Steffensmeiers finish 1-2-3 at Pontiac Invite

BY PCC STAFF

PONTIAC – Harlan Steffensmeier took the title at “The Munch” Pontiac Invitational Friday and Saturday in Pontiac, Ill., and the Hounds just missed bringing home a trophy with a fifth-place finish overall.

Steffensmeier won all five of his matches at 152 including a bye in the first round on Friday. In the quarterfinals on Saturday, Steffensmeier pinned A’Evon Pittman of Kankakee in a mere :31 seconds. He then pinned Kaleb Featherly of Prairie Center at the 2:43 mark advancing to the title match against Bilal Bailey of Thornton Fractional North. Bailey took Steffensmeier to the second period, but the senior from Central Lee got the pin at 5:22 for the title.

Ryan Steffensmeier captured 2nd place at the 126 pound division winning his first four matches including a Friday bye. In the quarterfinals, Steffensmeier scored a 13-3 major decision against DeAvion Sloan of TFN and caught Shepards’ Eric Muhammad in a pin in just 12 seconds to advance to the title match where he suffered a fall at :53 at the hands of Auston O’Donoghue of Lincoln.

The Bloodhounds took a 3rd place finish at 145 pounds when Aaron Steffensmeier scored a major decision against Prairie Central’s Seth Travis 12-2. Steffensmeier got to the 3rd place match after scoring a 10-0 decision over Sam Fletcher of Riverside-Brookfield. Civic Memorial’s Peyton Bechtold scored a 19-10 major decision over Steffensmeier in the semifinals. Steffensmeier beat Jacob Baker of Normal Community by pin at :54.

Sam Hayes took 3rd place in the 195 lb. division after pinning Riley Shaw of Riverside-Brookfield at 1:56. Hayes also recorded the fastest pin of the Invitational when he pinned Hunter Thornton of Civic Memorial in just eight seconds in the quarterfinals. Brandon Hoselton of Prairie Central pinned Hayes in :53 in the semifinals to send him to the 3rd place match.

Dayne Cordray took a 4th place finish after falling to Caleb Magruder of Bishop McNamara Catholic in a 7-2 decision. Cordray won in the consolation semifinal bracket over Lincoln’s Colton Davis by decision at 10-4.

Danen Settles also captured a 4th place finish for the Hounds. He advanced to the 3rd place match after scoring a tight 3-2 decision over Joliet Central’s Damaris Stanley before losing a 6-2 decision to Josh Woodrey of Prairie Central, the eventual team champions of the meet.

Complete results for the meet are listed below.

106: Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) – DNP
Champ. Round 1 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Jonathan Romero (Pontiac) over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) (Fall 5:58)
Cons. Round 2 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) received a bye
Cons. Round 3 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) over Abby Bergstralf (Prairie Central) (MD 11-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Adrian Guzman (Morton) over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) (TF 16-1 3:41)

120: Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) – 4th
Champ. Round 1 – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) over Lizbeth Mendez (Kankakee) (Fall 0:16)
Quarterfinals – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) over Ezquiel Guzman (Joliet Central) (MD 14-2)
Semifinals – Vincent Rink (Herscher) over Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) (Dec 9-3)
Cons. Semis – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) over Colton Davis (Lincoln) (Dec 10-4)
3rd Place Match – Caleb Magruder (Bishop McNamara Catholic) over Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) (Dec 7-2)

126: Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) – 2nd
Champ. Round 1 – Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Anderson Ryan (Normal Community) (Fall 0:41)
Quarterfinals – Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over DeAvion Sloan (Thornton Fractional North) (MD 13-3)
Semifinals – Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Eric Muhammad (Shepard) (Fall 0:12)
1st Place Match – Austin O`Donoghue (Lincoln) over Ryan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) (Fall 0:53)

132: Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) – DNP
Champ. Round 1 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Andrew Steffes (Bishop McNamara Catholic) over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) (TF 21-6 3:20)
Cons. Round 2 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over . workman (Springfield) (Fall 0:55)
Cons. Round 3 – Dorien Cosey (Thornwood) over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) (MD 13-4)

145: Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) – 3rd
Champ. Round 1 – Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Sam Fletcher (Riverside-Brookfield) (Fall 5:29)
Champ. Round 2 – Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Deamontae Johnson (Thornwood) (Fall 5:27)
Quarterfinals – Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Jacob Baker (Normal Community) (Fall 0:54)
Semifinals – PEYTON BECHTOLD (Civic Memorial) over Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) (MD 19-10)
Cons. Semis – Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Sam Fletcher (Riverside-Brookfield) (MD 10-0)
3rd Place Match – Aaron Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Seth Travis (Prairie Central) (MD 12-2)

152: Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) – 1st
Champ. Round 1 – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Marcelle Smith (Thornwood) (Fall 1:36)
Quarterfinals – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over A`Evon Pittman (Kankakee) (Fall 0:31)
Semifinals – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Kaleb Featherly (Prairie Central) (Fall 2:43)
1st Place Match – Harlan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Bilal Bailey (Thornton Fractional North) (Fall 5:22)

170: Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) – DNP
Champ. Round 1 – Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Jayden Perez (Joliet Central) over Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) (Fall 1:43)
Cons. Round 2 – Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) received a bye
Cons. Round 3 – Tom Hutto (Oak Lawn Community) over Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) (Dec 6-1)

195: Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) – 3rd
Champ. Round 1 – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) over Jeff Durham (Pontiac) (Fall 0:42)
Quarterfinals – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) over HUNTER THORNTON (Civic Memorial) (Fall 0:08)
Semifinals – Brandon Hoselton (Prairie Central) over Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) (Fall 0:53)
Cons. Semis – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) over Hunter Whitlow (Herscher) (Fall 0:37)
3rd Place Match – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) over Riley Shaw (Riverside-Brookfield) (Fall 1:56)

220: Danen Settles (Fort Madison) – 4th
Champ. Round 1 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) over NOAH TURBYFILL (Civic Memorial) (Fall 2:54)
Quarterfinals – Josh Woodrey (Prairie Central) over Danen Settles (Fort Madison) (Fall 3:57)
Cons. Round 4 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) over Ben Pratt (Normal Community) (MD 8-0)
Cons. Round 5 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) over Ugo Nosike (Thornwood) (Fall 2:24)
Cons. Semis – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) over Damaris Stanley (Joliet Central) (Dec 3-2)
3rd Place Match – Josh Woodrey (Prairie Central) over Danen Settles (Fort Madison) (Dec 6-2)

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