Blake Westercamp

Oskaloosa's Blake Westercamp goes for the pin over Newton's Wyatt Weter.

OSKALOOSA — For the first time in almost three weeks, the Oskaloosa grapplers returned to the mats to wrestle someone other than their teammates in practice. The Indians did battle with the Cardinals from Newton on Thursday in a Little Hawkeye Conference dual, which Oskaloosa won 48-28.

The dual started at 152 pounds with Oskaloosa’s Garisin Hynick taking on Newton’s Colin Sharp. Hynick would lead 4-1 after one period but quickly found himself behind 5-4 before a reversal put him back in front 6-5 heading into the third. Hynick would hold off Sharp while starting on bottom before earning an escape and takedown to win the opening match 9-5.

That match was followed by a high-scoring 160 pound match between Oskaloosa’s Lucas Phillips and Newton’s James Wenndt. Wenndt scored early and often, tallying five takedowns on his way to a 20-8 major decision to put the Cardinals ahead in the dual 4-3.

The Indians answered with a nice little streak, getting a first round fall from Blake Westercamp at 170 pounds before earning getting forfeit wins at 182 and 220 while Newton won by forfeit at 195. Osky would hold a 21-10 lead heading to the heavyweights.

Newton’s William Muckler used an early takedown on his way to a first period fall against Osky’s Warren Feudner to narrow the gap to 21-16.

Oskaloosa picked up a pair of forfeit wins at 106 and 113 to add some cushion back to their lead.

Garrett Roethler would take the mat for the Indians at 120 against Newton’s Avery White. Roethler nabbed a takedown in each of the three periods while riding out White after each takedown before White would get a reversal in the third period. It was too late as Roethler held him off for the 6-2 win to extend the Indian lead to 36-16.

Newton answered at 126 with a comeback win. Trey Miller led the match 3-0 in the second period before getting caught in a precarious position and pinned near the edge of the mat by Newton’s Anthony Bestell.

Osky garnered two more forfeit wins at 132 and 138 before the finale at 145.

Oskaloosa’s Mason Teeter would be pinned by Newton’s Brennan Amos in the second period but it was the Indians coming out on top with the 48-28 dual win to improve their dual record this season to 6-3.

The Indians avenge their one-point loss to the Cardinals from a year ago and pick up their first dual victory against Newton since 2015.

Oskaloosa is now set to travel Winterset on Saturday for the Gary Christensen Duals.

Oskaloosa 48, Newton 28

152: Garisin Hynick (OSKA) over Colin Sharp (NEWT) (Dec 9-5) 160: James Wenndt (NEWT) over Lucas Phillips (OSKA) (MD 20-8) 170: Blake Westercamp (OSKA) over Wyatt Weter (NEWT) (Fall 1:37) 182: Will Campbell (OSKA) over (NEWT) (For.) 195: Owen Sanger (NEWT) over (OSKA) (For.) 220: Boston Barnhart (OSKA) over (NEWT) (For.) 285: William Muckler (NEWT) over Warren Feudner (OSKA) (Fall 1:27) 106: Elliot Adam (OSKA) over (NEWT) (For.) 113: Ryllie Siroky (OSKA) over (NEWT) (For.) 120: Garrett Roethler (OSKA) over Avery White (NEWT) (Dec 6-2) 126: Anthony Bestell (NEWT) over Trey Miller (OSKA) (Fall 2:48) 132: Phillip Abrahamson (OSKA) over (NEWT) (For.) 138: Zack Beebe (OSKA) over (NEWT) (For.) 145: Brennan Amos (NEWT) over Mason Teeter (OSKA) (Fall 3:43)

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at cpeters@oskyherald.com or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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