Wrestlers compete in dual tournament

Joshua Schartner, Staff Reporter

Lakeland continued their wrestling season at Pulaski high school when they faced off against Stevens Point in a dual meet on Thursday, Nov. 8. The Muskies dropped eight of the ten matches to drop the dual 40-7.

Lakeland was led by sophomores Jacob Maechtle and Eduardo Orihuela, who picked up the only wins for the Muskies. Orihuela won at 133lbs by decision 5-3 over Ryan Osse.

Maechtle dominated his match at 149 lbs and won by major decision 16-7 over Shane Sweeney. The Muskies failed to pull out another victory for the remainder of the dual.

Lakeland then traveled to Stevens Point for the Pointer Open on Saturday, Nov. 10. Once again, Jacob Maechtle led the Muskies by going 4-2 on the day. He started off with a victory by 6-4 decision before dropping his first match of the tournament. He then recovered, winning four of his next five matches.

Junior Grant Franson was the next highest finish for Lakeland as he went 2-2 at 125 lbs, including a victory over teammate Alec Noa who went on to finish 1-2.

UW-Parkside and UW tied for the most individual champions with four each.

The Muskies travel to Mequon on Saturday, Nov. 17 to compete in the Concordia University of Wisconsin open at 9 a.m. for their next meet.

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