CAMANCHE — Seniors Quan Matthew and Mike Morris recorded back-to-back pins in each dual as Camanche opened its high school wrestling season with wins against North Cedar and Fulton on Thursday night.
Ethan Sharp (285 pounds) also had a pin in the 48-34 win against North Cedar, while Alex Babcock (182), Nate Thoms (106), Brice Everson (120) and Noah Everson (126) added pins in the 53-30 win against Fulton.
“A great night,” Camanche coach Brent Carstensen said. “We wrestled with intensity and focus tonight.
“Quite a few of these kids have been active since the season ended last February. There is a lot of strong leadership on our team, and I know these freshmen and everyone is going to benefit from that leadership.”
The highlight for Fulton was getting pins from Cole Grant (132), Aaron Field (138), Tristan Smith (152) and Steven Balk (285).
Sabers post 3-0 mark
GOOSE LAKE — Central DeWitt swept its three matches while Northeast went 0-3 in a quadrangular meet Thursday at Northeast.
The Sabers defeated Northeast 63-17, Monticello 50-21 and Davenport North 45-32. Northeast also lost 48-36 to North and 49-16 to Monticello.
Drew Schroeder pinned all three of his opponents at 170 pounds to lead the Sabers, while Emmitt Enyeart (145) recorded three decisions. Bryant Woodford (106), Eric Schoel (126), Carter Cahill (152), Jake Kagemann (160) and Chase Kraklio (182) also finished 3-0 on the night, although each of those wrestlers received at least one forfeit.
Tyler Schoon (138) finished 3-0 to lead Northeast. He pinned two of his opponents and won by major decision in his other match.
Morrison wins pair
MORRISON, Ill. — Morrison came away with two match victories in a triangular that had Erie/Prophetstown and Princeton.
Morrison defeated Erie/Prophetstown 40-20, then beat Princeton 54-24. Meanwhile, E/P defeated Princeton 51-15.
CAMANCHE 48, NORTH CEDAR 34
138 — Levi Ruchotzke (NC) pinned Guy Edfors 1:19; 145 — Kyler Campie (C) wbf; 152 — Jack Damgaard (C) wbf; 160 — Quan Matthew (C) pinned Kaleb Galloway 1:34; 170 — Mike Morris (C) pinned Austin McCall :39; 182 — Adam Poduska (NC) pinned Alex Babcock :35; 195 — Clayton Juhl (NC) pinned Damian Sweely :50; 220 — Bryton Benhart (NC) wbf; 285 — Ethan Sharp (C) pinned Nick Frommelt 1:01; 106 — Nate Thoms (C) wbf; 113 — Jeremy Sorem (C) wbf; 120 — Brice Everson (C) wbf; 126 — Trever Greene (NC) m. dec. Noah Everson 14-5; 132 — Byron Boleyn (NC) pinned Jimmy Zhang 1:32.