) placed 11th and scored 15.00 team points.
Round 1 – Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over William Miller (North Fayette Valley) 0-5 (Fall 1:09)
Round 2 – Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Round 3 – Tanner Abbas (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 6-2 won by major decision over Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 5-2 (MD 16-8)
Cons. Round 1 – Andrew Rohret (Clear Creek-Amana) 4-3 won by decision over Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 5-2 (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Brock Redecker (Pleasant Valley) 2-3 (Fall 3:44)
Cons. Round 3 – Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Spencer Mooberry (Osage) 2-4 (Fall 3:13)
11th Place Match – Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by decision over Ryan Hampton (Smithville) 4-3 (Dec 9-2)

152 – Harlan Steffensmeier (7-1) placed 3rd and scored 36.50 team points.
Round 1 – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 7-1 won by fall over Caden Benz (Mediapolis) 4-2 (Fall 0:30)
Round 2 – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 7-1 won by fall over Nathaniel Wojchowski (Iowa City West) 0-6 (Fall 0:44)
Round 3 – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 7-1 won by fall over Weston Fantz (North Fayette Valley) 5-2 (Fall 1:32)
Quarterfinal – Noah Fye (New Hampton) 6-2 won by decision over Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 7-1 (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 7-1 won by tech fall over Austin Chase (Algona) 7-2 (TF-1.5 3:11 (17-0))
Cons. Round 3 – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 7-1 won in sudden victory – 1 over Isaac Judge (South Tama County) 5-2 (SV-1 7-5)
3rd Place Match – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 7-1 won by decision over Noah Fye (New Hampton) 6-2 (Dec 6-2)

160 – Keaton Poe (1-6) placed 28th and scored 4.00 team points.
Round 1 – Dermot Weldon (Pleasant Valley) 3-3 won by fall over Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 1-6 (Fall 1:49)
Round 2 – Wyatt Stochl (New Hampton) 2-5 won by fall over Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 1-6 (Fall 4:17)
Round 3 – Seamus Poynton (Solon) 3-5 won by fall over Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 1-6 (Fall 0:49)
Cons. Round 1 – Mo Watson (Ankeny) 3-3 won by major decision over Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 1-6 (MD 17-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 1-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 1-6 won by fall over Austin McCarty (Clear Creek-Amana) 2-5 (Fall 2:49)
27th Place Match – Blake Schommer (Independence) 2-4 won by fall over Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 1-6 (Fall 0:20)

195 – Sam Hayes (4-2) placed 5th and scored 25.00 team points.
Round 1 – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Round 2 – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Round 3 – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 4-2 won by fall over Salvador Fregoso (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 3-2 (Fall 5:20)
Quarterfinal – Tyler Buesgens (Scott West) 6-0 won by fall over Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 4-2 (Fall 1:18)
Cons. Round 2 – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 4-2 won by major decision over Jake Jennett (Lisbon) 8-2 (MD 18-5)
Cons. Round 3 – Tyrell Gordon (Waterloo East) 5-1 won by decision over Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 4-2 (Dec 7-3)
5th Place Match – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 4-2 won by decision over Ashton Stoner-DeGroot (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 2-3 (Dec 9-3)

220 – Danen Settles (6-2) placed 11th and scored 16.00 team points.
Round 1 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 6-2 won by fall over Kyle Snowgren (Des Moines Lincoln) 0-6 (Fall 1:29)
Round 2 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 6-2 won by major decision over Kain Nelson (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 3-5 (MD 13-2)
Round 3 – Carter Sergeant (Pleasant Valley) 5-2 won by fall over Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 6-2 (Fall 0:33)
Cons. Round 1 – Tanner Schultz (Linn-Mar) 7-1 won by decision over Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 6-2 (Dec 10-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 6-2 won by decision over Mario Moncada (South Tama County) 3-4 (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 3 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 6-2 won by fall over Colby Lienemann (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 5-3 (Fall 5:21)
11th Place Match – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 6-2 won by fall over Kyle Krezek (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) 5-3 (Fall 4:19)

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