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WISCONSIN DELLS — Boyceville’s rather young, inexperience and incomplete wrestling squad showed some growth and improvement in its second week of the season.
Unaccustomed to the 16th seed it was given heading in this past Saturday’s prestigious Dells Duals in Wisconsin Dells, the youthful Bulldogs made the most of the experience and finished in 14th place at the dual-style tournament held at the Chula Vista Resort.
Boyceville finished 2-3 in the December 8th, 16-team tournament that featured several large and state-ranked schools including Division 1’s top ranked team, the Stoughton Vikings. The Bulldogs could have easily went 4-1 dropping two matches by a combined total of four points.
“We had a great trip to the Dells,” stated Boyceville head wrestling coach Jamie Olson. “Always a fun weekend of wrestling, team bonding and new experiences.”
State place winners Brock Schlough and Trett Joles finished the December 8 tournament unbeaten with 5-0 marks.
Schlough, wrestling at 152 pounds, recorded four pins including one in 37 seconds and another in only 18 ticks.
But the honor of the quickest Bulldogs’ pin of the day went sophomore Trett Joles who registered a nine second pin and finished the day with two pins and major decisions and a forfeit while splitting mat time at 182 and 195 pounds.
Boyceville also received standout performances from Josiah Berg (113), Eli Swanson (120) and Nate Stuart (126 and 132) who all finished 4-1. Nick Goodell (145) and Taylor Schmid (160) each finished 3-2.
In the tournament opening round, the Bulldogs’ drew a New Lisbon team that has former Wisconsin Badger coach Barry Davis helping with the program. Boyceville overwhelmed New Lisbon with four pins and five forfeits to win 54-30.
“The New Lisbon dual featured Barry Davis in the corner for them, so it was cool to beat the ex-badger coach,” admitted Olson.
Boyceville then drew the unenviable task of facing powerhouse Stoughton to start the championship round. The Vikings posted a 69-7 win with only the Bulldogs state place winners taking victories.
“The draw wasn’t the best, but the experience of wrestling Stoughton in the second round was awesome,” stated Olson. “Joles and Schlough wrestled tough to get us two wins, overall we wrestled hard and learned some valuable lessons.”
Over the next three duals, Boyceville suffered a pair of agonizingly close decisions, dropping a 39-36 contest to Kewaskum in the opening round of the consolation bracket and a 39-38 defeat at the hands of Portage in the 13th-place match. In between, the Bulldogs bested Edgar 43 to 36.
“We lost two very close duals to Kewaskum and Portage, and edged a very good Edgar team,” Olson said. “It made for an exciting weekend, 3 of the 5 duals came down to the end and those type of matches will pay dividends down the line.”
“Our young line-up continues to improve and gain confidence,” added Olson. “Hopefully we will get a couple guys back this coming weekend for the Osceola duals that sat out with injuries this past weekend. Fielding a full line-up is important if we’re going to compete at a higher level moving forward.”
Boyceville will be at the Osceola Duals this Saturday, December 15 and will return home next week to host Chetek-Weyerhaeuser-Prairie Farm and Clear Lake in a pair of non-conference duals.
Stoughton 69, Boyceville 7
195-Rudy Detweiler (S) received forfeit; 220-Brooks Empey (S) pinned Keegan Plemon (B), 0:31; 285-Tony Hohol (S) received forfeit; 106-Ethan Peterson (S) received forfeit; 113-Nicolar Rivera (S) pinned Josiah Berg (B), 3:00; 120-Dante Steinmetz (S) pinned Eli Swanson (B), 1:16; 126-Trenton Dow (S) dec. Nate Stuart (B), 12-5; 132-Braeden Whitehead (S) pinned Ira Bialzik (B), 0:30; 138-Hunter Lewis (S) received forfeit; 145-Luke Mechler (S) pinned Nick Goodell (B), 5:36; 152-Brock Schlough (B) dec. Gavin Model (S), 9-5; 160-Cade Spilde (S) pinned Taylor Schmid (B), 3:32; 170-Luke Geister-Jones (S )pinned Nick Hillman (B), 1:59; 182-Trett Joles (B) majored Brandt Spilde (S), 17-4.
