Grapplers top Waubonsie Valley to open Flavin Invite
by Mike Slodki
DEKALBâ€”Kaneland got its first dual out of the way, in a big way.
Going out to a big lead against Auroraâ€™s Waubonsie Valley at the 11th annual Don Flavin Invite in DeKalb, the Knight grapplers took home a 42-24 win to improve to 13-3 in dual action thus far.
Finishing second in Pool B, the Knights await the winner of Pool C, either Naperville North, York, Woodstock or Mascoutah for Wednesday action.
Afternoon results were unavailable as of press time.
Against the Warriors, Deven Scholl earned a pin for a 24-9 lead, while WV crawled back into the dual with wins in the 130, 135 and 140 pound matches. Kyle Davidson nabbed a pin on a reversal while on the mat with :52 left in round 2 to go up 30-19.
â€œGoing out there, I knew I had to get six,â€ Davidson said. â€œI needed to step up and I toned it down a bit and did the basics.â€
Later, Nick Michels earned a pin at 171 pounds for a the final tally.
â€œThe pins definitely helped us out,â€ KHS coach Monty Jahns said. â€œWe started out a little bit slow which is what happened two Saturdays ago. I think weâ€™re awake now and weâ€™re going to wrestling with a little more aggression.â€
The Knights go to Woodstock on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 along with Mundelein and Richmond-Burton.