Smith qualifies for 16U national freestyle tourney

Fort Madison's Teague Smith, shown here in action for the Bloodhounds in December, qualified for the national 16U freestyle USA Wrestling tournament in July. PCC File photo.

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison wrestler Teague Smith has qualified for the 16U USA Wrestling Freestyle National Tournament being held July 17-19 in Fargo, ND.

Competing for the Pickford Wrestling Club, Smith placed 3rd in the 170 lb. division at the Iowa State Freestyle Tournament held at Southeast Polk HS on Saturday to qualify.  He went 3-1 on the day with his only loss coming to Theron Castle out of Moen Wrestling Academy on a tiebreaker.

Despite having the same points, Smith gave up a 4-point move in the match which was criteria used in determining the winner.

Smith won by tech falls over Justin Wirtz, 10-0 in the consolation bracket; Isaiah Kellow 11-1 in the consolation semis and and Nicklas Martin 12-2 in the 3rd-place match.

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