Settles reaches finals at Keen Invitational

BY PCC STAFF

INDEPENDENCE – Bloodhound senior Danen Settles took runner-up in the 285 lb bracket at the Cliff Keen Independence Invitational Friday and Saturday in Independence Iowa.

Settles lost to Taven Rich or Maquoketa, the top seeded heavyweight at the tourney, in the championship match. Rich scored a take down 10 seconds into the match and then was able to get the pin 20 seconds following the take down.

Settles went 5-1 on the day with four of the wins coming via pin. His toughest match outside of the loss in the finals was a 3-0 decision over Errol Alden of Iowa City West. Settles got a take down with just 12 seconds left in the first period and then escaped after starting down for Period 2. Alden got a stall warning in the final two minutes before Settles was able to run out the clock.

Sophomore Gavin Wiseman had the next highest finish for Fort Madison over the two-day tournament, with an 11th place finish at 132 lbs.

Wiseman was seeded 13th after going 2-1 in pool wrestling. Wiseman lost in round 3 to Brody Lee of Fennimore by fall with :36 left in the match. Wiseman would lose his first match Saturday to Pleasant Valley’s Hunter Meyrer by a 12-1 decision, but Wiseman would win his next three matches in through the consolation side and won 11th place with a pin of North Fayette Valley’s Levi Lauer :50 into the 2nd period. Wiseman was up 10-0 at the fall with two 3-point near falls in the first period.

Jakob McGowan went 4-3 on the day and placed 13th overall at 152 lbs. Owen Kruse (120 lbs) and Tanner Settles (145 lbs) both finished 14th, while Emmett Kruse (106 lbs) and Will Larson (138 lbs) took 15th overall.

Complete results from the meet are listed below.

