MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield wrestling team won its first Wisconsin Valley Conference dual meet of the season, beating Merrill 42-28 on Thursday night at Marshfield High School.
Marshfield won four matches by pin, one by technical fall and two by major decision.
The Tigers (1-2 WVC) won the first five matches and the final two to finish off the victory.
Hoyt Blaskowski (132 pounds) started the match with a dominating 16-1 technical fall, Brett Franklin (138) followed with a major decision 14-4, and Ryan Dolezal (145), Garrett Willuweit (152) and Cody Weix (160) each won by pin as Marshfield opened up a 27-0 lead.
Merrill responded with three-straight pins and a forfeit win, before the Tigers capped off the win as Logan Cournoyer won by forfeit at 113 pounds, and Shane Westerhausen earned a pin at 120.
Marshfield will compete at the Shawano Invitational on Saturday.
Marshfield 42, Merrill 28 132: Hoyt Blaskowski (MAR) won by technical fall over Tristen Brewington, 16-1. 138: Brett Franklin (MAR) won major dec. over Jacob Woller, 14-4. 145: Ryan Dolezal (MAR) pinned Brian Ball, 1:40. 152: Garrett Willuweit (MAR) pinned Gage Lassa, 1:29. 160: Cody Weix (MAR) pinned Christian Nelson, 3:02. 170: Ryder Depies (MER) won major dec. over Camren Dennee, 10-2. 182: Casey Hoffman (MER) pinned Jayden Wilhelm, 2:20. 195: Tyler Leistikow (MER) pinned Alex Simon, 0:52. 220: Walker Batke (MER) pinned Simon Slade, 1:36. 285: Zach Iribarren (MER) won by forfeit. 106: Double forfeit. 113: Logan Cournoyer (MAR) won by forfeit. 120: Shane Westerhausen (MAR) pinned Trevor Schenzel, 3:18. 126: Keagan Cliver (MAR) def. Tanner Depies, 6-2.