#10 Dragons fall to #7 Irish in dual
December 12, 2013By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School
The 10th-ranked New Palestine wrestling team fell to No. 7 Cathedral 41-22 in a dual meet Wednesday.
Five Dragons won their matches, starting with 120-pounder Chad Red, who won by fall in 1:05. Jaylen Wallace (138) also won by fall in 42 seconds.
Rylan McCarty (126) won by major decision at 126. Jared Timberman won 4-2 at 132, while Noah Grable won 3-2 at 220.
Brian Wagner had a great match at 182 against Blake Rypel. Both wrestlers, ranked No. 1 in the state at their respective weights (Rypel at 182, Wagner at 195), went back and forth before Rypel won 5-4. Wagner got the first takedown in the first two periods and led 4-1, but Rypel was able to force two reversals in the second and third periods to win.
The Dragons are now 4-2 on the season, with both losses to top-10 teams.
The Dragons next compete Saturday at the Columbus North Invitational.