FMHS splits at Kirksville double dual


KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Fort Madison suffered a rare dual wrestling loss Thursday night, but had to go out of the state to find the competition.

The Bloodhounds knocked of Centerville 66-12 in a double dual at Kirksville, Mo., but then lost to the hosts 40-24.

Kirksville’s Chance McKim started things with a quick pin of the Hounds’ Emmett Kruse at 106, but Matthew Steffensmeier scored a 10-5 decision at 113 to cut the lead to 6-3.

Kirksville would take the next three matches at 120, 126 and 132 all by decision, with Gavin Wiseman losing a very close 7-5 decision at 132.

Will Larson would get some Hound points with another hard fought 4-2 decision over Logan Blickhan. But Kirksville would win the next two.

Fort Madison would pick up more points with a forfeit at 160 and a Nathan Steffensmeier pin at 170 midway through the second period. Kirksville would then rattle off three straight at 182, 195 and 220 before Danen Settles would get a win by forfeit at 285.

Against Centerville, the Hounds won at 106, 113, 120 and 126 before Wiseman suffered a pin at the 3:33 mark at 132 to Matthew Lewis.

Larson would then lose a 5-1 decision at 138 and Qunton Ross would lose a decision at 145 for Fort Madison’s only other losses of the match.

Mason Schau at 152, Nathan Steffensmeier wrestling at 160 against Centerville, Austin Ensminger at 170, and Levi Lowney at 182, all scored consecutive falls. Bryce Britton would win by forfeit before Lozano and Settles each won by pins in less than a minute.

The Hounds are at the13-team Southern Iowa Wrestling Classic Saturday in Fairfield.

Complete results from Thursday’s action is below

Fort Madison (FOMA) 66.0 Centerville (CENT) 12.0
106: Emmett Kruse (FOMA) over   (CENT) (For.) 113: Matthew Steffensmeier (FOMA) over   (CENT) (For.) 120: Owen Kruse (FOMA) over Jax Mosley (CENT) (Fall 1:21) 126: Gage Roberts (FOMA) over   (CENT) (For.) 132: Matthew Lewis (CENT) over Gavin Wiseman (FOMA) (Fall 3:33) 138: Nathaniel Genobana (CENT) over Will Larson (FOMA) (Dec 5-1) 145: Leland Henderson (CENT) over Quinton  Ross (FOMA) (Dec 8-4) 152: Mason Schau (FOMA) over Ryan Messamaker (CENT) (Fall 3:27) 160: Nathan Steffensmeier (FOMA) over Josh Oldfield (CENT) (Fall 0:13) 170: Austin Ensminger (FOMA) over Matt Logsdon (CENT) (Fall 0:47) 182: Levi Lowney (FOMA) over Ethan Messamaker (CENT) (Fall 1:14) 195: Bryce Britton (FOMA) over   (CENT) (For.) 220: Diego Lozano (FOMA) over Cruise Flanders (CENT) (Fall 0:36) 285: Danen Settles (FOMA) over Jace Lang (CENT) (Fall 0:37) 
Fort Madison (FOMA) 24 Kirksville (CENT) 40.0
106: Chance McKim (KIRKSVIL) over Emmett Kruse (FOMA) (Fall 1:29) 113: Matthew Steffensmeier (FOMA) over Lathon Wilcox (KIRKSVIL) (Dec 10-5) 120: Hunter Tarr (KIRKSVIL) over Owen Kruse (FOMA) (Dec 9-3) 126: Donovan Gaines (KIRKSVIL) over Gage Roberts (FOMA) (MD 16-4) 132: Gavin Robertson (KIRKSVIL) over Gavin Wiseman (FOMA) (Dec 7-5) 138: Will Larson (FOMA) over Logan Blickhan (KIRKSVIL) (Dec 4-2) 145: Luther Evans (KIRKSVIL) over Quinton  Ross (FOMA) (Dec 10-5) 152: Jaden Ballinger (KIRKSVIL) over Mason Schau (FOMA) (Fall 4:45) 160: Austin Ensminger (FOMA) over   (KIRKSVIL) (For.) 170: Nathan Steffensmeier (FOMA) over Parker Laudwig (KIRKSVIL) (Fall 3:00) 182: Tristan Gillespie (KIRKSVIL) over Bryce Britton (FOMA) (Fall 2:21) 195: Colton Hannah (KIRKSVIL) over Levi Lowney (FOMA) (TB-1 5-3) 220: Bryce Kertz (KIRKSVIL) over Diego Lozano (FOMA) (Fall 1:25) 285: Danen Settles (FOMA) over   (KIRKSVIL) (For.) 

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