Dowagiac’s Tristan Howard went 2-0 against Allegan and South Haven Wednesday. (Leader photo/File)
Dowagiac’s Tristan Howard went 2-0 against Allegan and South Haven Wednesday. (Leader photo/File)

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Chieftain grapplers top Rams, fall to Tigers

Published 8:50am Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Dowagiac wrestling team split a pair of Wolverine Conference matches in its first home meet of the season Wednesday.

After falling to Wolverine powerhouse Allegan 69-9, the Chieftains rebounded to defeat South Haven 42-30.

Dowagiac used five pins and a forfeit to earn the victory.

After South Haven won the opening bout by a major decision at 160, the Chieftains won four consecutive matches by way of pins.

Picking up those pins were Caleb Sands (171), Seth Fear (189), Troy Ring (215) and Tristan Howard (285).

Dowagiac’s other pin came at 119 pounds by Tyler Wessendorf. Shawn Sirk picked up the forfeit at 125.

 

South Haven…30

Dowagiac…42

103: Dennis Rayford (SH) wins by forfeit; 112: Austin Morgan(SH) wins by forfeit; 119: Tyler Wessendorf (D) p. Martiece Wright 1:07; 125: Shawn Sirk (D) wins by forfeit; 130: Xavier Mulac (SH) t.f. Nathan Tackitt 18-2; 135: Michael Williams (SH) d. Cody Jenkins; 140: Aubrey Huston (D) d. d. 2-0; 145: Deandre Juarez (SH) p. Mason Hiler; 152: Scott Hassle (D) d. Michael Stephens 12-6; 160: Colton Toney (SH) d. Tom Smith 13-4; 171: Caleb Sands (D) p. Trevon Hill 1:29; 189: Seth Fear (D) p. Ryan Rainey 3:42; 215: Troy Ring (D) p. Jaime Arellano 0:32; 285: Tristan Howard (D) p. Nathaniel Merrill 0:34

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