Crestwood wrestlers pin Oelwein, place second at WSR


CRESCO - Facing a solid Oelwein squad in a dual Thursday, the Class 2A No. 8 Crestwood varsity wrestling team chalked up eight match wins en route to a 42-33 win over the Huskies.
Competing at the Rick Caldwell Invitational in Waverly Saturday, the Cadets wrestled well as they placed third out of 10 teams with 174 points and had three individuals finish in the top three. Ryan Steffen took first at 132, Colter Bye placed third at 138 and Trevor Trende finished second at 195.
Cadets 42, Oelwein 33
The Cadets concluded the dual portion of their season Thursday with a solid 42-33 win over Oelwein. Crestwood posted a solid 15-6 overall dual mark, including a 4-2 record and third place in the Northeast Iowa Conference.
“This was Oelwein’s last dual meet of the season, and they came out with some energy,” Cadet Coach Keith Slifka said. “Oelwein was ready to wrestle, and they gave us a good battle. 
“We finished the dual season with only one loss against a Class 2A team, which was against No. 1 New Hampton. I was very pleased with that. Our other dual losses were at the Battle of Waterloo in December against 3A ranked schools. In our tournaments this year, we’ve finished in the top half in all of them, and we’ve placed ahead of many 3A schools (in several tournaments). One reason for placing so high is because we have a full lineup. Every week, we’ve had kids step up and do a good job,” Slifka said.
Crestwood results
106: Matthew Slifka (C) won by forfeit; 113: Kaden Anderlik (C) over Moxon Horkheimer (O) fall 1:11; 120: Hunter Fousek (C) over Blake Smith (O) dec. 7-2; 126: Austin Parmely (O) over Cale Jackson (C) fall 3:22; 132: Ryan Steffen (C) over Riley Hershey (O) fall 2:26; 138: Jake Kuhens (O) over Colter Bye (C) dec. 6-1; 145: Carter Block (O) over Chris Guest (C) fall 5:23; 152: Trae Pecinovsky (C) over Bryan Graves (O) dec. 10-8; 160: Emane DaSilva (O) over Tyrone Grant (C) fall 1:21; 170: Austin Duffy (O) over Wyatt Scheidel (C) fall 0:40; 182: Avery Walker (O) over Stone Peckham (C) fall 5:00; 195: Trevor Trende (C) over Jeremy Bamford (O) fall 0:39; 220: Jared Knutson (C) won by forfeit; 285: Jacob Knutson (C) over Riley McKeeman (O) fall 0:36.
W-SR Tournament
Taking on many strong teams Saturday in Waverly, the Cadets turned in several strong performances on their way to placing third with 174 points. Waverly-SR won the team title with 252 points.
“Most of our kids had several matches during the day, including some kids who had four matches,” Slifka said. “The only two teams who finished ahead of us were two strong teams in Waverly-Shell Rock and Fort Dodge. We competed against a lot of good teams we hadn’t wrestled before, such as Ankeny Centennial and Storm Lake.
“Ryan Steffen wrestled well. He won a 6-3 match in the finals (against Ian Heise of WSR). Wyatt Scheidel also had a good tournament with only one loss (against Trevor Byram of WSR). Wyatt is wrestling pretty well right now.
“Overall, we have a full lineup right now and our guys are wrestling well. Except for a few minor injuries, we’re pretty healthy right now. Our next meet is the conference tournament on Jan. 28, so we’ll have some time to polish some things. 
“A lot of the same teams we will see at sectionals (Feb. 4) will also be at the conference tournament. We know what to expect from a lot of the teams in our conference. We’d like to put some of our guys in the finals at the conference tournament. Right now, we are in a sprint until the end of the season. We want to stay healthy and peak at the right time. We’d also like to qualify for the team regionals (scheduled for Feb. 7),” Slifka said.
Team standings
1. Waverly-SR 252; 2. Fort Dodge 220; 3. Crestwood 174; 4. Ankeny Centennial 170.5; 5. Storm Lake 101; 6. North Fayette Valley 87; 7. Waterloo East 81; 8. Saint Ansgar 72; 9. Clear Creek-Amana 58; 10. W-SR JV team 48.5.
Cadet invidual results
106: Matt Slifka - 5th
Quarter - Sam Stevens (CCA) won by fall over Matthew Slifka (CW) 2:49; Cons. Rnd 1 - Slifka (CW) received bye; Cons. Semi - Milton Duarte (SL) won by fall over Slifka (CW) 2:36; 5th place - Slifka (CW) won by fall over Stevens (CCA) 1:52.
113: Kaden Anderlik - 2nd
Quarter - Kaden Anderlik (CW) won by fall over Damor Hughes (WSR) 1:27; Semi - Anderlik (CW) won in sudden victory 1 over Jeremy Ayala (SV 8-6); 1st place - Drew Bennett (FD) won by maj. dec. over Anderlik (CW) 13-3.
