Demon wrestlers defeat conference, county rivals

By Matt Bryant, The JOURNAL


The Demon wrestlers restarted action after the Christmas break with a pair of dual victories Thursday night at the Washington High School gym. That moves Washington?s dual meet record to 19-2 on the year.

Washington opened the night with a 41-24 win over conference rival Ft. Madison. The Demons won 9 of the 14 matches, four by fall and one by tech fall, to take the win.

The Demons then turned their attention to in-county rival Mid-Prairie. Washington dropped just one match on the way to a 63-3 win.

Washington?s David Hora had one of the more exciting matches of the night versus Ft. Madison. Hora was down by six points late in the third period when he put Aaron Steffensmeier to his back and almost recorded a pin. Hora ultimately fell in the match by a 10-6 decision.

Washington?s Walker Ikerd defeated Ft. Madison?s Dayne Cordray 7-3 and followed that with a first period fall over Mid-Prairie?s Dallas Miller.

Washington?s Logan Escher had a tough challenge in seventh ranked Sam Haynes of Ft. Madison. Escher lost that match but rebounded with a 9-6 decision over Mid-Prairie?s Colton Allen.

Washington (WASH) 41.00 Fort Madison (FOMA) 24.00

126: Ryan Steffensmeier (FOMA) over (WASH) (For.) 132: Dillan Sanders (WASH) over Ryan Steffensmeier (FOMA) (Dec 6-0) 138: Garrett Ikerd (WASH) over Nathan Steffensmeier (FOMA) (TF 17-2 5:22) 145: Aaron Steffensmeier (FOMA) over David Hora (WASH) (Dec 10-6) 152: Harlan Steffensmeier (FOMA) over Dylan Farmer (WASH) (Fall 0:26) 160: Kiowa Keith (WASH) over Keaton Poe (FOMA) (Fall 5:25) 170: Tristin Westphal-Edwards (WASH) over Chance Hocker (FOMA) (Fall 1:30) 182: Collin Murphy (WASH) over Lennon Barker (FOMA) (Fall 1:08) 195: Sam Hayes (FOMA) over Logan Escher (WASH) (Fall 1:09) 220: Tanner Murphy (WASH) over Danen Settles (FOMA) (Dec 4-3) 285: Mitchell Huisenga (WASH) over Dalton Mabeus (FOMA) (Fall 1:07) 106: Matt Collett (WASH) over Elton Kruse (FOMA) (Dec 7-3) 113: Mason Schau (FOMA) over Brennan Murphy (WASH) (Dec 8-3) 120: Walker Ikerd (WASH) over Dayne Cordray (FOMA) (Dec 7-3)

Washington (WASH) 63.00 Mid-Prairie (MIPR) 3.00

138: Garrett Ikerd (WASH) over Vinnie Bowlin (MIPR) (Dec 6-0) 145: David Hora (WASH) over David Murray (MIPR) (Fall 1:17) 152: Kiowa Keith (WASH) over Miles Burrows (MIPR) (DQ) 160: Ben Meader (MIPR) over Dylan Farmer (WASH) (Fall 5:45) 170: Tristin Westphal-Edwards (WASH) over Josh Wallington (MIPR) (Fall 1:28) 182: Collin Murphy (WASH) over Cory Allen (MIPR) (Dec 4-1) 195: Logan Escher (WASH) over Colton Allen (MIPR) (Dec 9-6) 220: Tanner Murphy (WASH) over Isaac Boucher (MIPR) (Fall 1:31) 285: Mitchell Huisenga (WASH) over (MIPR) (For.) 106: Matt Collett (WASH) over Nathan Quimby (MIPR) (Fall 0:50) 113: Brennan Murphy (WASH) over Ashton Bush (MIPR) (Fall 1:44)

120: Double Forfeit 126: Walker Ikerd (WASH) over Dallas Miller (MIPR) (Fall 1:07) 132: Dillan Sanders (WASH) over (MIPR) (For.) (MIPR Flagrant Misconduct at 152 for punching opponent -3.00)