NL/WMU wrestling sweeps double-dual at WACOThe Warriors win two of three matches that they compete in, but forfeits hurt the WACO team in pair of losses at home
WAYLAND — The New London/Winfield-Mt. Union wrestling team picked up a pair of wins over WACO and Van Buren at a double-dual Thursday night in Wayland.
The Tigers defeated WACO, 60-6, and Van Buren, 45-33.
WACO lost to Van Buren, 54-15.
In the NL/W-MU match against Van Buren, the Tigers got a win in the opening match when Tyler Schneider (132) came out on top of an 8-4 decision.
Jairin Swailes then pinned his opponent in the 138-pound match in 1:04, just before Van Buren got on the board with a 9-3 win by decision at 145 pounds.
Gabe Whaley stretched the Tigers’ lead, however, with a 16-second pin at 152 pounds.
A win by forfeit at 160 pounds put the Tigers up 21-3, and Tanner Gipple won by fall in 1:51 at 170 pounds.
The final eight matches were won by forfeit, five going to Van Buren and three to NL/W-MU for the final score.
When the Tigers competed against WACO, the teams only wrestled in two matches, and the Tigers took the rest by forfeit.
WACO’s Cey Saeugling won the 160-pound match by pinning Tanner Schneider in 49 seconds, and NL/W-MU’s Avery Jacobs won the heavyweight match by pinning Skyler Miller in 3:32.
In the Warriors’ dual against Van Buren, only two wrestlers competed: Saeugling got another win with an 11-4 decision over Dakota LaRue in the 170-pound match.
WACO won two matches by forfeit and Van Buren won nine matches by forfeit for their 54 points.
NL/W-MU is now 8-13 on the season.
WACO has not yet won a dual, but with such low numbers this season, the team was not expecting many — if any — wins.
Both the Tigers and the Warriors will wrestle at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference Tournament at Lone Tree on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.