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Boyceville wrestlers dominate Osceola Duals

OSCEOLA — Boyceville’s varsity wrestling line-up is starting to fill in and resemble what it may look like come tournament time in February.

As a result, the victories are starting to pile up.

The Bulldogs, with the addition of two-time state medalist Micah Johnson, swept to the team title at the Osceola duals Saturday, December 19 with a perfect 5-0 record and improved to 12-3  in early season dual competition.

Despite forfeiting several matches at 120 and 195 pounds, Boyceville’s margin of victory was 26 points or more in its five duals in Osceola as it went an impressive 48-14 in its individual matches.

Leading the way for the Bulldogs, who moved up a couple of spots to ninth in the latest Wisconsin Wrestling online Division 3 poll, were seven undefeated wrestlers. In addition three others finished the day at 4-1.

Dyllon Johnson, James Palmer, Brock Schlough, Cody Frederick, Micah Johnson and Garrett Joles all finished with unblemished 5-0 records at the Osceola duals. While the trio of Justin Malean, Brandon Windsor and Nick Goodell went 4-1. With the exception of Malean, all the aforementioned are ranked in the top 12 of their respective weight classes.

Sophomore Garrett Joles, ranked first in the D3 182-pound class, won all five of his Osceola matches on first-period pins. Sophomore Dyllon Johnson (#12 at 126 pounds) along with junior James Palmer (#10 ranked at 138), freshman Brock Schlough (#10 ranked at 145) and sophomore Cody Frederick (#11 at 160) each registered four falls among their five wins. Junior Micah Johnson (third-ranked at 170) scored a trio of pins and a tight 5-4 win over Dakota Schultz of Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg.

Windsor’s (ranked sixth at heavyweight) four wins came via falls while Malean had three pins and Goodell (currently rated ninth at 106) two.

All those individual successes led to the team’s domination in pool and championship rounds.

Split into a pair of 4-team pools, the top two teams in each pool battled for the title.

The Bulldogs swept to easy victories in its division besting Barron 60-19, Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg 57-21 and the host Chieftains of Osceola 59-12.

Boyceville then avenged an earlier loss to Clear Lake as it pounded the Warriors 54-26 in the semifinal round and earned a match-up against River Falls for the title.

The Bulldogs easily tamed the Division 1 Wild Cats as they won nine matches including seven by pins to lay claim to the championship with a 53-27 win.

Boyceville 60, Barron 19

Boyceville dropped two of the first three matches to Barron and trailed 9-6. But the Bulldogs outscored the Golden Bears 54-10 the rest of the way to take the 60-19 victory.

All ten of Boyceville’s wins came courtesy of falls including six in the first period  with three under a minute.

120 – Quincy Stephens (BAR) received forfeit; 126 – Dyllon Johnson (BV) over Justin Bartlett (BAR), fall 0:33; 132 – Tristan Massie (BAR) over Jason Swanepoel (BV), dec. 8-1; 138 – James Palmer (BV) over Noah Massie (BAR), fall 1:35; 145 – Brock Schlough (BV) over Elijah Whittington (BAR), fall 1:33; 152 – Cody Frederick (BV) over Brandin Bilhovde (BAR), fall 0:52; 160 – William Waldofski (BAR) over Justin Malean (BV), major dec. 14-6; 170 – Micah Johnson (BV) over Derek Wohlk (BAR), fall 0:37; 182 – Garrett Joles (BV) over Tristan Stokes (BAR), fall 1:02; 195 – Shane Hanson (BAR) received forfeit; 220 – Noah Novotney (BV) over Zach Miller (BAR), fall 3:05; 285 – Brandon Windsor (BV) over Daniel Enney (BAR), fall 4:33; 106 – Nick Goodell (BV) over Alex Cox (BAR), fall 2:18; 113 – Braxton Ludke (BV) over Shauna Thompson (BAR), fall 3:35.

Boyceville 57, Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg 21

Boyceville won the first eight matches against Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg including five by fall, two via forfeits and an exciting 5-4 decision by Micah Johnson at 170 pounds for a 45 to zip lead.

L/F/G won four of the final six matches but it was not enough to catch the Bulldogs who added a Noah Novotney pin at 220 pounds and a forfeit to Nick Goodell for the 57-21 win.

126 – Dyllon Johnson (BV) over Merlin Hibs (L/F/G), fall 1:32; 132 – Jason Swanepoel (BV) received forfeit; 138 – James Palmer (BV) received forfeit; 145 – Brock Schlough (BV) over Peter Lund (L/F/G), fall 2:11; 152 – Cody Frederick (BV) over Adam Menke (L/F/G), fall 1:16; 160 – Justin Malean (BV) over Walker Louis (L/F/G), fall 1:22; 170 – Micah Johnson (BV) over Dakota Schultz (L/F/G), dec. 5-4; 182 – Garrett Joles (BV) over Steven Holdt (L/F/G), fall 0:49; 195 – Brock Phernetton (L/F/G) received forfeit; 220 – Noah Novotney (BV) over Matt Louis (L/F/G), fall 0:23; 285 – Parker Steen (L/F/G) over Brandon Windsor (BV), dec. 3-2; 106 – Nick Goodell (BV) received forfeit; 113 – Colin Jeske (L/F/G) over Braxton Ludke (BV), fall 1:28; 120 – Cole Britton (L/F/G) received forfeit.