Emmett Kruse (106 lbs) (2-4) placed 15th and scored 4.0 team points.Round 1 – Kolby Warren (Christian Brothers College) 5-2 won by tech fall over Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 (TF-1.5 2:11 (15-0)); Round 2 – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 won by fall over Rigo Bobadilla (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 3-4 (Fall 3:24); Round 3 – Kale Wieland (Independence) 4-4 won by major decision over Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 (MD 14-2); Cons. Round 1 – Jermaine Butler (Marian Catholic) 9-4 won by decision over Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Dec 11-4); Cons. Round 2 – Brett Birchman (Fennimore) 4-3 won by fall over Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 2:23); 15th Place Match – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 2-4 won by decision over Brody Chyma (South Tama County) 2-4 (Dec 9-8).
Matthew Steffensmeier (113 lbs) (1-3) placed 19th and scored 3.0 team points.Round 1 – Joseph Horch (Dubuque Hempstead) 2-4 won by major decision over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-3 (MD 9-0) ; Round 2 – Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye); Round 3 – Trever Anderson (Ankeny) 4-1 won by fall over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-3 (Fall 1:41); Cons. Round 1 – Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-3 received a bye; Cons. Round 2 – Marwan Al-Tall (Linn-Mar) 2-2 won by fall over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-3 (Fall 2:42); Cons. Round 3 – Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye); 19th Place Match – Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 1-3 won by fall over Jade Armbruster (Maquoketa) 1-5 (Fall 0:19).
Owen Kruse (120 lbs) (3-4) placed 14th and scored 9.0 team points. Round 1 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Caden Senters (Linn-Mar) 1-5 (Fall 3:05)Round 2 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by major decision over Taylor Sankus (Notre Dame, Burlington) 4-5 (MD 14-5); ; Round 3 – Brandon Paez (Lisbon) 8-2 won by tech fall over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 3-4 (TF-1.5 2:56 (17-1)); Cons. Round 1 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Mason Albright (Des Moines Lincoln) 3-3 (Fall 2:35); Cons. Round 2 – Cory Primeau (Simley) 4-2 won by decision over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Dec 9-3); Cons. Round 3 – Kaiden Schrandt (Simley) 5-2 won by major decision over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 3-4 (MD 12-4); 13th Place Match – Carter Straw (Independence) 5-3 won by decision over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Dec 4-3).
Gage Roberts (126 lbs) (2-4) placed 27th and scored 6.0 team points.Round 1 – Jace Anderson (Ankeny) 5-1 won by fall over Gage Roberts (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 3:24); Round 2 – Joe Sullivan (Osage) 4-3 won by fall over Gage Roberts (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 0:46); Round 3 – Frank Cretsinger (Dubuque Senior) 2-5 won by fall over Gage Roberts (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 5:02); Cons. Round 1 – Gage Roberts (Fort Madison) 2-4 won by fall over David Flores (Marian Catholic) 3-6 (Fall 0:53); Cons. Round 2 – Hayden Thompson (Algona) 2-3 won by fall over Gage Roberts (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 0:30); Cons. Round 3 – Gage Roberts (Fort Madison) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye); 27th Place Match – Gage Roberts (Fort Madison) 2-4 won by fall over David Flores (Marian Catholic) 3-6 (Fall 3:20).
Gavin Wiseman (132 lbs) (5-2) placed 11th and scored 17.0 team points.Round 1 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Joseph Boiquaye (Marian Catholic) 4-8 (Fall 0:31) ; Round 2 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Evan Deal (Algona) 1-5 (Fall 3:12); Round 3 – Brody Lee (Fennimore) 4-3 won by fall over Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 5-2 (Fall 5:24); Cons. Round 1 – Hunter Meyrer (Pleasant Valley) 4-2 won by major decision over Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 5-2 (MD 12-1); Cons. Round 2 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over James Diaz Lopez (Simley) 2-4 (Fall 0:20); Cons. Round 3 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by decision over Jacob Fryer (Christian Brothers College) 4-3 (Dec 8-2); 11th Place Match – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 5-2 won by fall over Levi Lauer (North Fayette Valley) 3-3 (Fall 3:10)
Will Larson (138 lbs) (3-3) placed 15th and scored 5.0 team points.Round 1 – Will Larson (Fort Madison) 3-3 won by tech fall over Caden Larson (Independence) 3-4 (TF-1.5 3:47 (16-0)) ; ; Round 3 – Caleb Rathjen (Ankeny) 6-1 won by tech fall over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 3-3 (TF-1.5 4:19 (18-3)); Cons. Round 1 – Remington Hanson (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 5-2 won by fall over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 3-3 (Fall 5:18); Cons. Round 2 – Reece Seery (Linn-Mar) 3-4 won by fall over Will Larson (Fort Madison) 3-3 (Fall 3:54); 15th Place Match – Will Larson (Fort Madison) 3-3 won by decision over Drew Morgan (Christian Brothers College) 2-4 (Dec 4-2)
