The wins keep coming for Mauston who continued their perfect regular wrestling season Thursday night.
Two of the top-five state ranked wrestlers battled during at Mauston High School, one of several matches leading to the Golden Eagles taking the team win for the night over the Wautoma/Wild Rose Warriors 40-30.
Mauston’s Jarrett Dolata, the fourth ranked wrestler in the state at 138 pounds, defeated 5th ranked Tanner Deist in a 9-6 decision.
“I got after it in the first period,” Dolata said. “That’s what I wanted to do was pound him in the first two periods, get myself a little room to strategize if I had too.”
Mauston Head Coach Randy Gyllin said Dolata had “a great plan” going into his match with a “phenomenal wrestler.”
“Jarrett really pushed it and kept everything in the middle of the mat and scored a bunch of points,” Gyllin said.
Along with a win from Dolata, Teagen Miller (145) won by fall over Warriors Paul Hernandez, pinning him in the second period at 3:40. Matt Chambers (152) won by fall over Wautoma’s Mayan Turner, pinning him in 19 seconds. All three wins gave the Golden Eagles a one point lead 19-18.
Mauston’s Caleb Flint (160) won in a 7-2 decision, and a with a defeat from teammate Rayn Vang (170) by fall, the Golden Eagles lost the team lead by two points 24-22. Mauston’s Dakota Barrix (182) was able to get the lead back, winning over Wautoma’s Damean Netzler in a 5-2 decision to put the Golden Eagles up by one point 25-24. Mauston’s Jared Lenze, the second ranked wrestler in the state at 170, won by injury default in the 195 pound weight class over Warriors Dillon Martin to score 6 more team points.
Another big match came in the 285 weight class. Mauston’s Owen Lewis, struggled throughout the first two periods, with one escape in the second period and two for Wautoma’s Lucas Hackney, he was down 2-1 in the third period. Lewis was able to secure a takedown for two points and hold on for a win with a 3-2 decision, helping the Golden Eagles obtain the team win.
“It was a good match,” Lewis said. “I’m glad I got the team some points.”
With most of the regular season completed, the undefeated Golden Eagles now look forward to a makeup date with Westfield Monday and then Friday’s SCC Conference Tournament at Wisconsin Dells.
Gyllin said the title is “ours to be lost” with full confidence in his athletes.
“These guys keep working hard and there a great group of kids,” he said. “They’re going to keep working until the jobs done.”
Lewis is hoping to win a conference title and Miller is hoping to repeat as conference champion in his weight class. Dolata has yet to win a conference championship. His freshman year he said he “didn’t come out the best he wanted.” Last season he broke his hand and was out for the post- season. He’s hoping this year will be much different.
“This year I hope to come home with my first conference championship knowing I’m the best in my bracket,” Dolata said.
Wautoma/Wild Rose 30, Mauston 40
113: Abram Lezama (WWR) over Chase Hamberg (MAUS) (Fall 1:21) 120: Nate Thayer (MAUS) over Creedon Abraham (WWR) (MD 8-0) 126: Ethan Kubasta (WWR) over Auston Werner (MAUS) (Fall 2:30) 132: Keegan Taivalmaa (WWR) over Josiah Ziebell (MAUS) (Fall 1:56) 138: Jarrett Dolata (MAUS) over Tanner Deist (WWR) (Dec 9-6) 145: Teagen Miller (MAUS) over Paul Hernandez (WWR) (Fall 3:40) 152: Matt Chambers (MAUS) over Mayan Turner (WWR) (Fall 0:19) 160: Caleb Flint (MAUS) over Brian Ortegea (WWR) (Dec 7-2) 170: Andrew Henschel (WWR) over Rayn Vang (MAUS) (Fall 1:15) 182: Dakota Barrix (MAUS) over Damean Netzler (WWR) (Dec 5-2) 195: Jared Lenze (MAUS) over Dillon Martin (WWR) (Inj. [time]) 220: Garrett Lutz (MAUS) over (WWR) (For.) 285: Owen Lewis (MAUS) over Lucas Hackney (WWR) (Dec 3-2) 106: Dylan Hughes (WWR) over (MAUS) (For.)