Butler County Times Gazette
  • Wildcat grapplers defeat Circle in Butler County dual

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  • The El Dorado and Circle wrestling teams had their last action before the Christmas break in an inter-county dual Thursday night at Alumni Court at EHS. El Dorado came away with the victory winning the dual inspite of several open weight classes 49-30. "It is about getting better every match, wrestling is one of the longest seasons, it matters most to wrestle better at the end, we are learning from our losses on the way toward regionals and state, we aren't at our best right now but we are getting better," said EHS head coach Wes Reynolds. The Wildcats opened with a win by pin by Mason Herrman at 113 lbs. over Jack Thomas of Circle to even the team score at 6-6. In the match of the night at 132 lbs. freshman Dacota Motter defeated senior Zeb Edson in a 6-4 decision going the distance in an extremely entertaining match. Motter put the Wildcats up 21-6. "It is fun to watch Motter wrestle, and for a freshman he has a lot of poise and he is fun to watch wrestle and he doesn't stop and won a big match as a freshman beating a senior," said Reynolds. El Dorado's Trevor Meyer won by major decision beating Tyler Stone 14-0. El Dorado senior Gage Armstrong won his match in the 152 lbs. class with a pin over Lander Walker giving the Wildcats a 37-6 lead. In the 160 lbs. weight class sophomore Matt Triboletti defeated Torben Leth-Nissen by pin. At 170 lbs., Greg Matthews won by a pin over Luke Borg-Keplar to close out the dual action. "We just need to keep getting better at what we are doing from match to match from tournament to tournament and if we are able to do that throughout the season we will be fine at the end of the year," said Reynolds. Circle at El Dorado Wrestling Team Score: 106 E - OPEN C – Rodney Longshaw wins by forfeit. 0-6 113 E – Mason Herrman wins by a pin in 1:47. 6-6 over C –Jack Thomas 120 E – Cutter Matthews wins by forfeit. 12-6 C – OPEN 126 E – Reno Hughey wins by forfeit. 18-6 C – OPEN 132 E – Dacota Motter wins by decision 6-4. 21-6 C – Zeb Edson 138 E – Daniel Thomas wins by forfeit. 27-6 C – OPEN 145 E – Trevor Meyer wins by major decision 14-0. 31-6 C – Tyler Stone 152 E – Gage Armstrong wins by a pin in 1:51. 37-6 C – Lander Walker 160 E – Matt Triboletti wins by a pin in 1:05. 43-6 C – Torben Leth-Nissen 170 E – Greg Matthews wins by a pin in 5:45. 49-6 C – Luke Borg-Keplar 182 E - OPEN C – Ridge Walker wins by forfeit. 49-12 195 E - OPEN C – Jarod Daniels wins by forfeit. 49-18 220 E - OPEN C – Zac Shaults wins by forfeit. 49-24 HWT E - OPEN C – Austin King wins by forfeit. 49-30 Final Score El Dorado- 49 Circle- 30 Junior Varsity Matches 145 E – Cody Hancock wins by a pin in 1:16. C – Caleb Crawford 152 E – Kody Melugin wins by decision 8-2. C – Ian Cross 152 E – Jacob Smith C – Kyle Higginbotham wins by decision 14-13.
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