Iowa High Schoolers Compete at Cadet Nationals

Iowa had a great showing out in Ohio this weekend as four Iowa preps were able to pick up Cadet National titles. Highland-Riverside’s Drew West, Lisbon’s Carter Happel, and Southeast-Polk’s Ethan Andersen and Jake Marnin all claimed titles.

FILA Cadets-50 KG – Drew West 6th/1st.

Drew had a terrific weekend placing in both Greco and freestyle. On the Greco side, Drew was the champion of his bracket winning four of his matches by technical fall. Drew was also able to place in the Freestyle tournament finishing 6th behind his brother. Drew’s losses came at the hands of #7 106 Ben Freeman and #1 113 (#3 pound-for-pound) Spencer Lee. In the end it was a great showing by the freshman.

Match #1 Drew West (Iowa) over Dominic LaJoie (Michigan) TF 10-0
Match #2 Drew West (Iowa) over Austin Neal (North Carolina) TF 12-1
Match #3 Drew West (Iowa) over Jaden Van Maanen (Wisconsin) Dec 11-7
Match #4 Drew West (Iowa) over Breandan Coughlin (Maryland) TF 16-6
Match #5 Ben Freeman (Michigan) over Drew West (Iowa) Dec 8-4
Match #6 Spencer Lee (Pennsylvania) over Drew West (Iowa) TF 10-0
Match #7 Drew West (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #8 Ben Freeman (Michigan) over Drew West (Iowa) Dec 8-4
Match #9 Bryce West (Iowa) over Drew West (Iowa) TF 12-2

Greco: Match #1 Drew West (Iowa) over Alston Nutter (Wisconsin) TF 8-0
Match #2 Drew West (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #3 Drew West (Iowa) over Austin Gomez (Illinois) TF 16-5
Match #4 Drew West (Iowa) over Paul Bianchi (Wisconsin) Dec 7-0
Match #5 Drew West (Iowa) over Austin Gomez (Illinois) TF 16-5
Match #6 Drew West (Iowa) over Paul Bianchi (Wisconsin) Dec 0-7
Match #7 Drew West (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #8 Drew West (Iowa) over Trae Vasquez (Montana) TF 11-2

FILA Cadets-50 KG – Bryce West 5th.

As mentioned Bryce was able to defeat his brother to place 5th in the freestyle tournament. Bryce lost to #8 106 Kaden Gfeller and Joey Prata. Bryce also picked up a win over Austin Gomez who is ranked #14 at 113.

Match #1 Bryce West (Iowa) over Braxton Ocana (Utah) TF 10-0
Match #2 Bryce West (Iowa) over Ana Abduljelil (Ohio) TF 10-0
Match #3 Bryce West (Iowa) over Austin Gomez (Illinois) Fall 0:55
Match #4 Bryce West (Iowa) over David Salazar (Arizona) TF 10-0
Match #5 Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma) over Bryce West (Iowa) Fall 1:39
Match #6 Bryce West (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #7 Joey Prata (Virginia) over Bryce West (Iowa) Dec 8-7
Match #8 Bryce West (Iowa) over Drew West (Iowa) TF 12-2

FILA Cadets-50 KG – Nathan Lendt DNP/DNP.

Lendt competed in both Greco and Freestyle this past weekend. Lendt was only able to pick up one win in Greco (a first period fall), and lost his other two matches by technical fall. On the freestyle side, Lendt went 3-1 with his only loss to #8 106 Kaden Gfeller.

Match #1 Nathan Lendt (Iowa) over Nathan Hensley (Wisconsin) Dec 9-2
Match #2 Nathan Lendt (Iowa) over Aaron Rehfeldt (Michigan) Dec 10-7
Match #3 Nathan Lendt (Iowa) over David Salazar (Arizona) Dec 6-4
Match #4 Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma) over Nathan Lendt (Iowa) TF 11-0

Greco (at 46 KG): Match #1 Nathan Lendt (Iowa) over Matthew Anderson (Wisconsin) Fall 0:44
Match #2 Austin Macias (Illinois) over Nathan Lendt (Iowa) TF 8-0
Match #3 Cade Olivas (California) over Nathan Lendt (Iowa) TF 8-0

FILA Cadets-54 KG – Brock Rathbun 3rd.

Rathbun had a solid tournament finishing third. He only lost to Nick Suriano who took second.

