Wrestlers third at Baraboo

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Rob Reischel

Middleton’s wrestling team finished third at the seven-team Baraboo Thunderbird Classic last Saturday.

Baraboo won the event with 203.5 points, while Tomah (201.5) and Middleton (161) rounded out the top three.

Middleton freshman Kevin Meicher captured the championship at 126 pounds, while Chris Rogers finished first at 132.

Meicher received a first round bye, then pinned Gregg Hause of Baraboo in 42 seconds. Meicher then pinned Clay Ward of Clinton in 55 seconds and pinned Bobby Bemis of Tomah in 3:07.

In Meicher’s final match, he defeated Edgerton’s Carter Klein, 13-8.

Rogers also received a bye, then pinned Andrew Kleiboer of Edgerton in 1:09. Rogers pinned Baraboo’s Nick Pfaff in 44 seconds, pinned Tomah’s Alec Devito in 19 seconds, and pinned Dustin Griepentrog of Hamilton in 40 seconds.

Middleton also received second place finishes from Joseph Hoffman at 106, Max Mayhew at 160, Matthew Davey at 220 and heavyweight Irving Perez.

Hoffman opened by pinning Jordan Miller of Edgerton in 3:54, then pinned Baraboo’s Johnathan Schieber in 3:02. Hoffman pinned Daniel Clark of Edgerton in 3:32 and Caden Payne of Clinton in 37 seconds.

Dawson Lambert of Tomah then defeated Hoffman, 7-4.

Mayhew opened with a 3-1 win over Jesse Fryda of Hamilton, then pinned Connor Von Haden of Tomah in 50 seconds.

Mayhew then received a pair of byes, but lost to Zachary Raymond of Baraboo, 6-4.

Davey received a first round bye, then edged Baraboo’s Colin Marquardt, 2-1. Jake Macaluso of Hamilton defeated Davey, 10-2, then Davey received a bye.

In Davey’s final match, he pinned Jenson Herrera of Clinton in 1:30.

Perez pinned Clinton’s Sam Kloepping of Clinton in 21 seconds, then pinned Trevor Hage of Clinton in 25 seconds. Perez received a bye, pinned Baraboo’s Joseph Schick in 1:16, then was pinned by Tomah’s Zach Herricks in 1:06.

The Cardinals also had third place finishes from Joseph Sperger at 113, Colton Best (120) and Caleb Cymbalak (170). Dion Huff added a fourth place finish at 152.

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