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No. 1 Vikings outduel Cheese
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STOUGHTON - Midway through a dual meet against top-ranked Division 2 power Stoughton, the Cheesemakers had a three-point lead.

Stoughton, ranked No. 1 in the Wisconsin Wrestling Online Division 2 state poll, came back surging to a 45-18 dual win over the Cheesemakers on Friday.

"We wrestled really well," Monroe coach Tom Witt said. "We wanted to prove ourselves. There is a reason they are ranked No. 1."

Monroe (9-6, 3-1 Badger South) won four of the 13 matches wrestled. Monroe junior Sam Kind at 160 pounds pinned Stoughton's Mason Schuck in 1 minute, 33 seconds. Senior teammate Isaac Allen (182) edged Stoughton's Trevar Helland 4-3. Senior teammate Hayden Arneson (195) defeated Stoughton's Gavin Miller 10-6. The other win for the Cheesemakers came from freshman Bodie Minder (220) who pinned Stoughton's Matt Krcma in 1:01.

In two other nail-biting matches, Stoughton's Brandon Klein, ranked No. 1 in Division 1 at 138 pounds and a former state champion, clipped Monroe senior Cole Murray 3-1. At 152, the Vikings' Luke Geister-Jones edged Monroe freshman Patrick Rielly 2-1.

BH-Darlington ties for first

BEAVER DAM - The Black Hawk-Darlington wrestling team went 4-1 and finished in a three-way tie for the championship at the Beaver Dam Duals with DeForest and host Beaver Dam on Saturday.

Black Hawk-Darlington topped DeForest 456-30 and rolled to a 63-19 win over Waupun. The Warrior-Redbirds cruised past Marksean 69-9 and knocked off Oregon 60-16. Beaver Dam handed Black Hawk-Darlington its only loss 33-25.

Sugar River takes eighth at Dells

WISCONSIN DELLS - The Sugar River wrestling team finished eighth out of 15 teams Saturday in the Wisconsin Dells Invitational.

The Raiders had seven wrestlers finish in the top seven. Sugar River's John Chenoweth (138) took second place, while Justin Knoebl (126) and Daniel Enloe (heavyweight) each finished third.

Sugar River's Jack Diederich (145) placed fifth. The Raiders had three wrestlers take sixth, including Robert Chenoweth (113), Max Gerner (132) and Hayden Latsch (152).

John Chenoweth (138) went 3-1 in the invite. After a first-round bye, Chenoweth pinned Chippewa Falls' Chase Bergeron in 3:42. In the semifinals, Chenoweth beat Waunakee's Zachery Marek 4-1. Brenn Olson of Grand Meadown-Le Roy-Ostrander-Kingsland pinned him in 23 seconds.

Knoebl also received a first-round bye and then pinned Chippewa Falls' Austin Smith in 1:03. Riverdale's Bryndl Nalepinski knocked off Knoebl 11-7 in a semifinal match. Knoebl rebounded, defeating Hillsboro's Dakota Wells 9-5 in a third-place match.

After a first-round bye, Enloe, pinned Black River Falls' Robert Rave in 2:32. Cashton's Brandon Klimek then pinned him in a semifinal match in 1:48. Enloe bounced back to pin Watertown's Alex Nachtigall in 3:47 in a third-place match.

Brodhead-Juda takes 12th

The Brodhead-Juda wrestling team took 12th out of 18 teams at the Deerfield Scramble on Saturday.

The Cardinals racked up 316 points for 12th. Stoughton, 582) edged Random Lake for the team title 582-572.

Brodhead-Juda had six wrestlers that placed in the top six of their respective weight classes. Brodhead-Juda senior Jackson Hauri (28-3) at 132 went 5-0 to win the championship. Hauri posted two pins and two technical falls. He pinned Campebllsport's Hunter O'Connor in his first match in 1:42. Hauri then pinned Stoughton's Luke Spilde in 5:42. He knocked off Brookfield East's Colten Pucek in a technical fall 17-2 in 4:25. Hauri then beat Jefferson's Dean Neff in a technical fall 15-0 in 4 minutes.

Brodhead-Juda's Russell Waeffler (113) and Blake Burns (138) each finished the day 2-3 and took fourth. Both Tyler Hoesly (182) and Trent Davis (220) went 4-1 and placed fifth. Teammate Kaleb Erb (145) placed sixth.