Tanner Settles (145 lbs) (3-4) placed 14th and scored 7.0 team points.Round 1 – Tanner Settles (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by major decision over Conner Gorman (New Hampton/Turkey Valley) 4-3 (MD 12-2) ; Round 2 – Reed Abbas (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 3-3 won by fall over Tanner Settles (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Fall 0:23); Round 3 – Tanner Settles (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Noah Mackey (Alburnett) 2-5 (Fall 3:50); Cons. Round 1 – Hikaru Carolin (Linn-Mar) 4-3 won by tech fall over Tanner Settles (Fort Madison) 3-4 (TF-1.5 5:16 (18-3)); Cons. Round 2 – Tanner Settles (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by decision over Brandon Harris (Algona) 3-3 (Dec 8-4); Cons. Round 3 – Johnny Washburn (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 4-3 won by fall over Tanner Settles (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Fall 1:21); 13th Place Match – Hikaru Carolin (Linn-Mar) 4-3 won by fall over Tanner Settles (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Fall 5:08)
Jakob McGowan (152 lbs) (4-3) placed 13th and scored 12.0 team points.Round 1 – Graham Gambrall (Iowa City West) 5-2 won by tech fall over Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 4-3 (TF-1.5 3:22 (19-4)) ; Round 2 – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 4-3 won by fall over Bryce Sankus (Notre Dame, Burlington) 4-5 (Fall 3:24); Round 3 – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 4-3 won by fall over Archer Ogbourne (Carlisle) 3-4 (Fall 1:10); Cons. Round 1 – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 4-3 won by major decision over Blaine Stepanek (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 3-4 (MD 16-4); Cons. Round 2 – Garrett Arp (South Tama County) 5-1 won by major decision over Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 4-3 (MD 12-3); Cons. Round 3 – Eli Sallis (Waterloo East) 4-3 won by fall over Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 4-3 (Fall 2:00); 13th Place Match – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 4-3 won by injury default over Blaine Stepanek (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 3-4 (Inj. 3:30)
Mason Schau (160 lbs) (3-4) placed 21st and scored 6.0 team points. Round 1 – Kaden Hahn (Fennimore) 3-4 won by decision over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Dec 8-2); Round 2 – Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over William Richards (Des Moines Roosevelt) 1-6 (Fall 3:58); Round 3 – Zach Williams (Osage) 5-1 won by major decision over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 3-4 (MD 14-3); Cons. Round 1 – Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by fall over Adam Simpson (Smithville) 3-5 (Fall 1:20); Cons. Round 2 – Caelen Shannon (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) 3-3 won by decision over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Dec 8-1); Cons. Round 3 – Collin Leavy (Iowa City West) 4-3 won by decision over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 3-4 (Dec 6-3); 21st Place Match – Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 3-4 won by major decision over Nick Bruinsma (Pleasant Valley) 2-5 (MD 12-3)
Nathan Steffensmeier (170 lbs) (2-4) placed 16th and scored 5.0 team points. Round 1 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-4 won by fall over Blake Deal (Carlisle) 3-4 (Fall 0:28); Round 2 – Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-4 won by fall over Thomas Hansen (Dubuque Senior) 1-5 (Fall 0:40); Round 3 – Matthew Doyle (Independence) 5-3 won by tech fall over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-4 (TF-1.5 4:39 (20-3)); Cons. Round 1 – Ryan Pickar (New Hampton/Turkey Valley) 3-4 won by major decision over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-4 (MD 12-1); Cons. Round 2 – Landen Schemmel (Crestwood) 7-2 won by major decision over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-4 (MD 17-5); 15th Place Match – Cael Ahrens (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 3-3 won by fall over Nathan Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 2-4 (Fall 2:33)
Jarrett Settles (220 lbs) (0-5) placed 24th and scored 0.0 team points. Round 1 – Gage Marty (Solon) 4-1 won by fall over Jarrett Settles (Fort Madison) 0-5 (Fall 1:02); Round 2 – Bennett Tabor (Simley) 5-0 won by fall over Jarrett Settles (Fort Madison) 0-5 (Fall 0:15); Round 3 – Jarrett Settles (Fort Madison) 0-5 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Round 1 – Aiden Kilstrom (Pleasant Valley) 4-3 won by decision over Jarrett Settles (Fort Madison) 0-5 (Dec 7-0); Cons. Round 2 – Lackey Martin (Waterloo East) 1-5 won by decision over Jarrett Settles (Fort Madison) 0-5 (Dec 7-2); 23rd Place Match – Carter Dawley (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) 2-4 won by fall over Jarrett Settles (Fort Madison) 0-5 (Fall 2:33)
Danen Settles (285 lbs) (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 42.0 team points. Round 1 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 5-1 won by fall over Joseph Kingston (Ankeny) 3-4 (Fall 1:10); Round 2 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 5-1 won by decision over Errol (Ben) Alden (Iowa City West) 4-2 (Dec 3-0); Round 3 – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 5-1 won by fall over Colton Schupbach (North Fayette Valley) 3-3 (Fall 4:00); Quarterfinal – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 5-1 won by fall over AJ Tappa (Pleasant Valley) 2-4 (Fall 3:15); Semifinal – Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 5-1 won by fall over Brant Baltes (Lisbon) 8-2 (Fall 4:00); 1st Place Match – Taven Rich (Maquoketa) 8-0 won by fall over Danen Settles (Fort Madison) 5-1 (Fall 0:39)

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