Blue Devil wrestlers come back for 45-36 win


Wayne won five of the last six contested matches to come from behind for a 45-36 win over Norfolk Catholic in dual action Thursday at Wayne High School.

The visitors won four of the first five matches to take a 24-6 lead, but Wayne rebounded with a run of three pins by Isaiah Muhs (170), Garrett Schafer (182) and Berto Vergara (195) to tie the match at 24-24.

After Wayne received two forfeits, Norfolk Catholic got a pin and a forfeit to tie the match at 36-36. Cameron Muhs came up with the match of the night, going to sudden victory and getting a takedown early in the extra period to claim a 6-4 win at 120 pounds, and Gage Schultz put the win on ice with a solid 47-second takedown in the final match at 126 pounds.

Pins were earned by Muhs, Schaefer, Vergara, Schultz and Tristan Landanger (145).

Wayne wrestles in the West Point-Beemer Invitational on Saturday.

Wayne 45, Norfolk Catholic 36
Jonah Heng, NC, pinned Juan Vergara, 1:48.
138: Arik Seymour, NC, pinned Isaac Cliff, 3:15.
145: Tristan Landanger, Wayne, pinned Jacob Craven, 2:37.
152: Dillon Hupp, NC, pinned Steve Keiser, 3:30.
160: Blake Moen, NC, pinned Harley Wheeler, 1:03.
170: Isaiah Muhs, Wayne, pinned Brendan Bachman, 1:49.
182: Garrett Schafer, Wayne, pinned Ryan Webbert, 3:35.
195: Berto Vergara, Wayne, pinned Joey Otero, 3:27.
220: NC open.
285: NC open.
106: Mason Bykerk, NC, pinned Quintin Billheimer, 1:01.
113: Wayne open.
120: Cameron Muhs, Wayne, dec. Wyatt Smydra, 6-4 (SV).
126: Gage Schultz, Wayne, pinned Will Abler, :47.