May 23, 2022

Creston wins Panther invite

Creston wrestling looked almost as strong as the winter weather Mother Nature brought to Union County on Saturday when they won their home invitational.

Christian Ahrens, Austin Evans and Briley Hayes were individual champions for Creston and from Coach Downing’s perspective it was a tournament in which the Panthers showed their tenacity.

“It’s too bad we didn’t have the field we anticipated coming into today,” Creston coach Cody Downing said. “We got pushed all day long and we fought hard.”

Ahrens notched an 8-3 victory over North Polk Comet Brandon Freeman to take home his first tournament win.

“First thing I saw was that I was the No. 2 seed, I didn’t like that,” Ahrens said. “It’s pretty nice to win for the first time, it’s a whole new experience not taking home second.”

Austin Evans pinned fellow Panther Owen Henderson in 2:29 for his first place win.

“Got the job done, that’s the main part,” Evans said. “It shows a lot about Creston, you got two kids in the finals at a tough tournament, shows that’s why we’re a good team.”

To expand on Evans’ comments on being a good team, Barncastle, Fuller, Chapman, Luther, Bolinger, Keeler and Parsons finished second place at the invitaitonal.

Briley Hayes got his first place result with a narrow 2-1 decision over Nolan Moore (Riverside, Oakland).

“It feels really good,” Hayes said of his result. “I started off my season a little slow this year, so this is my first tournament win. I hope to keep it going.”

Creston heads to Denison on Thursday for a double dual before taking part in the John J. Harris Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

“We wrestle Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so it’s a busy week,” Downing said. “We’ll get back in the right mindset and John J. Harris means a lot to our program and means a lot to the town we’ll be ready to go.”

Results

Team scoring — 1. Creston 238; 2. Atlantic 227; 3. Northfield (Minnesota) 210; 4. North Polk 132; 5. Riverside, Oakland 117; 6 Earlham 67.

