The Union Knights opened the 2016-17 wrestling season, rolling past Waterloo Columbus, 51-18, in a meet where ten of the 14 matches were decided by forfeit.
In the other half of Union’s double dual, five pins by Denver/Tripoli wrestlers and three Union forfeits were the difference in a 54-19 win by the Titans. Payton Pelke (170 lbs.), Lane Albertsen (220) and Derek Holschlag (138) posted decision victories for the Knights, while Jack Thomsen won by majority decision at 106 lbs. Lake LeBahn (113) recorded the lone pin for Union.
Union 51, Waterloo Columbus 18
152: Kaleb Roach (U) over Zach Holton (WC) (Inj. [time])
160: Kaleb Boleyn (WC) over (U) (For.)
170: Adam Parsons (WC) over Payton Pelke (U) (Fall 4:18)
182: Mitch McFarland (WC) over (U) (For.)
195: Double Forfeit
220: Lane Albertsen (U) over (WC) (For.)
285: Double Forfeit
106: Jack Thomsen (U) over (WC) (For.)
113: Lake LeBahn (U) over (WC) (For.)
120: Payton Hellman (U) over Colin Schmitz (WC) (Fall 2:52)
126: Jacob Worthen (U) over Ethan Schmitz (WC) (Dec 8-3)
132: Kody Crawford (U) over (WC) (For.)
138: Derek Holschlag (U) over (WC) (For.)
145: Kyle Gross (U) over (WC) (For.)

Denver/Tripoli 54, Union 19
145: John Ebaugh (DT) over Kyle Gross (U) (Fall 2:28)
152: Cael Krueger (DT) over Kaleb Roach (U) (Fall 1:25)
160: Dakota Klingfuss (DT) over (U) (For.)
170: Payton Pelke (U) over Brady Brocka (DT) (Dec 3-0)
182: Ryan Maitland (DT) over (U) (For.)
195: Devon Lund (DT) over (U) (For.)
220: Lane Albertsen (U) over Keenan Balhmann (DT) (Dec 7-2)
285: Brock Farley (DT) over Liam Stone (U) (Inj. [time])
106: Jack Thomsen (U) over Jacob Moore (DT) (MD 14-2)
113: Lake LeBahn (U) over Carter Littlefield (DT) (Fall 1:36)
120: Gabe Lewis (DT) over Payton Hellman (U) (Fall 0:53)
126: Riley Wright (DT) over Jacob Worthen (U) (Fall 1:49)
132: Logan Meyer (DT) over Kody Crawford (U) (Fall 1:11)
138: Derek Holschlag (U) over Caleb Wilson (DT) (Dec 3-0)