The Baraboo wrestling team opened the invitational season with a fourth-place finish at the Manley-Howard Duals on Saturday at East Troy High School.

Four Thunderbirds went undefeated on the day as Baraboo went 4-1 in duals. The T-Birds placed fourth out of 12 teams. Oshkosh West won the title, Milton took second and Oconomowoc finished third.

Baraboo went 2-1 in pool play, notching a 43-33 win over East Troy and a 54-21 win over Union Grove while suffering a 42-30 defeat to Oconomowoc.

In the placement rounds, the T-Birds claimed a 45-29 win over Whitnall and a 49-30 win over West Allis Central to take fourth.

A quartet of T-Birds went a perfect 5-0 on Saturday — freshman Brandon Jesse at 120 pounds, sophomore Eli Davidson at 126 pounds, junior Pablo Ramirez at 138 pounds and junior Joe Schick at 285 pounds.

The T-Birds, who opened the season with a 51-15 dual-meet win over DeForest on Dec. 1, will return to Badger North Conference action when they visit Waunakee on Friday.

Boys swimming

The Baraboo boys swim team opened the 2017-18 season by taking ninth out of 11 teams at the Sun Prairie Invitational on Saturday.

The T-Birds compiled 116 points to finish behind Madison Memorial (512), Monona Grove (316.5), Sauk Prairie (288.5), Sun Prairie (200), Linn-Mar, Iowa (171), Hudson (161), Eau Claire Memorial/North (151) and Waunakee (141).

Aidan Lohr had Baraboo’s best individual finish of the day, touching the wall in 54.28 seconds to take second in the 100-yard backstroke. Lohr added a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.67) and teamed up with Jacob Laux, Luke Stelling and Josh Hackbarth to place fifth in the 200-yard medley relay (1:44.60).

Laux added a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.93) and a 12th-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:12.24).

Hackbarth used a time of 52.43 seconds to take eighth in the 100-yard freestyle. Hackbarth (:23.35) and Ethan Klingenmeyer (:23.87) placed 11th and 13th, respectively, in the 50-yard freestyle.

The quartet of Hackbarth, Laux, Klingenmeyer and Lohr placed 10th in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:35.37), while Ben Beal, Stelling, Mitchell Hamm and Klingenmeyer took 14th in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:41.77).

Klingenmeyer also took 18th in the 100-yard freestyle (:56.07), while Hamm placed 20th in the 500-yard freestyle.

Sauk Prairie’s quartet of Desmon Sachtjen, Allan Brickl, Ayden Frey and Ben Chao finished first in the 200-yard medley relay (1:36.41). Sachtjen also won the 200-yard individual medley (1:56.45) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.78).

Baraboo will host the Badger North Conference Relays at Jack Young Middle School on Tuesday.

MANLEY-HOWARD DUALS

At East Troy

Final standings: 1, Oshkosh West; 2, Milton; 3, Oconomowoc; 4, Baraboo; 5, West Allis Central; 6, Whitnall; 7, East Troy; 8, Cedarburg; 9, Green Bay United; 10, Union Grove; 11, Kenosha Indian Trail; 12, Madison West.

Placement rounds: Oshkosh West def. Milton, 45-26. Milton def. Oconomowoc, 43-36. Baraboo def. Hales Corners Whitnall, 45-29. Baraboo def. West Allis Central, 49-30. Union Grove def. Madison West, 36-21. Kenosha Indian Trail def. Madison West, 27-22.

Pool B: Oconomowoc 3-0, Baraboo 2-1, East Troy 1-2, Union Grove 0-3. Baraboo: Def. East Troy, 43-33. def. Union Grove, 54-21. lost to Oconomowoc, 42-30.

Undefeated Baraboo wrestlers (5-0) — 120: Jesse. 126: Davidson. 138: Ramirez. 285: Schick.

SUN PRAIRIE INVITATIONAL

Team scores: Madison Memorial 512, Monona Grove 316.5, Sauk Prairie 288.5, Sun Prairie 200, Linn-Mar (Iowa) 171, Hudson 161, Eau Claire Memorial/North 151, Waunakee 141, Baraboo 116, Dubuque Hempstead 93, Oregon 20.

200 medley relay: 1, Sauk Prairie (Sachtjen, Brickl, Frey, Chao), 1:36.41. 2, Monona Grove, 1:38.34. 3, Madison Memorial, 1:38.70. 200 freestyle: 1, McDade, MG, 1:41.18. 2, Guentherman, SaP, 1:49.57. 3, Cavanah, L, 1:49.58. 200 individual medley: 1, Sachtjen, SaP, 1:56.45. 2, Wowk, MM, 2:00.27. 3, Barth, MM, 2:01.84. 50 freestyle: 1, Lundal, MM, :22.14. 2 (tie), Chao, SaP, and Sackett, MG, :22.29. 100 butterfly: 1, Storms, MG, :50.87. 2, Wowk, MM, :51.38. 3, Frey, SaP, :53.57. 100 freestyle: 1, Lippiatt, MG, :49.03. 2, Sackett, MG, :49.45. 3, Snell, L, :50.40. 500 freestyle: 1, McDade, MG, 4:34.82. 2, Asmus, H, 4:55.71. 3, Barth, MM, 5:02.87. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Madison Memorial (Hirota, Gonring, Zwaska, Lundal), 1:29.35. 2, Sauk Prairie, 1:29.57. 3, Monona Grove, 1:30.49. 100 backstroke: 1, Storms, MG, :51.67. 2, Lohr, B, :54.28. 3, Cavanah, L, :55.63. 100 breaststroke: 1, Sachtjen, SaP, 1:00.78. 2, Lundal, 1:02.15. 3, Bell, MM, 1:03.22. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Monona Grove (Storms, Douberly, Lippiatt, McDade), 3:14.95. 2, Madison Memorial, 3:15.62. 3, Sauk Prairie, 3:18.20.

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