JANESVILLE — The Whitewater wrestling team started off the night with back-to-back falls, but the Whippets were defeated by Janesville Craig, 59-24, in a non-conference dual Tuesday in Janesville.
The Cougars won six of the final seven matches of the night.
David Cushman started off the dual by beating Andrew Craddick with a fall 2 minutes, 36 seconds into the 152-pound match.
Carter Friend followed it up with a pin in the third-period of the 160-pound bout versus Davon Serrano
Craig won the next five straight matches — all via pins — to take a 30-12 lead.
CJ Tomomitsu halted the Cougars’ winning streak with a victory at 106 pounds. He won with a first-period fall against Ivan Ayala.
Dylan DuClos closed out the dual with a win for the Whippets at 145 pounds. He pinned Aiden Romack 3:03 into the match.
Craig collected nine pins on the night, while Whitewater finished with four. Only one match on the night didn’t end in a pin — Craig’s Juan Armas won via a 17-1 technical fall over Rye Fader at 126 pounds.
Whitewater will host the Rock Valley Conference Meet Saturday at Whitewater High School at 10 a.m.
JANESVILLE CRAIG 59,
106 pounds — Tomomitsu, WW, pinned Ayala, 1:37; 113 — Coulter, JC, pinned Gapinski, 1:02; 120 — Jimenez, JC, pinned Hammond, 4:48; 126 — Armas, JC, tech. Fall Fader, 17-2; 132 — Bellomo, JC, pinned DePorter, 2:37; 138 — MacLennan, JC, pinned Salmieri, 1:51; 145 — DuClos, WW, pinned Romack, 3:03; 152— Cushman, WW, pinned Craddick, 2:36; 160 — Friend, WW, pinned Serrano, 4:26; 170 — Getchell, JC, pinned Isbell, 2:48; 182 — Smith, JC, pinned Leibbrand, 2:35; 195 — Schumann, JC, pinned Monday, 5:48; 220 — Schenk, JC, pinned Wood, 0:58; 285 — Hopkins, JC, pinned Heussner, 1:26.