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Stevens and Scranton punch their tickets to The Well

CCA senior and sophomore return to the State Wrestling Tournament

IOWA CITY — Clear Creek Amana wrestlers Sam Stevens and Kael Scranton earned spots on the mats of the 2020 Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament at the 3A District 6 Tournament Saturday, Feb. 15 at Iowa City West High.
Stevens, a senior, won the 3A District 6 Title at 126 pounds by pinning Liberty High’s Austin Franklin in 1:16 in the semifinals, and pinning City High’s Reese Hayden in 1:25 for the Championship. Stevens, who sat out part of the season recently due to injury, became a two-time State Qualifier with the win, and is the sixth ever in CCA history to qualify multiple times for State.
Scranton, a sophomore, also returns to State with his runner-up finish at 132 pounds. Scranton pinned City High’s Gavin Lindaman in 1:10 in the Quarterfinals and took a 9-0 major decision from CR Washington’s Joe Foreman. He fell in 2:53 to West’s Hunter Garvin in the 1st Place match but won by “no contest” over Foreman in the 2nd Place match to qualify. Scranton is the seventh-ever in CCA history to qualify multiple times.
Overall the Clippers were sixth in the eight-team field topped by West High with City High as the runner-up. Ten CCA wrestlers medaled. Jayden Massey took fourth at 120 pounds, Nate Beckman, Brett Lund, and Mark Cabrera were fifth-place finishers at 152, 160, and 170 pounds respectively while Beck Arant, Bela Upchurch, Tyler Steines, and Tyler Wulfenkuhle were sixth at 106, 145, 220, and 285.
The 3A State Tourney starts Thursday, Feb. 20 with 1st Round action at 6:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines. 3A Quarterfinals are on Friday, Feb. 21 starting at 9:00 a.m. with the semifinals slated for 2:30 p.m. Consolation Semifinals and Finals start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 with the Finals in all classes starting at 6:00 p.m.
How to watch the tournament: https://www.ihssn.com/wrestling
To purchase tickets: https://hyveetix.com

Class 3A District 6 results for Clear Creek Amana
106 — Beck Arant (13-18), 6th, 4.0 points.
Quarterfinal – Nathaniel Velez (CR Wash) won in sudden victory -1 over Arant (SV1 10-8)
Cons. Semi - Arant (CCA) received a bye (Bye)
5th-place match – Zach Fern (City High) won by decision over Arant (12-7)
120 — Jayden Massey (20-23), 4th, 9.0 points.
Quarterfinal – Massey won by decision over Jaxson Morris (Liberty) (Dec 10-5)
Semifinal – Garrett Bormann (City) won by fall over Massey (Fall 1:19)
3rd Place match – Austin Clifton (CR Jeff) won by fall over Massey (Fall 2:36)
126 — Sam Stevens (20-6), 1st, 24.0 points.
Quarterfinal – Stevens received a bye (Bye)
Semifinal – Stevens won by fall over Austin Franklin (Liberty) (Fall 1:16)
1st Place match – Stevens won by fall over Reese Hayden (City) (Fall 1:25)
132 — Kael Scranton (38-9), 2nd, 19.0 points
Quarterfinal – Scranton won by fall over Gavin Lindaman (City) (Fall 1:10)
Semifinal – Scranton won by major decision over Joe Foreman (CR Wash) (MD 9-0)
1st Place match – Hunter Garvin (IC West) won by fall over Scranton (Fall 2:53)
2nd Place match – Scranton won by no contest over Foreman (CR Wash) (NC)
138 — Caden Baxter (7-33), 0 team points.
Quarterfinal – Austin Fritz (Marion) won by fall over Baxter (Fall 3:51)
Cons. Semi – Lukas Engledow (CR Wash) won by decision over Baxter (Dec 7-0)
145 — Bela Upchurch (9-23), 6th, 4.0 points.
Quarterfinal – Perry Lindeman (CR Wash) won by fall over Upchurch (Fall 4:00)
Cons. Semi – Upchurch received a bye (Bye)
5th Place match – Carson Duball (CR Jeff) won by decision over Upchurch (Dec 6-2)
152 — Nate Beckman (19-18), 5th, 8.0 points.
Quarterfinal – Dallas Hartgrave (CR Jeff) won by fall over Beckman (Fall 5:07)
Cons. Semi – Beckman received a bye (Bye)
5th Place match – Beckman won by medical forfeit over Tim Kamara (CR Wash) (M. For.)
160 — Brett Lund (19-26), 5th, 8.0 points.
Quarterfinal – Ben Gibson (Marion) won by fall over Lund (Fall 1:27)
Cons. Semi – Lund received a bye (Bye)
5th-Place match – Lund won by fall over Ryne Chamberlin (CR Jeff) (Fall 1:42)
170 — Mark Cabrera (5-12), 5th, 8.0 points.
Quarterfinal – Ashton Barker (IC West) won by fall over Cabrera (Fall 0:55)
Cons. Semi – Cabrera won by medical forfeit over Romen Young (CR Wash) (M. For.)
5th Place match – Cabrera won by decision over Mohammad Abdallah (City) (Dec 9-5)
220 — Tyler Steines (7-27), 6th, 4.0 points.
Quarterfinal – Zane Wilson (CR Jeff) won by decision over Steines (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Semi – Steines received a bye (Bye)
285 — Tyler Wulfenkuhle (5-21), 6th, 4.0 points.
Quarterfinal – Errol (Ben) Alden (IC West) won by fall over Wulfenkuhle (Fall 0:58)
Cons. Semi – Wulfenkuhle received a bye (Bye)