PdC grapplers over River Valley

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Sophomore 120-pounder Chase Fisher prepares to go to a two-on-one ride against his River Valley opponent en route to a 9-6 win.

Junior Ben Riter dominates his River Valley opponent as he heads for a fall to clinch the team win at 182 pounds.

 

On Friday, Dec. 21, the fifth ranked PDC Blackhawk wrestlers traveled to Spring Green for a conference showdown with always tough River Valley. Prior to varsity wrestling, there were a couple of JV matches. 

At JV 285#, Brice Martin picked up a first period fall. After a quick takedown, Martin put in a power half to deck his opponent. At JV 152#, Clayton DuCharme also decked his opponent in the first period. DuCharme also scored a quick takedown and went with a tight outside cradle for the fall. 

Varsity action started at 285#, where Colten Wall was called upon to get the scoring started in this important SWC dual. After a scoreless first period in which Wall was the aggressor, Wall would hit a nice granby roll off the whistle for an escape. He continued to push the pace and picked up another point off stalling. In the third period, Wall would put his opponent away by putting the boots in and power halfing his way to a fall. 

After a pair of forfeits, action picked up at 120#. Chase Fisher would end period one in a 2-2 tie after hitting a switch for reversal to tie the score. In period two, Fisher would get an escape with a stand-up, followed by a double leg takedown. In period three, Fisher would match his opponent’s two takedowns with an escape, penalty point, and another switch to win 9-6. 

At 126#, Chase Watson would come to a 2-2 match at the end of period one. Unfortunately, his opponent would get a quick fall in period two. 

At 132#, Keenan Holley would deliver a 4-0 decision with a pair of takedowns, one a single leg, to get the Hawks back on track. 

At 138#, Reid Koenig and his opponent would go scoreless in the first period. Koenig would ride his opponent out in period two. In period three, Koenig scored a takedown and rode his opponent out for a 2-0 decision. 

At 145#, Traeton Saint would also have a scoreless first period. In period two, Saint hit a stand-up, was taken down, and hit another stand-up going into period three. In period three, Saint would outscore his opponent via near fall points from an outside cradle to win 7-6. 

The next action was at 160#, where Isaac Avery got caught in a twister and gave up a fall. 

At 182#, Ben Riter was given the nod. Riter took care of business with a couple of first period takedowns. His second was a big blast double leg. Riter would turn his opponent with a half Nelson for the pin to seal the win for the PDC matmen. 

At 195#, Zach Swiggum had the task of trying to slow down a two-time state champion, but that tall order was just that as Zach was pinned by the undefeated wrestler. 

At 220#, Luke Wright locked horns with a ranked wrestler for six minutes, but came up short in the action-filled match, 6-2. 

In the end, PDC would pick up an important win to improve to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference.

Box Score:

285#: Colten Wall (PDC) over Muhr (RV) by fall in 4:31. PDC 6, RV 0.

106#: Nick Mara (PDC) received a forfeit. PDC 12, RV 0.

113#: Jennings (RV) received a forfeit. PDC 12, RV 6.

120#: Chase Fisher (PDC) over White (RV) by decision 9-6. PDC 15, RV 6.

126#: Kjos (RV) over Chase Watson (PDC) by fall in 2:13. PDC 15, RV 12.

132#: Keenan Holley (PDC) over Walsh (RV) by decision 4-0. PDC 18, RV 12.

138#: Reid Koenig (PDC) over Wipperfurth (RV) by decision 2-0. PDC 21, RV 12.

145#: Traeton Saint (PDC) over Alt (RV) by decision 7-6. PDC 24, RV 12.

152#: Bradyn Saint (PDC) received a forfeit. PDC 30, RV 12.

160#: Robson (RV) over Isaac Avery (PDC) by fall in 0:54. PDC 30, RV 18.

170#: Tyler Smock (PDC) received a forfeit. PDC 36, RV 18.

182#: Ben Riter (PDC) over Tonstad (RV) by fall in 1:48. PDC 42, RV 18.

195#: Liegel (RV) over Zach Swiggum (PDC) by fall in 1:06. PDC 42, RV 24.

220#: Mahoney (RV) over Luke Wright (PDC) by decision 6-2. PDC 42, RV 27.

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