Statesmen Wrestling Falls 24-21 to Waldorf

Oskaloosa–The William Penn wrestling team came up a bit short in its first dual meet of the year, falling 24-21 to Waldorf Tuesday.

WPU (0-1) won two matches and received additional points from two forfeits, but could not put away the Warriors (1-1) at home.

The evening began with Jeremy Andujar (Sr., Tampa, Fla., Biology) earning six points for a forfeit at 125 points.  John Altieri (Jr., Warwick, R.I., Sociology), wrestling up a weight class, then pushed the advantage to 9-0 by holding off Edwin Youngdell 19-13 in the 133-pound match.

Waldorf trimmed the deficit to three with back-to-back wins, but Joe Eads (Fr., Morrison, Ill., Biology) extended the edge to nine once again with a forfeit at 157 pounds.

The visitors claimed the 165-pound matchup, but 174-pounder Jason Beebe (Fr., Oskaloosa, Iowa) put the Statesmen ahead 21-9 with a fall over Dominick Fadden in 3:17.

Unfortunately, the Warriors closed with victories in the final three bouts, including a decision at 285 pounds to secure the dual meet win.

Next Up: William Penn travels to Minneapolis, Minn. Saturday to compete in the Augsburg Invitational.  The tournament begins at 9 a.m.

125–Jeremy Andujar (WPU) won by forfeit (6-0)
133–John Altieri (WPU) won by decision over Edwin Youngdell, 19-13 (9-0)
141–Taylor Lehman (WU) won by decision over Tyshon Cannon, 8-3 (9-3)
149–Jonathan Halk (WU) won by decision over Kionte Crocker, 7-6 (9-6)
157–Joe Eads (WPU) won by forfeit (15-6)
165–Dereck Samudio (WU) won by decision over Johnny Hopper, 5-2 (15-9)
174–Jason Beebe (WPU) won by fall over Dominick Fadden, 3:17 (21-9)
184–Griffin Thorn (WU) won by forfeit (21-15)
197–Dallas Knoop (WU) won by fall over Sheldon Rodriguez, 5:55 (21-21)
285–Jacob Pinedo (WU) won by decision over Chris Rodriguez, 7-0 (21-24)

New High School Wrestling Rankings Released

The latest High School Wrestling rankings were released Thursday by ThePredicament.com and as expected several area wrestlers are ranked among the three classes. Here’s the rundown:

In Class 1A, Briar Cochran of Moravia is #4 at 132, Lane Boender of Sigourney/Keota is 5th at 145, Zach Axmear of English Valleys is 2nd at 152, Kaleb Reeves of Sigourney/Keota is 9th at 182, and Noah Boender of Sigourney/Keota is 7th at 195.  Sigourney/Keota is also ranked 8th in Class 1A Dual Team rankings.

In Class 2A, freshman Aden Reeves of Albia is the top ranked wrestler at 106, Duncan McCain of Mid Prairie is 5th at 113, Bryce Leshen of Albia is top ranked at 145 while teammate Blake Lawless is 2nd at 152 and PCM Freshman Wes Cummings  is 8th.   Visouth Peterschmidt of Mid-Prairie is ranked 7th at 195, while teammate Levi Duwa is 6th at 220. Heavyweight Carter Isley of Albia is the 3rd top ranked Blue Demon wrestler while Brock Caviness of Knoxville is 2nd and Ben Kincart of Davis County is 8th.  Albia is the top ranked team in the State Tournament Class 2A Team rankings while they are 9th in the Dual Team rankings.

In Class 3A, Ottumwa’s Wyatt Schlotter is ranked 10th at 152, Jason Beebe with his 16-0 record has finally cracked the rankings at 170 in 9th, Isaiah Cox of Ottumwa is 4th at 182, and Callan Tomlin of Oskaloosa is 6th at 220.

For a complete rundown of all the rankings as well as the latest area results, highlights from the week, our Star Area Wrestler of the Week  and more tune in to Winter Sports Weekly at 6pm Wednesday nights on the Mahaska Zone Network.


Story by Jamie Brockman

High School Wrestling Results 1-7-16

Newton 57, Oskaloosa 13 – Osky winners were Drew Sams by fall at 145, Jason Beebe by major decision at 170 (Improved to 16-0) and Callan Tomlin by decision at Heavyweight

Albia 56, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 15
Albia 57, Knoxville 15 (Albia wins South Central Conference) – Carter Isley ranked #1 in Class 2A at Heavyweight beat Brock Caviness of Knoxville ranked #2, 13-8

Knoxville 38, Chariton 33

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 43, Chariton 36

Johnston 42, Ottumwa 18

Waukee 39, Ottumwa 24

PCM 42, Greene County 22

PCM 64, South Hamilton 22

Washington 50, Fort Madison 9

Davis County 42, Cardinal 12

Moravia 39, Cardinal 10

Moravia 31, Pekin 27

Moravia 33, Davis County 24

Pekin 42, Cardinal 18

Davis County 27, Pekin 24


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