Washington Evening Journal
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MT. PLEASANT — In a Southeast Conference matchup Thursday evening, the Washington Demons picked up a 51-25 road victory over the Mt. Pleasant Panthers.
After both teams started the competition with a forfeit at 152 and 160 pounds, Washington began to take over.
“I told them I really liked their effort,” Washington head coach Brent Van Weelden said. “We had a lot of excitement and a lot of energy. We didn’t have the best practice all week. I was a little concerned, but we got out and battled.”
In the first match of the night, that wasn’t decided by forfeit, the Demon’s Summit Keith pinned the Panther’s Jared Dorothy in three minutes and- thirteen seconds.
The Panthers bounced back with a 8-3 decision victory at 182 from William Birdsell, defeating Teegan Sulentich by decision, 8-3. It would be the last Panther victory for the next six matches.
Washington got wins at 195, 220, 285, 106, 113 and 120, with the most notable being a 14 second fall victory for the Demon’s Curtis Stender, 195, and a 38 second pin for Brayden Hartman at 285.
At 106, the Panthers Ella McNamee put up a good fight against the Demons Nate Edmonds, but couldn’t find points late, falling by a 4-1 decision. Following the 106 match, Washington held a 33-9 lead.
At 113 and 120 the Panthers gave up 12 additional points from two back-to-back forfeits.
In the waning matches of the competition, Mt. Pleasant got three straight wins from a forfeit at 126 and victories at 132 and 138.
Carson Coleman went the distance, grabbing four points for the Panthers at 132 with a major decision victory, 9-1, over Washington’s Jude Carter.
Mt. Pleasant’s final victory came from Bowen Davis with a pin in the 138 pound match over Fredy Aguilar.
“The way the kids battled was great,” Panthers head coach Anthony Blint said. “At a couple different weights we had to bump some kids around the lineup, but I thought the kids came out and battle. I thought the younger kids in the lineup wrestled really well and some of the older kids grabbed some extra points for us.”
Lane Schrock ended the meet on a high note for Washington, defeating Tucker French by fall.
152: Carson Andreasen (MOPL) over (WASH) (For.) 160: Chase Greiner (WASH) over (MOPL) (For.) 170: Summit Keith (WASH) over Jared Dorothy (MOPL) (Fall 3:13) 182: William Birdsell (MOPL) over Teegan Sulentich (WASH) (Dec 8-3) 195: Curtis Stender (WASH) over Justin Steiner (MOPL) (Fall 0:14) 220: Colley Billingsly (WASH) over Ethan Graber (MOPL) (Fall 2:45) 285: Brayden Hartman (WASH) over Frank Tousignant (MOPL) (Fall 0:38) 106: Nate Edmonds (WASH) over Ella McNamee (MOPL) (Dec 4-1) 113: Jace Sanders (WASH) over (MOPL) (For.) 120: Aaron Boone (WASH) over (MOPL) (For.) 126: Gannon McNamee (MOPL) over (WASH) (For.) 132: Carson Coleman (MOPL) over Jude Carter (WASH) (MD 9-1) 138: Bowen Davis (MOPL) over Fredy Aguilar (WASH) (Fall 1:49) 145: Lane Schrock (WASH) over Tucker French (MOPL) (Fall 5:38)