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Janesville Craig, Milton wrestlers win

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Gazette staff
December 14, 2011
— Freshmen Airk Furseth and Chris Reynolds stepped up big time Tuesday night for Janesville Craig’s wrestling team.

Furseth won by decision at 106 pounds, and Reynolds followed with a pin at 113 in his first varsity match to lead the Cougars to a 39-33 Big Eight Conference win over Middleton.


Craig (2-0) also got pins from Anthony Skrede (126), Zak Kurtz (195) and Drew Grassi (220).


“Our two freshmen really came through for us at the lower weights,” Craig coach Mark Mullen said. “Furseth was wrestling a guy that weighed more than 20 pounds than him, and Reynolds got a big pin in his first varsity match.


“Overall, it was a good night because we went on the road in the conference and won.”


Craig will compete in the two-day tournament at West Allis Central on Friday and Saturday.


CRAIG 39, MIDDLETON 33

106—Airk Furseth (C) dec. Brett Cain, 7-1; 113—Chris Reynolds (C) pinned Shane Bishop, 1:08; 120—Nick Widmann (M) pinned Chris Wright, 5:10; 126—Anthony Skrede (C) pinned Craig Wagner, :57; 132—Kyle La Captain (C) dec. Danny Roudenbush, 7-4; 138—Jake Cain (M) pinned Jack Wilson, 3:40; 145—Allen Cienfueggs (M) pinned Alex Zimmerman, :33.


152—Zach Mulrooney (C) dec. Dylan Scott, 7-1; 160—Shay Haase (M) pinned Aaron Maresch, :47; 170—Nate Dressen (M) dec. Nate Mather, 3-1; 182—Wyatt Cory (M) pinned Jay Oren, 1:02; 195—Zak Kurtz (C) won by pin, 1:56; 220—Drew Grassi (C) pinned Lon Yeary, 1:05; 285—Dakota Pearson (C) won by forfeit.


-- Starting weight—145.


-- Milton 44, Stoughton 22—The visiting Red Hawks opened up a 29-3 lead en route to the Badger South win in a battle of conference heavyweights.


Milton (2-0) got pins from Kyle Hinners, Dalton Box, Avery Sweeney and Ian Johnson.


MILTON 44, STOUGHTON 22

106—Caleb Smith (S) major dec. over Nolan Shea, 10-0; 113—John Wells (M) major dec. over Zach Hasselberger, 9-0; 120—Karl Krumholz (S) dec. Dalton Erickson, 5-0; 126—Landon Shea (M) tech. fall over Nick Urso, 18-2; 132—Kyle Hinners (M) pinned Kadri Heta, 3:24; 138—Garrett Whitehead (M) dec. Joe Nelson, 5-3; 145—Devin Decker (M) tech. fall over Kyle Moore, 16-0.


152—Jeff Meyer (M) dec. Isaac Keller, 6-2; 160—Dalton Box (M) pinned Aaron Knutson, 4:34; 170—Jalen Clark (S) dec. Randy Lipke, 4-2 (OT); 182—Avery Sweeney (M) pinned Zach Hershey, 1:05; 195—Ian Johnson (M) pinned Danny Olson, :52; 220—Dillon Dewey (S) pinned Artan Rushiti, 1:36; 285—Jesse Nelson (S) pinned Alex Engquist, :20.


n Starting weight—113.



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