5th-ranked Hayes takes 195lb title at Keen Invite

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INDEPENDENCE – Fort Madison senior Sam Hayes rolled through a high-octane Cliff Keen Independence Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Independence.
Hayes, rated 5th in the state at 195 in the most recent rankings by The Predicament and 6th at IAWrestle.com, received a bye in the first round and then scored a pin over Solon’s Hayes Diersen in just 1:05 and then scored a 21-6 technical fall of Josiah Meier of Osage to advance in the championship bracket to the quarterfinals.  He faced 3-2 Kanan Morris of Alburnett and got the pin at the 4:21 mark which triggered a semifinal matchup with Gabe Hemsted of Carlisle.
Hayes had an easier go with Hemsted, needing just 3:05 to get the pin and move to the 1st place match against 6-1 Evan Rosonke of New Hampton. Hayes wrapped up the title with another fall when he put Rosonke’s shoulders to the mat at the 2:39 mark. Rosonke is ranked 3rd in the state at 182lbs in Class 2A.
“This is a really stacked tournament and you’ve got 32 teams and probably five or six in each bracket are in the top 10 in the state. To place in the top eight up here is a pretty big deal.”
He said for Hayes to win the title shows his drive to win.
“Sam’s extremely determined right now,” Smith said. “He’s got his mind made up on what he wants to do.”
The meet featured 32 teams from the upper midwest with schools from Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. The Hounds took 17th place overall with 167.5 points.
Four other wrestlers finished in 10th place or better at the meet.
Diego Lozano, wrestling at 220 lbs, and Danen Settles at 285 lbs both took 7th place.
Lozano recorded four pins in his four wins over the two-day tourney. In the 2nd round he recorded a pin in just :22 and then got a :40 second pin in the next round over Kain Nelson of Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. The junior recorded a fall over Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Isaac Ball at 3:26 in the 7th place match.
Settles, who was ranked 10th at 285 in the state by The Predicament and 8th by IAWrestle.com, recorded two pins on the day and got a 7-2 decision over Lisbon’s Brant Baltes in the third round. His pin over Mamadee Tullay of Des Moines Lincoln at 5:27 notched the 7th place win.
“Danen struggled with the taller heavyweights, so we gotta come up with a game plan for him. When he’s going up against the 6’2″ and 6’3″ heavyweights, we’re going to have come up with something for those matchups. But that’s why we go up there.”
Smith said he wasn’t surprised to see Settles ranked in the top 10 in the state.
“No, not really, He probably deserves that based on what he did last year, but he still has to prove himself this year.”
Senior Dayne Cordray took 8th place at 120 pounds. Cordray recorded three pins in six matches over the weekend, with all three coming in the first three rounds. He lost by two major decisions in the quarterfinals and consolation to advance to a 7th place match where he lost a close 10-6 decision to Luke Blair of Fennimore for eight place.
Owen Kruse took 10th place overall recording four pins in six matches losing the 9th place match by pin at 5:16.
Complete results from the tournament are below.
106 – Owen Kruse (5-2) placed 10th and scored 19.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Chloe Krebsback (Osage) 0-4 (Fall 2:36)
  • Round 2 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Connor Murray (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) 2-5 (Fall 1:25)
  • Round 3 – Hunter Kalous (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 3-3 won by decision over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 5-2 (Dec 8-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Adrian Owens (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) 2-4 (Fall 1:44)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Brody Chyma (South Tama County) 4-2 (Fall 2:26)
  • 9th Place Match – Grant O`Dell (Iowa City West) 5-1 won by fall over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 5-2 (Fall 5:16)

113 -Matthew Steffensmeier (1-5) placed 22nd and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Gavin Rings (New Hampton) 3-5 won by fall over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-5 (Fall 2:46)
  • Round 2 – Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-5 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Jaymus Wilson (Alburnett) 4-2 won by fall over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-5 (Fall 0:56)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Hayden Thompson (Algona) 3-2 won by fall over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-5 (Fall 1:22)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-5 won by fall over Macoy Fitzgerald (Fennimore) 1-4 (Fall 1:23)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Caden Larson (Independence) 3-4 won by fall over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-5 (Fall 0:48)
  • 21st Place Match – Nathaniel Bigalk (Crestwood) 4-4 won by decision over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-5 (Dec 7-2)

