Central Defeats William Penn in Opener

By Wade Steinlage Sports Information Director

Pella--The Statesmen wrestling team had a tough season opener, falling 52-0 to Central in dual-meet action Thursday.

William Penn (0-1) was unfortunately only able to go the distance in three weights.  Matthew Landsperger (Fr., Knoxville, Iowa, Sociology) had the best effort, falling 9-3 to Tanner Zimmerman at 197 pounds.

Nadhelo Charles-Pierre (Jr., Miramar, Fla., Sports Management), with a 10-2 setback against Anthony Rosas at 125, and Darwin Diaz (Fr., Pembroke Pines, Fla., Sociology), with a 9-0 loss to Chance Benadum at 174, also made it to the final whistle.

Next Up: William Penn returns to Oskaloosa next Tuesday to host Waldorf in a non-conference dual at 7 p.m.

125--Anthony Posas (C) won by major decision over Nadhelo Charles-Pierre, 10-2 (0-4)
133--Shandon Akeo (C) won by technical fall over Darquell Pierre, 18-3 (0-9)
141--Dan Radcliffe (C) won by fall over Preston Wiest, 6:55 (0-15)
149--Robert Areyano (C) won by fall over Joe Eads, 6:29 (0-21)
157--Luke Condy (C) won by fall over Dennis Simmons, 1:19 (0-27)
165--Collin Groleau (C) won by fall over Mekhi White, 2:25 (0-33)
174--Chance Benadum (C) won by major decision over Darwin Diaz, 9-0 (0-37)
184--Nathan Fritz (C) won by forfeit (0-43)
197--Tanner Zimmerman (C) won by decision over Matthew Landsperger, 9-3 (0-46)
285--Duncan Lee (C) won by fall over Maxwell Diaz, 1:59 (0-52)