HS Wrestling: West Delaware Dominates In WaMaC Opener

The West Delaware top ranked wrestling team dominated in their WaMaC conference opener last night at the Seedorff Gymnasium as they took down 10th ranked Solon 68-7. The Hawks opened the dual winning the first four matches and took a 21-0 lead heading into the 145 pound match which saw 6th ranked Caleb Ebert edging 4th ranked Logan Peyton 8-7 with a takedown and three point near fall as time expired. Jadyn Peyton got the Hawks back in the win column with a 21-6 technical fall over Jakobe Lahr before Solon two time state champion Hayden Taylor picked up a 9-1 major decision over Kyle Cole. Cole battled and put some pressure on the top ranked Spartan as he trailed just 1-0 going into the 3rd period but Taylor used a couple three point near falls and a takedown to pick up bonus points and the last win of the night as the Hawks won the final seven matches. One of those seven wins saw West Delaware’s 7th ranked 220 pounder Christian Nunley pin 6th ranked Gage Marty. Nunley trailed 5-3 late in the match when Marty shot in a double leg nearly taking Nunley down, but Nunley bull rushed Marty taking him to his back and picking up the fall with just 14 seconds left to go.

 

West Delaware head coach Jeff Voss was very pleased with the aggressiveness that his team showed against a good conference opponent:

The Hawks were dominate on their feet once again as they had 47 takedowns while giving up just four. The one thing Voss wanted his team to get better at was the top position, and they did just that to the tune of nine falls and winning 12 of the 14 matches, which he credits their work on their feet for the improvement:

The Hawks will compete tomorrow at the South Winneshiek Invite which will feature some very good individuals, and Voss says he likes wrestling in tournaments like this where the longer the day goes the tougher the matches get:

Coverage of the South Winneshiek Invite gets underway around 10:00 am with Roger Reed and Jamie Vaske and can be heard on our website KMCH.com or on the KMCH Sports2 app available on Apple and Android devices.

Other Area Scores:

Beckman 34 Marion 30

Beckman 52 Wapsie Valley 24

Independence 63 CP-U 18

Independence 61 North Fayette Valley 15

Independence 72 East Buchanan 10

CP-U 60 East Buchanan 18

North Fayette Valley 48 East Buchanan 25

Ed-Co 52 Clayton Ridge 6

Postville 51 Ed-Co 24

Western Dubuque 39 Decorah 33

Tipton 42 Anamosa 25

West Liberty 48 Anamosa 24

Camanche 48 Cascade 36

Wilton 48 Cascade 30

North Scott 72 Cascade 12

Monticello 46 Mid-Prairie 36

Monticello 63 Regina 15

 

 

 

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