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The 2021-22 Marshfield High School wrestling team. (Photo courtesy of Don Patterson Photography)

Zaleski Sports

SPARTA – The Marshfield wrestling team won three individual titles and had 10 top-five finishes in all as it placed second at the Sparta Invitational on Saturday at Sparta High School.

All three of Marshfield’s championship match wins came against wrestlers from Holmen, which won the team title with 222.5 points. Marshfield was second with 178.5, with Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal taking third with 175.5 points.

Keagan Cliver (35-5) defeated Andrew Weiss 5-3 to win the 132-pound title, Brett Franklin (31-5) beat Tyler Jahn 7-0 to take the 145-pound championship, and Ryan Dolezal (29-3) earned a 26-11 technical fall victory over Branson Beers to take the 160-pound title for Marshfield.

Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal had a pair of winners as Luke Dux (18-4) won the 120-pound title and Derek Zschernitz (18-3) earned the victory at 126 pounds.

Jarick Young (138) and Carter Schoengarth (182) each finished second, Damian Sampson was third at 195, and Ethan Buchanan was fourth at 113 as well for the Warriors.

Caleb Dennee (31-7) was second at 120 pounds, Camren Dennee (34-3) finished second at 170, and Garrett Willuweit (17-3) was runner-up at 152 for Marshfield.

Owen Griesbach finished third at 152, and Jace Kelnhofer (113), James Clements (220) and Adrian Krueger (285) each took fifth place for the Tigers.

Marshfield will wrap up its regular season with a home conference meet against Stevens Point on Thursday at 6 p.m. The match will be live at

Sparta Wrestling Invitational

Jan. 22, at Sparta High School

Team scores: 1. Holmen 222.5; 2. Marshfield 178.5; 3. Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 175.5; 4. Reedsburg 157; 5. Adams-Friendship 92.5; 6. Sparta 83; 7. Baraboo 77.5; 8. Mauston 76; 9. Chippewa Falls 66.5; 10. Nekoosa 60.5; 11. DeForest 60; 12. Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta 58.5; 13. Viroqua 56.5; 14. Blair-Taylor 54; 15. Black River Falls 26; 16. River Ridge 19.

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