Competing in a three-team wrestling meet Thursday at home, Washington captured dual meet victories over both Borgia and Union.
The Blue Jays, 4-0 in dual meets this season, defeated Borgia 78-0 and Union 53-12.
“We are very happy with the night. We had quite a few things we wanted to accomplish and I think we did a really good job of doing that,” said Washington Head Coach Josh Ohm. “Union is a lot tougher team than people think. They will surprise people, so we were happy the way we handled them.”
Union knocked off Borgia, 66-6.
“We’re fighting injury and eligibility issues right now. We were without five starters,” said Union Head Coach Justin Cranmer. “Washington is a tough team. We fought hard. They just outwrestled us. We have a lot of inexperienced kids who are working hard. Once we get all of our kids back, we should be a tough team.”
Borgia had just four wrestlers compete at the event.
“We’re working on building our program and trying to get better every day,” said Borgia Head Coach Brad Jacquin. “We need more kids out for the team. We want to build a program that the Borgia community can be proud of. If we can do that, we’ll get more athletes, which will create more competition. The guys we do have are working hard.”
Washington claimed nine of 11 contested matches in its victory over Union.
Winning matches for the Blue Jays were:
• 113 — Parker Neptune pinned Colton Faber in 3:52;
• 126 — Nicholas Solter pinned Dennis Dodd in 3:15;
• 132 — Cody Summers won by decision over Jordan Nowak, 13-5;
• 138 — Cole Hamai won by decision over Alex Gaebe, 14-1;
• 152 — Spencer Baird pinned Jake Siddens in 1:24;
• 160 — Caleb Summers won by decision over Cody Pace, 8-2;
• 170 — Jeremy Monehan won by decision over Logan Myer, 8-5;
• 220 — Logan Baird pinned Joe Lasky in 4:40; and
• 285 — Matt Pecka won by decision over Hank Tappe, 3-0.
Cole Fregalette (106) and Jared Rennick (182) won by forfeit.
“We had some individuals step up in certain matches to really send a message,” Ohm said. “Hopefully we can carry it over into this weekend at Westminster. It will be a very tough meet. We are excited for that opportunity.”
Union’s winners were:
• 120 — Tyler Pace pinned Jonathon Thomas in 3:40; and
• 145 — Devon Fennessey pinned Josh Luck in 3:43.
Both teams were open at 195.
“We have a good number of juniors and seniors on the team, but still need to get some experience,” Cranmer said. “I like the team we have. It’s going to be a good battle for our conference once again this season.”
Washington opened the event with a 78-0 victory over Borgia.
The Blue Jays won all four of the contested matches;
• 132 — Cody Summers pinned Jacob Sander in 32 seconds;
• 138 — Hamai pinned Michael Maune in 29 seconds;
• 152 — Spencer Baird pinned Dylan Voss in 32 seconds; and
• 182 — Rennick pinned Hunter Womak in 1:40.
Winning by forfeit were Fregalette (106), Neptune (113), Thomas (120), Solter (126), Luck (145), Caleb Summers (160), Monehan (170), Logan Baird (220) and Pecka (285).
Both teams were open at 195.
Union recorded a 66-6 victory over Borgia.
The Wildcats won each of the three contested matches;
• 132 — Nowak pinned Sander in 1:13;
• 138 — Gaebe pinned Maune in 28 seconds; and
• 152 — Siddens pinned Voss in 1:05.
Winning by forfeit for Union were Faber (113), Tyler Pace (120), Dodd (126), Fennessey (145), Cody Pace (160), Myer (170), Lasky (220) and Happe (285).
Winning by forfeit for Borgia was Womak (182).
Both teams were open at 106 and 195.
There were three exhibition matches;
• Borgia’s Billy Rombach pinned Washington’s Jake Nauman in 16 seconds;
• Union’s Shane Foster pinned Washington’s Tyler French in 2:43; and
• Washington’s Alton Lockhart won by decision over Union’s Devin Mainard, 14-9.