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Piedmont falls to Weatherford in home dual

AJ Walker wrestles during Piedmont’s home dual against Weatherford.

Tuesday night was a tough one for the Piedmont wrestlers as they fell to the Weatherford Eagles 46-15.

“We didn’t wrestle our best,” Coach Erik Ford said. “They came to wrestle, and gave it to us.”

Hunter Winkle (215 pounds.), Coulton Parker (119 lbs.), Aaron Hane (125 lbs.), and Bryce Henry (130 lbs.) were the only Wildcats to record victories. Both Winkle and Henry managed to pin their opponents.

“We had to start in the middle of their line up, and that’s their strength,” Ford said. “After that, we just couldn’t get anything going.”

Piedmont also added a new wrestler to its line up in the heavyweight division, Lane Denwalt. Denwalt wrestled in his first match on Tuesday and Ford said he was proud of how Denwalt did for his first time out.

Weatherford won four matches by fall, while Piedmont only won two. Other than those matches, the Wildcats were able to hang with Weatherford in almost every match.

Piedmont next wrestles at the District Duals in Blackwell. Blackwell, Douglass, and Star Spencer will face Piedmont in the tournament in hopes of advancing to the state duals in February.

“We have to come out ready to wrestle,” Ford said. “It’s that easy.”

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