Coe handles Central in first dual of 2023-24

PELLA, Iowa -- The No. 15 Coe College wrestling team picked up an easy victory in its first dual meet of the year, defeating Central College 32-13 in an American Rivers Conference dual on Thursday evening. Cade Hornback opened the match with a narrow victory at 125, securing a 12-9 decision to put Coe up 3-0. Dresden Grimm put the next points on the board for the Kohawks at 141, securing a fall over 12th-ranked Pierre Baldwin in the second period. Kael Scranton, Will Esmoil, LJ Richardson and Jared Voss later made it four straight wins for the Kohawks, securing victories at 157, 165, 174 and 184 to put the match away. Scranton and Richardson earned bonus points during the streak with major decisions while Esmoil was the second Kohawk to record a pin in the match. Damari Dancy closed the match with the team's third pin of the contest, handling his opponent in just 42 seconds at 285.

125 — #13 Cade Hornback (COE) won by decision over David Vukobratovich (CEN), 9-12 (COE, 3-0)
133 — #11 Brock Beck (CEN) won by decision over #17 Bryce Parke, 4-2 (COE, 3-3)
141 — Dresden Grimm (COE) won by fall over #12 Pierre Baldwin, 3:44 (COE, 9-3)
149 — Duncan Delzell (CEN) won by fall over Ty Koedam, 6:11 (COE, 9-9)
157 — Kael Scranton (COE) won major decision over Colby Tool, 10-0 (COE, 13-9)
165 — #11 Will Esmoil (COE) won by fall over Jason Hermann, 1:27 (COE, 19-9)
174 — #5 LJ Richardson (COE) won by major decision over Austin Roos, 12-4 (COE, 23-9)
184 — #9 Jared Voss (COE) won by decision over #19 Sam West, 7-6 (COE, 26-9)
197 — #5 Gage Linahon (CEN) won by major decision over Mathieu Arsenault 11-3 (COE, 26- 13)
285 — Damari Dancy (COE) won by fall over Kyler Hall, 0:42 (COE, 32-13)

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Next Up: The Kohawks will return to the mats on Saturday for their annual home invitational, welcoming schools from across the region on Saturday, November 18 to Kohawk Arena.