The West Delaware and Beckman wrestling teams took to the mats last night inside the Center Point Urbana high school gymnasium. The Hawks and Blazers squared off to start the night in a dual meet that had only one match wrestled to the conclusion. Beckman had three falls but gave up forfeits at eight weights. West Delaware had two falls on the night winning 11 matches including the first win of the season for top ranked senior Brent Lammers. Lammers who had been sidelined for the first two weeks of the season due to an ankle injury sustained in football picked up where he left off last season with a 57 second fall over Beckman senior Logan Kutsch and the Hawks went on to win the dual 63-18.
In the second set of duals on the night West Delaware defeated Center Point Urbana 52-26 picking up nine wins with five of them coming by way of the fall. Beckman dropped their dual 50-16 against Williamsburg but picked up wins from Colton Lueck, Jake Recker, Luke Hageman, and Cody Feldman. The Blazers finished up the night with a dual against Center Point Urbana dropping that one by a final score of 51-23.
The West Delaware, Western Dubuque, and Independence grapplers will be in the 32 team Battle of Waterloo field starting Friday at 9 am inside Young Arena. The Class 3A 12th ranked Bobcats are the number two seed in Bracket A and will face Mason City in the early session. Also in the morning session the 4th ranked Mustangs of Independence picked up the top seed in Bracket B and they will square off against Columbus Catholic starting at 9 am. The teams will then wrestle at 11, and 1 pm to determine their fate for Saturday. We will have updates of both the Mustangs and Bobcats duals throughout the morning session. West Delaware is the 7th seed and will face second seeded and 6th ranked in Class 3A West Des Moines Valley starting at 4 they will then wrestle at 6 and 8 o’clock with those two duals being streamed on the KMCH Radio YouTube channel.
Other Scores from Thursday 12-18
Alburnett 71 Ed Co 6
Maquoketa Valley 72 Ed Co 11
Maquoketa Valley 47 Alburnett 34
Western Dubuque 66 Anamosa 6
Western Dubuque 35 Solon 29
Independence 61 Benton Community 14
Independence 66 Vinton Shellsburg 6
Monticello 30 West Branch 24