Hounds take 6th place at Gary Curtis Invite

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HIGHLAND – The Fort Madison Hounds wrestling team was a late entry into the Gary Curtis Invite, but had nine wrestlers place on the way to a sixth place team finish.

The Bloodhounds found out early Friday that the Iowa City West Dual Invite they were originally scheduled for was canceled by that schools officials after a positive COVID case discovered with one of their wrestlers.

Fort Madison had allowed Highland a late entry into the the Bloodhound Invite several weeks ago, so Highland allowed the Hounds to compete on Saturday.

Fort Madison finished with 136 points behind Mid-Prairie, Wilton, Alburnett, Muscatine and tourney champ South Tama County, who finished with 173.

Gavin Wiseman, wrestling at 138 lbs. took 2nd place overall and Owen Kruse, a 2020 state qualifier, also earned a silver medal at 126 lbs..

After a bye, Wiseman won his next two matches with a pin and a 10-1 major decision over Muscatine’s Mason Crabtree to reach the finals with Class 1A No. 2 Kael Brisker, who’s ranked at 132 lbs.

Wiseman got the first take down at 1:30 in the first period for a 2-0 lead that he rode into period 2. Brisker would score a nearfall thirty seconds into the 2nd period, but Wiseman would record a reversal at :42, that Brisker would in turn reverse seven seconds later for a 5-4 lead going into the final period.

Brisker started down in the 3rd and scored a reversal and then got Wiseman’s shoulders down with just under a minute left in the match.

Kruse also received a first round bye and then breezed into the championship match with two pins. He then suffered a fall to Alburnett’s Brody Neighbor with just :17 left in the match.

Kruse suffered three takedowns in an active 2nd period, but escaped twice and trailed 11-5 after two periods, before Neighbor scored a quick take down to start the 3rd and was able to manipulate the fall.

Fort Madison senior Will Larson, also a 2020 state qualifier, getting his first live mat action since the holiday break after joining the team late, earned a third-place finish at 145 lbs.

Larson scored three near falls in the 3rd place match, two in the second period and one in the 3rd, for a 9-0 decision to take the bronze medal.

Senior Brock Califf earned fourth after falling in the 3rd place match by pin to English Valley’s Ty Moore with just one second left in the first period.

The Hounds also got fourth place points from Mason Schau at 160 lbs. and Senior Austin Ensminger at 185 lbs.

Freshman Teague Smith and Isaac Thacher took 5th place at 152 lbs and 170 lbs, respectively. Daniel Sokolik earned a 6th place finish at 195 lbs to round out the Hounds scoring Saturday.

Complete results from the Gary Curtis Invitational in Highland.
106 lbs. – Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) – DNP
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) received a bye
Varsity – Quarterfinals – MaCael Bear (South Tama County) over Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) (Fall 0:59). Varsity – Cons. Round 2 – Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) over Malachi Sexton (Mid-Prairie) (Fall 0:36). Varsity – Cons. Semis – Gavin McLeod (Muscatine) over Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) (Fall 2:41)
113 lbs. – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) – DNP
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) received a bye. Varsity – Quarterfinals – Reed Callahan (Alburnett) over Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) (Fall 1:48). Varsity – Cons. Round 2 – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) received a bye. Varsity – Cons. Semis – Chase Gustafson (South Tama County) over Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) (Fall 0:38)
120 lbs. – Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) – DNP
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) over Seth Lenz (Regina, Iowa City) (Fall 0:45). Varsity – Quarterfinals – Lucas Dora (Wilton) over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) (MD 12-3). Varsity – Cons. Round 2 – Dylan Olson  (West Branch) over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) (Fall 2:47)
126 lbs – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) – 2nd Place
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) received a bye. Varsity – Quarterfinals – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) over Brennan Bergman (South Tama County) (Fall 0:38). Varsity – Semifinals – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) over Trae Hagen (Wilton) (Fall 2:51). Varsity – 1st Place Match – Brody Neighbor (Alburnett) over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) (Fall 5:43)
132 lbs. – Brock Califf (Fort Madison) – 4th Place
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Brock Califf (Fort Madison) received a bye. Varsity – Quarterfinals – Brock Califf (Fort Madison) over Eligh Branan (South Tama County) (Fall 1:07). Varsity – Semifinals – Logan Arp (South Tama County) over Brock Califf (Fort Madison) (Fall 0:44). Varsity – 3rd Place Match – Ty Moore (English Valleys-Tri County) over Brock Califf (Fort Madison) (Fall 1:59)
138 lbs – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) – 2nd Place
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) received a bye. Varsity – Quarterfinals – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) over Jacob Miller (Washington) (Fall 2:33). Varsity – Semifinals – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) over Mason  Crabtree (Muscatine) (MD 10-1). Varsity – 1st Place Match – Kael Brisker (Wilton) over Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) (Fall 5:07)
145 lbs. Will Larson (Fort Madison) – 3rd Place
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Will Larson (Fort Madison) received a bye. Varsity – Quarterfinals – Will Larson (Fort Madison) over Andres Lugo (South Tama County) (Dec 13-11). Varsity – Semifinals – Carson Klostermann (Alburnett) over Will Larson (Fort Madison) (Fall 5:06). Varsity – 3rd Place Match – Will Larson (Fort Madison) over Hunter Vogel (Cascade) (MD 9-0)
152 lbs. – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) – 5th Place
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) received a bye. Varsity – Quarterfinals – Sam Aitchison (Regina, Iowa City) over Teague Smith (Fort Madison) (Dec 8-6). Varsity – Cons. Round 2 – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) received a bye. Varsity – Cons. Semis – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) over Brady Knode (South Tama County) (Fall 2:36) Varsity – 5th Place Match – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) over Connor Beck (Muscatine) (Fall 2:58)
160 lbs. – Mason Schau (Fort Madison) – 4th Place
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Mason Schau (Fort Madison) received a bye
Varsity – Quarterfinals – Mason Schau (Fort Madison) over Chase Greiner (Washington) (Fall 3:08). Varsity – Semifinals – Kaden Shirk (Wilton) over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) (Fall 1:19). Varsity – 3rd Place Match – Boden Koehler (South Tama County) over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) (Dec 12-6)
170 lbs. – Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) – 5th Place
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) received a bye
Varsity – Quarterfinals – Aidan Udell (Regina, Iowa City) over Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) (Dec 8-2). Varsity – Cons. Round 2 – Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) received a bye. Varsity – Cons. Semis – Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) over Kaden Meader (Mid-Prairie) (Fall 1:27). Varsity – 5th Place Match – Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) over Lee Sloan (Alburnett) (Fall 2:58)
182 lbs. – Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) – 4th Place
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) received a bye. Varsity – Quarterfinals – Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) over Christopher Waikel (Regina, Iowa City) (Fall 1:02). Varsity – Semifinals – Brayden Smith (South Tama County) over Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) (Fall 1:15). Varsity – 3rd Place Match – Cade Rausch (Cascade) over Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) (Fall 3:38)
195 lbs. – Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) – 6th Place
Varsity – Champ. Round 1 – Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) over Dominic McCain (Mid-Prairie) (Fall 4:00). Varsity – Quarterfinals – Johnathan Lilly (Wilton) over Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) (Fall 3:32). Varsity – Cons. Round 2 – Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) over Chris Midkel (Cascade) (Fall 1:52). Varsity – Cons. Semis – Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) over Curtis Stender (Washington) (Dec 6-2). Varsity – 5th Place Match – James Anderson (Alburnett) over Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) (Fall 0:54).

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