No. 9 Cadet grapplers pin Waukon, win two at Waterloo
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:11pm admin
Nate Troy Sports Editor
WAUKON - The Class 2A No. 9 Crestwood wrestling team won 12 of 14 matches, including five pins, to earn a 66-10 dual win against Waukon on Dec. 13 on the road.
“This was a nice conference win for us, and our guys wrestled well,” Crestwood Coach Keith Slifka said.
Cadets 66, Waukon 10
195: Treyton Burnikel (CW) over Tanner Kiel (Wauk) (Fall 3:23); 220: Wyatt Scheidel (CW) won by forfeit; 285: Stone Peckham (CW) over Daniel Cowell (Wauk) (Fall 0:49); 106: Carter Fousek (CW) over Owen Malone (Wauk) (Fall 1:53); 113: Nathaniel Bigalk (CW) over Marcus Gibbs (Wauk) (Dec 11-5); 120: Bryce Shea (CW) won by forfeit; 126: Kaden Anderlik (CW) won by forfeit; 132: Hunter Fousek (CW) over Owen Frieden (Wauk) (Fall 0:31); 138: Clay Schemmel (CW) over Tyler Block (Wauk) (Dec 7-4); 145: Miles Hansmeier (Wauk) over Cale Jackson (CW) (Maj Dec 11-1); 152: Hunter Bye (CW) over Lance Egan (Wauk) (Fall 3:20); 160: Ross Niewoehner (CW) over Nathan Johnson (Wauk) (Fall 1:20); 170: Colter Bye (CW) over Walker Hermeier (Wauk) (Fall 1:29); 182: Michael Hagen (Wauk) won by forfeit.
113: Ethan Govern (CW) over Meridian Snitker (Wauk) (Fall 1:03); 113: Garret Wenthold (CW) over Meridian Snitker (Wauk) (Fall 0:43); 132: Trent Pisney (CW) over Brayden Lier (Wauk) (Fall 1:42); 152: Landen Schemmel (CW) over Caleb Block (Wauk) (Dec 8-3); 160: Carter Nolting (Wauk) over Cameron Scheidel (CW) (Fall 2:22); 170: Brendon Dixon (CW) over Gabe Byrnes (Wauk) (Fall 1:47).
Battle of Waterloo
Wrestling against outstanding competition on Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 at the Battle of Waterloo, the Cadet wrestling team notches two dual wins and lost four.
On Dec. 14, Crestwood edged Union, 37-35; lost to Waverly-Shell Rock, 25-43; and the Cadets lost to Lisbon, 36-44. On Dec. 15, Crestwood lost a tough dual to Osage on criteria, 36-37; fell to Sioux City Bishop Heelan, 28-37; and it beat Ankeny, 37-27.
“Our first dual (on Dec. 14) was against Union, which was ranked No. 2 in the pre-season,” Cadet Coach Keith Slifka said. “Trey Burnikel (195) started us off with a nice 7-6 win. Wyatt Scheidel (220) lost by fall before Stone Peckham (285) got a pin for us. The dual went back-and-forth throughout, but we ended up prevailing thanks to pins at 160 (by Ross Niewoehner) and 170 (by Colter Bye). Cale Jackson also had a nice pin at 145.”
Crestwood lost to eventual team champion Waverly-SR, 25-43, in the next dual.
“We knew it would be tough,” Slifka said. “Even though we lost, I was satisfied with the way we wrestled. I was pleased overall. At heavyweight, Stone Peckham got a nice fall at 285 against highly-ranked Andrew Snyder. At 106, Carter Fousek got another pin for us. Both matches could have gone either way.
“Bryce Shea has been wrestling well for us at 120, and Kaden Anderlik won a decision at 126. Then we got into the heart of Waverly’s lineup where they are strong. We won five total matches. Sometimes, how you wrestle is more important than whether you win or lose (the daul meet),” Slifka said.
Crestwood’s final dual on Dec. 14 was against Lisbon, who defeated the Cadets, 36-44.
“Lisbon is a highly-ranked Class 1A school,” Slifka said. “One match that we lost could have made a difference, but I was pleased overall with how our guys wrestled on day one of the tournament. I have seen a lot of improvement with our guys.”
On day two, Crestwood lost to Osage, 36-37, on criteria, which gave the edge to Osage because they scored first in the first match.
“Our team and Osage are two pretty balanced teams,” Slifka said. “The dual went back and forth. Overall, we both bounced around some wrestlers at certain weights.
Crestwood fell to Sioux City Heelan, 28-37, in the second dual on day two.
“We didn’t wrestle as well as I’d hoped we would against Sioux City Heelan,” Slifka said. “I think our fatigue kicked in against Heelan.”
In the final dual, Crestwood beat Ankeny, 37-27.
“I was pleased that we could finish the tournament with a win over Ankeny,” Slifka said. “Carter Fousek lost a heartbreaking 4-3 decision at 106, but overall, our kids competed well. I was proud of all of our wrestlers. We showed we can compete against highly-ranked teams.”