Early Season Upset

West Delaware Wrestling team beats nationally ranked Waverly-Shell Rock

Reagan Dolan, Photo Editor

The wrestling team started their season off with a huge victory over nationally-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock on Thursday, Dec. 5.

After the Hawk’s 2019 season record of 20-2 and their only losses to Waverly-Shell Rock, the Hawks were ready for redemption in this year’s season-opener in Seedorff gymnasium.

The night resulted in a 42-27 victory over the 36th nationally ranked Go-Hawks. The team was excited and satisfied with their first season dual.

This dual was a good start to the season to show us what we are capable of.

— Evan Woods

“We knew we would have to wrestle our best in order to come out with a win,” senior 126-pounder Evan Woods said. “This dual was a good start to the season to show us what we are capable of.”

Throughout the dual, the score alternated in favor of both teams until the second-to-last match. Junior Jared Voss won by fall over Waverly-Shell Rock’s McCrae Hagarty, making it impossible for the Go-Hawks to come back and win. “We won the dual as a team, and I’m so glad to have been a part of helping our team succeed,” Voss said.

The Hawks clinched their first season dual but are ready to keep improving and focusing on the future of their season. “This was a good meet that generated a lot of excitement for the beginning of the season,” head coach Jeff Voss said. “I think it allowed us to see where we’re at and where we need to go moving forward.”