William Penn Statesmen Dominate Lower Weights to Take Down Bulldogs, 27-22

By Wade Steinlage Sports Information Director

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Kirksville, Mo.--The William Penn wrestling team won six of the first seven matches to cruise to a 27-22 dual-meet win over NCAA Division II Truman Thursday.

WPU (1-1) claimed victory at five of the eight contested weights, including three bonus-point victories, and also earned a forfeit victory to even its dual record.

The visitors pulled out to a 15-0 advantage right away, beginning with a forfeit at 125 pounds taken by Jeremy Andujar (Sr., Tampa, Fla., Biology).  John Altieri (Jr., Warwick, R.I., Sociology) then doubled the advantage at 133 pounds with a fall in 3:00 over Caleb Osborn.

Tyshon Cannon (Jr., LaGrange, Ga., Psychology) nipped Nick Peglow 10-9 at 141 pounds to make it 15-0 after three matches.

The teams then exchanged falls with 157-pounder Kionte Crocker (Sr., Brandon, Fla., Industrial Technology) getting his hand raised by pinning Angelo Talabert in a time of 6:15.

Johnny Hopper (Sr., Basehor, Kan., Psychology), at 165 pounds, topped Zach Taylor 12-6, while Jason Beebe (Fr., Oskaloosa, Iowa) locked up the meet victory by dominating Luke Komotos to the tune of a 17-4 major decision at 174 pounds.

Next Up: William Penn travels to Indianola Saturday to compete in the Simpson Invitational.  Action begins at 9 a.m.

125--Jeremy Andujar (W) won by forfeit (6-0)
133--John Altieri (W) won by fall over Caleb Osborn, 3:00 (12-0)
141--Tyshon Cannon (W) won by decision over Nick Peglow, 10-9 (15-0)
149--Dakota Schutter (T) won by fall over Joe Eads, 6:40 (15-6)
157--Kionte Crocker (W) won by fall over Angelo Talabert, 6:15 (21-6)
165--Johnny Hopper (W) won by decision over Zach Taylor, 12-6 (24-6)
174--Jason Beebe (W) won by major decision over Luke Komotos, 17-4 (28-6)
184--Shane Gallagher (T) won by forfeit (28-12)
197--Jules Joseph (T) won by fall over Sheldon Rodriguez, 4:34 (28-18)
285--Ashton Mutuwa (T) won by major decision over Will Wan, 9-1 (28-22)
(WPU lost one point for team misconduct) (27-22)