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)