Muscatine High School wrestlers Mason Crabtree and Evan Franke finished second in Saturday’s Mississippi Athletic Conference meet, while Kaden Fisher led the rest of the field with a third-place finish.
Bettendorf, sorted by IAwrestle.com as the 6th best doubles team in Class 3A, won the conference team title at Muscatine High School with 256.5 points. North Scott, eighth in 3A, was second with 226 and Pleasant Valley third (209.5).
Muscatine finished sixth with 91.5 points from 10 teams.
At 145 pounds, Crabtree (16-9) made an 8-2 decision against North Scott’s Adam Link before delivering a 15-0 technical fall to Davenport West’s Kelton Youngberg in the semifinals. However, Crabtree was pinned in a minute and 20 seconds in the title fight against Bettendorf’s 3A third-place finisher Dustin Bohren (30-5).
Franke (23-6), the Muskies’ 11th-seeded 220-pounder in 3A, pinned North Scott’s Nate Schneckloth and earned a 5-2 decision over Central DeWitt’s Mitchell Howard to advance to the Finals. However, Assumptions 2A runner-up Aiden Morgan (25-4) took the crown with 220 and pinned Franke in 2:46.
Fisher (13-12) rebounded from a loss to Bettendorf’s second-place finisher Bradley Hill (34-1), who took home the conference’s most outstanding wrestler award to pin Central DeWitt’s Alejandro Almanza in the consolation match and jump toward the podium earn .