Battle of the Bluejays: Merrill Wrestlers grapple Three Lakes
TINA L. SCOTT
It was the battle of the Bluejays Thursday, Jan. 21, in Three Lakes, Wisconsin, when the Merrill Bluejay Varsity Wrestlers took on the Three Lakes Varsity Wrestlers, whose mascot is also a Bluejay.
“Ryder (Depies) started us off with a technical fall,” said Coach Brian Suchocki. “Ryder works extremely hard in practice and has great technical skills. He did a great job getting us started.”
“After that Tyler (Leistikow) and Wyatt (Bathke) had exciting pins. Both went after it, pinning their opponents in the first period,” Suchocki said. “The matches were very similar. It was good to see both being aggressive.”
“The highlight match came from Jon Hart,” Suchocki said. “Jon has really come along this year and pulled off a great win. Jon is good on his feet, and he has the ability to pick up the sport quickly.”
“Tristan (Brewington) finished the night with a pin,” Suchocki said. “Tristan was in control of the match from start to finish. Tristan is wrestling well.”
The Merrill Bluejays ended the match with a score of 26, coming up just short of a win, as the Three Lakes Bluejays beat them by one point.
“Brian (Ball), Nik (Zastrow), and Diminitri (Lo) all came up short but wrestled hard for their teammates,” Suchocki added.
Three Lakes 27