Creston results for each wrestler

106 — Quarterfinal – Justin Parsons (Creston) 23-6 received a bye; Semifinal – Justin Parsons (Creston) 23-6 won by fall over Dallas Canoyer (Earlham) 17-7 (Fall 1:38); First Place Match – Aiden Smith (Atlantic) 34-6 won by fall over Justin Parsons (Creston) 23-6 (Fall 2:45).
113 — Quarterfinal – Christian Ahrens (Creston) 22-7 received a bye; Semifinal – Christian Ahrens (Creston) 22-7 won by decision over Keith Harner (Northfield) 17-6 (Dec 4-2); First Place Match – Christian Ahrens (Creston) 22-7 won by decision over Brandon Freeman (North Polk) 17-5 (Dec 8-3).
120 — Quarterfinal – Lincoln Keeler (Creston) 20-7 received a bye; Semifinal – Lincoln Keeler (Creston) 20-7 won in sudden victory – 1 over Logan Williams (Northfield) 13-7 (SV-1 10-7); First Place Match – Payton Harger (Earlham) 21-1 won by decision over Lincoln Keeler (Creston) 20-7 (Dec 5-0)
126 — Quarterfinal – Brandon Briley (Creston) 13-8 won by fall over Taven Moore (Riverside, Oakland) 19-13 (Fall 5:43); Semifinal – Jace Rose (Riverside, Oakland) 26-4 won by fall over Brandon Briley (Creston) 13-8 (Fall 4:30); Cons. Semi – Brandon Briley (Creston) 13-8 won by decision over Milo Staver (Creston) 20-9 (Dec 9-5); Third Place Match – Beau Murphy (Northfield) 13-4 won by fall over Brandon Briley (Creston) 13-8 (Fall 1:30).
126 — Quarterfinal – Beau Murphy (Northfield) 13-4 won by fall over Milo Staver (Creston) 20-9 (Fall 0:48); Cons. Round 1 – Milo Staver (Creston) 20-9 won by fall over Evan Kelsick (North Polk) 6-14 (Fall 1:35); Cons. Semi – Brandon Briley (Creston) 13-8 won by decision over Milo Staver (Creston) 20-9 (Dec 9-5); Fifth Place Match – Milo Staver (Creston) 20-9 won by tech fall over Taven Moore (Riverside, Oakland) 19-13 (TF-1.5 5:24 (17-0))
132 — Quarterfinal – Tyson Smith (Creston) 11-6 won by fall over Luke Engebretson (North Polk) 2-7 (Fall 1:52); Semifinal – Jackson Barron (Northfield) 13-5 won by fall over Tyson Smith (Creston) 11-6 (Fall 1:43); Cons. Semi – Jarrett Miller (Creston) 10-2 won by decision over Tyson Smith (Creston) 11-6 (Dec 12-8); Fifth Place Match – Tyson Smith (Creston) 11-6 won by fall over Luke Engebretson (North Polk) 2-7 (Fall 0:19).
132 — Quarterfinal – Easton O`Brien (Atlantic) 25-14 won by fall over Jarrett Miller (Creston) 10-2 (Fall 5:11); Cons. Round 1 – Jarrett Miller (Creston) 10-2 received a bye; Cons. Semi – Jarrett Miller (Creston) 10-2 won by decision over Tyson Smith (Creston) 11-6 (Dec 12-8); Third Place Match – Trey Chesnut (Creston) 22-11 won by fall over Jarrett Miller (Creston) 10-2 (Fall 5:27).
132 — Quarterfinal – Trey Chesnut (Creston) 22-11 received a bye; Semifinal – Easton O`Brien (Atlantic) 25-14 won by decision over Trey Chesnut (Creston) 22-11 (Dec 9-2); Cons. Semi – Trey Chesnut (Creston) 22-11 won by fall over Luke Engebretson (North Polk) 2-7 (Fall 0:53); 3rd Place Match – Trey Chesnut (Creston) 22-11 won by fall over Jarrett Miller (Creston) 10-2 (Fall 5:27).
138 — Quarterfinal – Owen Henderson (Creston) 10-7 won by fall over Jett Rose (Riverside, Oakland) 12-10 (Fall 3:43); Semifinal – Owen Henderson (Creston) 10-7 won by fall over Jackson Berkley (Earlham) 6-13 (Fall 5:37); First Place Match – Austin Evans (Creston) 20-11 won by fall over Owen Henderson (Creston) 10-7 (Fall 2:29).
138 — Quarterfinal – Austin Evans (Creston) 20-11 won by fall over Brody Gorr (Northfield) 10-16 (Fall 3:46); Semifinal – Austin Evans (Creston) 20-11 won by fall over Dante Hedrington (Atlantic) 12-13 (Fall 1:28); First Place Match – Austin Evans (Creston) 20-11 won by fall over Owen Henderson (Creston) 10-7 (Fall 2:29).
138 — Quarterfinal – Dante Hedrington (Atlantic) 12-13 won by fall over Carter Henderson (Creston) 3-5 (Fall 3:58); Cons. Round 1 – Brody Gorr (Northfield) 10-16 won by fall over Carter Henderson (Creston) 3-5 (Fall 0:31); Seventh Place Match – Carter Henderson (Creston) 3-5 won by fall over Brady Reinhart (North Polk) 3-14 (Fall 1:26).
145 — Quarterfinal – Triston Barncastle (Creston) 25-6 won by fall over Luke Travis (Creston) 3-8 (Fall 0:36); Semifinal – Triston Barncastle (Creston) 25-6 won by decision over Tanner O`Brien (Atlantic) 22-17 (Dec 9-4) First Place Match – Jake Messner (Northfield) 20-1 won by decision over Triston Barncastle (Creston) 25-6 (Dec 6-0).
145 — Quarterfinal – Triston Barncastle (Creston) 25-6 won by fall over Luke Travis (Creston) 3-8 (Fall 0:36); Cons. Round 1 – Chris Aragon (Creston) 7-8 won by fall over Luke Travis (Creston) 3-8 (Fall 0:43); 7th Place Match – Luke Travis (Creston) 3-8 received a bye.
145 — Quarterfinal – Tanner O`Brien (Atlantic) 22-17 won by decision over Chris Aragon (Creston) 7-8 (Dec 8-6); Cons. Round 1 – Chris Aragon (Creston) 7-8 won by fall over Luke Travis (Creston) 3-8 (Fall 0:43); Cons. Semi – Cole Halupnick (North Polk) 18-11 won by decision over Chris Aragon (Creston) 7-8 (Dec 7-4); 5th Place Match – Chris Aragon (Creston) 7-8 won by fall over Carson Rieck (Creston) 6-11 (Fall 6:20).
145 — Quarterfinal – Jake Messner (Northfield) 20-1 won by fall over Carson Rieck (Creston) 6-11 (Fall 1:52); Cons. Round 1 – Carson Rieck (Creston) 6-11 received a bye; Cons. Semi – Tanner O`Brien (Atlantic) 22-17 won by fall over Carson Rieck (Creston) 6-11 (Fall 4:43); Fifth Place Match – Chris Aragon (Creston) 7-8 won by fall over Carson Rieck (Creston) 6-11 (Fall 6:20)
152 — Quarterfinal – Nolan Moore (Riverside, Oakland) 21-6 won by fall over Gavin Bolton (Creston) 5-8 (Fall 0:42); Cons. Round 1 – Brian South (Atlantic) 14-10 won by fall over Gavin Bolton (Creston) 5-8 (Fall 1:56); Seventh Place Match – Gavin Bolton (Creston) 5-8 won by decision over Chris Wells (Creston) 4-7 (Dec 12-6).

