Always looking for the next battle, the Western Dubuque wrestling team traveled to DeWitt, Dec. 22 to square off in the Central DeWitt Duals where the Bobcats went 2-2.

The Bobcats took care of business against the undermanned Davenport Central squad wrestling their way to 75-0 victory, then a 58-23 beating of Davenport West.

Western Dubuque then closed out the day falling to North Scott, 45-21, and Central DeWitt, 39-28.

Against Davenport Central Ben Schueller (132), Nevin Pins (138), Trayton Kurimski (152), Logan Massey (170) and Sawyer Nauman (195) all won their matches by pin with Pins’ 24-second match being the quickest of the match.

Maddox Bries (106), Caden Mulnix (113), Jagger McCool (120), Zain Heiderscheit (126), Kyle Schirmer (145), Owen Hatcher (220) and Brody Steger (285) all won their matches by forfeit as the Bobcats had their first shutout of the season.

It was another dominating victory for the Bobcats when they blasted Davenport West 58-23. Schirmer (145) made a big statement in his opening bout as he pinned Wyatt Hass in just 18 seconds, the fastest of the dual for Western Dubuque. The Bobcats took the first eight bouts on their way to cruising to their second win of the night.

Evan Surface (182), Steger, Mulnix and Schueller worked to earn pins in their matches while Kurimski outpointed his opponent 12-2.

Logan Massey (160), Max Feldmann (170), Nauman and Hatcher won by forfeit.

Things got tougher for the Bobcats when they faced-off with North Scott. Surface held on for a 5-2 win over AJ Petersen and Nauman pinned his victim in 1:19 but they could only find two more wins in the line-up as they fell to Lancers 45-21. McCool did out-work Logan Schmidt to gain a fall in 5:45 of their match and Schueller outpointed Chase Porter, 10-9.

During their final dual of the night, the Bobcats fought their way to an early 18-0 lead over Central DeWitt after Feldmann, Surface and Nauman all won by pin. Nauman had the fastest pin of the meet, 32 seconds. Unfortunately, Western Dubuque didn’t earn another point until Schueller won his match 4-0. They closed out the dual with Kurimski winning by a 5-3 decision and Massey earned a major decision, 14-2, but it wasn’t enough on the scoreboard as DeWitt held on to win 39-28.

Schueller, Surface and Nauman were the only Bobcats who went 4-0 at the duals.

Kurimski and Massey went 3-1, Hatcher was 2-1, Mulnix and Schirmer going 2-2.

By splitting the four matches at the DeWitt Duals, the Bobcats enter the holiday break at 5-4.