The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn and Dallas Center-Grimes wrestling teams will be in a Adel tonight (Jan. 5) for their annual dual.
During the 2015-2016 season, the Mustangs beat the Tigers 45-28 in overall team points.
This season, the Mustangs have nine wrestlers, from this meet alone, returning and the Tigers have seven returning.
The Mustangs that could be returning to this meet are Drew Kearney (126), Bryce Murano (138), Bain Broderick (160), Ben Fisher (170), Coty Lemon (285), Peyton Braunschweig (106), Max Tracy (120), Jay Goree (152) and Brady Simmons (220).
The Tigers that might been seen on the mat tonight are John Thorne (126), Gage Fuller (145), Caleb Buse (145), Leo Tauke (170), Hunter Kinzie (170), Andrew Flora (106) and Nolan Harsh (138).
Last season, the Tigers had 2,567 total team points on the season and overall, they had 487 win. The Mustangs finished their season with 2,171 team points and 491 wins.
Bryce Murano had the most wins and team points of the Mustangs that will be returning to this meet. Last season the senior wrestled at 126 pounds against A-D-M's Gage Fuller, who will also be returning for the Tigers. Murano had 217 team points and 40 wins last season, this season he has 81 points and 16 wins.
The leader for the Tigers last season was Nolan Harsh. He had 39 wins during the season and received 193 team points for the Tigers. Harsh was in the 113 pound weight class last year where he wrestled Max Tracy. He bumped up to the 138 pound weight class this season which is the same weight that Murano will be wrestling in. This season Harsh already has 91 points and 19 wins.
This year, the Tigers have accumulated 826 team points in the six meets they have competed in this season. The Tiger varsity team has 21 wrestlers this year with 162 wins.
The wrestlers that were at this meet last year have had 73 of those wins and contributed 366.5 of the overall team points so far this season.
Going into this meet, the Mustang wrestlers have wrestled in seven meets and gained 710.5 points. The Mustangs have 34 wrestlers on their varsity team this year with 193 total wins.
Those nine wrestlers that could be returning to this meet have 76 the 193 wins. They also have 352.5 of the team's points this season.
DC-G hosts their annual Mustang Invitational, and each year A-D-M is one of the teams invited. This year, there were only two matches between the Mustangs and the Tigers.
The first match was between Tauke and Mustangs' Rowan Collins. The 170 pound match ended in 59 seconds when Collins pinned Tauke.
The second match was in the 285 pound weight class. This match was between two wrestlers who were not part of the A-D-M/DC-G dual last season. Mustangs' Brady Simmons ended up pinning Tiger Jacob Pfiffner in 2:53.
There are many Mustangs and Tigers that will face off tonight that have not before this season, but there are also a few that have wrestled one another before. The dual will be held at the A-D-M high school and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Note: Tonight will also be the Tigers' senior night.