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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 17:49

Depth pays off as 13 wrestlers contribute points in CG-Belgium’s runner-up performance at Rocket Scramble

Filling most of the weights has led Cedar Grove-Belgium’s wrestling team to impressive finishes this season, and its own home tournament last Saturday was a prime example.
In getting points from 13 wrestlers, Cedar Grove-Belgium edged a few other teams to take second place with 608 points in the 18-team Rocket Scramble.
Brillion and Campbellsport tied for third place with 606 points each. Shiocton won with 635.
“Very good,” Rockets coach Trevor Peterson said of his team’s performance.
“That was a pretty tough tournament this year. It’s been quite a few years since we took a trophy out of our scramble.”
The Rockets hovered around the top teams all day, but never got into second until heavyweight Marcus Ramirez (11-9) secured fifth place with a pin over Calvin Bodinger (4-7) of Brillion in 31 seconds.
A total of 13 Rockets contributed points. Eight placed in the top five.
“I keep stressing to all the guys, we need every single one of them. Every single guy who scored a point was part of it,” Peterson said.
Senior Bryce Morgan (20-5) at 152 pounds won the Rockets’ only title, beating Zak Miller (9-7) of Mayville by a 12-2 major decision in the finals.
Morgan won a 9-0 major decision over Broedan Yech (9-10) of Dodgeland; pinned Brady Volkman (20-5) of Shiocton in 1:14; and won an 11-1 major decision DYLAN TEUNISSEN s2010618024 4Cover William Winkler (13-9) of Brillion.
Among Morgan’s losses this season are matches against a Division 1 scholarship recipient, a wrestler who could make the state final and someone from Illinois, Peterson said.
Senior Griffin Prinsen (20-9) took the Rockets’ only second place, winning a 10-3 decision over Carter Stebane (14-6) of Brillion. He had beaten Stebane, 9-4 at Mid-States Classic over holiday break.
“He wrestled real well,” Peterson said.
“His confidence level was up. He wrestled a good match.”
Prinsen won by an 18-2 technical fall over Kam Pete (2-5) of Cambridge; won a 12-5 decision over Tye Bader (13-10) of Dodgeland; by a 10-2 major decision over Kaden Piechocki (10-5) of Shiocton; and was pinned by Garret Rau (11-8) of Sheboygan Falls in 1:40.

Three Rockets earned third places: Quinn Hoopman at 120 pounds, Josh TeStroete at 145 and Brett Feind at 220.
TeStroete (21-6) won by tech fall over Gavin Junk (10-14) of Mishicot; won a 9-2 decision over Colton Harrington (17-7) of Valders; lost an 8-7 decision to Bill Condon (21-5) of Horicon; and lost a 4-2 decision to Levi Snortum (15-3) of Shiocton.
Feind (17-8) pinned Frank Koeppel (18-10) of Mishicot in 1:43; was pinned by Justin Chadwick (24-3) of Marshall; was pinned by Jackson Linsmeier (22-5) of Valders in 3:59 and pinned Tyler Hass (10-8) of Shiocton.
Hoopman (15-7) pinned Cai Resler (15-12) of Marshall in 1:20; lost a 5-4 overtime match to Parker Schamburek (14-7) of Shebogyan Falls; lost a 10-5 decision to David Geiger (15-9) of Brillion; and won a 6-1 decision over Ethan Flannery (21-4) of Shiocton.
Dylan Teunissen (11-11) placed fourth at 132 pounds, and Hunter Wade (18-8) took fifth at 182. Ben Anzia (18-8) took sixth at 170, and Tyler Kowalkowski (6-13) seventh at 138.
This week, the Rockets were scheduled to wrestle at Sheboygan North on Tuesday and at Big East Conference opponent Mishicot on Thursday.

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