By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News
ELDRIDGE ? The Mt. Pleasant wrestling team traveled north on Wednesday night for the regional first round at North Scott. The Panthers were knocked out by Cedar Rapids Kennedy 72-9, matching their placement from last season.
MPCHS got out to a good start thanks to Dalton Bass at 220 lbs. Bass picked up a pin over Kennedy?s Cameron Jones, getting the fall in 1:44.
The next seven matches belonged to Kennedy. The Cougars won every match from 106 lbs. to 138 lbs., all by pin fall or forfeit.
Nate Wallace netted three points for Mt. Pleasant at 145 lbs. Wallace outlasted Kennedy?s Noah Cunningham, 10-6, giving the Panthers their second win of the day. Unfortunately for Mt. Pleasant, four-straight pin falls and a forfeit to end the night helped Kennedy cruise toward the next round.
The Cougars were eliminated later in the night by the hosting Lancers. North Scott topped Kennedy 45-24 to move on to the state duals tournament.
Mt. Pleasant will be in action again on Saturday when the Panthers host the district wrestling tournament, which will send the top two from all 14 weight classes to state. That meet will begin at 12 p.m.
Full results from Mt. Pleasant?s dual can be found below with the Panther wrestler listed first.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 72 vs. Mt. Pleasant 9: 220: Dalton Bass pins Cameron Jones (1:44). 285: Henry Lutovsky pinned by Josh Vis (1:22). 106: Mt. Pleasant forfeit. 113: Mt. Pleasant forfeit. 120: Conner Coleman pinned by Ty Pfiffner (0:47). 126: Tyler Raub pinned by Cam Shaver (1:22). 132: Dalton Moyle pinned by Dylan Falck (0:16). 138: Mt. Pleasant forfeit. 145: Nate Wallace dec. Noah Cunningham 10-6. 152: Jaden Davis pinned by Jay Oostendorp (1:56). 160: Garrett Boecker pinned by Kale Crawford (0:39). 170: James DeMeyer pinned by Ben Sarasin (1:53). 182: Brennen Bender pinned by Cade Parker (2:15). 195: Mt. Pleasant forfeit.