Wrestling action is picking up around the state of Wisconsin. For the first part of the season the Osceola Chieftain wrestlers were competing in a single dual meet each week. In January the green light was given to allow Wisconsin wrestlers to compete against multiple teams at a single venue. Last week Osceola hosted St. Croix Falls, New Richmond and Chetek-Weyerhaeuser/Prairie Farm (CWPF) in a quadrangular. The Chieftains defeated CWPF and lost to New Richmond and St. Croix Falls.
The individual highlight of the quad for Osceola was when senior Nick Carlson notched his 100th win of his high school career.
“I have been fortunate to not have any major injuries during my high school wrestling career,” Carlson noted when explaining his success. “Being a three sport athlete also helped me stay in shape and each sport compliments the others. I’ve been blessed throughout my career to have teammates and coaches that push me to be the best I can be.”
“Nick Carlson had a great night, going 3-0,” Osceola Coach Nate Demulling remarked. “He won an exciting overtime match against SCF. In the match, he received three stalling calls that we didn’t agree with. Those calls put the match into OT. Nick kept his composure and won it with a takedown in the first OT period. It was a great match. He also picked up a forfeit against Chetek, which gave him his 100th career win. It’s an amazing accomplishment for a wrestler, like scoring 1,000 points in basketball. Especially now with a shortened season.”
Carlson’s win against St. Croix Falls was one of two individual matches Osceola got against the powerful Saint’s squad. The other win came in the 138 pound match when Kaleb Woodley won a major decision by a score of 13-3.
“Kaleb Woodley continued to wrestle well, winning all three of his matches,” Demulling said. “He keeps taking big steps every week. Errol Hanson also wrestled well, winning two out of three matches. He’s a senior who just came out last year and has continued to make great strides as well.”
Osceola got a team win over CWPF by a score of 54-12. Woodley (138 pounds), Reid Church (120), Lucas Sedivy (132), Addison Uddin (145), Tanner Viebrock (160) and Isaac Campeau (170) all recorded pins while Hansen (182), Carlson (195) and Jacob Sedivy (152) each received forfeits.
Osceola had a close match with Middle Border conference foe New Richmond, falling to the Tigers 38-24. Woodley, Hansen and Carlson won by fall with Church receiving a forfeit.