July 12, 2024

Baxter wrestlers finish third in Iowa Star Conference Invitational

Bolts win once at road quadrangular

Aiden McFadden

BAXTER — Aiden McFadden ended his day at the Iowa Star Conference Invitational on Saturday with a pin over Class 1A No. 3 Aiden Salow of Maquoketa Valley.

That capped a 5-0 tournament for the 11th-ranked McFadden and he won all five matches at 285 pounds by fall.

Three Bolts won individual titles and two others finished second as the Baxter boys’ wrestling team finished third in the team standings.

The Bolts’ seven wrestlers scored 114 points. Maquoketa Valley scored 147 points to win the title, while West Marshall used 12 wrestlers to score 141 points in second.

Ayden Beck

The rest of the eight-team field included Moravia (81), North Tama (76.5), Riceville (76), Tripoli (36) and Rockford (16).

McFadden was joined at the top of the podium by Ayden Beck and Callyn Bishop, while Jack Anderson and Ruger Kincaid both finished second at their weights.

McFadden (36-6) had two first-period pins at 285. Salow dropped to 35-3 after the loss.

Beck, who is now 37-3 and ranked seventh in 1A at 120, was 3-0 with one first-period pin, a 20-3 technical fall and a 10-2 major decision.

Bishop (34-5) was 4-0 with four pins and two of those came in the first period as he won the title at 175.

Anderson (37-6) and Kincaid (29-13) were second at 144 and 157, respectively.

Ruger Kincaid

Anderson was 3-1 with a first-period pin and two technical falls. Those wins were 19-4 and 19-3. His lone loss came by fall to fourth-ranked Kolt Knaack of North Tama.

Kincaid was 2-1 with a win by fall and a 20-5 technical fall.

Skyler Stoll (23-10) was fourth at 150. He finished 2-2 with two pins. One of those pins came in 8 seconds, which is a new school record.

The seventh and final wrestler to compete for Baxter was Koltin Hurd, who was fifth at 132 after a 1-2 day.

Bolts down East Marshall/GMG at road quadrangular

IOWA FALLS — Another successful night on the mat for the Bolts only led to one dual win as forfeits plagued Baxter during a road quadrangular on Thursday.

Baxter downed East Marshall/GMG 42-36 but lost 56-16 to Ames and 45-27 to host Iowa Falls-Alden.

The Bolts were 4-0 in contested matches in their win over East Marshall/GMG. All four victories came on pins from Beck (126), Hurd (132), Anderson (144) and Stoll (157). McFadden, Alex Dille (120) and Kincaid (165) all accepted forfeits.

Koltin Hurd

Baxter was 4-2 in contested matches against the host Cadets, but it had a 6-1 disadvantage in forfeits.

McFadden, Stoll and Bishop all both won by fall and Anderson scored an 11-5 victory. Beck accepted the team’s only forfeit.

The Bolts were 3-3 in contested matches against Ames, but the Little Cyclones collected all seven forfeits in the dual.

Anderson and Stoll both won by fall and Beck (120) scored an 18-4 victory. McFadden’s loss came by technical fall against 3A No. 1 Daniel Herrera.

Stoll finished 3-0 with three pins, Anderson was 3-0 with two pins and Beck also finished 3-0. Bishop won his only match of the night and Dille was 1-0. McFadden had a 2-1 night.