HS Wrestling: West Delaware Opens Season With A Road Win

The West Delaware wrestling team opened its season last night with a 36-31 win over 10th ranked Waverly-Shell Rock. The Hawks got on the board first as third ranked junior Mitchel Mangold used a first period take down and a second period escape to defeat sixth ranked Dalton Woodyard 3-1. After back to back wins by the Go-Hawks, West Delaware picked up pins from junior Jordan Bries and senior Harrison Goebel to take a 15-6 lead. Waverly-Shell Rock then won five of the next six matches and took a 31-21 lead with just three matches to go. Junior Ryan Phillips cut the lead to four with a 1:17 fall over Andrew Schwab, before senior Cole Engel brought the Hawks within one point as he knocked off ninth ranked Ian Heise 6-2 with only one match remaining. West Delaware freshman Cael Meyer put the final touches on the dual meet as he pinned Dalton Rinnels in 1:10 to give the Hawks the 36-31 win as they start the season 1-0. West Delaware head coach Jeff Voss was very pleased with the effort of the kids in their first night out:

The Hawks will now turn their attention to tomorrow as they host their own Bob Murphy Invitational which features some great teams and a lot of good and highly ranked individuals:

Live coverage of the Bob Murphy Invitational gets underway around 11:00 tomorrow morning with Roger Reed and Jamie Vaske on KMCH and KMCH.com.


Area Dual Meet Scores:

Western Dubuque 48 South Tama 24

Beckman 51 Anamosa 18

Beckman 48 Center Point-Urbana 35

Anamosa 39 CPU 30

East Buchanan 69 Central City 12

East Buchanan 60 Midland 15

East Buchanan 39  Maquoketa Valley 36

Maquoketa Valley 60 Central City 15

Maquoketa Valley 54 Midland 30

Ed-Co 54 North Linn 30

Ed-Co 57 Alburnett 21 ,

Lisbon 75 Ed-Co 6

North Linn 42 Alburnett 42 (North Linn Wins Tie-Breaker)

Lisbon 63 North Linn 16

MFL Mar Mac 66 Starmont 12

Cascade 66 Durant 12

West Liberty 64 Cascade 20

Monticello 48 Mid-Prairie 36

Monticello 44 Northeast 24

Monticello 54 Tipton 27