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Bolts fall in season opener to the Wahawks

Morris and Terwilleger led Liberty in 72-8 loss to Wahawks
Liberty High sophomore Jordan Jessup (right) battles a Waterloo West Wahawk in a 138-pound JV match Thursday, Dec. 5, at home. Jessup was pinned.

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High grapplers opened the 2019-20 season with a 72-8 loss to the Waterloo West Wahawks, at home, on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Jaxon Morris, a freshman, put the Lightning on the scoreboard with an 8-2 decision over West High junior Reese Talaska. Sophomore Elijah Terwilleger won a 16-0 technical fall in 4:25 over West High sophomore Michael Tatum.
The Bolts forfeited at 106, 113, 170, 182, 195 and 220 pounds.
Liberty’s mat men return to action on Thursday, Dec. 12, as Cedar Rapids Kennedy visits for a 7 p.m. dual meet ahead of a Saturday, Dec. 14, invitational at Maquoketa High School starting at 10 a.m. Liberty travels to Dubuque Hempstead for a dual on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. and closes out 2019 at Central DeWitt’s invitational on Saturday, Dec. 21, starting at 9 a.m.

Waterloo West (WAWE) 72, Liberty High (ICL) 8, Thursday, Dec. 5
106:
Victoria Knight (WAWE) over (ICL) (For.) 113: Carter Gleiter (WAWE) over (ICL) (For.) 120: Kaden Karns (WAWE) over Ian Brownsberger (ICL) (Fall 4:24) 126: Jaxson Morris (ICL) over Reese Talaska (WAWE) (Dec 8-2) 132: Jackson Westemeier (WAWE) over Austin Franklin (ICL) (Fall 3:06) 138: Cole Knight (WAWE) over Jack Philipp (ICL) (Fall 4:22) 145: Eddie Lanier Jr. (WAWE) over Mike Luyeye (ICL) (Fall 1:42) 152: Daniel Gekpoah (WAWE) over Ethan Armstrong (ICL) (Fall 3:40) 160: Elijah Terwilleger (ICL) over Michael Tatum (WAWE) (TF 16-0 4:25) 170: Ian Troester (WAWE) over (ICL) (For.) 182: Mitch Kayser (WAWE) over (ICL) (For.) 195: Christian Chapman (WAWE) over (ICL) (For.) 220: Adam Teare (WAWE) over (ICL) (For.) 285: Javarious Burris (WAWE) over Charlie Hall (ICL) (Fall 0:37)