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Stoughton topples Marshfield in WIAA state team wrestling tournament quarterfinals

Posted on 03 March 2018 by paul


This story is sponsored by: The Marshfield Tiger Booster Club

MADISON – The Marshfield wrestling team had a historic season for its program, winning its second-straight Wisconsin Valley Conference title, and earning regional and team sectional titles to reach the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament for the first time since 2003.

Stoughton, the Tigers’ opponent, is at the state team tournament for the fifth-straight season and its experience showed.

Stoughton won all but three matches to dispatch of Marshfield 47-13 in a Division 1 quarterfinal on Friday night at the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse.

Stoughton went on to win a semifinal match over four-time state champion Kaukauna 34-30 and will take on Holmen for the Division 1 title at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Stoughton won the first three matches to open up a 10-0 lead before Marshfield got on the board as Sam Mitchell earned a major decision over Brooks Empey, 11-3.

Gavin Miller beat Alex Brost at 220 pounds 7-2, and Aodan Marshall edged Connor Berry 3-1 at 285 before Alexander Wicks earned a major decision over Riley Wilcott 10-2 to put Stoughton back up 20-4.

After Marshfield freshman Gabe Pugh pinned Nathan Rein in 4:47, Stoughton won the next five matches, four by pin, to put the match away.

Nolan Hertel earned Marshfield’s final victory, beating Cade Spilde 6-3 at 152.

Stoughton 47, Marshfield 13
160: Luke Geister-Jones (ST) def. Payton Young, 16-11.
170: Tyler Dow (ST) won major dec. over Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann, 11-3.
182: Will Neuenfeld (ST) def. Issac Slark, 6-3.
195: Sam Mitchell (MAR) won major dec. over Brooks Empey, 11-3.
220: Gavin Miller (ST) def. Alex Brost, 7-2.
285: Aodan Marshall (ST) def. Connor Berry, 3-1.
106: Alexander Wicks (ST) won major dec. over Riley Wilcott, 10-2.
113: Gabe Pugh (MAR) pinned Nathan Rein, 4:47.
120: Hunter Lewis (ST) pinned Caden Dennee, 1:15.
126: Braeden Whitehead (ST) pinned Tanner Kanable, 2:52.
132: Luke Mechler (ST) pinned Spencer Wirthlin, 2:26.
138: Gavin Model (ST) def. Caden Pearce, 7-6.
145: Jacob Gibson (ST) pinned Brayden Richardson, 2:56.
152: Nolan Hertel (MAR) def. Cade Spilde, 6-3.

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