The Reedsburg wrestling team held its own on Feb. 3 when the Beavers traveled to Waunakee to compete in the Badger Conference Tournament.

While Reedsburg might have hoped for a better result, the Beavers still came away with a respectable sixth place finish out of 15 teams, recording 136 points. Stoughton took the title overall (348), followed by Waunakee (265), Sauk Prairie (251), Baraboo (177.5), and Fort Atkinson (176.5). Out of Badger North teams, the Beavers took fourth.

The highlight of the meet came from Mason McMillen, who became conference champion in the 126-pound class. After a first round bye, McMillen (39-2) pinned Portage’s Nathan Poches at the 4:59 mark before recording a narrow, 3-0 decision over Steele Mellum of Oregon in the semifinal. In the championship, McMillen cruised past Stoughton’s Braeden Whitehead, winning by a 5-1 decision.

Two wrestlers took third place, including Caden Fry in the 132 and Bryce Bierman in the 152. Fry (34-8) went 4-1 in his matches, receiving a bye before taking down Milton’s Tyler Kersten by a 7-1 decision. Fry went on to fall 5-0 to Fort Atkinson’s Draven Sigmund, but bounced back with a 13-6 win over Watertown’s Julian Ruiz. Fry had a rematch with Kersten in the third place match, where he won 7-5.

It was a similar result for Bierman, who went 4-1 overall and had one of the closest matches of the day in the third place match. After a bye, Bierman took down Baraboo’s Carlos Chavez by a 7-3 decision, before falling 16-5 to Stoughton’s Cade Spilde. Bierman’s final two matches were close ones, as he came away with a 2-0 decision over Mount Horeb’s Miles Steinhoff before battling Sauk Prairie’s Bryant Schaaf in the third place match and recording a 2-1 victory in tiebreaker fashion.

Two wrestlers took sixth place, with Caylee Fry going 2-3 in the 113-pound bracket. Her highlight came in the second round, when she won by a 6-0 decision over Portage’s Spencer Andrews. Jake Rose followed with the other sixth place finish, going 2-3 in the 145. Rose won by a 7-1 decision over Watertown’s Kolten Blome to start things off before pinning DeForest’s Ardit Beluli in the quarterfinal (6:12). Rose fell in his next three matches to take sixth.

Other Reedsburg finishes include eighth from Kaiden Otto in the 106, eighth from Brayden Judd in the 120, seventh from Nick Coplien in the 138, seventh from Brady Fry in the 170, and eighth from David Finkel in the 285.

Reedsburg will compete in a WIAA Regional on Saturday in Holmen.


The Reedsburg gymnastics team traveled to Sauk Prairie on Feb. 2 to compete in a triangular where the Beavers took third place.

Reedsburg recorded a team score of 104.2. Baraboo took first with a 129.125 while Sauk took second with a 124.275. The Beavers found their best result on the vault, scoring a 29.35. Sydney Womble led Reedsburg with a 7.5, followed by Brandi Imhoff (7.45) while Haley Asp, Alicen Henke, and Raelle Bishop all scored a 7.2.

Reedsburg also had a strong showing on the floor exercise, scoring a 29.2. Mai Klink led Reedsburg with a 7.65, followed by Womble (7.35), Bishop (7.2), and Asp (7.0). On the balance beam, the Beavers ended the event with a 26.55, with Klink earning a 7.1 while Raegan Hyzer had the next best score with a 6.95. On the uneven bars, Hyzer led with a 5.4 as the Beavers recorded a 19.1.

Reedsburg will hold its final home event of the season on Feb. 8 when it hosts Monona Grove before traveling to Platteville on Feb. 10 for an invitational.

Girls Basketball

The Reedsburg girls basketball team continues to roll after adding two more wins to its already impressive 16-3 overall record.

On Feb. 2, the Beavers hosted DeForest where a large home crowd helped Reedsburg edge the Norskies 48-44 in a Badger North Conference game. The first half was a back-and-forth one, but the Beavers got in a small hole and trailed 24-19 at halftime.

Reedsburg stormed back in the second, outscoring DeForest 29-20 to take the game. Ava Douglas led the Beavers with 19 points while Brooklyn Schyvinck added 17.

On Feb. 6, Reedsburg cruised past a struggling Mount Horeb team, defeating the Vikings 65-46. This time around the Beavers were unstoppable in the opening half, outscoring their opponents 39-25 to set the tone of the contest. Three players scored in double digits, with Schyvinck leading the way with 22 followed by Douglas (13) and Skyler Miller (11).

Reedsburg still remains second in the Badger North with a record of 11-1, behind the undefeated Beaver Dam Golden Beavers. After falling to Beaver Dam 71-30 in its previous meeting, Reedsburg will have a chance for revenge on Feb. 10 when it hosts the defending state champs.


DeForest 24 20 — 44

Reedsburg 19 29 — 48

DEFOREST — Wittman 2 2-2 6, Schaeffer 1 0-0 2, Midthun 1 0-0 2, Grundahl 4 4-6 12, Roth 1 0-0 2, Kramar 3 0-0 8, Smith 2 0-0 6, Tschumper 2 0-0 4, Trautsch 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 6-8 44.

REEDSBURG — Douglas 6 6-7 19, Schyvinck 6 5-11 17, Schmitt 0, Miller 1 5-6 7, Korklewski 2 0-0 5. Totals 15 16-25 48.

3-point goals — 4 (Kramar 2, Smith 2), R 2 (Douglas 1, Korklewski 1). Total fouls — R 10, 21.


Reedsburg 39 26 — 65

Mount Horeb 25 21 — 46

REEDSBURG — Douglas 5 1-6 13, Schyvinck 9 4-5 22, Straka 3 1-3 7, Miller 3 5-11 11, Zunker 1 1-2 3, Korklewski 3 2-2 9. Totals 24 14-29 65.

MOUNT HOREB — King 5 0-0 11, LaBorde 0, Nesheim 1 0-0 2, Coulthard 3 4-0 9. Totals 19 4-8 46.

3-point goals — R 3 (Douglas 2, Korklewski 1), MH 4 (King 1, Coulthard 3). Total fouls — R 11, MH 17.

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