The Eden Valley-Watkins grapplers traveled to Bulldog country Thursday, Dec. 12, for the Paynesville Triangular. Coming out on the short side and wrestling with a number of open slots, the Eagles dropped both of their matches; 46-19 to Rocori and 45-28 vs. Paynesville. EV-W coach Dan Berg knows the difficulty in wrestling with so many open weight divisions. “Well, overall we wrestled well, but with five forfeits it’s tough to win a dual. Matt Schindler had a good night with two big wins, along with Hunter Mathies’ two pins, and Luke Kuechle’s two pins.” Cain Renner had two wins and a come-from-behind win against Paynesville. “Down 5-0, he battled back and pinned his opponent in the third period. It was a gutsy performance by Cain to battle back and win,” added Berg. “Now we’ll take a little break until Tuesday, when we go battle Rockford and Pierz.”
EV-W vs. Rocori: 113-pound decision, Matt Schindler; 132-pound Fall, Hunter Mathies; 170-pound Fall, Luke Kuechle; 182-pound decision, Cain Renner.
EV-W vs. Paynesville: 113-pound decision, Matt Schindler; 126-pound Fall, Tyler Donnay; 132-pound Fall, Hunter Mathies; 170-pound Fall, Luke Kuechle; 182-pound decision, Cain Renner.
Next action for EV-W is Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Rockford Triangular and Friday, Dec. 20, at home for a Quad Invite.