By Julie LaFollette
Caldwell High’s wrestling squad hosted its first triangular match of the season on Wednesday, beating the Shadyside Tigers by a 28-27 score and losing to Waterford, 36-14.
Coach Derick Hesson said that his team still need to improve its fundamentals. “The guys showed great effort throughout the matches,” he said. “We as a team need to become more fundamentally sound. We will keep working hard and good things will start to show.”
Senior T.J. Wehr was one of three Redskins to win twice, pinning Jalob Honeywell from Shadyside and decisioning Waterford’s Judson Cooper, 16-7.
Also winning twice were Cale Bender (126/132), who pinned Nathan Rhodes of Shadyside and decisioned Ethan Beardmore from Waterford, 15-6; and Cody Welch (113/120), who pinned Randy Kindle from Waterford and won by forfeit against Shadyside.
Redskins winning one match included Colby Langley (160) pinning Josh Harris of Shadyside and Marshal Sayre (170) beating William Robinson of Shadyside, 16-7.
Caldwell 28 Shadyside 27
106: double forfeit; 113: Cody Welch (C) win by forfeit; 120: double forfeit; 126: Cale Bender (C) pinned Nathan Rhodes (S); 132: double forfeit; 138: double forfeit; 145: Andrew Osman (S) dec. Joel Ackley (C) 14-8; 152: Brenden Schrader (S) pinned Tate Leasure (C); 160: Colby Langley (C) pinned Josh Harris (S); 170: Marshal Sayre (C) dec. William Robinson (S) 16-7; 180: Devon Robinson (S) won by forfeit; 195: Hunter Miney (S) won by forfeit; 220: Jacob Brown (S) won by forfeit; 285: TJ Wehr (C) pinned Jalob Honeywell (S).
Waterford 36 Caldwell 14
106: double forfeit; 113: double forfeit; 120: Cody Welch (C) pinned Randy Kindle (W); 126: double forfeit; 132: Cale Bender (C) dec. Ethan Beardmore 15-6; 138: Dustin Doak (W) win by forfeit; 145: Coen Wagner (W) pinned Joel Ackley (C); 152: Lane Cline (W) pinned Tate Leasure (C); 160: Tyson More (W) pinned Colby Langley (C); 170: Haden Offenberger (W) pinned Marshal Sayre (C); 182: double forfeit; 195: double forfeit; 220: Ethan Root (W) win by forfeit; 285: TJ Wehr (C) dec. Judson Cooper (W) 16-7.
Caldwell will be in action on Wednesday, December when they travel to Barnesville to take on the Shamrocks and the Bridgeport Bulldogs. They will travel to Fort Frye on Friday for an assembly match in the afternoon and will go to Coshocton on Saturday, December to compete in a quad match that also includes Mogadore and Tusky Valley.