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Wayne Duals prove difficult for six-member L-S team (Hometown Press article)

posted Jan 20, 2018, 8:57 PM by Shane Ehresman

Wayne Duals prove difficult for six-member L-S team

The Lynnville-Sully wrestlers made the long trip to Corydon on Saturday morning, Jan. 13, for a dual-style tournament against some challenging competition. The short-handed Hawks finished the day at 0-5 at the Wayne High School Duals.

The L-S boys’ closest dual of the day was against Southeast Warren/Melcher-Dallas in which the Hawks fell 36-24. Senior Carson Dunsbergen pinned Bradley Metz in 1:29, and freshman Lane Mathis had a win by fall in 37 seconds over Seth Chumbley. The Hawks picked up 12 more points by forfeits to freshman CJ Snethen (120 pounds) and senior Josh Dunsbergen (138 pounds). The Hawks lost four matches by forfeit due to having a small team this year.

Senior Carson Dunsbergen sends his opponent from SEW/M-D to the floor. Dunsbergen ended up with a pin in the match.

Against Bedford/Lenox, L-S started off okay but lost the last five matches by forfeit to lose 42-27. J. Dunsbergen had the Hawks’ only pin in the dual, which came over Will Bierink in 5:35. Snethen earned a win over Talon Riedel, 6-5. Junior Ben Van Wyk (113 pounds), C. Dunsbergen, and Mathis each had a win by forfeit.

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont dominated not just their dual with L-S but every other dual at Corydon, finishing the day at 5-0. They beat the Hawks 75-0. Of the contested matches, L-S lost five by pin and one by decision. Seven matches were lost by forfeit to E-B-F.

The Hawks also faced Van Buren on Saturday and came up short, 42-18. At 152 pounds, senior Cayden Johnson pinned Aidan Franklin in 40 seconds, and J. Dunsbergen and Van Wyk earned wins by forfeit.

Against the host Falcons, L-S only won one match, dropping the dual 69-5. J. Dunsbergen had the sole victory with a 15-0 technical fall over Jayden Halferty and finished the day with a 4-1 record.

Freshman Lane Mathis takes down a grappler from Wayne High School. The Hawks dropped the dual with Wayne, 69-5.

The Saturday tournament ended up being the Hawks’ only competition last week since the winter weather cancelled the quad at Iowa Valley last Thursday. It was rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16. Next, the Hawks will have home mat advantage with a meet this Thursday, Jan. 18. Baxter, Colfax-Mingo, and English Valleys will be in Sully for the event. The Hawks will finish out the week at Colfax-Mingo for a Saturday tournament.


Keeping a tight grip on his opponent from Wayne, senior Josh Dunsbergen works his way to a 15-0 technical fall over Jayden Halferty.