Smith knocks off No. 4 Hermann to win title at J-Hawk Invite

Hounds finish just .5 point out of top three in Cedar Rapids Saturday

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR

CEDAR RAPIDS – Fort Madison sophomore Teague Smith is hitting his stride at the right time.

Smith won the J-Hawks Invitational 160 lb bracket Saturday at Cedar Rapids Jefferson to lead Fort Madison to a 4th place finish just .5 point out of the top three with 193.5 points.

Pleasant Valley won the event with 245 points followed by Dubuque Hempstead (202) and Cedar Falls (194).

Smith took down Dubuque Hempstead’s Josiah Schaetlze with a pin half way through the second period. The two wrestlers were deadlocked at 0 after the first period. But Smith scored a 1-point escape 33 seconds into the 2nd period and turned the momentum into a take down at 1:01 that resulted in the fall for the title.

But the match of the day may very well have been Smith’s win over Waterloo East’s No. 4 Caden Herrmann in the semis.

Smith scored a takedown 34 seconds into the match and worked a 2-point near fall six seconds later. The sophomore Hound rode the advantage for about forty seconds before Hermann escaped for a 4-1 Smith lead after the first period.

Smith started down in the second period after Herrmann deferred, and scored a reversal 34 seconds in and got Herrmann’s shoulders to the mat as a result of the reversal for the win.

Logan Pennock at 120 lbs and Ike Thacher at 195, both lost in championship matches.

Pennock lost by pin to the Class 3A No. 3 wrestler Cale Seaton out of Iowa City High half way through the 2nd period. Seaton had a 14-7 lead in the match scoring take downs and resetting throughout the first period. Pennock recorded wins over Hempsteads’ Evan Bratten and Class 1A’s No. 7 Preston Klosterman (34-3) of Alburnett both by pin.

Thacher scored a reversal with 1:41 left in the final regulation period against Cedar Falls’ Drew Campbell in the 195 lbs title match to take a 4-1 lead. But Campbell escaped and capitalized into a takedown to tie things up 4 all before the end of the period. Campbell would then get a takedown in the first overtime period for a sudden victory 6-4 win.

The Hounds Nolan Riddle took the mat five times on the day to capture 3rd place at 132 lbs.

Senior Gavin Wiseman ran up against Class 3A No. 4 Dylan Whitt of Cedar Ralls in the semifinals. Wiseman, ranked No. 10 at 152 lbs, gave up a take down half way through the first period, but then wrestled even with Witt through the third period before Whitt scored a reversal 13 seconds into the period and Wiseman couldn’t wriggle out of it.

Wiseman would get an 8-4 decision over Waterloo East’s William Clark to get 3rd place.

Aidan Pennock also captured 3rd place at 145 lbs for Fort Madison. Pennock lost by fall to Alburnett’s No. 11 Carson Klostermann in the semis. He then took down Muscatines’ Mason Crabtree in the 3rd place match with an 8-4 decision.

Senior Jakob McGowan also earned a 3rd place finish when he scored an escape on Muscatine’s Nathan Beatty with :34 left in that match.

Complete results of Saturday’s event are listed below.

