Dawson, Nichols, Heick register pins for Byron-Bergen

By on December 30, 2019
Devon Heick seconds before his third period pin. Photo by Warren Kozireski

Devon Heick seconds before his third period pin. Photo by Warren Kozireski

Eighth-grader Daniels Dawson, freshman Jaxon Nichols, and junior Devon Heick each had pins, and senior Zach Hannan won by technical fall, but Byron-Bergen fell to visiting Albion 54-23 in wrestling.

Dawson had two first period takedowns before his pin in 2:52 at 106 lb. before Nichols had little trouble using just 55 seconds to put his opponent’s shoulders on the mat at 120 lb.

Heick was trailing 2-4 after the first two minutes of his 160 lb. bout before registering an escape and takedown in the second. His fall came in 5:09.

Hannan, who finished second in the 2018-19 Section V Class B championships and currently ranked second at 152 lb. according to armdrag.com, used two takedowns and a near fall to open up a 7-0 first period lead and extended that to 13-1 after two before a third period reverse and takedown ended the 17-2 technical fall.