Hayes returns to mat; leads Hounds to 3rd at Fairfield

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR
FAIRFIELD – Fort Madison took 3rd place at the Southern Iowa Classic Wrestling tournament in Fairfield.
Senior Sam Hayes returned after several weeks for health reasons and continued right where he left off recording three pins, all in under a minute and then scored a 4-2 decision over Washington’s Logan Escher, who was 26-4 on the year.
The win over Escher earned Hayes the title at 195 lbs.
Fort Madison also got a first-place finish from junior Danen Settles.
Settles recorded a quick win over Jordan Salyers and then downed Prairie City-Monroe’s Jace Smith in a 5-2 decision to move to the title match against Centerville’s Caden Sales (19-11). Settles came out a head in the match 9-8 for the title at 285 lbs.
Dayne Cordray (120 lbs), Will Larson (132 lbs) and Gavin Wiseman (138 lbs) all captured third place finishes.
Centerville’s Gage Moorman sent Larson into the consolation bracket early with a 5-2 decision, but the two met up again in the 3rd place match and Larson came out with a 9-8 win for the bronze medal.
Cordray went 4-1 on the day with his only loss to Centerville’s Nathaniel Genobana (28-2).
Other top finishers included Owen and Elton Kruse, who both took 4th place at 106 and 113 lbs respecively. Diego Lozano took 5th place at 182 lbs.
Complete results of the meet are listed below.
106 -Owen Kruse (23-12) placed 4th and scored 12.0 team points. Quarterfinal – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 23-12 won by decision over Caden Sales (Centerville) 19-11 (Dec 9-8); Semifinal – Carter Anderson (Albia) 27-3 won by decision over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 23-12 (Dec 9-2); Cons. Semi – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 23-12 won by fall over Ethan Domina (Clarke) 6-13 (Fall 0:23); 3rd Place Match – Dawson Townsend (Davis County) 25-8 won by decision over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 23-12 (Dec 5-3)

113 – Elton Kruse (20-10) placed 4th and scored 12.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 20-10 received a bye () (Bye); Quarterfinal – Landon Fenton (PCM) 16-2 won by fall over Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 20-10 (Fall 1:19); Cons. Round 2 – Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 20-10 won by decision over Logan Carter (Albia) 17-18 (Dec 12-6); Cons. Round 3 – Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 20-10 won by decision over Jonah Cooper (Fairfield) 11-5 (Dec 8-6); Cons. Semi – Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 20-10 won by fall over Taylor Huggins (Davis County) 35-8 (Fall 3:12); 3rd Place Match – Tyler Landgrebe (Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont) 27-4 won by fall over Elton Kruse (Fort Madison) 20-10 (Fall 1:43).

120 – Dayne Cordray (17-11) placed 3rd and scored 20.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 17-11 received a bye () (Bye); Quarterfinal – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 17-11 won by fall over Carson Coleman (Mount Pleasant) 16-13 (Fall 2:18); Semifinal – Nathaniel Genobana (Centerville) 28-2 won by tech fall over Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 17-11 (TF-1.5 5:02 (26-11)); Cons. Semi – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 17-11 won by fall over Cohyn Roach (Fairfield) 22-12 (Fall 0:22); 3rd Place Match – Dayne Cordray (Fort Madison) 17-11 won by injury default over Walker Ikerd (Washington) 33-3 (Inj. 0:00)

126 -Gavin Wiseman (22-15) placed 3rd and scored 20.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 22-15 received a bye () (Bye); Quarterfinal – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 22-15 won by fall over Dalton Moyle (Mount Pleasant) 11-16 (Fall 2:45); Semifinal – Kayden Kauzlarich (Centerville) 16-1 won by tech fall over Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 22-15 (TF-1.5 5:15 (18-3); Cons. Semi – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 22-15 won by fall over Zethann May (Clarke) 9-11 (Fall 0:37); 3rd Place Match – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 22-15 won by fall over Brian Nicholson (PCM) 9-4 (Fall 2:51)

132 – Will Larson (17-10) placed 3rd and scored 17.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Will Larson (Fort Madison) 17-10 received a bye () (Bye); Quarterfinal – Gage Moorman (Centerville) 22-14 won by decision over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 17-10 (Dec 5-3); Cons. Round 2 – Will Larson (Fort Madison) 17-10 won by fall over Nathan Sample (Knoxville) 0-3 (Fall 1:26); Cons. Round 3 – Will Larson (Fort Madison) 17-10 won by fall over Clay Van Wyk (PCM) 8-19 (Fall 1:29); Cons. Semi – Will Larson (Fort Madison) 17-10 won by major decision over Davan Goering (Davis County) 34-11 (MD 14-4); 3rd Place Match – Will Larson (Fort Madison) 17-10 won by decision over Gage Moorman (Centerville) 22-14 (Dec 9-6)

