Hilgers goes undefeated, Hornets take one as quad host
By Jacob Heid
ROSHOLT — The Rosholt wrestling team took to the mat in their home gym on Jan. 12.
The Hornets welcomed Menominee Indian, Manawa and Shiocton to Rosholt High School for a quadrangular wrestling match.
Sophomore Magnus Hilgers won three on the night, winning two by a fall.
All four schools were ready to go after warmups ended. Rosholt started the night facing Menominee Indian.
Rosholt needed to forfeit five matches because of only having five wrestlers.
Evan Hintz opened the match at 152. He lost by a fall at 1:25, giving Menominee Indian six points.
Braiden Bonney got the first win on the mat for the Hornets at 182.
He made quick work of his opponent, pinning him in 48 seconds.
The Hornets climbed back into the match with three straight wins, including a forfeit win by Keegan O’Donnell and a fall win by Aarron Lehman.
Hilgers rounded out Rosholt’s points with a pin at 1:28 against Menominee Indian’s Michael Peters at 285.
The late push wasn’t enough in the opener, losing by a score of 36-24.
Next up for Rosholt was a large-numbered Shiocton team.
With the lopsided numbers, the Chiefs had several forfeit wins.
Bonney, Lehman and O’Donnell had no luck in their matches against Shiocton.
The only points picked up came from Hilgers in the final match.
The sophomore competed in a lengthy match but got his opponent’s shoulders on the mat for an impressive pin.
Rosholt won the last match of the night against Manawa with all forfeits.
Both teams have low numbers, so there were seven double-forfeits, and the Hornets won five matches due to forfeit.
The young Hornets travel to Tri-County on Friday, January 20, for a multi-dual with five other schools. The wrestling starts at 5 p.m.