CASCADE — Northeast’s Tyler Schoon opened the dual with a key victory, but Camanche took advantage of a string of late forfeits to earn a 39-39 tie with the Rebels on Tuesday in a River Valley Conference wrestling triangular.
Schoon, Northeast’s lone returning state qualifier, edged Camanche’s Brice Everson 3-2 at 132 pounds. Everson, ranked seventh in the state at 120 pounds, bumped up two weights for the dual.
Octavio Cruz (138 pounds) and Ryan Livesay (145) followed with pins — the only falls of the meet — to give the Rebels a 15-0 lead.
Forfeits were the story the rest of the match — with one key exception for the Indians. At 182 pounds, Camanche’s Damian Sweely beat Eric Eggers 6-4 in overtime.
Northeast earned forfeits in the next three matches to go up 39-15, but Camanche picked up forfeits in the final four weights to pull even.
Cascade, which hosted the meet, defeated both teams in its duals. The Cougars beat Camanche 42-21 in the first dual of the night, then closed the evening with a 46-29 win against Northeast.
“Our team showed improvement tonight in several areas that we worked on in practice,” Northeast coach Ken Schoon said. “Octavio Cruz had a fine night as he worked aggressively to get pins in both matches. Ryan Livesay also did well, as he got a pin his first match and worked real hard not to get pinned, thus saving team points in his loss.”
Alleman tops Fulton
FULTON, Ill. — Each team won five contested matches, but Rock Island Alleman took advantage of four pins to beat Fulton 39-28 in a high school wrestling meet postponed from last Tuesday.
Adam Hodge (138 pounds) and Zach Jenkins (195) recorded falls for Fulton, while Mike Pidde (160) earned a major decision and Jake Hoffman (126) and Steven Balk (285) also won their matches.
Cascade 42, Camanche 21
126 — Brice Everson (Cam) pinned Justin Shaffer 1:49; 132 — Thomas Tittle (Cas) pinned Jimmy Zhang 2:29; 138 — Cole Hoffman (Cas) pinned Guy Edfors 2:18; 145 — Zach Kurt (Cas) wbf; 152 — Will Martin (Cas) pinned Jack Damgaard :30; 160 — Isaac Coohey (Cas) pinned Michael Morris 1:59; 170 — double forfeit; 182 — Logan Smith (Cas) pinned Damian Sweely 2:13; 195 — double forfeit; 220 — Ashtin VanGordon (Cas) wbf; 285 — double forfeit; 106 — Nate Thoms (Cam) dec. Sam Martin 6-3; 113 — Jeremy Sorem (Cam) wbf; 120 — Noah Everson (Cam) wbf.