152 — Quarterfinal – Briley Hayes (Creston) 17-12 won by major decision over Reilly Maring (North Polk) 12-11 (MD 10-1); Semifinal – Briley Hayes (Creston) 17-12 won by decision over Ryan Stiles (Earlham) 19-9 (Dec 9-4); First Place Match – Briley Hayes (Creston) 17-12 won by decision over Nolan Moore (Riverside, Oakland) 21-6 (Dec 2-1).
152 — Quarterfinal – Ryan Stiles (Earlham) 19-9 won by fall over Chris Wells (Creston) 4-7 (Fall 1:58); Cons. Round 1 – Reilly Maring (North Polk) 12-11 won by fall over Chris Wells (Creston) 4-7 (Fall 1:49); Seventh Place Match – Gavin Bolton (Creston) 5-8 won by decision over Chris Wells (Creston) 4-7 (Dec 12-6).

160 — Quarterfinal – William Bolinger (Creston) 8-2 won by decision over Owen Hoover (Atlantic) 12-12 (Dec 5-1); Semifinal – William Bolinger (Creston) 8-2 won by decision over Benjamin Bryant (North Polk) 15-5 (Dec 3-0); First Place Match – Jayce Barron (Northfield) 10-6 won by decision over William Bolinger (Creston) 8-2 (Dec 8-4)

160 — Quarterfinal – Benjamin Bryant (North Polk) 15-5 won by fall over Boone Pryor (Creston) 5-5 (Fall 0:21); Cons. Round 1 – Owen Hoover (Atlantic) 12-12 won by fall over Boone Pryor (Creston) 5-5 (Fall 3:55); Seventh Place Match – Boone Pryor (Creston) 5-5 received a bye.

160 — Quarterfinal – Brennan Hayes (Creston) 20-12 won by fall over Brody Zimmerman (Riverside, Oakland) 8-10 (Fall 1:24); Semifinal – Jayce Barron (Northfield) 10-6 won by fall over Brennan Hayes (Creston) 20-12 (Fall 1:50); Cons. Semi – Owen Hoover (Atlantic) 12-12 won by fall over Brennan Hayes (Creston) 20-12 (Fall 4:59); Fifth Place Match – Brennan Hayes (Creston) 20-12 won by fall over Brody Zimmerman (Riverside, Oakland) 8-10 (Fall 0:47).