Kewaskum 39, Boyceville 36
220-Tristan Rayburn (K) received forfeit; 285-Nathan Lawrenz (K) pinned Keegan Plemon (B), 0:57; 106-Double Forfeit; 113-Josiah Berg (B) pinned Nathaniel Droese (K), 0:48; 120-Eli Swanson (B) received forfeit; 126-Peyton Ponath (B) received forfeit; 132-Nate Stuart (B) pinned Christopher Kennedy (K), 1:33; 138-Alex Butler (K) pinned Ira Bialzik (B), 2:23; 145-Braden Maertz (K) dec. Nick Goodell (B), 10-7; 152-Brock Schlough (B) pinned Alex Deheck (K), 0:18; 160-Eric Bauer (K) pinned Taylor Schmid (B), 0:17; 170-Sam Larson (K) received forfeit; 182-Tanner Goeman (K) pinned Nick Hillman (B), 1:18; 195-Trett Joles (B) pinned Kannon Muckerheide (K), 5:08.
Boyceville 43, Edgar 36
285-Ryan McKibben (E) received forfeit; 106-Stetson Lemmer (E) received forfeit; 113-Josiah Berg (B) pinned Blake Tarter (E), 0:53; 120-Eli Swanson (B) pinned Gianantonio Brazzola (E), 0:52; 126-Nate Stuart (B) pinned Kane Lipinski (E), 1:41; 132-Ira Bialzik (B) pinned Colin Gajewski (E), 1:40; nia (E) over-received forfeit; 145-Nick Goodell (B) dec. Jakob Lipinski (E), 11-5; 152-Brock Schlough (B) pinned Ethan Lemmer (E), 2:13; 160-Taylor Schmid (B) pinned Brady Lemmer (E), 1:02; 170-Ty Guden (E) pinned Nick Hillman (B), 4:29; 182-Trett Joles (B) majored Brock Handrick (E), 17-5;195-RJ Knetter (E) received forfeit; 220-Ethan Heil (E) received forfeit.
Portage 39, Boyceville 38
106-Chase Beckett (P) received forfeit; 113-Josiah Berg (B) tech falled Riley Hibner (P), 16-0; 120-Eli Swanson (B) pinned Matt Straka (P), 0:44; 126-Nate Stuart (B) pinned Robert Harms (P), 3:46; 132-Jessie Tijerina (P) pinned Ira Bialzik (B), 2:10; 138-Lowell Arnold (P) received forfeit; 145-Nick Goodell (B) pinned Spencer Andrews (P), 3:53; 152-Brock Schlough (B) pinned Parker Lavinge (P), 0:37; 160-Taylor Schmid (B) dec. Oz Gayton (P), 8-5; 170-Sam Bleich (P) dec. Nick Hillman (B), 5-0; 182-Trett Joles (B) pinned Jack Callen (P), 0:09; 195-Shane Steines (P) received forfeit; 220-Jonah Stout (P) pinned Keegan Plemon (B), 5:17; 285-Isiah Miller (P) pinned Greg Moore (B),0:47.
Boyceville 54, New Lisbon 30
182-Trett Joles (B) received forfeit; 195-Davin Bollig (NL) received forfeit; 220-Keegan Plemon (B) received forfeit; 285-Joshua Woggon (NL) received forfeit; 106-Marcus Forsythe (NL) received forfeit; 113-Josiah Berg (B) pinned Devon Lee (NL), 0:33; 120-Eli Swanson (B) received forfeit; 126-Nate Stuart (B) pinned Dalton Lee (NL), 2:20; 132-Peyton Ponath (B) received forfeit; 138-Jacob Rogers (NL) pinned Ira Bialzik (B), 1:09; 145-Nick Goodell (B) pinned Cael Slater (NL), 0:45; 152-Brock Schlough (B) pinned Kaleb Baumgart (NL), 1:22; 160-Taylor Schmid (B) received forfeit; 170-Sam Rogers (NL) pinned Nick Hillman (B), 0:42.