GLENWOOD - Southwest Iowa senior Colton Hauschild advanced to a Class 2A district wrestling tournament while Shenandoah was shut out of district qualification, Saturday, Feb. 8 at a Class 2A sectional in Glenwood.
Hauschild spent just 1 minute, 24 seconds on the mat in earning two wins and a sectional championship at 145 pounds. He pinned Clarinda’s Jordan Fasnacht in 51 seconds in a semifinal, and then took care of Glenwood’s Tyler Boldra in just 33 ticks in the final.
“It was nice to see Colton come in as the number one seed and take care of business,” Southwest Iowa coach Aaron Lang said. “He came in and got the job done and continues his season for another week at least.”
Shenandoah’s top finisher was Avery Martin at 182. Martin lost by fall to Mitch Mayberry of Glenwood in a semifinal, but Martin battled back and quickly took care of Harlan’s Thomas Frederick in the third-place match. Martin then watched Mayberry pin Clarinda’s Jakob Childs in the third period of the final giving Martin a shot at Childs for second-place.
Both wrestlers had opportunities in the wrestleback, but each could only muster one point through six minutes, setting up a one-minute sudden victory period. Childs picked up the needed takedown about 40 seconds in to earn the spot at the district tournament.
“We won that match last week against the Glenwood kid,” Shenandoah head coach Todd McGinnis said. “It was big for him to come back and win the third-place match. He got a wrestleback and wrestled tough, making it clear to overtime. He had opportunities, and I’m proud of his accomplishments.”
There were six other Mustangs that competed and four of them finished fourth. Landen Newquist, Lane Allumbaugh and Logan Mather all won in the quarterfinals. Those three and Logan Dickerson all lost two matches by fall in the semifinals and then the third-place match.
“This was the first sectional experience for four guys,” said McGinnis. “Our goal was to come out and compete and for the most part that happened.”
Jace L’Heureux and Jacob Wolfe also wrestled for the Mustangs at 220 and 285 and combined to finish 0-3.
All seven athletes should be back next season and McGinnis said it’s important for each of them to remember the day.
“They need to remember so it motivates them to keep competing,” said McGinnis. “They need to get in the weight room, wrestle in the offseason and play other sports. I hope there were some moments that drive us to be better for next year.”
Hauschild has been one of three leaders for the Warriors throughout the season, along with Kyle Kesterson and Layne Ettleman, who both finished third.
Kesterson was the third seed in a three-man bracket and lost by fall in the second period to Harlan’s Luke Musich in a semifinal. Musich beat Red Oak’s Johnathon Erp in the final, earning Kesterson another chance at districts, but Erp earned the second period pin.
“Kyle had two tough kids,” said Lang. “He knew it would be tough and he came out and wrestled tough. He kept taking his shots and didn’t back down.”
Ettleman was the number two seed at 132, but lost by fall to Glenwood’s Abby McIntyre in a semifinal. McIntyre was one of just two girls across the state to qualify for districts, according to IAWrestle, and won a state title at last month’s girls state tournament. McIntyre enjoyed an 8-3 lead heading into the third period and then was able to earn the pin.
“Layne shut down in a couple positions where he didn’t wrestle his match and wrestled the other wrestler’s match, and it wasn’t enough.”
Lang liked how Ettleman responded though, earning a first period fall over Shenandoah’s Newquist in the third-place match. McIntyre lost in the final, however, ending Ettleman’s career.
Southwest Iowa had an additional two third-place finishers in Samuel Daly at 220 and Isaiah Carpenter at 285.
Daly had to wrestle a quarterfinal match and pinned L’Heureux of Shenandoah. Daly then lost by fall to unbeaten Crew Howard of Clarinda in the semifinals. That dropped Daly into the third-place match where he was able to turn and stick Glenwood’s Hayden Hoffman after Hoffman beat Daly by fall earlier this season.
Daly did receive a wrestleback, but lost by fall to Harlan’s Jesse Schwery in 38 seconds.
Carpenter battled in his semifinal, taking a 0-0 score into the third period against Harlan’s Jeremiah Davis. Carpenter couldn’t hold on from the up position to start the third period and lost a 5-0 decision.
Carpenter ended his season in emphatic fashion, throwing and pinning Red Oak’s Hunter Portales in the third-place match. The score was tied 0-0 when Carpenter earned the win in the final stages of the second period.
“For first-year wrestlers to have a shot to make it to the next weekend is huge,” said Lang. “I have already heard them talking about what they need to do to get better. They just need to keep learning and keep getting stronger.”
Chance Roof also won a match for the Warriors at 195. He pinned Clarinda’s Teagan Fichter in the quarterfinals before losing by fall in his semifinal and third-place matches.
Spencer Baier and Devin Fichter both lost quarterfinal matches for the Warriors.
Southwest Iowa finished fifth in the team race with 103 points. Shenandoah took sixth with 65. Harlan and Red Oak were the top two to advance to a Class 2A regional dual, Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Cyclones will travel to Winterset to face the host Huskies, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont and Knoxville. The Tigers will see Atlantic, Humboldt and Van Meter in Atlantic. The last team standing at each site moves on to the state dual tournament, Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Harlan led the sectional with nine district qualifiers. Glenwood and Red Oak both had seven while Clarinda finished with four. All of the qualifiers from the Glenwood sectional advance to the Class 2A District 2 Tournament, Saturday, Feb. 15 in Atlantic. The top two in each weight class at Atlantic advance to the state tournament, which begins Thursday, Feb. 19 in Des Moines.