120 -Dayne Cordray (3-4) placed 8th and scored 19.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Lucas Kampman (Solon) 1-5 (Fall 0:17)
  • Round 2 – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Joel Murphy (Smithville) 2-5 (Fall 0:43)
  • Round 3 – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Garrett Seaba (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 8-2 (Fall 2:41)
  • Quarterfinal – Carson Taylor (Fort Dodge) 5-1 won by major decision over Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-4 (MD 11-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Bryce Parke (Linn-Mar) 4-3 won by major decision over Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-4 (MD 16-2)
  • 7th Place Match – Luke Blair (Fennimore) 4-2 won by decision over Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Dec 10-6)

126 – Gavin Wiseman (3-3) placed 18th and scored 6.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Josh Pelzer (Pleasant Valley) 3-2 won by fall over Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 3-3 (Fall 0:50)
  • Round 2 – Caleb Rathjen (Ankeny) 5-1 won by fall over Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 3-3 (Fall 1:57)
  • Round 3 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 3-3 won by medical forfeit over Colton Bahr (Scott West) 1-5 (M. For.)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 3-3 won by fall over Levi Lauer (North Fayette Valley) 2-5 (Fall 2:18)
  • 17th Place Match – Kain Wempen (Linn-Mar) 4-2 won by fall over Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 3-3 (Fall 1:57)

132 – Will Larson (2-5) placed 24th and scored 2.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Keaton Speicher (Iowa City West) 3-3 won by decision over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 (Dec 9-7)
  • Round 2 – Justin Stauffacher (Scott West) 5-2 won by fall over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 (Fall 1:29)
  • Round 3 – Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 won by fall over Noah Banwart (Clear Creek-Amana) 1-5 (Fall 2:42)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Kaden Hahn (Fennimore) 2-5 won by medical forfeit over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 (M. For.)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Alex Clemons (Pleasant Valley) 3-4 won by medical forfeit over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 (M. For.)
  • 23rd Place Match – Gary Clark (Des Moines Roosevelt) 2-4 won by medical forfeit over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 2-5 (M. For.)

138 – Quinton Ross (2-4) placed 21st and scored 5.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Jack Underwood (Christian Brothers College) 2-4 won by fall over Quinton Ross (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 0:54)
  • Round 2 – Quinton Ross (Fort Madison) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Cobe Siebrecht (Lisbon) 8-0 won by fall over Quinton Ross (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 1:17)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Ben Faber (Dubuque Hempstead) 4-2 won by fall over Quinton Ross (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 3:57)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Quinton Ross (Fort Madison) 2-4 won by fall over Dylan McNally (Linn-Mar) 1-5 (Fall 2:56)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Caelen Shannon (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) 3-4 won by fall over Quinton Ross (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 5:39)
  • 21st Place Match – Quinton Ross (Fort Madison) 2-4 won by fall over Boden Koehler (South Tama County) 1-5 (Fall 1:05)

145 -Nathan Steffensmeier (3-4) placed 18th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Allen Shepherd (Des Moines Lincoln) 3-4 (Fall 4:36)
  • Round 2 – Drevon Ross (Fort Dodge) 4-3 won by tech fall over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-4 (TF-1.5 4:25 (17-1))
  • Round 3 – Jaxon Bentley (Waterloo East) 2-4 won by major decision over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-4 (MD 10-1)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by major decision over Logan Reinhart (Smithville) 1-5 (MD 12-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Brady Nicewanner (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 1-5 (Fall 6:50)
  • 17th Place Match – Darek Tingle (Carlisle) 4-2 won by tech fall over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 3-4 (TF-1.5 4:08 (19-3))

152 -Jakob McGowan (2-5) placed 23rd and scored 4.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Caleb Ebert (Solon) 5-2 won by fall over Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 2-5 (Fall 3:32)
  • Round 2 – Andrew Rohret (Clear Creek-Amana) 5-2 won by fall over Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 2-5 (Fall 0:40)
  • Round 3 – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 2-5 won by fall over Noah Terwilleger (Iowa City West) 2-4 (Fall 4:54)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Hunter Berry (Algona) 2-5 won by decision over Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 2-5 (Dec 8-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Lucas Olson (Carlisle) 2-4 won by decision over Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 2-5 (Dec 9-3)
  • 23rd Place Match – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 2-5 won by fall over Max Stoos (Pleasant Valley) 1-5 (Fall 5:07)

