Janesville Craig wrestlers end dual season by rallying in win
Janesville Craig’s wrestling team ended the Big Eight Conference dual meet season by rallying for a win Thursday night over Verona.
The Cougars (5-2) fell behind 17-0 after four matches, but took control in the upper weights en route to 42-27 win.
In a battle of state-ranked wrestlers at 130 pounds, Craig’s Siven Furseth (24-0) remained unbeaten on the season with a 3-0 win over Jared Kissinger. Furseth is the top-ranked wrestler in Division 1, while Kissinger is ranked sixth.
The Cougars also got pins from Jamie Kumlien at 125 and Jesse Davilla at 135. Kyle Upmann also won by decision at 119 for Craig.
CRAIG 42, VERONA 27
103—Ben Hansen (V) pinned Colin Leu, 3:22; 112—Alex Stanford (V) major dec. over Ryan Ruble, 10-2; 119—Kyle Upmann (C) dec. Dan Harper, 12-8; 125—Jamie Kumlien (C) pinned Ben Mayers, :36; 130—Siven Furseth (C) dec. Jared Kissinger, 3-0; 135—Jesse Davilla (C) pinned Colton Stetzer, 1:51; 140—Chris Schmidt (V) major dec. over Chris Pierce, 9-1.
145—Brian Woods (V) pinned Ryan Coleman, 2:36; 152—Dominique Wise (V) major dec. over Zach Vogt, 14-2; 160—Mike McCarter (V) dec. Nathan Mather, 6-2; 171—Zak Kurtz (C) won by forfeit; 189—Drillon Grajcevci (C) won by forfeit; 215—Mike Spaulding (C) won by forfeit; 289—Dakota Pearson (C) won by forfeit.
n Starting weight—140.