THS bounces back
The GNC for wrestling just got a whole lot more interesting after sickness-ravaged Tomahawk lost 46-36 to Medford on Thursday.
But the Hatchets quickly got back on track with a 5-0 record at Saturday’s DePere Duals.
“We threw in some subs and beat pretty good teams from Reedsville and New London,” THS coach Bob Garrou said. “The fact that we are 15-1 in dual meets is just amazing to me.”
Pool wins of 52-19 over Kiel, 69-9 over Appleton East and 39-34 over Green Bay W/SW set up a 49-23 triumph over New London. The 5th-ranked Hatchets knocked off Reedsville 39-31 for the title.
Turner Wegener (112), Larry Hendzel (125) and Payton DuPlayee (215) were 5-0, and Brandon Larkin (140), Colton Butler (171), Mitch McAllister (152) and Nate Kuehn (285) all were 4-1. Kevin Zurfluh (103) and Johann Carstensen (145) were 3-1, Kris Cole (160, 2-2) and Ryan Kuehn (130, 1-1) were .500, and David Brostowitz and Adam FauFau (189) ended up 2-3. Sam Guzik (135, 1-2), Austin Wenzlick (160, 0-1) and Austin Story (119, 0-5) also competed.
THS trailed 34-30 with three matches to go but two pins killed their chances, setting up a 3-way tie for GNC first with Medford, Mosinee and Tomahawk.
“We were leading by 6-8 points in a couple of matches and got pinned,” Garrou said. “On the other hand we were pretty sick. I guess when they’re sick your best kids aren’t your best kids. That was a coaching mistake to not replace them.”
Kuehn (4:53), McAllister (2:54), Butler (:54) and DuPlayee (2:56) pinned, and Wegener and Hendzel received forfeits. Brostowitz (2:28), Guzik (2:45), Larkin (3:25), Carstensen (1:10), FauFau (5:00) and Austin Bellile (3:02) were pined and Zurfluh lost 13-0.