120 lbs – Logan Pennock (23-11) placed 2nd and scored 24.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Logan Pennock (Fort Madison) 23-11 received a bye () (Bye.. Quarterfinal – Logan Pennock (Fort Madison) 23-11 won by fall over Evan Bratten (Dubuque Hempstead) 16-10 (Fall 1:06). Semifinal – Logan Pennock (Fort Madison) 23-11 won by fall over Preston Klostermann (Alburnett) 34-3 (Fall 3:50).
•1st Place Match – Cale Seaton (Iowa City, City High) 24-2 won by fall over Logan Pennock (Fort Madison) 23-11 (Fall 2:58).
126 lbs – Emmett Kruse (17-16) placed 7th and scored 7.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 17-16 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Blaine McGraw (Alburnett) 24-7 won by decision over Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 17-16 (Dec 12-6). Cons. Round 2 – Shukuru Budederi (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 7-15 won by fall over Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 17-16 (Fall 1:21). Cons. Round 3 – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 17-16 received a bye () (Bye)
• 7th Place Match – Emmett Kruse (Fort Madison) 17-16 received a bye () (Bye).
132 lbs. – Nolan Riddle (4-2) placed 3rd and scored 15.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Nolan Riddle (Fort Madison) 4-2 won by fall over Carson Cross (Cedar Falls) 5-15 (Fall 3:11). Quarterfinal – Brody Neighbor (Alburnett) 33-5 won by fall over Nolan Riddle (Fort Madison) 4-2 (Fall 1:17). Cons. Round 2 – Nolan Riddle (Fort Madison) 4-2 won by decision over Austin Clifton (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 14-8 (Dec 6-5). Cons. Round 3 – Nolan Riddle (Fort Madison) 4-2 won by decision over Gable Brooks (Dubuque Hempstead) 17-7 (Dec 10-4).
•3rd Place Match – Nolan Riddle (Fort Madison) 4-2 won by decision over Holden Willett (Pleasant Valley) 23-9 (Dec 8-3).
138 lbs – Henry Wiseman (19-14) placed 5th and scored 9.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) 19-14 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Jake Mitchell (Iowa City, City High) 17-8 won by major decision over Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) 19-14 (MD 14-3). Cons. Round 2 – Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) 19-14 won by major decision over Ryan Strong (Waterloo East) 12-11 (MD 14-6). Cons. Round 3 – Kyrie Tate (Dubuque Hempstead) 12-6 won by fall over Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) 19-14 (Fall 1:21).
• 5th Place Match – Henry Wiseman (Fort Madison) 19-14 won by decision over Gavin Grunhovd (Forest City) 9-7 (Dec 4-2).
145 lbs – Aidan Pennock (23-11) placed 3rd and scored 20.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) 23-11 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) 23-11 won by fall over Jackson Ruden (Dubuque Hempstead) 12-11 (Fall 1:16). Semifinal – Carson Klostermann (Alburnett) 32-3 won by fall over Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) 23-11 (Fall 3:13). Cons. Round 3 – Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) 23-11 won by fall over Andrew Miller (Pleasant Valley) 3-5 (Fall 2:29).
• 3rd Place Match – Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) 23-11 won by decision over Mason Crabtree (Muscatine) 17-10 (Dec 8-4).
152 lbs – Gavin Wiseman (21-6) placed 3rd and scored 19.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 21-6 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 21-6 won by major decision over Cole Rettenmaier (Dubuque Hempstead) 11-13 (MD 14-5). Semifinal – Dylan Whitt (Cedar Falls) 26-1 won by decision over Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 21-6 (Dec 4-0). Cons. Round 3 – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 21-6 won by fall over Ariel Collins (Iowa City, City High) 4-2 (Fall 4:00)
• 3rd Place Match – Gavin Wiseman (Fort Madison) 21-6 won by decision over William Clark (Waterloo East) 15-9 (Dec 8-4).
160 lbs – Teague Smith (27-5) placed 1st and scored 29.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) 27-5 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) 27-5 won by tech fall over Reece Klostermann (Alburnett) 19-12 (TF-1.5 3:49 (17-2)). Semifinal – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) 27-5 won by fall over Cadin Herrmann (Waterloo East) 23-3 (Fall 3:14).
• 1st Place Match – Teague Smith (Fort Madison) 27-5 won by fall over Josiah Schaetzle (Dubuque Hempstead) 14-4 (Fall 2:59).
170 lbs – Brandt Booten (5-3) placed 7th and scored 12.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Caden McDermott (Pleasant Valley) 29-0 won by fall over Brandt Booten (Fort Madison) 5-3 (Fall 4:47). Cons. Round 1 – Brandt Booten (Fort Madison) 5-3 received a bye () (Bye). Cons. Round 2 – Brandt Booten (Fort Madison) 5-3 received a bye () (Bye). Cons. Round 3 – Brandt Booten (Fort Madison) 5-3 won by medical forfeit over Kalvin Setik (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 2-8 (M. For.)
• 7th Place Match – Brandt Booten (Fort Madison) 5-3 won by major decision over Drew Nye (Iowa City, City High) 2-12 (MD 15-3).
182 lbs – Jakob McGowan (26-10) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 26-10 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 26-10 won by fall over Ian Bohnenkamp (Cedar Falls) 13-13 (Fall 1:42). Semifinal – Lawrence Taylor III (Waterloo East) 19-7 won by decision over Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 26-10 (Dec 7-6). Cons. Round 3 – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 26-10 won by decision over Nick Marker (Iowa City, City High) 8-5 (Dec 4-0).
• 3rd Place Match – Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) 26-10 won by decision over Nathan Beatty (Muscatine) 19-12 (Dec 3-2).
195 lbs – Isaac Thacher (23-7) placed 2nd and scored 24.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) 23-7 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) 23-7 won by fall over Kaden Fisher (Muscatine) 12-13 (Fall 2:49). Semifinal – Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) 23-7 won by fall over Sam Kueter (Iowa City, City High) 3-3 (Fall 1:38).
• 1st Place Match – Drew M. Campbell (Cedar Falls) 17-7 won in sudden victory – 1 over Isaac Thacher (Fort Madison) 23-7 (SV-1 6-4)
220 lbs – Daniel Sokolik (22-14) placed 4th and scored 16.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) 22-14 received a bye () (Bye). Quarterfinal – Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) 22-14 won by decision over Drew Campbell (Cedar Falls) 10-10 (Dec 6-4). Semifinal – Ben Kueter (Iowa City, City High) 20-0 won by tech fall over Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) 22-14 (TF-1.5 3:22 (21-6)). Cons. Round 3 – Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) 22-14 won by fall over Colin Woods (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 7-15 (Fall 5:45).
• 3rd Place Match – Joseph Lewis (Dubuque Hempstead) 20-4 won by fall over Daniel Sokolik (Fort Madison) 22-14 (Fall 1:19)

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