The Statesmen (1-1) won four of the nine contested matches, but the team was forced to forfeit at 184 pounds and Penn could not overcome the late hole it dug.
The visitors fell in the night's first two matches before 141-pounder Alfredo Velazquez
(So., Fontana, Calif., AB Miller HS) and 149-pounder Jason Mozley
(Fr., Arlington, Texas, Martin HS) both won their respective matches by major decision.Eric Burgey
(Fr., Easton, Pa., Easton HS) then put his squad on top at 11-9 with a decision win at 157 pounds.
The next four weights went to the Warriors (1-1), however, including the forfeit at 184 and a loss by fall at 197 pounds.
Although his team had already mathematically lost the meet, heavyweight Nathan Merical
(Fr., Grinnell, Grinnell HS) made the trip home a bit nicer as he won by fall in a time of 2:06.Next:
Penn travels to Indianola Saturday to compete in the Simpson Invitational. Action begins at 9 a.m.Waldorf def. William Penn, 27-17
Venel Rene (W) won by decision over Taylor Louie
, 6-3 (0-3)133--
Jeff Ohnemus (W) won by fall over David Crow
, 0:51 (0-9)141--Alfredo Velazquez
(P) won by major decision over Johan Bu, 12-4 (4-9)149--Jason Mozley
(P) won by major decision over Bryce Robbins, 12-3 (8-9)157--Eric Burgey
(P) won by decision over Jeremy Padilla, 10-9 (11-9)165--
Rashad Moss (W) won by decision over Joe Range
, 7-4 (11-12)
Rob Copeland (W) won by decision over Joe Sumner
, 13-11 (11-15)184--
(W) won by forfeit (11-21)197--
Jeff Roman (W) won by fall over Matt Woollums
, 2:06 (11-27)285--Nathan Merical
(P) won by fall over Andrew Hartshorn, 2:13 (17-27)