EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville wrestling team won four of their first five bouts by forfeit and also got a key win from Drew Landau at 152 pounds as the Tigers won their annual dual meet over a shorthanded CBC team 66-15 Thursday night at Warren "Babe" Stahlhut Arena at the Jon Davis Wrestling Center.

The Tigers won a total of 11 matches on the evening, seven by forfeit, against the Cadets and wrestled very well in the contested bouts on the evening.

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"The other team was a bit shorthanded, we felt," said Edwardsville head coach Jon Wagner, "but we wrestled well and it's always nice to beat CBC. They have a strong tradition and it's always nice to wrestle against them."

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The meet started out with Levi Wilkinson at 106 pounds and Jayden Cole at 113 pounds receive forfeit wins to put the Tigers out in front 12-0, and at 120 pounds, Blake Mink lost to Dillon White in a very hard-fought match 2-0, which cut the lead to 12-3.

Noah Harper at 126 pounds and Nathan Hollis at 132 pounds won by forfeit to increase the lead to 24-3, and at 138 pounds, Makonnen Simmons won by fall over Frank Hayden at 1:25 to increase the advantage to 30-3. Dylan Gvillo won by forfeit at 145 pounds, and in the feature bout at 152 pounds, Landau scored a pin of Dylan Wertel at 1:52 to give Edwardsville a 42-3 lead.

Hubert Thomas got a forfeit win at 160 pounds, then Landon Schickendanz pinned Christian Fanetti at 36 seconds of the 170-pound bout to give the Tigers a 54-3 lead. In the upper weights, the Cadets' Jacob Sauer pinned Nolan Rowe at 1:42 of the 182-pound match to cut the Tigers lead to 54-9, then Evan Holderer won by forfeit in the 195-pound class and Cliff Seaman won the 220-pound match with the quick pin of the night, taking 24 seconds to win over his opponent. In the final bout of the evening, James Distaso-Hutchins pinned Patrick Sepanski in the 285 pound match at 4:58 to make the final score 66-15.

The Tigers are now 19-5 and will wrestle in the Columbia, Mo., Hickman tournament this weekend.

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