Repeat performance to be tough

LaRosa said he was pleased to get Wiesmueller back. He hadn’t wrestled in a year after injuring his shoulder and having surgery.
“He’s very, very talented. It’s just a boost having him in the lineup,” he said.
LaRosa is saddened that the Pirates will miss Michael Murphy for the entire season, after sustaining an injury in the football team’s playoff game at Whitnall.
“He’s a good kid. He’s good just to have around,” LaRosa said.
Against Bay, Port won nine matches by forfeit. Its only victory in a match that featured two wrestlers came at 145 pounds. Brett Grisar won a 12-7 decision over Max Hummer.
Those matches, LaRosa said, are hard on wrestlers since so many go through the warm-up and waiting process for nothing.
LaRosa said the first half of the season is about getting better and getting ready for the end of the year.
“I don’t want to put guys out into the fire who aren’t ready for it yet,” he said.
The Pirates have a logjam at the middle weights — 138, 145 and 152 — and will have it figured out after the holidays, LaRosa said.
While the addition of Slinger, both West Bend schools and Hartford adds competition to the North Shore, it eliminates some rivalries. Two divisions were created, and Port won’t wrestle Grafton since it’s in the other division.
“For me, the Grafton duel is extra special since that’s where I’m from,” LaRosa said.
The Pirates next wrestle at a Fond du Lac tournament on Saturday, and host North Shore Conference opponent Nicolet on Dec. 21. The meet starts at 7 p.m.



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