Tiger wrestlers improve to 4-0, seniors lead the way

The Tiger wrestling team has had an ideal start to its season.

After finishing 10th at Keith Young, Cedar Falls has turned the bus around. Their most recent victories, coming over Cedar Rapids Washington and Jefferson, have helped the Tigers get off to a  4-0 start.

“Getting off to such a great start as a team has been really huge for us, especially since we have such a young team. We’ve had a lot of younger guys stepping up. It’s good that we’ve started well and have everybody’s confidence up,“ senior Jacob Schwab said.

Over the weekend, Cedar Falls traveled to Western Dubuque for an eight team dual. The Tigers won the consolation bracket there. Schwab was one of two Tigers to go undefeated over the weekend. Combined, senior Nick Hagedorn and Schwab finished the day 10-0 at the Western Dubuque Duals.

“We didn’t have our normal guys wrestling at  weight classes 106-120, 132, 145. We were a little shorthanded but did what we could with who we had,” Schwab said.

The Tigers next meet is a triangular this Thursday at Cedar Rapids Xavier against Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Xavier. The Tigers are looking to improve to 6-0 and keep the bus rolling in the right direction.

Swhwab said that they’re confident they can sweep Xavier and Kennedy, assuming everybody makes weight on Thursday.

“They’re definitely two beatable teams. We gotta keep piecing our team together. If we show up and do what we need to do, we should get two more wins,” Schwab said.

Cedar Falls' Nick Hagedorn works to get behind his opponent at Keith Young on Dec. 1 at CFHS.

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