No. 14 Crestwood grapplers pin NB-C, NFV
Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:50am admin
WEST UNION - The Class 2A No. 14 Crestwood wrestling team went into the Christmas break on a strong note as the Cadets notched two impressive dual wins over North Butler-Clarksville (54-22) and North Fayette Valley (70-8) on Dec. 19 at North Fayette.
Four Cadets are ranked in the top 10 including: No. 3 Kaden Anderlik (120), No. 3 Ryan Steffen (145), No. 9 Colter Bye (160) and No. 9 Jacob Knutson (285).
“We’ve been really pushing the kids (during the first few weeks of the season),” said Cadet Coach Keith Slifka. “The kids and I are looking forward to the Christmas break so they can recover, and let their minds and bodies rest.
“All-in-all, we’ve had a good start to the season with a 10-4 dual record. One of the things I’m most proud of is that we’ve fielded a full lineup in every dual so far,” Slifka said.
The coach was happy to see the Cadets take care of business against NB-C and NFV on Dec. 19.
“I was real proud of how we wrestled against both teams,” Slifka said. “North Fayette had a few open classes. Against North Butler, we showed that we are the better team. I’m very proud of the way our kids have competed so far, especially against our schedule.
“I’m excited to see how our kids will respond after the break. We will have a big test after Christmas with a dual against Waverly and New Hampton (on Jan. 4 at New Hampton). Our schedule after Christmas will include a lot of Thursday and Saturday meets so we can work on some skills and prepare for the end of the year,” Slifka said.
In the exhibition matches against NB-C, Cade Wenthold won a decision and Cale Jackson won by fall. Against NFV, Kole Menne won a decision. Brendon Dixon also competed.
Cadets 54, NB-C 22
170: Jonathan Ulrich (NBC) over Ross Niewoehner (C) (Fall 3:43); 182: Brandon Trees (NBC) over Treyton Burnikel (C) (Fall 1:07); 195: Jared Knutson (C) over David Crow (NBC) (Fall 1:04); 220: Stone Peckham (C) over Trace Engel (NBC) (Fall 2:18); 285: Jacob Knutson (C) won by forfeit; 106: Nathaniel Bigalk (C) won by forfeit; 113: Bryce Trees (NBC) over Matthew Slifka (C) (Fall 2:19); 120: Kaden Anderlik (C) over Cade Hardy (NBC) (Fall 0:27); 126: Hunter Fousek (C) over Trevor Brinkman (NBC) (Dec 8-2); 132: Teryn Joebgen (NBC) over Hunter Bye (C) (MD 14-1); 138: Clay Schemmel (C) over Brett Marshall (NBC) (Dec 3-0); 145: Ryan Steffen (C) over Dallas Testroet (NBC) (Fall 2:00); 152: Chris Guest (C) over Koltyn Beckham (NBC) (Fall 3:30); 160: Colter Bye (C) over Beau Thompson (NBC) (Fall 0:55).
Cadets 70, NFV 8
195: Jared Knutson (C) over Stryker Long (NFV) fall 3:17; 220: Stone Peckham (C) won by forfeit; 285: Jacob Knutson (C) over Blue Jackson (NFV) fall 0:28; 106: Nathaniel Bigalk (C) won by forfeit; 113: Matthew Slifka (C) won by forfeit; 120: Kaden Anderlik (C) won by forfeit; 126: Hunter Fousek (C) won by forfeit; 132: Gunner Rodgers (NFV) over Hunter Bye (C) tech fall 16-1 4:21; 138: Joel Grimes (NFV) over Clay Schemmel (C) dec 5-1; 145: Ryan Steffen (C) over William Miller (NFV) fall 0:17; 152: Chris Guest (C) over Kale Rodger (NFV) maj dec 11-3; 160: Colter Bye (C) over Weston Fantz (NFV) fall 4:41; 170: Ross Niewoehner (C) over Dylan Durnan (NFV) fall 0:36; 182: Treyton Burnikel (C) won by forfeit.