William Penn Statesmen Falls Short at Graceland

By Wade Steinlage Sports Information Director

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Lamoni--The William Penn wrestling team could not come out on top in some tight middle-weight matchups as it dropped a 25-21 Heart of America Athletic Conference dual meet to Graceland Tuesday.

WPU (1-4, 0-2 Heart) opened the evening with the early 6-0 lead as John Altieri (Jr., Warwick, R.I., Sociology) was awarded a forfeit at 125 pounds.

Unfortunately, the next six matches went to the Yellowjackets (4-2), but three (141, 149, 174) were toss-ups that were decided by six points of less.

Jay Fresh (Grad., Knoxville, Iowa, MBL), who is currently serving as a graduate assistant coach, came out retirement Tuesday with a 10-6 victory over Jonathon Juarez at 184 pounds.

197-pounder Cody Jones (So., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Biology) and 285-pounder Will Wan (So., Des Moines, Iowa, Sociology) ended the dual by earning forfeits.

Next Up: William Penn returns to Oskaloosa next Tuesday to host #1 Grand View in a Heart dual meet at 7 p.m.

125--John Altieri (W) won by forfeit (6-0)
133--Cartland Allen (G) won by fall over Darquell Pierre, 4:57 (6-6)
141--Trey Heckadon (G) won by decision over Tyshon Cannon, 7-6 (6-9)
149--Shea Swafford (G) won by decision over Kionte Crocker, 8-3 (6-12)
157--Brandon Seward (G) won by major decision over Dennis Simmons, 12-1 (6-16)
165--Drew Sams (G) won by fall over Kameron Maynard, 5:24 (6-22)
174--Dylan Brazell (G) won by decision over Jason Beebe, 17-11 (6-25)
184--Jay Fresh (W) won by decision over Jonathon Juarez, 10-6 (9-25)
197--Cody Jones (W) won by forfeit (15-25)
285--Will Wan (W) won by forfeit (21-25)