170 — Quarterfinal – Kaden Street (Creston) 22-10 won by decision over Cale Engebreston (North Polk) 19-7 (Dec 7-4); Semifinal – Kadin Stutzman (Atlantic) 33-3 won by fall over Kaden Street (Creston) 22-10 (Fall 3:34); Cons. Semi – Kaden Street (Creston) 22-10 won by fall over Justin Wilson (Riverside, Oakland) 6-13 (Fall 2:20); Third Place Match – Nic Swalla (Earlham) 24-4 won by decision over Kaden Street (Creston) 22-10 (Dec 10-7).

182 — Quarterfinal – Austin Seaton (Creston) 9-10 received a bye; Semifinal – Jarrett Armstrong (Atlantic) 32-7 won by fall over Austin Seaton (Creston) 9-10 (Fall 4:46); Cons. Semi – Tyler Gardner (North Polk) 9-11 won by fall over Austin Seaton (Creston) 9-10 (Fall 2:55); Fifth Place Match – Austin Seaton (Creston) 9-10 received a bye.

182 — Quarterfinal – Ty Morrison (Creston) 20-13 received a bye; Semifinal – Ryan Kuyper (Northfield) 9-8 won by decision over Ty Morrison (Creston) 20-13 (Dec 3-2); Cons. Semi – Ty Morrison (Creston) 20-13 received a bye; Third Place Match – Tyler Gardner (North Polk) 9-11 won by decision over Ty Morrison (Creston) 20-13 (Dec 3-1).
195 — Quarterfinal – Camden Smith (Creston) 2-7 received a bye; Semifinal – Jagger Luther (Creston) 21-8 won by fall over Camden Smith (Creston) 2-7 (Fall 1:19); Cons. Semi – Camden Smith (Creston) 2-7 received a bye; Third Place Match – Brenden Casey (Atlantic) 21-16 won by fall over Camden Smith (Creston) 2-7 (Fall 0:39).

195 — Quarterfinal – Jagger Luther (Creston) 21-8 won by fall over Dyllon Ireland (North Polk) 0-4 (Fall 4:39); Semifinal – Jagger Luther (Creston) 21-8 won by fall over Camden Smith (Creston) 2-7 (Fall 1:19); First Place Match – Nickolas Mikula (Northfield) 7-5 won by decision over Jagger Luther (Creston) 21-8 (Dec 4-3).

220 — Quarterfinal – Wyatt Barber (Creston) 7-6 won by fall over Brock Comstock (Riverside, Oakland) 15-15 (Fall 0:52); Semifinal – Reece Wrage (North Polk) 15-4 won by fall over Wyatt Barber (Creston) 7-6 (Fall 1:11); Cons. Semi – Wyatt Barber (Creston) 7-6 received a bye; Third Place Match – Miles Mundorf (Atlantic) 25-11 won by fall over Wyatt Barber (Creston) 7-6 (Fall 3:01).

220 — Quarterfinal – Max Chapman (Creston) 20-8 received a bye; Semifinal – Max Chapman (Creston) 20-8 won by fall over Miles Mundorf (Atlantic) 25-11 (Fall 0:39); First Place Match – Reece Wrage (North Polk) 15-4 won by decision over Max Chapman (Creston) 20-8 (Dec 6-1).

285 — Quarterfinal – Nathan Messerschmidt (Riverside, Oakland) 18-9 won by fall over Andre Davis (Creston) 9-11 (Fall 4:47); Cons. Round 1 – Andre Davis (Creston) 9-11 received a bye; Cons. Semi – Tucker Anderson (North Polk) 6-3 won by decision over Andre Davis (Creston) 9-11 (Dec 1-0); Fifth Place Match – Andre Davis (Creston) 9-11 won by fall over Victor Hernandez (Northfield) 1-4 (Fall 5:10).

285 — Quarterfinal – Quinten Fuller (Creston) 7-6 won by fall over Victor Hernandez (Northfield) 1-4 (Fall 2:29); Semifinal – Quinten Fuller (Creston) 7-6 won by fall over Tucker Anderson (North Polk) 6-3 (Fall 4:46); First Place Match – Nathan Messerschmidt (Riverside, Oakland) 18-9 won by fall over Quinten Fuller (Creston) 7-6 (Fall 5:51).