Match #1 Brock Rathbun (Iowa) over Travis Piotrowski (Illinois) Dec 12-12
Match #2 Brock Rathbun (Iowa) over Justin Ratkovec (Wisconsin) TF 10-0
Match #3 Nick Suriano (New Jersey) over Brock Rathbun (Iowa) TF 10-0
Match #4 Brock Rathbun (Iowa) over Jon Trowbridge (Kansas) TF 13-2
Match #5 Brock Rathbun (Iowa) over Paul Fitterer (Minnesota) TF 11-0
Match #6 Nick Suriano (New Jersey) over Brock Rathbun (Iowa) TF 10-0
Match #7 Brock Rathbun (Iowa) over Dalton Duffield (Oklahoma) Dec 16-11
Match #8 Brock Rathbun (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #9 Brock Rathbun (Iowa) over Vitali Arujau (New York) Fall 0:41

FILA Cadets-58 KG – Carter Happel 1st.

Had one of the most exciting weekends as he won his freestyle national title to represent the USA in Slovakia this summer. His loss to Shie (on criteria) put his chances at the finals in serious risk, but in the end Happel got his opportunity to win a Cadet national title and made the most of it.

Match #1 Carter Happel (Iowa) over Andrew Monahan (New Jersey) TF 10-0
Match #2 Carter Happel (Iowa) over Jacob Fontanez (Oklahoma) Dec 7-0
Match #3 Corey Shie (Ohio) over Carter Happel (Iowa) Dec 8-8
Match #4 Carter Happel (Iowa) over Charles McNeal (Missouri) TF 14-4
Match #5 Carter Happel (Iowa) over Gabriel Townsell (Illinois) TF 11-1
Match #6 Carter Happel (Iowa) over Matt Noble (New Jersey) Fall 3:38
Match #7 Carter Happel (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #8 Corey Shie (Ohio) over Carter Happel (Iowa) Dec 8-8
Match #9 Carter Happel (Iowa) over Gabriel Townsell (Illinois) TF 11-1
Match #10 Carter Happel (Iowa) over Nick Lee (Indiana) Dec 12-7

FILA Cadets-63 KG – Jeren Glosser DNP.

Glosser went 3-2, with one of his losses to #9 at 132 Robert Lee.

Match #1 Jeren Glosser (Iowa) over Nathan Cromyak (Pennsylvania) TF 10-0
Match #2 Robert Lee (Wisconsin) over Jeren Glosser (Iowa) TF 12-1
Match #3 Jeren Glosser (Iowa) over Mason Daugherty (Ohio) TF 10-0
Match #4 Jeren Glosser (Iowa) over Aaron Grigsby (Arkansas) TF 11-0
Match #5 Jared Verkleeren (Pennsylvania) over Jeren Glosser (Iowa) TF 13-2

FILA Cadets-63 KG – Keegan Shaw DNP/DNP.
Match #1 Keegan Shaw (Iowa) over Taylor Ortz (Pennsylvania) Dec 14-10
Match #2 Charles Kane (Connecticut) over Keegan Shaw (Iowa) Dec 6-6
Match #3 Wyatt Sheets (Oklahoma) over Keegan Shaw (Iowa) TF 10-0

Greco: Match #1 Keegan Shaw (Iowa) over Mason Daugherty (Ohio) Dec 4-0
Match #2 Keegan Shaw (Iowa) over Pierce Gunnars (Oklahoma) TF 14-4
Match #3 Logan Gruszka (Illinois) over Keegan Shaw (Iowa) Dec 4-0
Match #4 Dominick Demas (Ohio) over Keegan Shaw (Iowa) TF 15-4

FILA Cadets-69 KG – Aj Geers DNP/DNP.
Match #1 Aj Geers (Iowa) over Nick Collica (Ohio) Dec 10-9
Match #2 Matthew Park (Idaho) over Aj Geers (Iowa) Fall 1:12
Match #3 Kaleb Young (Pennsylvania) over Aj Geers (Iowa) TF 11-0

Greco: Match #1 Aj Geers (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #2 Aj Geers (Iowa) over Andrew Asencio (Ohio) TF 10-0
Match #3 Aj Geers (Iowa) over Kyle Caldwell (Missouri) TF 11-1
Match #4 Dakota Wall (Idaho) over Aj Geers (Iowa) TF 8-0
Match #5 Mason Manville (New Jersey) over Aj Geers (Iowa) TF 9-0

FILA Cadets-69 KG – Bryce Steiert DNP.

Steiert didn’t have the weekend most were hoping for as he finished 3-2 with one of his losses to the #12 pound-for-pound wrestler Manville. While it’s not much to hang his hat on, he was the only wrestler to score a point on Manville in freestyle.

