Cascade’s wrestling team went 3-2 in duals against Postville, Clayton Ridge, Central Elkader, Tipton and Oelwein at Central Elkader, Jan. 4.
The Cougars started the meet with a 33-30 win over Postville.
Aidan Noonan (126) and Hunter Vogel (145) both pinned their opponents with Vogel getting the pin in just 15 seconds. Carson Staner (132) won by a 6-4 decision, Ted Weber (160) a 7-3 decision, and Trever Freiburger (113) a 6-3 decision.
Kody Miles (285) lost by fall. Cade Rausch (170) and Isaac DeLaRosa (182) both received forfeit wins. CHS forfeited at 120, 138, 152 and 195.
In the second match for the Cougars, they faced Clayton Ridge and won, 39-24.
Staner won with a 43-second pin, Freiburger won by fall, and Weber a 5-3 decision. Noonan, Vogel, DeLaRosa, and Miles all won by forfeit.
Rausch lost by fall. CHS forfeited at 113, 120 and 195.
Third on the day for the Cougars was a match against Central Elkader with a 48-6 win. Noonan, Miles, Weber, Rausch and Freiburger all won by fall. Staner, Vogel, and DeLaRosa won by forfeit.
CHS forfeited at 120.
Next, Cascade fell to Tipton, 45-30.
Miles, Freiburger, Noonan, and Rausch all won by fall. Staner won by forfeit.
Weber lost by fall and Vogel lost a 9-4 decision. CHS forfeited at 113, 138, 152, 182, 195 and 220.
In the final dual, Oelwein defeated Cascade, 60-21 with a majority of the points coming from forfeits.
Noonan and Rausch both pinned their opponents with Staner took a 4-2 decision. Freiburger won by forfeit.
Miles and Weber lost by fall. CHS forfeited at 220, 113, 120, 138, 145, 152, 182 and 195.
“I was impressed with how a lot of our guys wrestled on Saturday at the Warrior Duals,” coach Travis Andrews said. “There were a few matches that I thought guys could’ve won, but made a few mistakes.
“At the start of the day, I knew we would have a tough time as a time with Oelwein and Tipton having mostly full rosters and us being limited with what we had. After those two duals, we talked as a team and challenged them to go 3-0 as team the rest of the day. They ended 3-2 on the day and finished it off in the last dual with a decision by Trever, winning 33-30 as a team. Trever Freiburger wrestled well in all his matches on the day. In the last dual against Postville, Trever had to bump up to 113. The dual was tied going into that match Trever wrestled well to pull off the decision and the team win. Kodey Miles is another wrestler who has been showing improvement throughout the year. He had a nice takedown against the Central Elkader wrestler, ending the match with a fall after that first takedown.
“It was exciting to see the guys on the bench get up for his big takedown that he had. Aidan being able to wrestle again on Saturday was also nice to have. He competed hard in all his matches, winning by a pin in all 5. Cade Rausch also had a nice day at 170/182. He has been competing well at the upper weights as a freshman this year,” he added.