Fousek wins title, Cadet grapplers place third at NEIC Tournament

CRESCO - Hosting the Northeast Iowa Conference Wrestling Tournament on Feb. 1, the Crestwood wrestling squad placed third overall with 190 points and crowned one individual champion, Class 2A No. 1 Carter Fousek (113 pounds). Waverly-SR won the team title with 264 points and Charles City took second with 197 points.
The Cadets had six grapplers place second individually. They included: Nathaniel Bigalk (106); Cole Butikofer (120); Matthew Slifka (126); Chase Thomas (132); Clay Schemmel (138); and Trey Burnikel (220). Wyatt Scheidel (285) and Landon Schemmel (170) both placed third.
“I was very pleased overall with the way all our guys competed at the conference tournament,” Cadet Head Coach Keith Slifka said. “To get seven guys into the finals and have one champion was great. Carter Fousek wrestled well to earn a title. We are right where we need to be as a team heading into the final sprint of the season. We can still work on some little things but I feel good going into sectionals.”
The Class 2A Sectional Tournament will be at noon on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Decorah High School. The Class 2A District Tournament will be at noon on Saturday, Feb. 15 at New Hampton High School. The State Wrestling Tournament will be held from Feb. 20-22 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Team standings: 1. Waverly-SR 264 points; 2. Charles City 197; 3. Crestwood 190; 4. New Hampton-Turkey Valley 153; 5. Decorah 139; 6. Oelwein 83; 7. Waukon 67.
Crestwood individual results are as follows.
106: Nathaniel Bigalk (25-12) - 2nd
Quarterfinal - Nathaniel Bigalk (CW) received a bye; Semifinal - Bigalk (CW) won by dec over Jakob Regan (Wak) (Dec 4-2); 1st Place - Ryder Block (WSR) won by fall over Bigalk (CW) (Fall 0:56).
113: Carter Fousek
 (31-2) - 1st
Quarter - Carter Fousek (CW) received a bye; Semi - Fousek (CW) won by fall over Knute Hovden (D) (Fall 2:16); 1st Place - Fousek (CW) won by fall over Gage Kilby (CC) (Fall 2:33).
120: Cole Butikofer
 (27-15) - 2nd 
Quarter - Cole Butikofer (CW) won by fall over Owen Malone (Wak) (Fall 1:35); Semi - Butikofer (CW) won by dec over Carsen Jeanes (Oel) (Dec 7-2); 1st Place - Bailey Roybal (WSR) won by maj dec over Butikofer (CW) (Maj Dec 10-2).
126: Matthew Slifka
 (24-12) - 2nd
Quarter - Matthew Slifka (CW) received a bye; Semi - Slifka (CW) won by fall over Lane Rolfs (D) (Fall 2:00); 1st Place - Carter Fecht (WSR) won by fall over Slifka (CW) (Fall 3:30).
132: Chase Thomas
 (15-2) - 2nd 
Quarter - Chase Thomas (CW) received a bye; Semi - Thomas (CW) won by dec over Brady Stille (D) (Dec 8-4); 1st Place - Aiden Riggins (WSR) won by maj dec over Thomas (CW) (Maj Dec 9-1).
138: Clay Schemmel (27-15) - 2nd 
Quarter - Clay Schemmel (CW) won by maj dec over Ben Wymer (D) (Maj Dec 12-4); Semi - Schemmel (CW) won by maj dec over Kael Glenn (NH-TV) (Maj Dec 11-2); 1st Place - Alec Staudt (CC) won by dec over Schemmel (CW) (Dec 9-3).
145: Trent Pisney
 (20-23) - 5th 
Quarter - Trent Pisney (CW) won by fall over Kayden Blunt (CC) (Fall 3:31); Semi - Jackson Rolfs (D) won by maj dec over Trent Pisney (CW) (Maj Dec 11-0); Cons. Semi - Conner Gorman (NH-TV) won by dec  over Pisney (CW) (Dec 3-0); 5th Place - Pisney (CW) won by fall over Kayden Blunt (CC) (Fall 1:24).
152: Ashton Howe
 (6-14) - 4th
Quarter - Ashton Howe (CW) won by fall over Austin Perry (Oel) (Fall 2:38); Semi - Evan Yant (WSR) won by fall over Howe (CW) (Fall 1:40); Cons. Semi - Howe (CW) received a bye; 3rd Place - Roush Jaeger (CC) won by fall over Howe (CW) (Fall 3:17).
170: Landen Schemmel (30-13) - 3rd 
Quarter - Landen Schemmel (CW) won by fall over Owen Rechkemmer (Oel) (Fall 4:49); Semi - Elliott Sinnwell (CC) won by fall over Schemmel (CW) (Fall 5:23); Cons. Semi - Schemmel (CW) won by fall over Nate Rolfs (D) (Fall 3:58); 3rd Place - Schemmel (CW) won by dec over Ryan Pickar (NH-TV) (Dec 7-6).
182: Landen Bergan (4-9) - 6th
Quarter - Jacob Reicks (NH-TV) won by fall over Landen Bergan (CW) (Fall 0:57); Cons. R1 - Bergan (CW) received a bye; Cons. Semi - Jentry Staack (WSR) won by fall over Bergan (CW) (Fall 1:24); 5th Place - Cullen Dickson (Wak) won by maj dec over Bergan (CW) (Maj Dec 15-7).
195: Brendon Dixon
 (9-26) - 5th 
Quarterfinal - Jake Walker (WSR) won by fall over Brendon Dixon (CW) (Fall 1:12); Cons. R1 - Dixon (CW) received a bye; Cons. Semi - Brandon Gulrud (D) won by fall over Dixon (CW) (Fall 2:27); 5th Place - Dixon (CW) won by injury def. over Tanner Kiel (Wak) (Inj. 2:00).
220: Treyton Burnikel (32-5) - 2nd 
Quarter - Treyton Burnikel (CW) received a bye; Semi - Burnikel (CW) won by maj dec over Cooper Smock (Oel) (Maj Dec 16-3); 1st Place - Brayden Wolf (WSR) won by dec over Burnikel (CW) (Dec 4-0).
285: Wyatt Scheidel
 (27-13) - 3rd
Quarter - Wyatt Scheidel (CW) received a bye; Semi - Chase Crooks (CC) won by dec over Scheidel (CW) (Dec 3-0); Cons. Semi - Scheidel (CW) won by dec over Jacob Durnan (NH-TV) (Dec 5-1); 3rd Place - Scheidel (CW) won by dec over Riley McKeeman (Oel) (Dec 9-5).

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