By Anthony Jones
As the Mississippi Valley Conference duals approach, Triad wrestling added a few more wins to their resume last week.
Their action started on Jan. 18, when they hosted the Alton Redbirds and the Springfield Senators. Against Alton, Triad won 60-24 and they also cruised to a 57-16 win over Springfield.
At 113, Glen Henry won twice via pinfall. Brody Smith did the same for the Knights at 120 and Nate Engler at 220.
Competing at both 145 and 152, Aidan Postma won both his matches with pins in 48 seconds or less. Braden Carslon also won across weight classes, scoring a pinfall at 1:52 and a 5-1 decision.
Securing two more Triad wins on the mat, Koen Rodebush scored a 6-3 decision and a 3:37 pinfall victory in the 195 division.
Will Kelly, competing at 106, won twice via forfeit. Matthew Hobbs finished 2-0 the same way at 285. Another Triad forfeit win came from Landon Lynn at 170, who also earned a pin at 3:50 in a match with Springfield.
Jacob Perez finished with a 1-0 record on the night, earning a 10-9 decision victory against Springfield.
CJ Duhacheck won against Springfield with a 27 second pin against, doing so at 132. At 182, Bobby Patterson also added to the host’s point total with a pin at 1:02 against a Redbird foe.
Two days later, the team headed south to Murphysboro to battle the hosting Red Devils and the Collinsville Kahoks. Triad won convincingly in both, outsourcing their hosts 51-19 before a 46-27 win over Collinsville.
Competing at 126 and 132, Colby Crouch and Ben Baumgartner both won twice via pinfall. CJ Duhacheck did the same at 138 for the Knights, as did Matthew Hobbs at 285.
Postma, Rodebush and Engler all finished 2-0 with a pinfall and decision victory. Carlson also won twice with 6-2 and 10-3 decisions.
A forfeit win was tacked on against Murphysboro by both Lynn and Patterson.