Wiseman wins J-Hawk title at 138 lbs.

Fort Madison junior Gavin Wiseman won the 138 lbs title at the J-Hawk Invitational at Cedar Rapids Jefferson Saturday. The Hounds finished in fourth place overall. PCC File photo.

BY PCC STAFF

CEDAR RAPIDS – Fort Madison’s Gavin Wiseman brought home a 1st-place finish for the Bloodhounds at Saturday’s J-Hawk Invitational at Cedar Rapids Jefferson.

The top finish was part of 166 points the Bloodhounds earned, which was good enough for fourth in the 14-team field. Pleasant Valley won the event with 199.5 points. West Des Moines Valley was 2nd with 182.5 points and Alburnett was 3rd with 170.

Fort Madison’s Henry Wiseman (106) and Emmett Kruse (113) each took second place. Owen Kruse earned a 3rd-place finish at 126 lbs.

Wiseman is still unranked at 138 lbs since moving from 145 lbs after the Fort Madison Invitational. The junior Bloodhound was ranked No. 10 at 145 lbs. in Jan. 7 rankings.

Wiseman was given the No. 1 seed at 138 lbs. and was rewarded with three byes to start the bracket. He then found himself up against Class 3A No. 7 Logan Stotts (9-4).

Stotts scored the first two points on a take down with :27 left in the first period. Wiseman was unable to escape in the period and trailed 2-0 going into the second period.

The junior started on top in the second and Stotts was able to escape half way through for another point, and then capitalized with another 2-point take down just before the end of the second for a 5-0 lead.

But Wiseman decided to start down for the third and after about 45 seconds got a 1-point escape at 1:15. He then took a shot at Stotts that paid off with :19 left in the match. Wiseman was able to score the takedown and leverage it into a fall in just three seconds to move to the title match.

Wiseman (23-6) again had to fight from behind with Pleasant Valley’s Hunter Meyrer to get the top spot on the podium. Meyrer scored two points half way through the first period for a 2-0 lead and then scored a reversal eight seconds into the second period for a 4-0 lead.

After Meyrer was warned for stalling 19 seconds into the period, Wiseman was able to work a reversal that quickly turned into a fall in a matter of seconds for the championship.

In the title match at 106, freshman Henry Wiseman got a couple byes to start the five-wrestler bracket and then scored a close 11-10 decision over Muscatine’s Gavin McLeod. McLeod had beaten Wiseman by fall in the 2nd period just a week ago in Highland.

Wiseman scored a two-point takedown with :45 left in the first period and rode that to a 2-0 lead into the second period. He would get two more takes downs in the second, but McLeod would escape both in short order for a 6-2 lead going into the final session.

McLeod started the period down and scored a reversal and was awarded a penalty point with :37 left in the match as Wiseman escaped for a point and a 7-5 lead going into a frantic final half minute. Wiseman would get a two-point take down seven seconds after escaping, but McLeod would score a reversal with just eight seconds left to make it 9-7, but couldn’t capitalize on the move before time expired.

The win put Wiseman up against Cedar Falls sophomore Carter Fadiga (13-6) who got the Hound freshman to the mat 30 seconds into the match and worked that to a nearfall for a 5-0 lead, and then the pin.

At 113 lbs, Emmett Kruse (15-11) got a bye in that six-wrestler bracket and scored a takedown against sophomore Reed Callahan (17-11) of Alburnett. Callahan scored a 1-point escape for his only point of the match.
Kruse would rack up points with a near fall in the second and a reversal and 2-point nearfall in the third for the 9-1 major decision to get to the title.

Class 3A No. 10 Nate Bierman (11-2) awaited in the title match and Bierma, of West Des Moines Valley, was all over Kruse in the first period with 12 points. Bierman then worked a take down 10 seconds into the 2nd period for the major decison.

Senior Owen Kruse earned the bronze in the nine-wrestler 126 lb bracket. After a first round bye, and second round win over Muscatine’s Garrett Head by fall in the first period, Kruse drew Class 2A 9th-ranked sophomore Kellen Moore of Forest City (26-4).

Moore scored six points including two near falls in the first period for a 6-0 lead. Kruse (23-6) got things together in the second allowing just two more points on a take down at 1:22 in the period but trailed 8-0 at the end of two. Starting down in the third, Moore scored a quick escape and then piled up seven points for the technical fall at 16-0.

Kruse would come back for the 3rd-place win in a tight match with Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Jonah Hallam. Kruse trailed 6-3 at the end of the first period. The senior would come back in the second period highlighted by a 3-point nearfall after a reversal with seven seconds left.

Kruse started the third period down and scored a 1-point escape, followed by a take down and a near fall with :40 left in the match. Hallam would escape with two seconds left, but the scoring would end there with Kruse up 15-13.

Fort Madison got a 4th place from freshman Teague Smith in the 12-man 152 lb. bracket. Smith lost to Class 2A 9th ranked Theron Castle in the 3rd round 12-2. Smith pinned Landon Schaul of Cedar Falls at 1:55 and then lost in the 3rd round match to Alburnett’s Gunnar Keeney in a 10-5 decision.

Complete results from the tournament are listed below.

