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|Rebel grapplers see plenty of action in weekend duals|
By Ross Eberhart
It proved to be a full weekend on the mat for the Northeast wrestling team.
Between a conference tilt with North Cedar and West Liberty, and a full slate at the Anamosa Duals, the Rebels took part in six duals in the span of 24 hours.
The busy stretch started Friday night as the Rebels met the Knights and Comets a day later than expected (thanks to the weather) for a double dual.
North Cedar jumped in front early with back-to-back pins in their meeting with the Rebels, but Garrett Moeller got Northeast on the board with a forfeit victory at 285 pounds.
The next four weights turned out to be double forfeits and Northeast tied things up at 12 when Tyler Schoon scored a forfeit at 132 pounds.
The Rebels, though, took just one of the final five matches - Blake Dierks pinned Kaleb Galloway in just 1:14 at 160 pounds - and North Cedar pulled away for a 36-18 victory.
Northeast found itself in a deep hole early in their dual with the meet's host.
West Liberty won the first five matches (two by fall, three by forfeit) and it was 30-0 before Schoon got the Rebels on the board with a quick fall in 32 seconds against Dakota Herrold.
Octavio Cruz added a 10-3 decision over Juan Andres at 138 pounds and Dierks scored another fall - this time in 3:13 against Garrett Klein - but it was not enough to topple the Comets.
It did not take Northeast long to get right back at it as they were one of five teams at the Anamosa Duals.
With just five wrestlers competing, victories were going to be tough to come by, but the Rebels still found plenty of individual success. All five wrestlers were victorious at least once during the day with three of them earning three wins or more.
Leading the charge was Moeller, who went a perfect 4-0 in his matches during the day.
The highlight of the heavyweight's day came against the hosting Blue Raiders as Moeller pinned Colby Toenjes in a mere 10 seconds.
Dierks added his own quick fall in just 28 seconds, while Schoon needed just 2:56 to pin Logan Rubner.
Ty'Rique Turman added a forfeit victory for the Rebels, who fell 54-24.
Moeller added a second fall during the day when he flattened Vinton-Shellsburg's Steve Henry during the second period of their match (the pin came in 2:55).
Blake Dierks matched Moeller's fall with one of his own in 3:16 against the Vikings' Warren Rouse and Cody Trenkamp picked up a forfeit, but the Rebels fell 51-18.
Schoon and Moeller both earned forfeits in the Rebels' 63-12 setback to Columbus with Moeller finishing off his perfect day by earning another forfeit in the Rebels' dual with Cascade.
Schoon and Dierks provided the rest of Northeast's points in the dual with a pair of second-period falls. The former scored his in 3:22 against Thomas Tittle with the latter pinning Bryan Baldwin in 2:48.
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