Spring Valley/Elmwood hopes for top three finish at JamboreeNo. 2 ranked Spring Valley/Elmwood hopes their Dunn-St. Croix title can help them have a top three finish at the Big Rivers/Dunn-St. Croix Wrestling Jamboree this Saturday at River Falls.
No. 2 ranked Spring Valley/Elmwood hopes their Dunn-St. Croix title can help them have a top three finish at the Big Rivers/Dunn-St. Croix Wrestling Jamboree this Saturday at River Falls.
The Redbirds have traditionally never done all that well at the Jamboree, their best finish being fifth in the 12-team meet which they did in 2004 and in 2011 and the meet will be equally challenging this weekend as well with defending champ Hudson looking to fend of this year's BRC dual meet champ Chippewa Falls along with the Redbirds, Glenwood City and Boyceville.
"We going to have to wrestle very well and have to pull off some upsets too," SVE head coach Carter Turner said. "There's a lot of good individual wrestlers between both leagues and that doesn't always make favorable match-ups for us."
For example, if SVE's best wrestler, Brady Webb, wants to win the title at 120, he's going to probably have to get past defending state champion Izzy Balsiger of Chippewa Falls. Then throw in wrestlers like Quinn Miracle and Grant Schindler of Chi-Hi, Hudson's Tanner Owens and Kolya Hawksford; Boyceville's Brett Blaser, Josh Cormican and Danny Hayes; Glenwood City's Austin Moe, Adam Holmquist and Riley Knops along with St. Croix Central's Cody Nyhagen, Carl Moll, Marcus Malacek and Lauden Wood and you have a very formidable tournament field to get through.
But SVE has been wrestling very and pulling off some upsets over the past week. They added on to their triumph at St. Croix Central last Thursday by sweeping the Menomonie Quad with wins over the host Mustangs, Osceola and Winona and they clinched the D-SC title outright for the second season in a row with a 37-29 win over No. 10 Boyceville in Boyceville where they had not won a dual meet since the late 1980s.
No. 2 Spring Valley/Elmwood 37, No. 10 Boyceville 29
152 - Danny Hayes (Boyceville) won by decision over Jon Newton (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 3-0 (Boyceville leads 3-0)
160 - Brian Fesenmaier (Spring Valley/Elmwood) won by decision over Ben Marusak (Boyceville) 5-2 (Tied 3-3)
170 - Steven Von Haden (Spring Valley/Elmwood) won by decision over Will Kraft (Boyceville) 7-3. (Spring Valley/Elmwood leads 6-3)
182 - Brett Blaser (Boyceville) won by decision over Andy Bune (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 5-3. (Tied 6-6)
195 - Tyler Hunter (Spring Valley/Elmwood) won by forfeit (SVE leads 12-6)
220 - Justin Malean (Boyceville) won by pin over Mike Roesler (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 1:07 (Tied 12-12)
285 - Josh Andrews (Boyceville) won by pin over Cody Shafer (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 3:34. (Boyceville leads 18-12)
106 - Sawyer Swenson (Boyceville) won by pin over Hank Larson (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 1:44. (Boyceville leads 24-12)
113 - Derek Huebel (Spring Valley/Elmwood) won by pin over Miranda Retz (Boyceville) 0:32. (Boyceville 24-18)
120 - Tyler Berg (Spring Valley/Elmwood) won by pin over Alex Lovett (Boyceville) 1:21 (Tied at 24-24)
126 - Brady Webb (Spring Valley/Elmwood) won by major decision over Bryor Hellman (Boyceville) 11-3. (Spring Valley/Elmwood leads 28-24)
132 - Zac Newton (Spring Valley/Elmwood) won by decision over Dominic Olson (Boyceville) 5-4. (Spring Valley/ Elmwood 31-24)
138 - Conner Sieracki (Spring Valley/Elmwood) won by pin over Logan Macabee (Boyceville) 0:49. (Spring Valley/Elmwood 37-24)
145 - Josh Cormican (Boyceville) won by tech fall over Jaron Turner (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 15-0. (Spring Valley/Elmwood wins 37-29)