BURLINGTON — Four Southeast Conference teams met at Burlington High School on Thursday night for a double dual, but only one walked out a perfect 2-0. Fairfield scooped up a couple of SEC wins to lead the area. Mt. Pleasant and Burlington each went 1-1, and Washington finished 0-2.
Fairfield had to battle for both wins. The Trojans erased a 30-0 deficit to beat Mt. Pleasant, 48-30, and nipped Burlington, 34-33.
“I told the guys last night that we were going to have two tough duals tonight. I said prepare yourself for a fight, and they kind of pumped their chest out and said ‘We are.’”
The dual against Burlington came down to the last match. Grady Flynn pinned Burlington’s John Schuelka in 30 seconds to put the Trojans up seven points ahead of a forfeit at 106.
Mt. Pleasant went 1-1 on the day. After dropping the opening dual against Fairfield, the Panthers knocked off Washington, 51-15.
“Anytime you can get on the mat this year is a good night,” said Mt. Pleasant head coach Anthony Blint. The kids wrestled well, and there were definitely some good matches.”
Washington was coming off an opening-dual loss to Burlington. The Demons won on an 11-5 decision by Jacob Miller at 138 pounds, the first of two wins for him on the day, and Curtis Stender won by pinfall at 195 pounds, but Washington fell 48-9.
“There were a lot of close matches that we didn’t win tonight,” said Washington head coach Brent Van Weelden. “I didn’t think we wrestled as good as we could tonight, but our kids are good, they’ll come focused tomorrow and we’ll be ready for Saturday.”
Fairfield and Mt. Pleasant will both be back in action on Saturday at the Williamsburg invitational. Washington will wrestle in a tournament at Louisa-Muscatine.
Fairfield 48, Mt. Pleasant 30
126: Carson Coleman (MP) over Ben Sirdoreus (F) (Fall 2:51) 132: Bowen Davis (MP) over Brock Curtis (F) (Fall 3:03) 138: Cohyn Roach (F) over Reean Seberg (MP) (Fall 0:42) 145: Payton Cline (F) over Carson Andreasen (MP) (Fall 1:03) 182: Theodore Metcalf (F) over Dylan Cowick (MP) (Dec 9-4) 195: Arya Patel (F) over Kaleb Upton (MP) (Fall 0:37) 220: Cesar Smithburg (F) over Sam Carrasco (MP) (Dec 5-3) 285: Tarence Craig (F) over Frank Tousignant (MP) (Fall 0:46)
Fairfield wins by forfeit at 152, 160 and 170. Mt. Pleasant wins by forfeit at 106, 113 and 120.
Burlington 48, Washington 9
120: Adam Lundquist (B) over Lane Schrock (W) (Dec 2-1) 126: Brian Velazquez (B) over (W) (For.) 138: Jacob Miller (W) over Tanner Burchett (B) (Dec 11-5) 170: Caleb Zaugg (B) over Chase Greiner (W) (Dec 8-3) 182: Nolan Simpson (B) over Ayden Frazer (W) (Fall 3:03) 195: Curtis Stender (W) over Austin Davis (B) (Fall 3:42)
Burlington wins by forfeit at 285, 106, 160 and 220. Double forfeit at 113 and 152.
Mount Pleasant 51 Washington 15
106: Abby Blint (MP) wins by forfeit 113: Ella McNamee (MP) wins by forfeit 120: Gannon McNamee (MP) over Lane Schrock (W) (Fall 2:24) 126: Carson Coleman (MP) wins by forfeit 132: Bowen Davis (MP) wins by forfeit 138: Jacob Miller (W) over Reean Seberg (MP) (Dec 11-5) 145: Carson Andreasen (MP) wins by forfeit 160: Chase Greiner (W) wins by forfeit 182: Ayden Frazer (W) over Kaleb Upton (MP) (Fall 1:47) 195: Dylan Cowick (MP) over Curtis Stender (W) (Dec 8-2) 220: Sam Carrasco (MP) wins by forfeit 285: Frank Tousignant (MP) wins by forfeit
Double Forfeit at 152 and 170.
Fairfield 34, Burlington 33
132: Brian Velazquez (B) over Brock Curtis (F) (Dec 11-6) 138: Cohyn Roach (F) over Tanner Burchett (B) (MD 14-4) 145: Payton Cline (F) over Landon Whiting (B) (Fall 5:18) 160: Trestin Sales (B) over Logan Adam (F) (Fall 1:53) 170: Caleb Zaugg (B) over Carter Moore (F) (Dec 2-0) 182: Nolan Simpson (B) over Theodore Metcalf (F) (Dec 18-12) 195: Austin Davis (B) over Arya Patel (F) (Fall 1:29) 220: Cesar Smithburg (F) over Travis Thomsen (B) (Fall 0:59) 285: Grady Flynn (F) over John Schuelka (B) (Fall 0:30)
Fairfield wins by forfeit at 126 and 152. Burlington wins by forfeit at 106. Double forfeit at 113.