120: Hunter Fousek - 4th
Champ. Rnd - Hunter Fousek (CW) won by fall over Austin Smiddy (CCA) 0:53; Quarter - Bradley Brown (SL) won by dec. over Fousek (CW) 3-2; Cons. Rnd 2 - Fousek (CW) received a bye; Cons. Rnd 3 - Fousek (CW) won by fall over Andrew Schwab (WSRJV) 4:32; Cons. Semi - Fousek (CW) won by inj. default over Gunner Rodgers (NFV); 3rd place - Brown (SL) won by dec. over Fousek (CW) 3-2.
126: Cale Jackson
Quarter - Damond Lockner (FD) won by fall over Cale Jackson (CW) 2:39; Cons. Rnd 1 - Deven Steele (SA) won by fall over Jackson (CW) 1:39.
132: Ryan Steffen - 1st
Quarter: Ryan Steffen (CW) won by fall over Jordan York (CCA) 3:13; Semi - Steffen (CW) won by dec. over Alan Ayres (AC) 3-1; 1st place - Steffen (CW) won by dec. over Ian Heise (WSR 6-3.
138: Colter Bye - 3rd
Champ Rnd 1 - Colter Bye (CW) received a bye; Quarter - Bye (CW) won maj. dec. over Colby Hervol (WSR) 12-3; Semi - Quinn Murphy (CCA) won by tech fall over Bye (CW) 22-7; Cons semi - Bye (CW) won in ultimate tie-breaker over Dalton Rinnels (WSRJV) (UTB 11-9); 3rd place - Bye (CW) won by dec. over Hervol (WSR) 6-2.
145: Chris Guest - 4th
Champ. Rnd 1 - Chris Guest (CW) won by fall over Austin Koch (NFV) 3:13; Quarter - Guest (CW) won by fall over Andrew Rohret (CCA) 2:18; Semi - Dalton Woodyward (WSR) won by maj. dec. over Guest 8-0; Cons. semi - Guest (CW) won by fall over Kole Wiegert (SL) 0:55; 3rd place - Rohret (CCA) won by fall over Guest (CW) 3:41.
152: Trae Pecinovsky - 4th
Quarter: Trae Pecinovsky (CW) won by fall over Seamus Poynton (CCA) 1:26; Semi - Cayd Lara (FD) won by fall over Pecinovsky (CW) 3:33; Cons. Semi - Pecinovsky (CW) won by fall over Colton Miller (WSRJV) 1:07; 3rd place - Logan Neils (AC) won by dec. over Pecinovsky (CW) 6-4.
160: Tyrone Grant 
Champ Rnd 1 - Tyrone Grant (CW) received a bye; Quarter - Dayton Smith (SA) won by fall over Grant (CW) 1:01; Cons. Rnd 2 - Grant (CW) received a bye; Cons. Rnd 3 - Sam Steckly (CCA) won by fall over Grant (CW) 3:18.
170: Wyatt Scheidel - 5th
Champ Rnd 1 - Wyatt Scheidel (CW) won by fall over Carter Langreck (WSRJV) 1:29; Quarter - Trevor Byram (WSR) won by tech fall over Scheidel (CW) 16-1; Cons. Rnd 2 - Scheidel (CW) received a bye; Cons. Rnd 3 - Scheidel (CW) won by dec. over Blake Adams (SA) 8-1; Cons. Semi - Kaden Smith (FD) won by dec. over Scheidel (CW) 9-8; 5th place - Scheidel (CW) won by fall over Gavin Wedemeier (WSRJV) 5:33.
182: Stone Peckham - 5th
Quarter - Keaton Dornath (FD) won by fall over Stone Peckham (CW) 5:10; Cons. Rnd 1 - Peckham (CW) won by fall over Noah Stober (AC) 3:47; Cons. Semi - Brayden Wolf (WSR) won by dec. over Peckham (CW) 13-6; 5th place - Peckham (CW) won by fall over Tanner Cochran (CCA) 3:14.
195: Trevor Trende - 2nd
Quarter - Trevor Trende (CW) won by fall over Dylan Eggleston (WSR) 0:41; Semi - Trende (CW) won by dec. over Eric Gleiter (WE) 5-2; 1st place - Triston Licht (FD) won by fall over Trende (CW) 2:18.
220: Jared Knutson - 4th
Champ Rnd 1 - Jared Knutson (CW) received a bye; Quarter - Knutson (CW) won by fall over Garett Koster (SA) 1:01; Semi - Jacob Eggleston (WSR) won by fall over Knutson (CW) 0:45; Cons. Semi - Knutson (CW) won by dec. over Lane Pruisner (AC) 9-3; 3rd place - Jordan Baumler (NFV) won by fall over Knutson (CW) 1:45.
285: Jacob Knutson - 5th
Quarter - Jacob Knutson (CW) received a bye; Semi - Mitchell Smith (SA) won by dec. over Knutson (CW) 8-4; Cons. Semi - Jorge Sandoal (SL) won by dec. over Knutson (CW) 2-0; 5th place - Knutson (CW) won by fall over Ryan Brennecke (AC) 4:57.

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