Pearce wins 132-pound title for Marshfield wrestling at Sparta Invitational
Tigers finish second as a team
By Paul Lecker
SPARTA — Marshfield had eight wrestlers finish in the top four, including 132-pound champion Caden Pearce, and placed second at the Sparta Invitational on Saturday at Sparta High School.
Pearce (19-8) defeated Dylan Nielsen of Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 12-11 to capture the 132-pound title for the Tigers.
Anthony Kanable finished second at 138 for Marshfield, losing in the final to Jarrett Dolata of Mauston 10-2.
Caden Dennee (113) and Bentley Ostermann (160) each finished third, and Tanner Kanable (120), Nolan Hertel (145) and Sam Mitchell (170) all finished fourth for the Tigers.
“Caden has continued to get better throughout the season, and I am proud to see him get on top of the podium,” Marshfield coach Jackson Hein said. “Sparta was a tough tournament for us, but as a team I know that each wrestler took this opportunity to get better.”
Marshfield can complete an undefeated conference championship season with a win over Wausau West at home on Thursday. The Tigers have clinched at least a share of the Wisconsin Valley Conference title, the program’s first since 1958.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Sparta Wrestling Invitational
Team scores: 1. Sparta 169.5; 2. Marshfield 162.5; 3. Reedsburg 149; 4. West Salem 132; 5. Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 126; 6. Eau Claire North 124; 7. Iowa-Grant/Highland 120; 8. Holmen 118; 9. Spring Valley/Elmwood 110.5; 10. Mauston 107; 11. DeForest 86.5; 12. Princeton 43; 13. Blair-Taylor 36; 14. Adams-Friendship and Boscobel 35; 16. Westfield 30; 17. Black River Falls 26; 18. River Ridge/Cassville 11; 19. De Soto 3.
Championship matches and Marshfield finishers
106: Final – Caden Fry (REED) def. Blake Brooks (SP) 6-2; Third – Alex Pellowski (HOL) def. Shane Westerhausen (MAR) 16-9.
113: Final – Carter Duerkop (ECN) won by major dec. over Skylar Barth (NGL) 13-4; Third – Caden Dennee (MAR) pinned Caiden Buehler (WS) in 0:53.
120: Final – Sawyer Sarbacker (IGH) def. Jon Bailey (SP) 5-2; Third – Dalton Schams (WS) pinned Tanner Kanable (MAR) in 3:51.
126: Final – Mason Phillips (ECN) def. Aaron Bahr (WS) 6-1.
132: Final – Caden Pearce (MAR) def. Dylan Nielsen (NGL) 12-11.
138: Final – Jarrett Dolata (MAU) won major dec. over Anthony Kanable (MAR) 10-2.
145: Final – Jaden Winchel (SP) def. Teagan Miller (MAU) 8-3; Third – Austin Rauls (DF) def. Nolan Hertel (MAR) 6-2.
152: Final – Max Maylor (IGH) def. Cruze Hurlburt (SVE) 10-6.
160: Final – Devin Bahr (WS) pinned Kalyn Jahn (HOL) in 0:47; Third – Bentley Ostermann (MAR) def. Harry Nawrot (AF) 4-0.
170: Final – Jared Lenze (MAU) def. Brady Peat (IGH) 14-12; Third – Isaac Lahr (HOL) won by major dec. over Sam Mitchell (MAR) 12-4.
182: Final – Jackson Hemauer (DF) pinned Drew Hennessey (IGH) in 1:08; Seventh – Preston Baker (BOS) pinned Alex Brost (MAR) in 4:03.
195: Final – Dalton Hahn (REED) won by major dec. over Jack Westcott (HOL) 12-4; Fifth – Reed Guenther (BT) def. Conner Peterson (MAR) 3-1 in OT.
220: Final – Brian Brooks (REED) won by technical fall over Antonio Putnick (ECN) 16-0; Fifth – Sam Bauman (MAR) won by major dec. over Sam Baumgartner (NGL) 15-7.
285: Final – Nick Rueth (NGL) def. Jack Carruth (ECN) 3-1 UTB.