Cadet wrestlers down NFV, NBC, NH-TV; nab second at A-P Tourney

CRESCO - Competing for the first time at home this season on Dec. 10, the Crestwood wrestling team notched two dual wins as the Cadets pounded North Butler-Clarksville, 52-30; and edged North Fayette Valley, 37-36.
Two Crestwood grapplers are ranked in the top 10 according to The Predicament: Carter Fousek is No. 1 at 113 pounds and Wyatt Scheidel is No. 7 at 220 pounds.
In the dual against NFV, the score was tied at 36-all after 14 matches, but Crestwood was awarded one point on criteria for the least amount of forfeits (0) to earn the dual win.
“We didn’t wrestle our best against North Fayette Valley but all-in-all, we competed hard,” Coach Keith Slifka said. 
Facing New Hampton-Turkey Valley on Dec. 12 in New Hampton, the Cadets chalked up a 37-22 win.
“I was pleasantly surprised with how we wrestled against a good NH-TV team,” Slifka said. “Our younger wrestlers really stepped up when we needed them.”
 
Cadets 52, NBC 30
285: Chet Buss (NBC) over Brayden Ishman (CW) (Fall 1:11); 106: Nathaniel Bigalk (CW) over Zach McPherson (NBC) (Fall 1:00); 113: Cade Korsmo (CW) won by forfeit; 120: Carter Fousek (CW) over Klayton Adams-Blackdeer (NBC) (Fall 2:26); 126: Cade Hardy (NBC) over Matthew Slifka (CW) (Fall 2:47); 132: Ethan Govern (CW) won by forfeit; 138: Clay Schemmel (CW) over Seth Lane (NBC) (Fall 1:04); 145: Teryn Joebgen (NBC) over Trent Pisney (CW) (Fall 2:35);  152: Cole Negren (NBC) over Drew Jackson (CW) (Fall 3:22); 160: Hunter Bye (CW) over Donnie Kielman (NBC) (Maj Dec 15-2); 170: Landen Schemmel (CW) over Jeremy Shier (NBC) (Fall 1:51); 182: JC Ulrich (NBC) over Brendon Dixon (CW) (Fall 2:50); 195: Wyatt Scheidel (CW) over David Crow (NBC) (Fall 1:00);  220: Treyton Burnikel (CW) over Jase Wiebke (NBC) (Fall 3:35).
 
Cadets 37, NFV 36
106: Cade Korsmo (CW) over Nick Koch (NFV) (Dec 7-6); 113: Caden Kerr (NFV) over Nathaniel Bigalk (CW) (Dec 9-3); 120: Cole Butikofer (CW) won by forfeit; 126: Braeden Ellis (NFV) over Matthew Slifka (CW) (Dec 4-2); 132: Levi Lauer (NFV) over Ethan Govern (CW) (Fall 3:19); 138: Clay Schemmel (CW) over Jesse Grimes (NFV) (Dec 11-4);  145: Joel Grimes (NFV) over Trent Pisney (CW) (Fall 0:28); 152: Alex Streif (NFV) over Drew Jackson (CW) (Fall 3:09); 160: Hunter Bye (CW) over Derek Berger (NFV) (Fall 2:26); 170: Landen Schemmel (CW) won by forfeit; 182: Kale Rodgers (NFV) over Brendon Dixon (CW) (Fall 1:28); 195: Wyatt Scheidel (CW) over Chase Cooley (NFV) (Fall 3:32); 220: Treyton Burnikel (CW) over Isaiah Corbin (NFV) (Fall 1:29); 285: Colton Schupbach (NFV) over Brayden Ishman (CW) (Fall 5:24) (CRES Tiebreaker F 1.0).
 
Cadets 37, NH-TV 22
106: Nathaniel Bigalk (CW) over Peyton Anderson (NHTV) (Maj Dec 11-3); 113: Cade Korsmo (CW) over Nelson Reicks (NHTV) (Fall 1:33); 120: Cole Butikofer (CW) over Dylan Usher (NHTV) (Fall 1:48); 126: Bryce Shea (CW) over Brady Speltz (NHTV) (Fall 1:34); 132: Matthew Slifka (CW) over Alex Kriener (NHTV) (Dec 8-4); 138: Clay Schemmel (CW) over Kael Glenn (NHTV) (Dec 5-1);  145: Trent Pisney (CW) over Conner Gorman (NHTV) (Dec 3-2); 152: Ben Tenge (NHTV) over Drew Jackson (CW) (Fall 1:04); 160: Hunter Pesek (NHTV) over Hunter Bye (CW) (Dec 14-7); 170: Carson Babcock (NHTV) over Landen Schemmel (CW) (MD 12-4);  182: Jacob Reicks (NHTV) over Brendon Dixon (CW) (Fall 1:21); 195: Wyatt Scheidel (CW) over Landon Moorman (NHTV) (Dec 7-0); 220: Evan Rosonke (NHTV) over Treyton Burnikel (CW) (SV-1 3-1);  285: Brayden Ishman (CW) over Austin Hemann (NHTV) (Dec 11-6).
 
A-P Tournament
APLINGTON - Competing at the Keith Vry Invitational in Aplington on Dec. 14, the Crestwood wrestling team performed well as it placed second out of 12 teams with 207.5 points and crowned three individual champions: Carter Fousek (113), Chase Thomas (132) and Trey Burnikel (220).
Bryce Shea (126) placed second. Wyatt Scheidel (195), Cole Butikofer (120), Landen Schemmel (170) and Nathaniel Bigalk (106) all placed third.
“We had 12 wrestlers competing and all 12 finished in the top five,” Slifka said. “Bryce Shea did a good job of filling in for Matthew Slifka at 126. Chase Thomas, Carter Fousek and Trey Burnikel all wrestled well to earn first. I’m really proud of all of our guys for competing well during a busy week.”
Team standings: 1. Don Bosco 308.5 points; 2. Crestwood 207.5; 3. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 163.5; 4. Charles City 157; 5. Dike-New Hartford 146; 6. Perry 83.5; 7. AGWSR 63.5; 8. Iowa Valley 53; 9. Maquoketa Valley 36; 10. Belmond-Klemme 31; 11. A-P/Grundy Center 9.5; 12. Osage 5.
 

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