138 -Nathan Steffensmeier (20-17) placed 6th and scored 7.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 20-17 received a bye () (Bye); Quarterfinal – Chance Palm (PCM) 7-2 won by decision over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 20-17 (Dec 8-2); Cons. Round 2 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 20-17 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Round 3 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 20-17 won by fall over JJ Beaver (Knoxville) 5-6 (Fall 3:14); Cons. Semi – Michael Thomas (Albia) 27-13 won by decision over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 20-17 (Dec 8-3); 5th Place Match – Hunter McFadden (Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont) 23-13 won by fall over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 20-17 (Fall 0:49)

145 -Quinton Ross (8-12) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Peyton Cline (Fairfield) 14-16 won by fall over Quinton Ross (Fort Madison) 8-12 (Fall 1:53); Cons. Round 1 – Quinton Ross (Fort Madison) 8-12 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Round 2 – Lucas Henderson (Centerville) 19-12 won by fall over Quinton Ross (Fort Madison) 8-12 (Fall 5:08)

152 – Jakob McGowan (14-15) place is unknown and scored 3.5 team points.; Champ. Round 1 – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 14-15 won by tech fall over Matthew Logsdon (Centerville) 7-18 (TF-1.5 4:16 (15-0)); Quarterfinal – Cody Wallace (PCM) 30-7 won by fall over Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 14-15 (Fall 1:24); Cons. Round 2 – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 14-15 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Round 3 – Abe Wilson (Mount Pleasant) 20-6 won by fall over Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 14-15 (Fall 1:05)

160 -Chance Decker (0-3) placed 6th and scored 3.0 team points. Quarterfinal – Conner Reed (Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont) 24-13 won by fall over Chance Decker (Fort Madison) 0-3 (Fall 1:26); Cons. Round 1 – Chance Decker (Fort Madison) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Semi – Corey Skinner (Keokuk) 17-14 won by fall over Chance Decker (Fort Madison) 0-3 (Fall 1:25); 5th Place Match – Conner Reed (Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont) 24-13 won by fall over Chance Decker (Fort Madison) 0-3 (Fall 0:31)

170 -Chance Hocker (16-15) placed 6th and scored 7.0 team points.; Champ. Round 1 – Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 16-15 received a bye () (Bye); Quarterfinal – James DeMeyer (Mount Pleasant) 25-5 won by tech fall over Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 16-15 (TF-1.5 4:43 (16-0)); Cons. Round 2 – Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 16-15 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Round 3 – Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 16-15 won by fall over Eli Hamilton (Knoxville) 10-9 (Fall 0:26); Cons. Semi – Jonathan Bair (Clarke) 25-7 won by fall over Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 16-15 (Fall 0:59); 5th Place Match – Caden Hill (Davis County) 29-14 won by fall over Chance Hocker (Fort Madison) 16-15 (Fall 4:22)

182 -Diego Lozano (24-11) placed 5th and scored 13.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 24-11 received a bye () (Bye);; Quarterfinal – Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 24-11 won by fall over Mason Roberts (Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont) 16-18 (Fall 0:24); Semifinal – Lucas Roland (PCM) 17-3 won by fall over Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 24-11 (Fall 2:54); Cons. Semi – Coby Meyer (Knoxville) 20-5 won by fall over Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 24-11 (Fall 3:04); 5th Place Match – Diego Lozano (Fort Madison) 24-11 won by fall over Mason Roberts (Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont) 16-18 (Fall 0:36)

195 – Sam Hayes (19-2) placed 1st and scored 28.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 19-2 won by fall over Zack Glasscock (Keokuk) 7-21 (Fall 0:11); Quarterfinal – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 19-2 won by fall over Wyatt Baker (Fairfield) 0-2 (Fall 0:30); Semifinal – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 19-2 won by fall over Nyan Baker (Knoxville) 14-13 (Fall 0:25); 1st Place Match – Sam Hayes (Fort Madison) 19-2 won by decision over Logan Escher (Washington) 26-4 (Dec 4-2)

220 -Jarrett Settles (3-12) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points. Quarterfinal – Nolan Stetter (Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont) 17-20 won by fall over Jarrett Settles (Fort Madison) 3-12 (Fall 2:18); Cons. Round 1 – Milo Johnston (Knoxville) 5-20 won by fall over Jarrett Settles (Fort Madison) 3-12 (Fall 4:27)

285 – Danen Settles (28-9) placed 1st and scored 24.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 28-9 received a bye () (Bye);; Quarterfinal – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 28-9 won by fall over Jordan Salyers (Keokuk) 0-2 (Fall 0:37); Semifinal – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 28-9 won by decision over Jace Smith (PCM) 24-14 (Dec 5-2); 1st Place Match – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 28-9 won by decision over Brady Clark (Centerville) 27-13 (Dec 3-2)

 

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