Westby hosted rival Viroqua on Tuesday, Jan. 16, before a short break returning to action on Jan. 25 at Arcadia.
Viroqua 67, Westby 9
The Blackhawks tallied six pins in just 10 contested matches, with Westby forfeiting four matches in the lopsided 67-9 Viroqua win.
The match began at 160 pounds with Westby picking up the first three points when Justin Erdman won by a 14-9 decision over Colton Fox. After that the point spread widened in Viroqua’s favor when the Norsemen forfeited matches at 182, 195, 220, and 285 pounds giving up 24 quick points to Viroqua.
Coulee Conference leading Viroqua had several ranked wrestlers who continued their winning ways at Westby. The Blackhawk’s Cale Anderson (34-3) picked up a quick 1:05 pin at 106 pounds for over Trevor Lemke of Westby. At 145 pounds, Ryan Hannah (31-1) had his hands full with Westby’s Bjorn Leum who held off the pin for 3:46. Westby’s Conor Vatland almost went the distance at 170 pounds falling to Tyler Hannah (34-3) at the 5:48 mark.
Westby’s Ryan Knight picked up the Norsemen’s only other points of the night at 152 pounds with a hard fought pin over Ben Forseith at the 5:17 mark in the final match of the night.
Westby returned to action on Jan. 25 at Arcadia and travel to Independence on Saturday, Jan. 27.
Viroqua 67, Westby 9
106: Cale Anderson (VIRO) over Trevor Lemke (WEST) (Fall 1:05) 113: Josh Frye (VIRO) over Logan Turben (WEST) (MD 11-1) 120: Jay Lind (VIRO) over Dallas Geier (WEST) (Dec 6-5) 126: Lucas Oldham (VIRO) over Dakota Bakkestuen (WEST) (Fall 5:18) 132: Casey Leer (VIRO) over Gus Klum (WEST) (Fall 3:04) 138: Aaron Dobbs (VIRO) over Austin Mowery (WEST) (Fall 4:53) 145: Ryan Hannah (VIRO) over Bjorn Leum (WEST) (Fall 3:46) 152: Ryan Knight (WEST) over Ben Froiseth (VIRO) (Fall 5:17) 160: Justin Erdman (WEST) over Colton Fox (VIRO) (Dec 14-9) 170: Tyler Hannah (VIRO) over Conor Vatland (WEST) (Fall 5:48) 182: Paul Nickelotti (VIRO) over (WEST) (For.) 195: Dalton Hardy (VIRO) over (WEST) (For.) 220: Braxton Cary (VIRO) over (WEST) (For.) 285: Ben Sherry (VIRO) over (WEST) (For.)