By Cara L. Dempski
CHETEK — It was not just the Colfax wrestlers earning points last Thursday for the Blackhawk co-op.
A trio of Bloomer grapplers got in on the scoring fun at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School December 14, and while the Blackhawks still fell to the home squad 42-33, the team scored a solid set of points before forfeiting many of the upper weight levels.
Colfax sophomore Sawyer Best started off the night by getting the fall on Chetek-Weyerhaeuser/Prairie Farm’s Brett Bartels in the 120-pound match. He picked up the Blackhawks’ first six points at just 1:12.
Trey Hovde did not need a full minute to pin Nolan Collins in the 126-pound match to earn another six points. Bloomer’s Ike Kramschuster, Cal Lueck and Kyle Schmidt won the 132-, 138- and 145-pound battles with a 5-0 decision for Kramschuster, an injury for Lueck and a forfeiture for Schmidt.
Mitchel Harmon then earned the team’s final six points when he won the 152-pound match on a forfeit.
The rest of the night belonged to the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser/Prairie Farm kids, who put together six points each on the final seven matches.
The Bloomer/Colfax wrestlers hosted the HON’s North Division leader Northwestern at Bloomer December 19, and will participate in a quad featuring Amery, Cameron and Unity December 21. The team will then put in appearance at the 2017 Northern Badger Invitational at River Falls December 28 and 29.