Parker wins key Big Eight wrestling meet
Janesville Parker High’s wrestling team won the early season battle Friday night for Big Eight Conference supremacy.
The defending dual and conference meet champion Vikings rolled past host Middleton, 54-20. Parker (2-0) got seven pins, including a pivotal fall from Lewis Lobrano at 215, en route to the easy win.
With Parker knocking off Middleton after the Cardinals had defeated Janesville Craig earlier this season, the Vikings find themselves in the driver’s seat.
“We’re a pretty happy right now because this was a huge win for us,” Parker assistant coach Andy Tubbs said. “This is the second year in a row we’ve come up here and beat them in their own gym.”
After Middleton won the opening match to take a 6-0 lead, Parker responded with wins in the next six matches. Harold Lloyd (285) and Ryan Holden (112) won by pins, while Evan Cavey (119) and Dustin Rucinski (125) were winners by decision.
Parker also got pins from Alex Folk at 140; Joe Ramirez at 145; Jacob Bailey at 152 and David Arndt at 160.
PARKER 54, MIDDLETON 20
103—Brennan Casey-Schmidt (JP) won by forfeit. 112—Ryan Holden (JP) pinned Nathan Misenheimer, 4:14. 119—Evan Cavey (JP) dec. Ian Utter, 8-2 125—Dustin Rucinski (JP) dec. Dylan Lindeman,. 8-5. 130—Kyle Schwebach (M) pinned Travis Rucinski, 3:43. 135—Zach Bordeau (M) pinned Cody St. Michael, 2:27. 140—Alex Folk (JP) pinned Nino Dzanic, 3:41.
145—Joe Ramirez (JP) pinned Kurt Lindeman, 1:03. 152—Jacob Baily (JP) pinned Jon Maasch, 3:06. 160—David Arndt (JP) pinned Luke Peterson, 1:48. 171—Ben Brummel (M) maj. dec over Enio Perez, 17-3. 189—Tyler Christensen (M) maj. dec. over Cameron Hanson, 12-4. 215—Lewis Lobrano (JP) pinned Brent Hensen, :42. 285—Harold Lloyd (JP) pinned Glenn Harper, :45.
Starting weight: 189.
n Craig 58, Memorial 11—The visiting Cougars (1-1) flattened the Spartans.
Craig got pins from seven wrestlers, including Sevin Furseth, Trevor Gregoire and Boyd Maske—all of whom remained undefeated on the season.
“The meet went about like I expected,” Craig coach Jeff Kaster said.
Other Craig wrestlers winning by pin were Jamie Kumlien at 112; Alex Kaster at 152; Alex Burdick at 189 and Blair Kessler at 215.
Chris Pierce, Chris Simonson, Travis Davis, Troy Davis and Dillon Grajcevci were also victorious for the Cougars.
CRAIG 58, MEMORIAL 11
103—Siven Furseth (JC) pinned Liam Allen, :41. 112—Jamie Kumlein (JC) pinned Steven Long, :26. 119—Chris Pierce (JC) maj. dec over Zahid Azimulla, 16-8. 125—Chris Simonson (JC) dec. Jack Ishikawa, 5-0. 130—Travis Davis (JC) dec. Byambasuren Damdinsuren, 6-4. 135—Matt Malm (MM) tech. fall over Jesse Davila, 6:00, 23-8. 140—Troy Davis (JC) dec. Chris Hill, 15-12.
145—Javed Azimulla (MM) pinned Jeff Armi, 3:10. 152—Alex Kaster (JC) pinned Damon Terrell, 4:51. 160—Trevor Gregoire (JC) pinned Ricardo Maurtua, 1:20. 171—Dillon Grajcevci (JC) dec. Matt Alioto, 10-4. 189—Alex Burdick (JC) pinned Tom Sielaff, 2:30. 215—Blair Kessler (JC) pinned Nate Garner, :21. 285—Boyd Maske (JC) pinned Hayk Mkrtchyan, 4:33.
Starting weight: 135.