106 lbs: Henry Wiseman (18-7) placed 2nd and scored 22.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) 18-7 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) 18-7 received a bye () (Bye). Semifinal – Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) 18-7 won by decision over Gavin McLeod (Muscatine) 11-10 (Dec 9-7). 1st Place Match – Carter Fadiga (Cedar Falls) 13-6 won by fall over Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) 18-7 (Fall 1:45)
113 lbs: Emmett Kruse (14-11) placed 2nd and scored 23.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 14-11 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 14-11 received a bye () (Bye). Semifinal – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 14-11 won by major decision over Reed Callahan (Alburnett) 16-11 (MD 9-1). 1st Place Match – Nate Bierma (Valley, West Des Moines) 11-2 won by fall over Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 14-11 (Fall 2:11)
120 lbs: Matthew Steffensmeier (13-13) placed 6th and scored 9.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 13-13 won by fall over Max Lathrop (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 1-9 (Fall 0:31). Quarterfinal – Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 13-13 won by decision over Owen Welvaert (Pleasant Valley) 9-6 (Dec 9-7). Semifinal – Dylan Fallacaro (Valley, West Des Moines) 3-2 won by fall over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 13-13 (Fall 1:15). Cons. Round 3 – Blaine McGraw (Alburnett) 25-6 won by fall over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 13-13 (Fall 5:07). 5th Place Match – Owen Welvaert (Pleasant Valley) 9-6 won by fall over Matthew Steffensmeier (Fort Madison) 13-13 (Fall 1:21)
126 lbs: Owen Kruse (21-6) placed 3rd and scored 20.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 21-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 21-6 won by fall over Garrett Head (Muscatine) 8-12 (Fall 1:46). Semifinal – Kellen Moore (Forest City) 26-4 won by tech fall over Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 21-6 (TF-1.5 5:54 (16-0). Cons. Round 3 – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 21-6 won by fall over Ryan Strong (Waterloo East) 4-5 (Fall 0:47).3rd Place Match – Owen Kruse (Fort Madison) 21-6 won by decision over Jonah Hallam (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) 10-8 (Dec 15-13)
132 lbs: Brock Califf (14-11) placed 8th and scored 4.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brock Califf (Fort Madison) 14-11 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Luke Jennings (Clinton) 7-8 won by decision over Brock Califf (Fort Madison) 14-11 (Dec 3-1). Cons. Round 2 – Carter Fry (Boone) 3-12 won by fall over Brock Califf (Fort Madison) 14-11 (Fall 4:43). Cons. Round 3 – Brock Califf (Fort Madison) 14-11 received a bye () (Bye). 7th Place Match – Kole Sonnenburg (Valley, West Des Moines) 4-7 won by fall over Brock Califf (Fort Madison) 14-11 (Fall 3:42)
138 lbs: Gavin Wiseman (20-6) placed 1st and scored 30.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 20-6 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 20-6 received a bye William Clark (Waterloo East) 5-7 (Bye). Semifinal – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 20-6 won by fall over Logan Stotts (Valley, West Des Moines) 9-4 (Fall 5:46). 1st Place Match – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 20-6 won by fall over Hunter Meyrer (Pleasant Valley) 10-5 (Fall 3:23)
145 lbs: Aidan Pennock (4-1) placed 7th and scored 13.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Carson Klostermann (Alburnett) 24-3 won by decision over Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) 4-1 (Dec 8-4). Cons. Round 1 – Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) 4-1 received a bye () (Bye). Cons. Round 2 – Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) 4-1 received a bye Frank Budederi (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 5-7 (Bye). Cons. Round 3 – Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) 4-1 won by fall over A.J. Burrell (Valley, West Des Moines) 4-9 (Fall 2:18). 7th Place Match – Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) 4-1 won by fall over Adrian Doyle (Waterloo East) 5-3 (Fall 1:02)
152 lbs: Teague Smith (20-8) placed 4th and scored 18.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) 20-8 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) 20-8 won by fall over Hayden Hoffmeyer (Forest City) 19-8 (Fall 3:34). Semifinal – Theron Castle (Valley, West Des Moines) 12-2 won by fall over Teague Smith (Fort Madison) 20-8 (Fall 3:43). Cons. Round 3 – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) 20-8 won by fall over Landon Schaul (Cedar Falls) 14-10 (Fall 1:55). 3rd Place Match – Gunnar Keeney (Alburnett) 24-7 won by decision over Teague Smith (Fort Madison) 20-8 (Dec 10-5)
160 lbs: Mason Schau (17-10) placed 6th and scored 10.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 17-10 won by fall over Dalton Wright (Davenport North) 2-5 (Fall 0:59). Quarterfinal – Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 17-10 won by major decision over Connor Beck (Muscatine) 11-12 (MD 13-1). Semifinal – Ashten Corbin (Clinton) 10-8 won by decision over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 17-10 (Dec 10-7). Cons. Round 3 – Kyle Campbell (Cedar Falls) 13-11 won by fall over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 17-10 (Fall 3:43). 5th Place Match – Cadin Fleener (Forest City) 25-8 won by medical forfeit over Mason Schau (Fort Madison) 17-10 (M. For.)
170 lbs: Isaac Thacher (17-9) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) 17-9 won by fall over Mason Luckritz (Clinton) 2-11 (Fall 1:01). Quarterfinal – Ryley Barnett (Cedar Falls) 18-3 won by fall over Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) 17-9 (Fall 3:14). Cons. Round 2 – Chase Hutchinson (Valley, West Des Moines) 5-7 won by decision over Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) 17-9 (Dec 6-1). Cons. Round 3 – Blake Skjeie (Forest City) 13-16 won by fall over Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) 17-9 (Fall 2:42)
182 lbs: Austin Ensminger (13-12) placed 4th and scored 13.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) 13-12 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Rusty VanWetzinga (Pleasant Valley) 9-1 won by fall over Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) 13-12 (Fall 2:45). Cons. Round 2 – Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) 13-12 won by fall over Tyler Olmstead (Alburnett) 11-13 (Fall 2:42). Cons. Round 3 – Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) 13-12 won by decision over Alonzo Duarte (Davenport Central) 9-8 (Dec 10-9). 3rd Place Match – Rusty VanWetzinga (Pleasant Valley) 9-1 won by fall over Austin Ensminger (Fort Madison) 13-12 (Fall 2:30)

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