WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Marshfield won the first three matches, but only two more and dropped a 46-23 decision to Wisconsin Rapids in a Wisconsin Valley Conference wrestling dual meet on Thursday night at Lincoln High School.
Hoyt Blaskowski won a 6-2 decision at 132 pounds, and Gabe Pugh (138) and Ryan Dolezal (145) followed with major decisions to give Marshfield a quick 11-0 lead before Wisconsin Rapids got rolling.
The Raiders won the next nine matches, two by pin, two more by technical fall, and three by forfeit, to open up a big lead.
Leo Brostowitz (182) and Andrew Schutz (195) won by pin for Wisconsin Rapids (2-0 WVC).
Shane Westerhausen (120) and Keagan Cliver (126) finished off the match with pins for Marshfield (0-2 WVC).
Both teams return to action Saturday. Marshfield is at the Wisconsin Dells Invitational and Wisconsin Rapids will compete at the Sun Prairie Invitational.
Wisconsin Rapids 46, Marshfield 23 132: Hoyt Blaskowski (MAR) def. Ryan Sering, 6-2. 138: Gabe Pugh (MAR) won major dec. over Cole Ladick, 12-4. 145: Ryan Dolezal (MAR) won major dec. over Damien Bennett, 17-5. 152: Zac Hamel (WR) def. Garrett Willuweit, 5-4. 160: Wyler Lubeck (WR) won technical fall over Cody Weix, 24-9. 170: Peter Rucker (WR) def. Camren Dennee, 9-7. 182: Leo Brostowitz (WR) pinned Alex Simon, 1:57. 195: Andrew Schutz (WR) pinned Cameron Hergert, 0:04. 220: Josh Hansen (WR) won by forfeit. 285: Sam Scheidegger (WR) won by forfeit. 106: Lucas Bean (WR) won by forfeit. 113: Preston Spray (WR) won by technical fall over Logan Cournoyer, 20-4. 120: Shane Westerhausen (MAR) pinned Josh Black, 5:23. 126: Keagen Cliver (MAR) pinned Lukas Erickson, 3:01.