INDIANOLA, Iowa -- In front of a packed Hopper Gymnasium, the Simpson wrestling team lost 45-0 to 12th-ranked Central on Thursday.
Before the match began, Simpson honored its four seniors, Jacob Irwin, RJ Brown, Damon Piatt and DeVaughn Scott, and senior athletic trainer, Shelby Hunnemiller. Irwin wrestled his last match at home after appearing in 103 bouts for head coach Nate Hansen. Brown has competed in 120 matches and tallied 17 pins for 67 career victories. Piatt performed in 88 matches and has 13 career pins, eight of those coming from this season. Scott has been a constant force for the Storm and has a career record of 82-34, including 36 pins.
Sophomore Blake Bauer was in a close-knit battle in the 157-pound weight class. Bauer ultimately fell by decision to Collin Groleau. Damon Piatt was in another tough match for the Storm (1-13, 0-7 A-R-C), but was unable to handle Jeremy Schueuermann and lost by a decision.
Dual Meet Report
125 — Cameron Timok (CEN) tech. fall Dylan McChesney, 19-4, 5:00
133 — Chase Petty (CEN) maj. dec. Spencer Anderson, 12-3
141 — Daniel Radcliffe (CEN) tech. fall Jacob Irwin, 16-2, 5:23
149 — Robert Areyano (CEN) fall Jakob Slavin, 0:42
157 — Collin Groleau (CEN) dec. Blake Bauer, 8-5
165 — Jeremy Vester (CEN) dec. RJ Brown, 13-6
174 — Jeremy Scheuermann (CEN) dec. Damon Piatt, 5-2
184 — Lane Rumelhart (CEN) forfeit
197 — Gavin Babcock (CEN) forfeit
285 — Duncan Lee (CEN) maj. dec. Sam Mathis, 8-0
Simpson takes its team to the Central Last Chance Invitational on Saturday. The invite begins at 10 a.m. in Pella, Iowa. The Storm return back to their dual schedule and compete at Dubuque on Tuesday at 7 p.m.