The Wrestling Rams were at it again, sweeping a double dual. They not only beat Mattoon, 52-25, but also a top Mt. Zion program, 31-25.
Shelbyville and Mattoon traded a pair of forfeits, but they went to the mat the other 12 weight classes. Shelby won eight of the 12. The Rams won seven of the matches by pin and one by major decision.
Shelbyville and Mt. Zion had a double forfeit at 106 and went to the mat in the other 13 weight classes. Shelby won six and Mt. Zion won seven. However, Shelby out-pointed the Braves.
Shelby notched three pins, a major decision, and two decisions for 31 points. Mt. Zion had four decisions, two major decisions, and a tech fall, but zero pins. The Rams refused to be pinned and that got them the win and extended their dual meet record to 16-4.
Five Rams swept their two matches on Thursday. Garrett Brachbill (126) earned two major decisions. He won 14-2 over Heuerman of Mattoon and tumbled Talaza of Mt. Zion, 12-3. Jared Finley (138) stuck Paul of Mattoon and beat Eades of Mt. Zion by injurt default.
Adam Hudson (152) remained undefeated for the season (25-0) with two more pins. He stuck Guillion of Mattoon and Saloka of Mt. Zion. Elliott Smithson (220) recorded two more pins. He stuck Ruiz of Mattoon and Cannon of Mt. Zion. Heavyweight Andrew Mudgette also stepped up to score two pins. He pinned Dyer of Mattoon and won by fall over Merris of Mt. Zion.
Ben Houska (152) split on the night, scoring a pin against Louthan of Mattoon. Jarred Hicks (132) split Thursday, pinning Burber of Mattoon. Wyatt Fox lost 8-5 to Mt. Zion, but had a pin against Atkinson of Mattoon. Lucas Duckett (170) split on Thursday, losing to Godden of Mattoon, 11-4, but winning a decision over Copeland of Mt. Zion.
Shelbyville 31, Mt. Zion 25