University wrestling team finishes 6th in Wheeling Park Duals

WHEELING — The University High wrestling team finished sixth in the Wheeling Park Duals — 35 teams were invited.

The Hawks (7-4) won their pool, finishing undefeated with wins over Riverside (52-19), Dover (Ohio) (35-31), Brooke (61-12), Loveland (Ohio) (40-21) and Sissonville (63-16).

After pool play was when things got difficult for University, which lost three-straight matches to John Marshall (33-32), Carrollton (Ohio (53-15) and Cabell Midland (33-30).

Jacob Simpson, Matthew Simpson, Braeden Pauley and Jake Staud each finished undefeated in the showcase for the Hawks.

University will wrestle again Friday at Preston, and then turn around and face off against No. 2 Parkersburg at Ripley.

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