The first home dual of the season turned out to a rough one for the Laramie Plainsmen wrestling team Tuesday night.

Laramie (0-1) won only four of the 12 matches wrestled and lost to Cheyenne East, 56-21. The Plainsmen were open at two weights.

Laramie head coach Mikah Kadera was disappointed that what he saw from his squad.

“Not a lot of aggressiveness. East came out, and they were aggressive, and that’s why they won the dual. We can’t depend on three or four or five, even six guys to come out and win a dual or even a tournament. So, something’s gotta change. Whether it’s their attitude or work ethic in the room.”

Senior Kaden Schriner began the dual at 160 pounds with a hard fought 3-2 decision over East’s Seth Green. Senior Carless Looney won his match at 195 pounds by fall in 1:54. The only other two wins came from sophomore Ethan Sell pinned his opponent 1:18 for a victory at 106 pounds. Senior Idris Elias need only 1:08 for a victory by fall, but that was the last Laramie win.

The Plainsmen will try to regroup, as they send a select group of varsity wrestlers to the Old Chicago Northern Colorado Christmas Tournament in Loveland, CO Friday and Saturday. Wrestling is at the Budweiser Events Center.

Plainsmen Swimming and Diving

The Plainsmen won their opening dual of the season with a 104-74 win over Cheyenne Central at the Laramie High School Natatorium.

Laramie won nine of the 12 events. That included a sweep of all three relays. Freshman Max DeYoung won the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. Junior Jesse Franc captured first place in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke.

The Plainsmen added a pair of new state qualifiers. Chris Bury and Haden Wheeler both made the mark on the diving board. Bury won the event in the dual meet. It gives LHS nine state qualifiers early in the season.

Laramie heads to Riverton for a pair of meets Friday and Saturday.