Boyceville 59, Osceola 12

After dropping the opening match to host Osceola, Boyceville won ten of the next 12 matches which included a streak of six straight pins for the 59-12 win.

In that run of pins, Micah Johnson recorded the Bulldogs’ quickest fall of the day – a 12 second pin of Ben Carlson at 182 pounds. That was followed by Garrett Joles 22 second fall at 195, an 18 second pin by Noah Novotney at 220 pounds and a 34 second stick by Brandon Windsor at 285.

132 – John Hove (O) over Jason Swanepoel (BV), dec. 7-4; 138 – James Palmer (BV) over Nick Abernathy (O), fall 4:16; 145 – Brock Schlough (BV) over Diego Lowney (O), technical fall 18-0; 152 – Cody Frederick (BV) over Ben Nelson (O), fall 0:39; 160 – Jack Feldt (O) over Tyler Krueger (BV), dec. 10-4; 170 – Justin Malean (BV) over Noah Kunkel (O), fall 2:38; 182 – Micah Johnson (BV) over Brett Carlson (O), fall 0:12; 195 – Garrett Joles (BV) over Austin Moltzer (O), fall 0:22; 220 – Noah Novotney (BV) over Gabe Lowney (O), fall 0:18; 285 – Brandon Windsor (BV) over Evon Adams (O), fall 0:34; 106 – Nick Goodell (BV) over Andrew Olson (O), fall 2:53; 113 – Andrew Montpetit (O) over Braxton Ludke (BV), fall 1:02; 120 – Double Forfeit; 126 – Dyllon Johnson (BV) received forfeit.

Boyceville 54, Clear Lake 26

After suffering a 40-30 in Clear Lake on December 8, the Bulldogs were locked and loaded for the Warriors when the two teams met in the Osceola semifinals less than two weeks later.

Boyceville had been forced to forfeit several weights in its early match with the Warriors. But in Osceola the Bulldogs surrendered just a single forfeit to the Warriors as they opened the dual with seven straight wins and victories in eight of the first nine.

Boyceville had run to a 42-0 advantage before Clear Lake knew what had hit it. Palmer, Schlough, Frederick, Tyler Krueger and Joles won by fall in the run and the Bulldogs also received a pair of forfeits. Windsor and Dyllon Johnson also had pins at their respective weights.

The Warriors won five of the final seven bouts but its was too little too late as the Bulldogs triumphed 54-26.

138 – James Palmer (BV) over Nick Sempf (CL), fall 2:42; 145 – Brock Schlough (BV) over George Paulzine (CL), fall 0:56; 152 – Cody Frederick (BV) over Blake Johnson (CL), fall 0:26; 160 – Tyler Krueger (BV) over Jake Myers (CL), fall 5:30; 170 – Justin Malean (BV) received forfeit; 182 – Micah Johnson (BV) received forfeit; 195 – Garrett Joles (BV) over Nick Filkens (CL), fall 0:53; 220 – Noah Weiczorek (CL) over Noah Novotney (BV), dec. 8-5; 285 – Brandon Windsor (BV) over Ian Ruble (CL), fall 1:47; 106 – Ryan Anderson (CL) over Nick Goodell (BV), fall 2:58; 113 – Nick Elmer (CL) over Braxton Ludke (BV), fall 1:19; 120 – Cori Engebretson (CL) received forfeit; 126 – Dyllon Johnson (BV) over Zach Elmer (CL), fall 3:51; 132 – Gabe Colbeth (CL) over Jason Swanepoel (BV), fall 0:42.

Boyceville 53, River Falls 27

Once again an early lead was key to a Boyceville victory in the championship.

The Bulldogs took a 29-0 led over the Wild Cats as Brock Schlough, Justin Malean, Micah Johnson and Garrett Joles scored falls and Cody Frederick added a 17-2 win by technical fall.

Brandon Windsor, Dyllon Johnson and James Palmer contributed fall in the later half of the dual and helped Boyceville close out River Falls 53-27 for the win in the title match.

145 – Brock Schlough (BV) over Jack Hines (RF), fall 1:48; 152 – Cody Frederick (BV) over Bailey Ronnestrand (RF), technical fall 17-2; 160 – Justin Malean (BV) over Nick Blaubach (RF), fall 3:38; 170 – Micah Johnson (BV) over John Langlois (RF), fall 0:28; 182 – Garrett Joles (BV) over Conner Daggett (RF), fall 1:10; 195 – Matthew Williamson (RF) received forfeit; 220 – Mitchell Williamson (RF) over Noah Novotney (BV), dec. 5-3; 285 – Brandon Windsor (BV) over David Hennessey (RF), fall 3:29; 106 – Nick Goodell (BV) received forfeit; 113 – Michael Rebozo (RF) over Braxton Ludke (BV), fall 1:23; 120 – Sam Burns (RF) received forfeit; 126 – Dyllon Johnson (BV) over Logan Schretenthaler (RF), fall 0:30; 132 – Nathan Fuller (RF) over Jason Swanepoel (BV), fall 3:27; 138 – James Palmer (BV) over Jason Wood (RF), fall 0:59.

Boyceville competed in the Northern Badger Classic December 29 and 30. It is slated to open conference duals on January 7 when it hosts new comer Durand.