The Tomah High School wrestling team boosted its dual record to 16-4 by winning four of five matches at the Wausau East Dual Invitational Jan. 19.
The Timberwolves defeated Winneconne, Wausau East, Marathon and Auburndale before losing to Appleton North.
“Most of the guys had good days and wrestled fine − just too many forfeits by the other teams,” Tomah coach Jeff Von Haden said.
It was a big day for Tomah wrestlers Marques Fritsche (160) and Kaden Hericks (195). Fritsche, a sophomore, won all five of his matches − four by pin and one by technical fall.
Hericks wrestled just three matches, but they were all pins, and two of them were even battles until the end. Hericks got taken down twice in the first period before getting a second-period pin over Tarrell Williams of Appleton North. Hericks also found himself trailing 6-3 against Bennett Krings of Winneconne before ending the match with a pin in the second period.
Austin Arttus got his first varsity action of the season, and earned a victory in a 19-10 major decision during the match against Wausau East.
Seth Carlson got the quickest pin of the day, needing just 15 seconds to terminate his match against Jordan Scheeberger of Marathon.
Tomah’s Dawson Lambert (31-3) didn’t make the trip due to illness. His 113 weight class was the only one the Timberwolves didn’t fill.
The Timberwolves host a junior varsity invitational Saturday at Tomah High School starting at 9:30 a.m., while the varsity wraps up the regular season with a Feb. 2 dual match at Eau Claire Memorial.