Crestwood wrestlers pin Tripoli, N-K; Carter Fousek nabs first at Independence

TRIPOLI - The Crestwood varsity wrestling team opened its season on an excellent note on Dec. 3 by posting impressive dual wins over Northwood-Kensett (61-18) and Tripoli (75-6).
“We had a full lineup for both duals, which helped us,” Cadet Coach Keith Slifka said. “All-in-all, we competed well in both duals. This was a good way for us to start the season but we still have things we can work on.”
Cadets 61, N-K 18
113: Carter Fousek (C) won by forfeit; 120: Cole Butikofer (C) fall over Dalton Logeman 1:31; 126: Matthew Slifka (C) fall over Drew Wilder 1:05; 132: Caden Schrage (NK) fall over Bryce Shea  1:09; 138: Clay Schemmel (C) dec. over Drake Tiedemann (NK) 10-5; 145: Josiah Kliment (NK) fall over Trent Pisney 4:54; 152: Drew Jackson (C) won by forfeit; 160: Hunter Bye (C) tech fall over Brandon Varner (NK) 19-2; 170: Landen Schemmel (C) won by forfeit; 182: Brendon Dixon (C) won by forfeit; 195: Gideon Rollene (NK) fall over Wyatt Scheidel 3:29; 220: Treyton Burnikel (C) won by forfeit; 285: Brayden Ishman (C) fall over Ethan Thofson 0:51; 106: Nathaniel Bigalk (C) tech fall over Treycen Rollene 20-5.
Cadets 75, Tripoli 6
120: Cole Butikofer (C) won by forfeit;  126: Matthew Slifka (C) won by forfeit; 132: Bryce Shea (C) won by forfeit; 138: Clay Schemmel (C) won by forfeit; 145: Trent Pisney (C) fall over Giles Cowell 0:52; 152: Drew Jackson (C) fall over Houston Page 4:46; 160: Hunter Bye (C) won by forfeit; 170: Landen Schemmel (C) dec over Marshall Oberbroeckling 5-3;  182: Blake Brocka (T) fall over Brendon Dixon 0:32; 195: Wyatt Scheidel (C) fall over Ethan Schellhorn 4:42; 220: Treyton Burnikel (C) won by forfeit; 285: Brayden Ishman (C) won by forfeit; 106: Nathaniel Bigalk (C) won by forfeit; 113: Carter Fousek (C) fall over Tim Flaig 1:54.
INDEPENDENCE - Crestwood sophomore Carter Fousek grabbed first place at 113 pounds at the Cliff Keen Independence Invitational held on Dec. 6 and 7. The Cadets had three other individuals place in the top 10 including: Clay Schemmel (138) placed eighth, Trey Burnikel (220) finished fifth and Hunter Bye (160) placed sixth.
As a team, the Cadets placed 11th out of 33 schools with 185 points. Simley won the team title with 424. Lisbon was second with 377 and Fort Dodge was third with 316.5 points.
“This invitational included some of the best wrestlers from Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota,” Cadet Coach Keith Slifka said. “Some weight classes included multiple State Champions. It is one of the best invitationals in the Midwest.
“Starting at 106, Nathaniel Bigalk had a tough start on day one but he was undefeated on day two. He showed good improvement from Tuesday to Saturday.
“At 113, Carter Fousek took first against some highly-ranked wrestlers in his bracket. He fell behind in the semifinals but he kept his nerves (in check) and got the win, which showed his maturity. He also wrestled well against (2019) State Champion Trever Anderson of Ankeny in the finals where he won in overtime.
“Cole Butikofer was a pleasant surprise at 120 and Matthew Slifka wrestled well at 126. Ethan Govern (132) has not had a lot of time on the mat but he is showing improvement.
“At 138, Clay Schemmel was one of the biggest surprises for us as he won three matches on Friday and finished eighth overall. Hunter Bye was outstanding at 160 to place sixth. He put up a lot of points and moved his feet well.
“Landon Schemmel was 11th at 170. The work he has put in during the summer is helping him to step up now. Wyatt Scheidel (195) and Trey Burnikel (220) switched weights from last season and they have both wrestled well  this year.
“Overall (for the invite), I was pleasantly surprised. I was proud to see us finish 11th as a team but we still have a lot to work on as a team,” Slifka said.
Team standings: 1. Simley 424 points; 2. Lisbon 377; 3. Fort Dodge 316.5; 4. Christian Brothers 245.5; 5 (tie). Ankeny and Linn-Mar 228; 7. Independence 215; 8. Iowa City West 214; 9. Solon 210; 10. Fennimore 196.5; 11. Crestwood 185; 12. C.R. Prairie 183; 13. Osage 175; 14. Algona 168.5; 15. Dubuque Hempstead 159.5.

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