The young Sauk Prairie wrestling team hasn’t missed a beat this season.
The Eagles improved to 4-0 in Badger North Conference dual action with a 49-10 win at Reedsburg on Dec. 21.
Carson Saladis got Sauk Prairie off to a strong start with a 4-1 decision over Jake Rose at 145 pounds. Sauk Prairie’s Bryant Schaaf won by a 9-3 decision at 160 pounds, but the Eagles and Beavers were tied through four matches.
Sauk Prairie began to pull away after Reedsburg was forced to forfeit the 182- and 195-pound matches.
The Eagles went on to win eight straight matches, including Reece Bierstaker’s crucial win over Bailey McGlynn at 220 pounds. Bierstaker recorded an escape in the second period to go up 3-0, but McGlynn pulled within 3-2 early in the third period. McGlynn tried for a late takedown, but Bierstaker turned sideways and wound up on top of McGlynn to come away with a 5-2 win.
In the 285-pound match, Sauk Prairie’s Derek Haas went up 2-0 with a takedown but was penalized for putting his arm across the neck of David Finkel, making it 2-1. It was the only point Haas gave up, as he went on to record a 4-1 win.
Sauk Prairie’s pins came at the lower weights. Dawson Enge (106 pounds) pinned Kaiden Otton in 37 seconds, while Hayden Caygill (113) pinned Caylee Fry in 2:50 and Zeke Smith (120) pinned Nicholas Rockweiler in 2:09.
Dylan Herbrand added a 3-0 decision over Caden Fry at 126 pounds and Jesse Huerth won by an 8-0 major decision at 138 pounds.
Sauk Prairie improved to 4-0 in Badger North duals this season, having also recorded wins over Portage, Mount Horeb and Baraboo.
The Eagles will compete in an invitational at Merrill High School on Thursday.
SAUK PRAIRIE 49, REEDSBURG 10
106: Enge, S, pinned Otto, 0:37. 113: Caygill S, pinned Fry, 2:50. 120: Smith, S, Rockweiler, 2:09. 126: Herbrand, S, dec. Fry, 3-0. 132: McMilllen, R, mdec. 9-1. 138: Huerth, S, mdec. 8-0. *145: Saladis, S, dec. Rose, 4-1. 152: Bierman, R, dec. C. Bierstaker, 7-0. 160: Schaaf, S, dec. Reuterskiold, 9-3. 170: Fry, R, dec. Patterson, 7-2. 220: R. Bierstaker, S, dec. McGlynn, 5-2. 285: Haas, S, dec. Finkel, 4-1. 182, 195: Sauk Prairie received forfeit. At Reedsburg.