Stoughton wrestlers Hunter Lewis and Tyler Dow returned from Fargo, North Dakota, with their unbeaten season records no longer intact.
But it was hard to argue with their second-place finishes in the two-day, 58-team Rumble on the Red at the Fargodome.
Lewis (25-1), a junior, lost 10-0 to unbeaten Kyle Burwick of Hettinger/Scranton, North Dakota, in Friday’s final at 120 pounds.
Dow (22-1), a senior, lost in sudden victory 5-3 to Jared Franek of West Fargo in the final at 160.
Also for Stoughton, junior Cade Spilde took sixth at 152 and junior Luke Geister-Jones was eighth at 170. The Vikings finished fifth.
Sauk Prairie finished second in the 16-team, two-day, dual-format tournament, beating Two Rivers 34-28 and Bay Port 40-20. De Pere won the title, winning both matches Saturday after a 34-33 win over Sauk Prairie on Thursday.
The Eagles’ Zeke Smith went 7-0 with five pins at 120 pounds and Jesse Huerth went 6-0 at 138 and 145, and Dylan Herbrand went 6-1 at 126.
Going 7-0 for Mineral Point were Danny Pittz at 126, Mitchell Schaaf at 138 and Riley Workman at 182.
For Mineral Point, Danny Pittz went 7-0 at 126, Mitchell Schaaf was 7-0 with five pins at 138 and Riley Workman was 7-0 with five pins at 182. Also, Caden Carey was 6-1 at 132 and Logan Schmitz was 6-1 at 145 and 152. Beaver Dam’s Dietrich Jaeckel went 6-1 at 113 and 120.
Waunakee sent two wrestlers to the semifinals and is third in the Division 1 standings during the 61-team tournament at the La Crosse Center.
Sam Lorenz (19-2) at 106 pounds and Alan Olkowski (18-2) at 285 each earned pin victories in their quarterfinal matches. Berhett Statz at 113 and Reed Ryan at 220 lost their quarterfinal matches.
Kevin Meicher (15-0) of Middleton advanced to the semifinals at 152.
River Valley finished the first day in third in Division 2, with Lodi in sixth.
River Valley’s Shane Liegel (22-0) won a major decision over Monroe’s Sam Kind (170) in a quarterfinal 170, and Zach Licht (22-0) won his quarterfinal at 132. The Blackhawks’ Keegan Kjos and Brock Mahoney lost quarterfinal matches.
Lodi’s Garrett Moll (18-0) won his quarterfinal at 120, as did Jacob Heyroth (12-0) at 182.
Holmen, Luxemburg-Casco and Stratford lead the team scores in their divisions.
Oshkosh on the Water
Sun Prairie’s Drew Scharenbrock (17-0) scored a pin in his quarterfinal at 145 pounds in the 64-team event at UW-Oshkosh.
For Reedsburg, Mason McMillen (21-1) advanced to the semifinal with a major decision at 126 and Caden Fry (18-4) won a quarterfinal at 132.
Watertown’s Edward Wilkowski improved to 21-0 with a quarterfinal win at 120, and teammate Stephen Maule (16-0) won his quarterfinal at 195.
At UW-Whitewater, Janesville Craig junior 285-pounder Keeanu Benton (16-1) suffered his first loss of the season, getting pinned in 3 minutes, 21 seconds by Isiah Ziegler of Dundee Crown of Carpentersville, Illinois, in the final of the 41-team tournament.
Craig finished seventh as a team. Jefferson took 14th, led by the third-place finish of senior Jake Neff at 160.
Minocqua Lakeland 3, Baraboo/Portage 2
Bret Benson scored a pair of goals and Caleb Menzia netted the game-winner with less than three minutes to play as Lakeland (7-6) beat Baraboo/Portage (6-7) in the Culver’s Cup third-place game.
Joe Zemanovic and Jack MacDonald each scored for Baraboo/Portage, and Mike Wech tallied two assists.
Baldwin-Woodville 5, Monona Grove 2
Landon Albrightson scored a pair of goals to help the Blackhawks (8-3-1) defeat the Silver Eagles (3-6-0) in the Culver’s Cup fifth-place game.
Brady Gerothanas had a goal and an assist for Monona Grove.
Verona 3, Fargo (N.D.) South 2
Sophomore Drew Yeager tallied a pair of goals to lead the Wildcats (9-3-2) past the Bruins in the Kiwanis Cambria Hockey Festival in Rochester, Minnesota. Mack Keryluk added a goal on a power play, as Verona scored three goals within a seven-minute span in the second period.
Sun Prairie 9, Kenosha co-op 1
Sophomore Kaden Brunson had a hat trick and recorded an assist as the Cardinals (10-1) defeated the host Thunder (1-12). Junior Travis Kernen added a goal and three assists for Sun Prairie. Joseph Laforge tallied 41 saves for Kenosha.
Waunakee 5, Beaver Dam 1
Mason Ihrke netted a hat trick with a goal in each period, as the Warriors (5-7-1) defeated the Golden Beavers (5-7-0) in the fifth-place game of the Waupun Tournament. Will Brezenski and Jeremy Werner also scored for Waunakee. Jacob Stuebe had Beaver Dam’s lone goal.
Madison Edgewood 4, West Salem 1
Carter Hottmann scored a pair of goals as the Crusaders (9-2-1) defeated the Panthers (7-5-0) in the seventh-place game in the Showdown in Titletown in Green Bay. Ethan Gerke scored West Salem’s lone goal.
Fond du Lac 8, Janesville 5
The Cardinals (6-6) scored four consecutive goals in the second period to take the lead en route to the win over the Bluebirds (1-11) in the fifth-place game of the Joe Raymond Tournament in Delafield. Ben Coulter scored four goals and Hayden Funk added a goal to lead Janesville.
Stevens Point co-op 3, Middleton co-op 0
Jamie Slattery, Leah Gruen and Kendra Robinson scored goals as the Panthers (8-1-1) defeated the host Metro Lynx (4-9) in the Culver’s Cup fifth-place game.
Junior Gwen Parker recorded 20 saves for Middleton.
Sun Prairie co-op 5, Marshall (Minn.) 2
Carson Sheridan and Margo Thousand each scored two goals as the visiting Cap City Cougars (8-3-1) defeated the Tigers (6-8) in the Rhinelander Holiday Tournament.
Mack Rosin added a goal and an assist for Sun Prairie. Alexis Moat had 21 saves for Marshall.