CUMBERLAND — A bevy of impressive individual performances headlined the Boyceville wrestling team’s season-opening matches at the Island City Duals in Cumberland December 1.
A half dozen Bulldog grapplers finished the dual meet tournament with unblemished records to help Boyceville finish with a 3-1 mark last Friday evening despite having to forfeit at 126 pounds throughout the tournament.
[emember_protected] Returning state champions Garrett Joles and Brock Schlough and state place winners Justin Malean and Noah Novotney all finished the day 4-0. It was an impressive feat also equalled by freshmen Walker Retz and Trett Joles, who went unbeaten in their very first varsity matches.
The six unbeatens combined for 14 pins, a technical fall and four major decision in the 24 matches they wrestle to help Boyceville beat River Falls 43-33, Hayward 59-21 and host Cumberland 53-24 in the fourth and final round of duals. The Bulldogs lone loss came in the second round where Baldwin-Woodville prevailed for a 44-34 win over Boyceville.
“I was happy with the overall performance of the team,” stated veteran Bulldogs’ head coach Jamie Olson of his team’s effort in Cumberland.
“We were winning in two matches against Baldwin and got pinned in both,” noted Olson. “Those are early season mistakes that we will work on and correct going forward. That was a very disappointing loss, but our kids bounced back and wrestled tough after that.”
As expected, Boyceville’s quartet of state place winners dominated their matches in Cumberland.
“Noah Novotney, Garrett Joles, Justin Malean and Brock Schlough were fun to watch all four going undefeated,” Olson stated.
Senior Noah Novotney and junior Brock Schlough each registered three pins at 285 and 160 pounds respectively.
Senior Garrett Joles, who wrestled a pair of matches at 195 and 220 pounds each, registered two falls, a technical fall and a major decision.
Justin Malean, the Bulldogs’ 170-pounder, came through with a pair of major decision among his four victories.
“These four have been outstanding leaders in the room and that makes my job a lot easier when you have goal oriented kids that can lead in the practice room,” said Olson.
Not surprising, Boyceville’s crop of talented freshmen shined in their high school and varsity debuts.
“I was really impressed with the five freshman that started for us,” stated the coach.
“Trett Joles and Walker Retz were dominate in their varsity debuts. Nathan Stuart also wrestled really well going 2-2 losing two hard fought matches against two tough kids. Taylor Schmid and Nick Litomsky did some really good things against tough competition,” Olson noted
Trett Joles, the younger sibling of Garrett, picked up a pair of pins in his four wins at 182 pounds as did Walker Retz at 113.
Nathan Stuart also recorded pins in both of his wins at 132 pounds.
Junior Eli Swanson wrestled extremely well at 106, taking home three wins in four matches including two by fall.
“Eli Swanson at 106 was outstanding, he has been one of our hardest working kids and his efforts showed,” Olson stated.
Nick Goodell finished 2-2 at 138 and Jason Swanepoel was 1-3 at 152.
Foreign exchange student Arthur Bia competed at 120 pounds and did well according to Olson despite going 0-4.
Boyceville will travel to Clear Lake Thursday for a dual before heading to the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells to compete in the annual Dells Duals on Saturday.
Boyceville 43, River Falls 33
113-Walker Retz (B) tech falled Bennet Cernohous (RF), 15-0; 120-Spencer Cernohous (RF) pinned Arthur Bia (B), 0:23; 126-Michael Rebozo (RF) received forfeit; 132-Leonard Robinson (RF) dec. Nathan Stuart (B), 10-7; 138-Nick Goodell (B) pinned Logan Schretenthaler (RF), 1:02; 145-Luke Killian (RF) pinned Nick Litomsky (B), 0:41; 152-Nathan Fuller (RF) pinned Jason Swanepoel (B), 3:08; 160-Brock Schlough (B) pinned Garrett Borth (RF), 3:39; 170-Justin Malean (B) majored Glen Pendleton (RF), 14-5; 182-Trett Joles (B) pinned Shihab Adam (RF), 1:54; 195-Garrett Joles (B) majored Chance Kamrowski (RF), 14-1; 220-Tyler Kliszcz (RF) pinned Taylor Schmid (Boyceville), 5:44; 285-Noah Novotney (B) pinned Garnett Ripley (RF), 1:17; 106-Eli Swanson (B) pinned Ethan Cernohous (RF), 0:40.
Baldwin-Woodville 44, Boyceville 34
120-Carson Lunde (BW) pinned Arthur Bia (B), 1:55; 126-Alex McCray (BW) received forfeit; 132-Jordan Bonte (BW) majored Nathan Stuart (B), 15-7; 138-Landen Lorentson (BW) pinned Nick Goodell (B), 3:56; 145-Joe Garcia (BW) pinned Nick Litomsky (B), 0:33; 152-Bode LaGrander (BW) majored Jason Swanepoel (B), 9-1; 160-Brock Schlough (B) pinned Dakota Gartmann (BW), 3:18; 170-Justin Malean (B) majored Kendall Martino (BW), 15-2; 182-Trett Joles (B) pinned Blaine Guthrie (BW), 3:27; 195-TshaJ-Luag Lee (BW) pinned Taylor Schmid (B), 5:00; 220-Garrett Joles (B) pinned Jake Heimer (BW), 1:04; 285-Noah Novotney (B) pinned Adam Malstrom (BW), 0:32; 106-Walker Langer (BW) pinned Eli Swanson (B), 4:52; 113-Walker Retz (B) pinned Tanner Merriman (BW), 3:24.
Boyceville 59, Hayward 21
126-Hunter Rhea (H) received forfeit; 132-Nathan Stuart (B) pinned Chris Peer (H), 1:26; 138-Tim Coyne (H) pinned Nick Litomsky (B), 2:44; 145-Dustin Stone (H) dec. Nick Goodell (B), 7-2; 152-Jason Swanepoel (B) pinned George Bestman (H), 1:45; 160-Brock Schlough (B) received forfeit; 170-Justin Malean (B) received forfeit; 182-Trett Joles (B) received forfeit; 195-Garrett Joles (B) tech falled Ronny Snider (H), 19-3; 220-Carl Mueller (H) pinned Taylor Schmid (B), 3:04; 285-Noah Novotney (B) received forfeit; 106-Eli Swanson (B) received forfeit; 113-Walker Retz (B) received forfeit; 120-Arthur Bia (B) received forfeit.
Boyceville 53, Cumberland 24
132-Nathan Stuart (B) pinned Devin Roff (CU), 1:47; 138-Nick Goodell (B) majored Benett Schramski (CU) , 9-0; 145-Reid Olson (CU) pinned Nick Litomsky (B), 1:39; 152-Isaiah Skidmore (CU) pinned Jason Swanepoel (B), 3:58; 160-Brock Schlough (B) pinned Bo Nelson (CU), 2:51; 170-Justin Malean (B) dec. Adam Nyhus (CU), 5-2; 182-Trett Joles (B) majored Milan Monchilovich (CU), 15-2; 195-Taylor Schmid (B) received forfeit; 220-Garrett Joles (B) pinned Hunter Lee (CU), 1:28; 285-Noah Novotney (B) pinned Kole Adams (CU), 1:19; 106-Eli Swanson (B) pinned Bryce Baldwin (CU), 0:33; 113-Walker Retz (B) pinned Ryley Otto (CU), 0:57; 120-Logan Steglich (CU) pinned Arthur Bia (B), 1:43; 126-Aaron Gunderson (CU) received forfeit. [/emember_protected]