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UNION — The Capital City Cavaliers opened their season Tuesday with a 48-27 dual win against the Union Wildcats.

The Cavaliers won eight weights by forfeit and another by fall, while the Wildcats won four weights by fall and one by decision.

Ian Nelson was the lone Capital City varsity wrestler to win a contested match, beating Union's Bradley Scott by fall at 220 pounds.

Sterling Wheatley (113), AJ Kempker (120), Bishop Boyd (126), Eli Schuemann (132), Matt Boyer (182), Kaleob Latham (195) and Hurley Jacobs (285) all took forfeits for the Cavaliers.

Union earned falls in four consecutive weights. Levi Casey at 138, Jeremiah Austin at 145, Ethyn Otto at 152 and Jake Weaver at 160 all lost by fall for the Cavaliers.

Union won by decision against Eli Jenkins at 170 before Capital City closed the dual with 24 unanswered points.

Both teams were open at 106.

Capital City won two of three girls matches Tuesday.

Jacinda Espinosa beat Andi Holmes by fall at 135 for the Lady Cavaliers, while Rebecca Porting pinned Emily Struebbe at 194 for Capital City. Josey Alfermann took the lone Union girls win with a pin of Abbi Witt at 115.

Capital City (1-0) faces St. James and Potosi in triangular action next Tuesday at St. James.

Capital City beat Union 66-6 in junior varsity action Tuesday.

Nine Cavaliers won by forfeit, whle three won by fall to build the advantage.

Austin Feely at 113, Nate Yoder at 152 and Gage Fine at 160 all won by fall for Capital City,

Parker Jones (126), Eric Mejia (132), Alden Kimlinger (138), Ty Wood (145), Lorenzo Gillom (182), Darius Hendricks (195), Adam Alonzo (220) and Reyce Turner (285) all took forfeits for the Cavaliers.

Union scored its lone points with a pin at 170.

Both teams were open at 106 and 120.

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