Grapplers grind on

The Caledonia/Houston/Spring Grove wrestling team lost a 50-12 decision at Chatfield Jan. 3. The Warriors got wins from Jacob Winjum at 106 pounds when Winjum beat Jared Goldsmith 10-9. At 126 pounds Drew Stemper beat Tye Bentz 10-4, and at 160 pounds Reece Lange pinned Ethan Wright at the 5:47 mark for the Warriors. At 285 pounds Blake Mauss pinned Monte Flores-Ruesink in 3:57 for the Warriors last win.

On Jan. 5 the Warriors took part in the Owatonna Federated Duals and placed fifth, going 0-4 on the day. The Warriors lost to Adrian 49-27 and 57-15 to Owatonna.

The Warriors had better success at the annual Bi-State Classic at the La Crosse Center Dec. 28 and 29 when the team placed 17th overall in the 53-team field and eighth in Division 2. Hunter Hauser-Caldwell placed eighth at 113 pounds, and Dylan Lee was sixth at 120. At 132 pounds Luke Werner placed eighth, and Victor Guth was 12th overall at 195 pounds. Jacob Winjum, Drew Stemper, Jacob Swindell, Reece Lange, Mitchell Schmitz and Dave Wagner also wrestled at the tournament for the Warriors.

After traveling to Decorah Jan. 8 the Warriors will host GMLOK Friday and head to the Stewartville tournament Saturday.

 

– Brady Ambrose

 

BI-STATE CLASSIC

 

Division 1 team scores: Wausau West 321½, Holmen 237, Hudson 226½, Mount Horeb/Barneveld 208, Lakeville South 190, Eastview 160½, New Richmond 137, Bloomington Kennedy 132, Middleton 126, Tomah 124, Baraboo 101, D.C. Everest 99½, Muskego 98, Marshfield 85, Verona 83, Central 80, Logan 60, Portage 54.

Division 2 team scores: Luxemburg-Casco 290½, Ellsworth 207, Mauston 199, South Saint Paul 176, Nekoosa/Port Edwards 157, River Valley 146½, Monroe 143, Caledonia/Houston/Spring Grove 136½, Prairie du Chein 130, West Salem/Bangor 129, Adams Friendship 103, Dodgeville 89½, Cuba City/Southwestern 89, Richland Center 80½, Viroqua 74, Belmont/Platteville 60.

Division 3 team scores: Lancaster 246½, Stratford 144½, Weston/Ithaca 134½, Riverdale 127, Cashton 114, Royall 112½, Arcadia 106, De Soto 105, New Lisbon 87, Westby 76, Athens 71½, Aquinas 69, Auburndale 60, Boscobel 54½, North Crawford/Seneca 48, Hillsboro 36, Independence/Gilmanton 22, Kickapoo/La Farge 17.

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