NL wrestling tops WACO, both fall to Van Buren
NEW LONDON — The New London wrestling team was able to claim a 51-6 victory over WACO, but both Henry County teams fell to Van Buren in Thursday’s Senior Night double dual at New London.
Van Buren topped WACO by a score of 54-12 and defeated its host by a 33-30 decision.
New London wrestled to four wins against Van Buren and received one forfeit, coming within just one win of a victory over the Warriors.
There were three double forfeits in the dual, and Van Buren received three forfeits.
New London’s wins came from Tanner Schneider, Cody Bartels, Avery Jacobs and Reno Chiri, and all four win were by fall in the first period. Kyle Oliver accepted a forfeit.
In the 152-pound match, Schneider pinned Samuel Dickinson in 1:52, and Bartels pinned Gabe Tedrow in 43 seconds at 220 pounds.
Jacobs won the heavyweight match against Dalton Brombaugh in exactly one minute, while Chiri (132) got a pin against Thayne Runyon in 1:05.
In WACO’s dual against New London, the Warriors’ only win was at 170 pounds.
Cey Saeugling pinned New London’s Oliver in 49 seconds to give WACO its six points.
New London’s Schneider won by fall at 152 pounds, pinning Jorge Chacon 1:39.
The Tigers’ Jacobs pinned Josh Shumaker in 2:55 in the heavyweight match, and Drake Christe defeated WACO’s Adrian Unternahrer, 5-1, at 145 pounds.
Six Tigers received a forfeit — Chiri (126), Julian Wikoff (132), Jairin Swailes (160), Brody Burns (182), John Knapp (195) and Bartels (220).
There was a double forfeit at the other four weight classes.
Like New London, Van Buren gave up just one wrestled match to WACO, but WACO also claimed a win by forfeit in the battle of the Warriors.
Shumaker had the fall for WACO in the dual, pinning Brombaugh in the first period. Saeugling received a forfeit at 170 pounds.
The other two WACO wrestlers fell to their Van Buren opponents, and Van Buren claimed seven matches by forfeit. There was a double forfeit in three matches.
All three teams — Van Buren, New London and WACO — will wrestle at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament at Pekin on Saturday. It begins at 10 a.m.