HS Wrestling; Western Dubuque Falls in Regional Dual Final

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director and Jamie Vaske-Sports Reporter/Broadcaster:

The 10th-ranked Western Dubuque Bobcat Wrestling team competed in their 3rd straight class 3A Team Regional Dual Final and 5th in 7 years,  last night in Bettendorf taking on 6th-rated Pleasant Valley.  Colin Koerperich got things going for the Bobcats with a win but PV answered winning the next 3 matches with 2 of them coming with bonus points. Austin Hosch stopped the bleeding momentarily with a tech fall to make the score 13-8 in favor of PV. In a match-up of top-five ranked wrestlers, No. 4 Max Lyon of WD started out down 4-0 heading into the 3rd period.  Then the freshman Lyon picked up a reversal to cut the lead in half but wasn’t able to turn his opponent and lost 5-2. The Bobcats, got a 5-2 win from Bryce Hoerner over a 7th-ranked PV wrestler and had a fall from Brennan Koerperich but the Spartans proved to be too much for the Bobcats and they went on to win 38-17 and advanced to the state duals next Wednesday. Bobcats third-year head coach Paul Cleary says the credit goes to PV for pulling out the close matches but it was a much needed test his team should benefit from after 11 days off:

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Western Dubuque will host districts in Epworth Saturday, starting at noon.

Listening area county schools advancing to the state duals include;

#4 Cedar Rapids Prairie

#5 Linn-Mar

#9 Cedar Rapids Jefferson




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