WAUSAU WEST – Wausau West won eight of the 14 matches to defeat Wisconsin Rapids 41-25 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference wrestling dual meet Thursday at West High School.
West’s win creates a three-way tie for the conference regular-season championship as the Warriors, Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield each finish with a 5-1 dual meet record.
Preston Spray (120 pounds) and Brett Back (152) won by pin, Bennett Weidmann (160) won by major decision, and Landyn Freeman (10-6), Aceyn Meyer (132) and Lucas Bean (138) all won by decision for Wisconsin Rapids.
The conference meet will be held at Marshfield on Saturday, Feb. 5.
Wausau West 41, Wisconsin Rapids 25
152: Brett Back (WR) pinned Connor Calmes, 2:14.
160: Bennett Weidman (WR) won major dec. over Kaydn Heisler, 12-3.
170: Reed Napiwocki (WW) def. Kailar Tritz, 8-4.
182: Nathan LaRue (WW) pinned Ashton Fischer, 1:47.
195: Joseph Berens (WW) won by technical fall over Tanner Barse, 18-2.
220: Colton Geurink (WW) pinned Tanner Gormanson, 1:14.
285: Athan Somers (WW) pinned Josh Hansen, 1:36.
106: Landyn Freeman (WR) def. Thai Yang, 5-3.
113: Sam Galang (WW) def. Aiden Armagost, 10-8 (SV-1).
120: Preston Spray (WR) pinned Chi Meng Xiong, 1:58.
126: Gavin Lange (WW) pinned Mason Tritz, 4:52.
132: Aceyn Meyer (WR) def. Derek Danielson, 8-2.
138: Lucas Bean (WR) def. Jacob Pease, 8-3.
145: Gabriel Ramos (WW) pinned Mark Jeske, 1:03.