Hound wrestlers take down Fairfield

It was senior night at the Fort Madison High School wrestling match Tuesday against Fairfield. Senior Cheerleaders, managers and wrestlers were honored prior to the Hounds downing Fairfield 60-16. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds surrendered just three losses in a 61-18 win over the Fairfield Trojans on Tuesday night’s Senior Night in a makeup dual held at the Fort Madison Middle School.

Nathan Steffensmeier started the rout with a pin over Stetson Spees halfway through the second period. Fairfield’s Zach Barnes got the best of Will Larson with a fall in the first period, but the Hounds’ Aaron Steffensmeier put the Hounds right back on top with a pin over Peyton Cline at the 1:40 mark in period 1. Bryce Britton wrestled at 152, where 4th-ranked Harlan Steffensmeier usually wrestles. Britton scored a pin at 1:16 to hold the weight class for Fort Madison and then Steffensmeier came in at 160 and recorded a very quick :40 pin for his 148th career win to tie Russell Weakley for most wins in FMHS history.

Steffensmeier will try to take sole possession of that record when the Hounds host Kirksville and Centerville Thursday night in Youth Night at the Hound Dome.

Other Hounds recording pins in the win were Austin Haas, Lennon Barker, Alex Lauber, and Dayne Cordray. Ryan Steffensmeier scored a 12-1 major decision at 126 and Elton Kruse won in sudden victory 10-8.

FMHS senior Austin Haas works a cradle at 185 lbs Tuesday night in the Hounds win over Fairfield. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


Fort Madison (FOMA) 61.00 Fairfield (FAIR) 18.00
132: Nathan Steffensmeier (FOMA) over Stetson Spees (FAIR) (Fall 3:06) 138: Zach Barnes (FAIR) over Will Larson (FOMA) (Fall 1:46) 145: Aaron Steffensmeier (FOMA) over Peyton Cline (FAIR) (Fall 1:40) 152: Bryce Britton (FOMA) over Arya Patel (FAIR) (Fall 1:16) 160: Harlan Steffensmeier (FOMA) over Caleb Heisel (FAIR) (Fall 0:40) 170: Austin Haas (FOMA) over Alex Camero (FAIR) (Fall 1:58) 182: Lennon Barker (FOMA) over Wyatt Baker (FAIR) (Fall 1:51) 195: Alex Lauber (FOMA) over Aidan Pohren (FAIR) (Fall 1:09) 220: Danen Settles (FOMA) over (FAIR) (For.) 285: Brendon Lunsford (FAIR) over Dalton Mabeus (FOMA) (Fall 2:00) 106: Elton Kruse (FOMA) over Cohyn Roach (FAIR) (SV-1 10-8) 113: Jonah Cooper (FAIR) over Mason Schau (FOMA) (Fall 1:11) 120: Dayne Cordray (FOMA) over Brody Angstead (FAIR) (Fall 0:32) 126: Ryan Steffensmeier (FOMA) over Mason Allen (FAIR) (MD 12-1)

Junior varsity results
132: Quinton Ross over Logan Adam (Dec. 9-5), 132: Logan Kearns over Toby Oliver (Fall 0:17), 132: Quinton Ross over Blake Metz (Fall 2:44), 106: Owen Kruse over Brecken Courtright (Dec. 3-0), 113: Jacob Bland over Courtney Six (MD 12-0), 126: Dawson Hunt over Dagan Burnett (Fall 2:50), 126: Logan Kearns over Tommy Jones (Fall 0:33)

Senior Harlan Steffensmeier, wrestling at 160 lbs, makes short work of Fairfield’s Caleb Heisel with a cradle pin at :40 in period 1. The win was Steffensmeier’s 148th of his career, which ties him with Russell Weakley for the school record. Steffensmeier will look to break that Thursday at the meet with Centerville and Kirksville Thursday night. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


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