Four Tomah wrestlers took first place at the seven-team Thunderbird Classic at Baraboo High School Friday.

Dawson Lambert (113), Cody Zimmerman (120), Marques Fritsche (160) and Angel Burkhalter (220) finished atop their weight classes in the round-robin event.

Lambert needed just two victories to prevail in his weight class. He won by pin and technical fall against a pair of wrestlers with a combined 26-13 record. Lambert boosted his record to 25-2.

Zimmerman won all three of his matches by pin to run his record to 11-3. Two of his opponents had winning records.

Fritsche won four matches to claim his title. He got a pin and two technical falls before defeating Garrett Ison (19-8) of Edgerton 10-4 in the decisive match. Fritsche’s record improved to 20-6.

Burkhalter won three of his four matches and claimed the title on a tiebreaker over Edgerton’s Reed Farrington (20-8) and Baraboo’s Tyson Fry (18-9). Burkhalter pinned Farrington and lost to Fry 6-4. Burkhalter’s record is 15-11.

Tomah’s other placewinners:

  • Second—Connor Von Haden (182).
  • Third—Caden Griffin (106), Nate Boulton (126), Travis Von Haden (152), Seth Carlson (170) and Kaden Hericks (195).
  • Sixth—Brayden Bemis (132).

The Timberwolves didn’t have entries at 138, 145 or 285.

Baraboo amassed 175.5 points to take first place by nine points over Edgerton, which edged third-place Tomah by a point.

Team scores: Baraboo 175.5, Edgerton 166.5, Tomah 165.5, Middleton 127, Portage 113.5, Riverdale 104, Sussex Hamilton 79.


Tomah Journal editor

Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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