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NASHUA — The Oelwein varsity wrestling squad won its first two dual matches of the season Tuesday night at Nashua-Plainfield High School over Waukon and Postville.

However, the quadrangular ended with the red pack of Huskies claiming the home mat victory over their purple brethren, 53-22. Nashua-Plainfield won all three of its dual matches.

Oelwein annually opens its regular season with these teams, said Oelwein head coach Travis Bushaw.

“Some teams have definitely grown since last year,” he said.

The young Huskies began with a “great” win over Northeast Iowa Conference foe Waukon, 41-30, and a “big” win over Postville, 51-13. said Bushaw. After graduating seven seniors in the spring, Oelwein’s varsity has new names slotted at 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182 and heavyweight.

“We have a lot of guys stepping into positions they’ve never filled before,” Bushaw said.

At 145, Leighton Patterson made his varsity debut by pinning Waukon’s Owen Frieden in 26 seconds and Postville’s Wilson Perez in 56 seconds.

“For him to come out as a sophomore and get two big pins that’s what we need to see,” Bushaw said.

Then against Nashua-Plainfield, Patterson pinned Michael Stille at 2:17.

For the new members of varsity, that is what coaches are teaching.

“So for them it’s getting out there and being comfortable with the fact that they can be aggressive ... We don’t want them to just hang on and try to win by three or four,” Bushaw said. “We want them to go get a fall, and so that’s what we are trying to teach right now and hitting the big moves.”

In its third dual of the night, Oelwein ran into what appears to be a resurgent Nashua-Plainfield team.

“(We) ran into a really tough Nashua-Plainfield that has kind of been taking its bumps the last few years, kind of like we are this year,” he said. “You know, we beat them I think by 40 points last year, they turn around and beat us by 30 this year.”

At 195, Oelwein’s Gage Voshell had one of the marquee matches of the night, after opening with a

major decision, 14-4, over Waukon’s Cullen Dickson, and receiving a forfeit from Postville.

“Gage Voshell had a great night,” Bushaw said. “He had a great match against Waukon (in his first match) and then wrestled a very good wrestler right there at the end from Nashua-Plainfied — a wrestler that wrestled at 220 last year and had a very good season, (and) cut down this year to 195.

“Gage came out right from the beginning, hit some big takedowns, had him on his back, won with a major decision, and that’s what we want to see.”

Voshell defeated N-P’s Dalton Asche, 14-2.

Also winning for Oelwein were:

• Carsen Jeanes at 126 with a 6-0 decision over Waukon’s Marcus Gibbs.

• Sojidin Gulmamadov at 132 with a, 11-1 major decision at over Waukon’s Owen Malone and a 7-2 decision over Postville’s Tony Marroquin.

• Andrew Roete at 138 with a pin at 3:49 of Postville’s Alan Millian.

• Colton Roete, at 170 with a pin at 1:09 of Postville’s Brian Schroeder.

• Christian Stoler at 285 with a pin at 3:01 of Nashua-Plainfield’s Landon Pratt.

Bushaw also credited Cooper Smock for a top performance. Against Postville’s Isaac Steffans, Smock faced “one of the better 220 pounders in the state in 1A ... and kept it close, ... that’s a tough match for him.

Steffens scored an 11-2 major decision over Smock.

The other team scores of the night were N-P defeated Postville, 66-6, in its first dual, and then Waukon, 75-6. Waukon beat Postville, 36-31.

Up Next

Oelwein’s next action will be at a multiple team tournament on Saturday at Wapsie Valley.

Box Scores

Oelwein 41, Waukon 30

113: Double Forfeit

120: Luke Hamilton (Oel) win by forfeit

126: Carsen Jeanes (Oel) over Marcus Gibbs (Wa) (Dec 6-0)

132: Sojidin Gulmamadov (Oel) over Owen Malone (Wa) (MD 11-1)

138: Andrew Roete (Oel) win by forfeit

145: Leighton Patterson (Oel) over Owen Frieden (Wa) (Fall 0:26)

152: Lance Egan (Wa) over Austin Perry (Oel) (Fall 0:59)

160: Carter Nolting (Wa) over Johnny Buehler (Oel) (Fall 2:45)

170: Nathan Johnson (Wa) over Colton Roete (Oel) (Fall 5:08)

182: Owen Rechkemmer (Oel) win by forfeit

195: Gage Voshell (Oel) over Cullen Dickson (Wa) (MD 14-4)

220: Cooper Smock (Oel) win by forfeit

285: Daniel Cowell (Wa) over Christian Stoler (Oel) (Fall 4:36)

106: Jakob Regan (Wa) win by forfiet

Oelwein 51, Postville 13

120: Riley Rankin (Po) over Luke Hamilton (Oel) (Fall 3:11)

126: Caleb Hughes (Po) over Carsen Jeanes (Oel) (Dec 3-1)

132: Sojidin Gulmamadov (Oel) over Tony Marroquin (Po) (Dec 7-2)

138: Andrew Roete (Oel) over Alan Millian (Po) (Fall 3:49)

145: Leighton Patterson (Oel) over Wilson Perez (Po) (Fall 0:56)

152: Austin Perry (Oel) win by forfeit

160: Johnny Buehler (Oel) win by forfeit

170: Colton Roete (Oel) over Brian Schroeder (Po) (Fall 1:09)

182: Owen Rechkemmer (Oel) win by forfeit

195: Gage Voshell (Oel) win by forfeit

220: Isaac Steffans (Po) over Cooper Smock (Oel) (MD 11-2)

285: Christian Stoler (Oel) win by forfeit

Double forfeit at 106 and 113

Nashua-Plainfield 53, Oelwein 22

126: Trey Nelson (N-P) over Carsen Jeanes (Oel) (MD 12-1)

132: Kyler Hackman (N-P) over Sojidin Gulmamadov (Oel) (Fall 4:23)

138: McKade Munn (N-P) over Andrew Roete (Oel) (MD 10-2)

145: Leighton Patterson (Oel) over Michael Stille (N-P) (Fall 2:17)

152: Shane Hillesheim (N-P) over Austin Perry (Oel) (Fall 2:51)

160: Cael Brunner (N-P) over Johnny Buehler (Oel) (Dec 3-2)

170: Derik Downing (N-P) over Colton Roete (Oel) (Fall 0:41)

182: Evan Kalainoff (N-P) over Owen Rechkemmer (Oel) (Fall 0:34)

195: Gage Voshell (Oel) over Dalton Asche (N-P) (MD 14-2)

220: Cooper Smock (Oel) win by forfiet

285: Christian Stoler (Oel) over Landon Pratt (N-P) (Fall 3:01)

106: Garret Rinken (N-P) win by forfiet

113: Kendrick Huck (N-P) win by forfiet

120: Jacob Whitinger (N-P) over Luke Hamilton (Oel) (Fall 1:17)