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BLOOMER — The Raptor wrestlers won four of the six contested matches, including three by falls, when Bloomer/Colfax hosted Chetek-Weyerhaeuser/Prairie Farm in a Heart O’ North dual last Friday evening.
But it wasn’t enough to get Bloomer/Colfax the win.
Too many open weight classes cost the Raptors dearly as the visiting Bulldogs were awarded four forfeits and posted pins in a pair of competitive matches to nip the hosts, 36-33, in the December 14 dual.
Bloomer/Colfax received a pair of forfeits themselves while neither squad had wrestlers at 120 and 138 pounds.
With Bloomer/Colfax trailing C-W/PF 36 to 18, the Raptors had to score six team points in each of the remaining three matches just to knot the contest and envoke tie-breaking criteria to determine the victor.
With a forfeit a 145 pounds, Bloomer/Colfax needed pins at 132 and 152 pounds to gain that tie.
In the best match of the night, the Raptors’ Brody Lueck battled and beat Brett Bartels of the Bulldogs in a tight 2-1 decision.
Brody Lueck’s win by decision, however, assured the Bulldogs’ of a three-point win despite a first-period pin by Cal Lueck in the dual’s final bout at 152.
Bloomer/Colfax also received pins from Bowen Rothbauer just 30 seconds in to the dual’s opening match at 160 pounds as well as another first-period fall by Colfax freshman Luke Blanchard at 106.
Bloomer/Colfax wrestled another conference dual in Northwestern last night, December 18 and will finish off its pre-Christmas slate with a tournament in Cameron this coming Friday night, December 21. Following the holiday break, the Raptors will compete in the two-day Northern Badger Classic held Friday, December 28 and Saturday, December 29 and at River Falls High School.
Chetek-Weyerhaeuser/PF 36, Bloomer/Colfax 33
160-Bowen Rothbauer (B/C) pinned Jasper Amans (C-W/PF), 0:30; 170-Aeden Janson ((C-W/PF) received forfeit; 182-Quade Larson ((C-W/PF) received forfeit; 195-Justis Knutson ((C-W/PF) received forfeit; 220-Lanze Patrow ((C-W/PF) received forfeit; 285-Jacob Konvicka (C-W/PF) pinned Thomas Geist (B/C), 0:52; 106-Luke Blanchard (B/C) pinned Kyle Jarmusic ((C-W/PF), 1:14; 113-Alex Poirier (B/C) received forfeirt; 126-Justin Fowler ((C-W/PF) pinned Julio Hernandez (B/C), 3:17; 132-Brody Lueck (B/C) dec. Brett Bartels (C-W/PF), 2-1; 145-Trey Hovde (B/C) receieved forfeit; 152-Cal Lueck (B/C) pinned Austin Harmon ((C-W/PF), pinned1:17.