160 -Keaton Poe (3-4) placed 15th and scored 4.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by decision over Macauley Riley (Alburnett) 2-5 (Dec 14-8)
  • Round 2 – Andy Brokaw (Solon) 5-2 won by fall over Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Fall 1:28)
  • Round 3 – Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by decision over Jeffrey Morgan (Christian Brothers College) 1-5 (Dec 7-4)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Joe Priebe (Independence) 5-3 won by fall over Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Fall 0:51)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Collin Murphy (Algona) 3-4 won by decision over Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Dec 4-0)
  • 15th Place Match – Keaton Poe (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Vincent Branan (South Tama County) 2-4 (Fall 2:33)

170 – Bryce Britton (1-7) placed 30th and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Spencer Mooberry (Osage) 6-0 won by fall over Bryce Britton (Fort Madison) 1-7 (Fall 1:04)
  • Round 2 – Colton LaGrange (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 5-2 won by fall over Bryce Britton (Fort Madison) 1-7 (Fall 0:37)
  • Round 3 – Payton Vest (South Tama County) 4-2 won by fall over Bryce Britton (Fort Madison) 1-7 (Fall 1:42)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Michael Higgins (Independence) 2-6 won by decision over Bryce Britton (Fort Madison) 1-7 (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Bryce Britton (Fort Madison) 1-7 won by disqualification over Nick Lawhon (Smithville) 1-5 (DQ)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Trenton Jergenson (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 3-4 won by fall over Bryce Britton (Fort Madison) 1-7 (Fall 1:33)
  • 29th Place Match – Prince Nygen (Des Moines Roosevelt) 2-5 won by fall over Bryce Britton (Fort Madison) 1-7 (Fall 5:56)

182 – Chance Hocker (3-4) placed 18th and scored 6.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Ryan Cook (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) 3-4 won by fall over Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Fall 2:00)
  • Round 2 – Jack Darrah (Christian Brothers College) 6-1 won by fall over Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Fall 0:51)
  • Round 3 – Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by decision over Spencer Beltz (Clear Creek-Amana) 2-4 (Dec 8-5)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Keaton Muller (Osage) 4-3 (Fall 0:58)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Colin Lahvic (Des Moines Lincoln) 3-4 (Fall 1:01)
  • 17th Place Match – Gage Marty (Solon) 4-2 won by fall over Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Fall 4:31)

195 – Sam Hayes (6-0) placed 1st and scored 47.5 team points.

  • Round 1 – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 2 – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 6-0 won by fall over Hayes Diersen (Solon) 1-4 (Fall 1:05)
  • Round 3 – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 6-0 won by tech fall over Josiah Meier (Osage) 0-5 (TF-1.5 5:51 (21-6))
  • Quarterfinal – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 6-0 won by fall over Kanan Morris (Alburnett) 3-2 (Fall 4:21)
  • Semifinal – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 6-0 won by fall over Gabe Hemsted (Carlisle) 3-3 (Fall 3:05)
  • 1st Place Match – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 6-0 won by fall over Evan Rosonke (New Hampton) 6-1 (Fall 2:39)

220 – Diego Lozano (5-2) placed 7th and scored 23.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Skyler Paulsen (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 0-5 (Fall 2:32)
  • Round 2 – Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Brennan Davis (Waterloo East) 3-4 (Fall 0:22)
  • Round 3 – Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Kain Nelson (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 4-7 (Fall 0:40)
  • Quarterfinal – Mike Hoyle (Solon) 6-0 won by fall over Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 5-2 (Fall 0:47)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Cael Kellogg (South Tama County) 3-3 won by fall over Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 5-2 (Fall 2:52)
  • 7th Place Match – Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Isaac Ball (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) 3-3 (Fall 3:26)

285 – Danen Settles (4-2) placed 7th and scored 19.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 2 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 4-2 won by fall over Daniel Chavez (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 2-4 (Fall 0:48)
  • Round 3 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 4-2 won by decision over Brant Baltes (Lisbon) 5-3 (Dec 7-2)
  • Quarterfinal – Romello Gray (Ankeny) 4-2 won by fall over Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 4-2 (Fall 2:45)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Harrison Diffley (Christian Brothers College) 4-2 won by fall over Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 4-2 (Fall 0:29)
  • 7th Place Match – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 4-2 won by fall over Mamadee Tullay (Des Moines Lincoln) 2-3 (Fall 5:27)

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