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Wrestling: Craig goes 4-1 in Big Eight duals

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Gazette staff
January 25, 2014

Janesville Craig’s wrestling team came up three points short of a perfect day at the Big Eight East Duals on Saturday.

The Cougars won their first four matches before falling 39-36 to Sun Prairie in the championship dual meet.

Craig improved to 6-2 in the Big Eight, while Sun Prairie remained unbeaten at 8-0 and in a first-place tie with Middleton.

“We had our chances to beat Sun Prairie,” Craig coach Mark Mullen said. “A couple of matches could’ve gone either way, and that was the difference.

“It’s too bad because if Sun Prairie would’ve beat Middleton in their last (conference) dual meet, we could’ve tied for the championship.”

Craig’s Nate Farrell, Kyle LeCaptain, Zach Mulrooney and Aristide Serrano went 5-0 on the day, while Anthony Skrede (2-0) and Owen Ross (4-0) also went unbeaten.

Craig wrestles at Madison West in its final Big Eight dual on Tuesday night.

BIG EIGHT EAST DUALS

Final team standings

Sun Prairie, 5-0; Janesville Craig, 4-1; Beloit Memorial, 3-2; Madison La Follette, 2-3; Madison East, 1-4; Wilmot, 0-5.

Round 1

Sun Prairie 63, East 18

Craig 46, Beloit 32

La Follette 64, Wilmot 16

Round 2

Sun Prairie 63, Wilmot 16

Craig 34, La Follette 33

Beloit 66, East 18

Round 3

Sun Prairie 42, La Follette 34

Craig 64, East 10

Beloit 57, Wilmot 21

Round 4

Sun Prairie 43, Beloit 25

Craig 75, Wilmot 6

La Follette 55, Eat 21

Round 5

Sun Prairie 39, Craig 36

Beloit 42, La Follette 18

East 36, Wilmot 24

• Parker wins twice at Big Eight Duals West—Dylan Siener went 4-0 to lead Janesville Parker’s wrestling team to a 2-2 record and a third-place finish at Saturday’s Big Eight Duals West.

Conference co-leader Middleton went 4-0 on the day, while Verona was second at 3-1.

Parker beat Madison West, 40-34, and Madison Memorial, 63-0.

“I’m extremely pleased with how hard our kids fought in each and every match,” Parker coach Danny Jackson said. “Dylan was unbeaten and was on a mission to push the pace in each match.

“Dyvonne Thornton and Gage Burdick also did a lot of good things today.”

Parker wraps up the conference dual season Tuesday at Madison East.

BIG EIGHT WEST DUALS

Final team standings

Middleton, 4-0; Verona, 3-1; Janesville Parker, 2-2; Madison West, 1-3; Madison Memorial, 0-4.

Round 1

Middleton 50, Verona 22

West 46, Memorial 0

Round 2

Verona 78, Memorial 6

Parker 40, West 34

Round 3

Parker 63, Memorial 0

Middleton 63, West 18

Round 4

Verona 62, Parker 19

Middleton 84, Memorial 0

Round 5

Verona 51, West 27

Middleton 75, Parker 4



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