Delta wins last dual!
The Eagles traveled to Husky country last evening to take on Hamilton Hieghts in Delta’s last wrestling dual of the season.
Going into the dual Delta was short two of its star varsity wrestlers 126 Payne Blackburn and 132
Dillon Tuttle due to injuries.
Despite their absence Delta came out strong starting at 138lbs and lead the team score until the Eagles forfeited at 220 lbs.
The Huskies battled hard and took the lead at that point and the team scores went back and forth in each ones favor until the final match.
Delta was down by one point 33-34 going into the final match of the night at 132lbs.
The last match and fate of a Delta victory came upon the shoulders of a JV freshman
Jackson King, a fill in for the injured Dillon Tuttle.
Jackson came out strong and scored a takedown on Landon Steel of Hamilton Hieghts in the first period giving Jackson a 2-0 lead going into the second period.
In the second period, from the down position, Jackson hit a reversal and secured a fall sealing the team victory for the Eagles!
Final team scores Delta 39 Hamilton Hieghts 34
Delta winners last night were:
138 Jakob Schliessman
145 Titus Hill
160 Lucas Fox
170 Josh Jones
HWT Evan Hill
113 Gage Cline
120 John Robinson
132 Jackson King
JV exhibition winners were:
132 Kaden Phillips
138 Gabrielle Schaus
145 Hudson Kishel
152 Heath Sprague
Delta’s final dual record for 2019-20 stands at 13-1-3
The Eagle grapplers will now be focusing on the IHSAA State Tournament series beginning with the IHSAA Sectionals
scheduled February 1st @ Delta.