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Schmitt's perfect season over, but third place still looms
Sugar Rivers Ben Schmitt tries to roll over Valders Caynen Klessig in the 160-pound quarterfinals at the WIAA Division 2 Individual State Wrestling Tournament. Schmitt won, 16-0, but lost in the semifinals.
MADISON - For Sugar River senior Ben Schmitt, losing his first match of the season in stunning fashion in the semifinals of the WIAA Division 2 state wrestling tournament was a hard pill to swallow. Schmitt (36-1), ranked No. 1 at 160 pounds in the Crossface poll, jumped out to an 8-0 lead on Oconto Falls freshman Jacob Morrissey. Morrissey stormed back and capped an improbable comeback by pinning Schmitt right before the buzzer at the end of the second period Friday night at the Kohl Center.