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By Ashlee De Wit | Jan 10, 2014
Photo by: Ashlee De Wit New London's Julian Wikoff, right, competes in his match against Columbus/W-MU’s Ricardo Ramon. Wikoff won by fall in the third period.

WINFIELD — New London, WACO, Columbus/W-MU and Lone Tree wrestled last night in the first meet held at Winfield-Mt. Union in five years.

Each team wrestled in two duals — Columbus/W-MU competed against WACO and New London; the Warriors and the Tigers also competed against Lone Tree.

New London claimed a win over the Lions by a score of 42-30.

The teams had a double forfeit at the two lowest weight classes, and Lone Tree claimed six points by forfeit at 120 pounds.

But it was New London that claimed the win in the first two matches that were wrestled: Reno Chiri (126) pinned Jeffrey Hudson in 22 seconds and Tyler Schneider (132) pinned Drake Hotz in 3:16.

Julian Wikoff then claimed six points for the Tigers by forfeit at 138 pounds. The forfeit at 145 pounds went to Lone Tree, and then the Lions won the 152-pound match to tie the score at 18-18.

Brody Burns and Tanner Schneider put New London ahead in the team totals with back-to-back pins at 160 and 170 pounds, respectively.

Burns won by fall against Garrett Boxwell in exactly one minute, and Tanner Schneider won by fall over Drake Dauber in 50 seconds.

Lone Tree won one more match (182 pounds), but the last three matches were won by forfeit and New London took two of them to seal the dual win.

The Tigers later fell to Columbus/W-MU by a score of 55-21.

Chiri, Wikoff, Tyler Schneider and Burns each picked up wins in that dual: Chiri won by fall in 4:51; Wikoff won by fall in 5:23; Tyler Schneider won by an 8-4 decision and Burns pinned his opponent in 1:57.

For Columbus/W-MU, Kyle Davis of W-MU won by forfeit at 220 pounds.

Davis won by fall in his match against WACO, claiming six points for Columbus/W-MU in 1:31.

Johnny Quinn of W-MU won by forfeit at 126 pounds against WACO, and Columbus defeated the Warriors, 72-3.

WACO’s only win against Columbus came from Cey Saeugling in the 170-pound match, which he won by a 2-1 decision.

Against Lone Tree, WACO’s Seth Gillis earned six points for the Warriors by forfeit, and Saeugling won by fall in 56 seconds. As a team, WACO lost by a score of 48-12.

Next up for WACO is a triangular at Tri-County on Tuesday, while New London and Columbus/W-MU will compete in a tournament at Highland on Saturday.

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