In its first dual action of the season, the North Central College wrestling team scored an easy victory over the University of Chicago Maroons, 26-12, on Tuesday night at Merner Field House.
After a forfeit victory by Nick Santos at 125 pounds, Layten Binion continued the Cardinals momentum at 133 pounds with a dominating 23-8 technical fall victory over Adam Wyeth.
Nathan Segal (149 pounds), Josh Tardy (157 pounds), and Alex Vosburgh (165 pounds) produced three straight victories for the home team. Segal squeaked out a 2-1 decision over Jacob Smith, while Tardy claimed an 8-2 decision over Michael McNulty. Vosburgh made it three in a row with an 8-5 decision over Paul Papoutsis.
The Cardinals head for warmer weather this weekend when they head to the Florida Gulf Coast Duals Saturday in Fort Myers, Fla.
125: Nick Santos (NCC) won by forfeit
133: Layten Binion (NCC) def. Adam Wyeth, tech. fall 23-8
141: Charles Banazak (UC) def. Andrew Rodawold, dec. 10-6
149: Nathan Segal (NCC) def. Jacob Smith, dec. 2-1
157: Josh Tardy (NCC) def. Michael McNulty, dec. 8-2
165: Alex Vosburgh (NCC) def. Paul Papoutsis, dec. 8-5
174: Steven Franke (UC) def. Erick Kirkman, dec. 2-0
184: Vincent Pizzo (NCC) won by forfeit
197: Mario Palmisano (UC) def. Javier Ishola-Marquez, dec. 8-3
285: Jeffrey Tyburski (UC) def. Dylan Mahler, dec. 3-2