William Penn Statesmen Lost to #8 Baker

By Wade Steinlage Sports Information Director

Oskaloosa/Storm Lake--The William Penn wrestling team did not find as much success as it had hoped for over the weekend as it hosted a league foe and also hit the road for a tournament.

William Penn  (1-2, 1-1 Heart) fell to #8 Baker 38-12 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference dual Friday and then a small contingency went to the northwest part of the state to compete in the Buena Vista Open Saturday.

Baker University 38, William Penn University 12

In a dual that only featured seven matches, the navy and gold came up short in all of the contested events. 157-pounder Dennis Simmons (Sr., Tucson, Ariz., Sociology) and heavyweight Maxwell Diaz (Fr., Miami, Fla.) each earned forfeit victories.

Three other bouts came down to the wire, but all went in favor of the Wildcats (2-1, 2-1 Heart). Darquell Pierre (Sr., St. Petersburg, Fla., Sociology) fell 5-3 to Zane Baugh at 133 pounds, while Preston Wiest (Fr., Troutsville, Va.) lost 4-3 to Brand Vela at 141 pounds. Joe Eads (So., Morrison, Ill., Biology) also went the distance, dropping a 3-2 decision to Asiel Flores at 149 pounds.

125--Emmanuel Browne (B) won by technical fall over Nadhelo Charles-Pierre, 18-3 (0-5)
133--Zane Baugh (B) won by decision over Darquell Pierre, 5-3 (0-8)
141--Brandon Vela (B) won by decision over Preston Wiest, 4-3 (0-11)
149--Asiel Flores (B) won by decision over Joe Eads, 3-2 (0-14)
157--Dennis Simmons (W) won by forfeit (6-14)
165--Conner Greig (B) won by fall over Carl McNickles, 4:40 (6-20)
174--Isaiah Luellen (B) won by fall over Darwin Diaz, 6:50 (6-26)
184--Lucas Lovvorn (B) won by fall over Mekhi White, 2:45 (6-32)
197--David Dow (B) won by forfeit (6-38)
285--Maxwell Diaz (W) won by forfeit (12-38)

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Maxwell Diaz also competed the following day in Storm Lake, collecting one fall at 285 pounds. Fellow heavyweight Ray Lugo (Fr., Hollywood, Fla.) pinned one opponent as well, while Cody Lehman (Fr., Norwalk, Iowa) earned a win at 141 pounds.

Next Up: William Penn travels to Marshall, Mo. on December 17 to compete in the Missouri Valley Duals.