The top ranked West Delaware wrestling team will take its 1-0 dual record into the WaMaC conference portion of their schedule tonight as they travel to Solon to take on the 6th ranked Spartans. The Hawks defeated nationally ranked Waverly-Shell Rock 42-27 last Thursday and took home the team title at the Bob Murphy Invitational last Saturday, crowning eight champions and three runner-up finishes on their way to the title.
Solon enters tonight’s dual with an 0-1 record after falling to Williamsburg 47-27 in their opener last Thursday night. The Spartans finished 9th out of 33 teams in the Cliff Keen Independence Invitational last Saturday and were led by their sophomore defending state champion Hayden Taylor who won the 145 pound title.
The Hawks are very familiar with the Spartans as the teams had two meetings last season. The first came in the second week of the season a dual the Hawks won 51-18, while the second came in the class 2A state dual championship where the Hawks won 45-12 to claim their first state dual title since 1991.
Tonight’s dual will get underway at 6:00 and can be heard live on KMCH and KMCH.com with Roger Reed and Jamie Vaske.
Other Area Duals:
Beckman and Central DeWitt @ Marion
Ed-Co and Clayton Ridge @ Postville
Anamosa, Northeast, and West Liberty @ Tipton
Cascade and Camanche @ Wilton
Monticello and Mid-Prairie @ Regina
East Buchanan, Charles City, and South Winneshiek @ Oelwein
Western Dubuque @ Iowa City High