‘Dogs grapplers continue to win

Pictured, Joe Snover competes in in a match against Civic Memorial earlier this season. (submitted photo)

The Waterloo wrestling team moved to 11-1 in dual competition Wednesday with wins over East Alton-Wood River and Cahokia.

“This is the first time in school history that Waterloo has beaten Cahokia,” said head coach Pat Stewart.

The Bulldogs defeated East Alton-Wood River 65-14, and Cahokia 42-37.

The wins came on big wins with pins by Zach Shaw, Paul Stewart, Austin Stewart, Lucas Hager, Kerstan Panzau and Pat Bieber.

“Shaw’s victory was huge after Tyler Mohl lost by injury default and having to forfeit at 195 (weight class) with Joe Snover because of injury,” Stewart said. “(Shaw’s) win put the (Cahokia) match out of reach with just two more matches left in the dual.”

The event ended with tough losses by Cory Cissell and Cody Cissell, who lost to a state-ranked wrestler to wrap up the evening.

The ‘Dogs wrestled again Thursday against Belleville East, Carbondale and O’Fallon, and began the 24-team Mascoutah Invitational Friday night. Due to early deadlines, results were not available by press time for the Dec. 25 edition of the newspaper in which this story is featured.

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