Wrestling: Pederson and Schulte named champs at Cadott
The Prescott Cardinals competed at the Cadott Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 5, where junior Ryan Pederson and Joe Schulte earned first-place finishes.
Pederson received a bye in the first round of his 113-pound bracket, then went on to pin Hayward's Zach Roach and defeat Gavin Stephens of Whitehall by an 11-2 major decision.
Prescott's 113-pounder won his bracket by pinning Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau's Ryder Lefler one minute, 15 seconds into their championship match.
Schulte added to his one-loss season by claiming three pins on his way to the championship. The junior 220-pounder's final win by fall came five minutes, 14 seconds into his championship match against Trevor Daffinson of G-E-T.
The Cardinals finished in fourth place at the 14-team tournament with 375 team points. G-E-T claimed 620 team points to win the tournament.
106: First-place match: Tanner Andersen (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind., WI) 21-5, Fr. over Alex Iberg (Prescott) 8-2, Fr. (Dec 6-0)
113: First-place match: Ryan Pederson (Prescott) 10-8, Jr. over Ryder Lefler (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind., WI) 11-10, So. (Fall 1:15)
120: Fifth-place match: Thomas Moede (Glenwood City) 10-7, Fr. over Carter Smith (Prescott) 7-7, So. (Inj. 0:00)
126: Seventh-place match: Alex Holt (Prescott) 2-7, Fr. over Jacob Schultze (Thorp) 4-10, Fr. (Fall 1:15)
132: Fifth-place match: Daniel Slattery (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind. WI JVs) 13-10, Jr. over Sam Murphy (Prescott) 9-9, Fr. (Dec 4-2)
145: Fifth-place match: Mason Cable (Prescott) 7-8, Sr. over Payton Wood (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind., WI) 6-10, Sr. (Fall 4:14); Seventh-place match: Cole Dravis (Prescott) 5-6, Fr. over Max Marley (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind. WI JVs) 5-8, Jr. (MD 15-6)
152: Seventh-place match: Isaiah Tulip (Prescott) 5-14, Jr. over Blake Thill (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind. WI JVs) 4-6, So. (Fall 1:00)
182: Fifth-place match: Dakota Dean-Immerman (Glenwood City) 6-7, Sr. over Alex Ewing (Prescott) 2-13, Sr. (Dec 6-3)
195: Fifth-place match: Gavin Tegels (Cadott) 16-7, Fr. over Ethan Luksich (Prescott) 12-6, Sr. (MD 12-3)
220: First-place match: Joe Schulte (Prescott) 10-1, Jr. over Trevor Daffinson (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind., WI) 15-5, So. (Fall 5:14)
285: Third-place match: Hunter Kastenschmidt (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind., WI) 10-6, Sr. over Shawn Thomason (Prescott) 14-8, So. (Fall 2:23)