WHS wrestlers keep fighting for the prize

Waterloo wrestler Cory Cissell competes in a match earlier this season. (submitted photo)

The Waterloo High School wrestling team has had its ups and downs this season as it gets set to host the Mississippi Valley Conference meet later this month.

The conference meet will take place Saturday, Jan. 28 at WHS.

“We’ve had some good showings here and there,” WHS wrestling coach Pat Stewart said of the season to this point. “We could be a lot better. We’re still pretty young.”

The Bulldogs are currently 8-6 in dual meets this season entering Thursday’s home meet  against Sparta on senior night.

One of the losses came to Civic Memorial when a few key wrestlers were forced to miss due to being sick.

The Bulldogs placed 15th out of 23 teams at the Lincoln Tournament held Dec. 26-27.

“We kind of fell on our face there a little bit,” Stewart said.

Cody Cissell placed third at 152 pounds in the tourney, with Cory Cissell placing fourth at 145 pounds and Dalton Viglasky placing seventh at 138 pounds.

Waterloo placed 17th of 27 teams at the Mascoutah Tournament held Dec. 16-17.

Dylan Siebenberger placed second at 160 pounds, Cory Cissell placed fifth at 145 pounds, Viglasky placed fifth at 138 pounds and Cody Cissell placed sixth at 152 pounds.

Siebenberger is 22-7 on the season. Cory Cissell is 21-5 on the season and is now second on the career wins list at WHS. Viglasky is 19-10 on the season. Cody Cissell is 16-8 on the season.

Following Thursday’s home meet against Sparta, the Bulldogs face a tough test against Granite City and Collinsville on Friday.

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.
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