Union’s wrestling Wildcats cleaned up Tuesday in a trip to Parkway West.

The Wildcats won all three of their dual meets in the event. Union beat Parkway Central, 60-18, Ladue, 54-18, and Parkway West, 46-32.

“We wrestled well at Parkway West,” Union Head Coach Justin Cranmer said. “It was great to win all three duals as a team with a few varsity wrestlers out of the lineup.”

Parkway Central

In contested matches, Union’s winners were:

• Wyatt Davis (132) pinned Andrew Lee in 0:21;

• Gabe Hoekel (138) pinned Lucas Garrett in 0:56;

• Dane Fennessey (160) pinned Yousef Ahmad in 2:00;

• Ryder Kuenzel (182) pinned Aiden Kelly in 1:34;

• Haiden Meyer (220) pinned Kaleb Duncan in 0:17; and

• Connor Ward (285) pinned Jermaine Darbey in 0:31.

Four Wildcats, Elias Neeley (120), Josh Wegescheide (145), Jacob Nowak (170) and David Clark (195) were unopposed.

Parkway Central won three contested matches.

• Chyngyz Kalybek (113) pinned Dominick Beine in 3:32;

• Hisham Alahmad (126) pinned Kylee Mobley in 1:05; and

• Phillip Povanich (152) pinned Sarena Monroe in 4:42.

Both teams were open at 106.


“Against Ladue we had some better matches and they are still playing football, so their coach said they still had about seven wrestlers who were not with the team yet,” Cranmer said.

Union’s winners in contested matches were:

• Beine (106) won 6-0 over Avion Morris;

• Davis (132) pinned Howard Jackson in 1:41;

• Hoekel (138) pinned Sam Gallemore in 1:05;

• Bowen Ward (152) pinned Jeremiah Dwyer in 1:28;

• Fennessey (160) pinned Jack Gallemore in 2:53; and

• Clark (195) won 5-0 over Patrick Kovalek.

Union’s forfeit winners were Hunter Garrett (113), Wegescheide (145), Meyer (220) and Connor Ward (285).

Ladue’s winners in contested matches were:

• Calvin Ciorba (126) pinned Neely in 1:46;

• Jake Madden (170) won 4-0 over Nowak; and

• Miles Bassett (182) edged Kuenzel, 8-6.

Ladue’s Jacob Mann (120) was unopposed.

Parkway West

“We knew that going into the last dual it would be our toughest of the night and we did not disappoint,” Cranmer said. “It was a really fun dual with them building a lead and we won some matches toward the end of the dual to bring the team score back to close to even.”

It came down to the 106-pound weight class, a 3:01 pin for Beine over Arion Ivy.

“The match that really decided the dual was at 106. Beine wrestled great and got the fall to seal it and our bench erupted.”

Union’s other winners in contested matches were:

• Davis (132) pinned Daniel Yu in 5:24;

• Hoekel (138) won an 8-0 major decision over Owen Beveridge;

• Nowak (170) pinned Jailyn Jones in 2:26;

• Clark (195) pinned Liam Elli in 1:00;

• Meyer (220) pinned Ian Hall in 0:45;

• Connor Ward (285) pinned Tim Nelson in 1:50; and

• Garrett (113) pinned Pranav Bangla in 3:27.

Parkway West’s winners were:

• Paige Wehrmeister (126) pinned Mobley in 2:32;

• James Griffin (145) won a 14-1 major decision over Wegescheide;

• Reed Nenonen (152) pinned Bowen Ward in 1:51;

• Brayden Eddy (160) pinned Fennessey in 0:46;

• Jackson Barnhart (182) posted a 14-4 major decision over Kuenzel; and

• Brady Juenger (120) pinned Kristina Wilson in 0:11.