Match #1 Bryce Steiert (Iowa) over Domenic DiPietro (Ohio) TF 12-0
Match #2 Bryce Steiert (Iowa) over Matt Ferraro (Illinois) TF 10-0
Match #3 Bryce Steiert (Iowa) over Logan Brunick (New York) TF 10-0
Match #4 Mason Manville (New Jersey) over Bryce Steiert (Iowa) Dec 5-1
Match #5 Cameron Harrell (Maryland) over Bryce Steiert (Iowa) Dec 13-7

Greco: FILA Cadet-76 KG – Brandon Haas DNP.
Match #1 Brandon Haas (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #2 Dylan Lydy (Indiana) over Brandon Haas (Iowa) Dec 8-6
Match #3 Brandon Haas (Iowa) over Ramsey Bloy (Wisconsin) Fall 0:42
Match #4 Beau Breske (Wisconsin) over Brandon Haas (Iowa) TF 8-0

FILA Cadets-85 KG – Donovan Doyle DNP/DNP.
Match #1 Samuel Colbray (Oregon) over Donovan Doyle (Iowa) TF 10-0
Match #2 Donovan Doyle (Iowa) over Anthony Riopelle (Michigan) TF 10-0
Match #3 Eric Schultz (Illinois) over Donovan Doyle (Iowa) TF 12-1

Greco: Match #1 Emilio Fowler (Kansas) over Donovan Doyle (Iowa) TF 10-2
Match #2 Donovan Doyle (Iowa) over Logan Murdy (Wisconsin) TF 9-0
Match #3 Wyatt Koelling (Utah) over Donovan Doyle (Iowa) TF 9-0

FILA Cadets-85 – 100 KG – Gannon Gremmel 5th/DNP.

Gremmel also had a good weekend placing 5th in the freestyle tournament. The #11 ranked soon-to-be junior from Dubuque is proving that Iowa deserves to have three ranked wrestlers in the 220 weight class.

Match #1 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) over Brady Koller (Wisconsin) TF 12-0
Match #2 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) over Isiah Powers (North Carolina) Fall 1:44
Match #3 Andrew Marsden (Illinois) over Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) Fall 3:56
Match #4 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) over Allen Stallings (Illinois) Dec 6-5
Match #5 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #6 Andrew Marsden (Illinois) over Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) Fall 3:56
Match #7 Jordan Wood (Pennsylvania) over Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) TF 10-0
Match #8 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) over Isaac Florell (Minnesota) Dec 6-2

Greco: Match #1 Jordan Wood (Pennsylvania) over Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) Fall 2:46
Match #2 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) over Jerek Cropper (Ohio) ID
Match #3 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #4 Landon Pelham (Michigan) over Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) Dec 15-13

FILA Cadets-85 – 100 KG – Ethan Andersen DNP/1st.

Andersen started his weekend off with a bang winning the Greco title by defeating #1 ranked 220 Jordan Wood. Despite the fact that he did not place in Freestyle was disappointing, but picking up the Greco title is a great weekend for the youngster.

Match #1 Ethan Andersen (Iowa) over Ahmad Doucet (Ohio) TF 10-0
Match #2 Isaac Florell (Minnesota) over Ethan Andersen (Iowa) Dec 10-10
Match #3 Mark Hussey (New Mexico) over Ethan Andersen (Iowa) Fall 0:42

Greco: Match #1 Ethan Andersen (Iowa) over Michael Rogers (Pennsylvania) TF 10-2
Match #2 Lucas Warren (Illinois) over Ethan Andersen (Iowa) TF 8-0
Match #3 Ethan Andersen (Iowa) over Garyn Huntley (New York) TF 13-5
Match #4 Ethan Andersen (Iowa) over Mark Hussey (New Mexico) Dec 8-8
Match #5 Ethan Andersen (Iowa) over Michael Rogers (Pennsylvania) TF 10-2
Match #6 Ethan Andersen (Iowa) over Neil Putnam (New Jersey) Fall 0:51
Match #7 Ethan Andersen (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #8 Ethan Andersen (Iowa) over Jordan Wood (Pennsylvania) Dec 4-2

FILA Cadets-125 KG – Jake Marnin 1st/2nd.

Marnin finished second in Greco with his loss coming to the #9 heavyweight Tate Orndorff (Marnin is ranked second). He was able to cap off his fantastic weekend with a Freestyle title although he didn’t get another crack at Orndorff.

Match #1 Jake Marnin (Iowa) over Thomas Helton (Illinois) TF 10-0
Match #2 Jake Marnin (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #3 Jake Marnin (Iowa) over Tate Orndorff (Washington) FF
Match #4 Jake Marnin (Iowa) over Kevin Vough (Ohio) Dec 9-4

Greco: Match #1 Jake Marnin (Iowa) received a bye.
Match #2 Jake Marnin (Iowa) over Blake Schjoll (Indiana) TF 11-0
Match #3 Jake Marnin (Iowa) over Dante Jiovenetta (Florida) TF 8-0
Match #4 Tate Orndorff (Washington) over Jake Marnin (Iowa) Dec 9-2

All results taken from Trackwrestling.com, All rankings from Flowrestling.

All in all I thought it was a pretty good weekend for Iowa’s youngsters, and with the West twins, Happel, and Andersen all being underclassmen, it should set Iowa up for more success next year.

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