Dutch display dominance in dual wrestling tournament

Central Dutch Athletics

Central Dutch Athletics

ALLENTOWN, PA. — A long flight to Pennsylvania yielded the Central College wrestling team five dual victories and a team championship at the Scotty Wood duals hosted by Muhlenberg College on Sautrday.

After romping through pool play with a 3-0 mark, Central defeated Camden County College (Pa.) 55-0 in the semifinals and downed the hosts from Muhlenberg College (Pa.) 36-6 in the final.

Central’s pool play matches saw the Dutch beat Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) 42-11, Lackawanna College (Pa.) 52-0) and Keystone College (Pa.) 54-3.

“Muhlenberg is a really solid team,” coach Eric Van Kley said. “We wrestled our best in the finals. We were really excited to get five wins. It was a team effort all around.”

Daniel Radcliffe (senior, Homer Glen, Ill., Lockport Township HS) was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler after he concluded his 5-0 day with a 6-4 decision over the 9th-ranked wrestler in the country, Austin Sherman of Muhlenberg College, in the championship dual.

“Daniel had a terrific day,” Van Kley said. “That was a good win for him over a ranked wrestler in his last match.”

The only other Central wrestler to go 5-0 was 197-pounder Gavin Babcock (sophomore, Altoona, Southeast Polk HS). He was given a pair of forfeits, but his other three matches were victories by fall in the first period.

“Gavin also had an outstanding day,” Van Kley said.

Now that the wrestling is over, the Dutch are headed just a few hours east of Allentown to the bright lights of New York City for

“It’s an awesome trip for the guys,” Van Kley said. “We’re excited to do some sight-seeing and see a different part of the country.”

Stigsell wins title at Augsburg – In addition to the trip to Pennsylvania, the Dutch wrestling team sent a contingent of younger wrestlers to the Augsburg-Adidas Invitational hosted by Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In the 197-pound silver bracket, freshman Cooper Stigsell (Litchfield Park, Ariz., Serrado HS) won all three matches in his four-man bracket to garner his first collegiate tournament title.

Also in silver brackets, Griffen McBride (sophomore, 184 pounds, Pleasantville HS) and Samuel Zook (freshman, Oak Harbor, Wash.) advanced to the title match before losing.

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