The Bloomer/Colfax wrestling team wrestled at the Heart O’ North Conference Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Cameron. Two Bloomer/Colfax wrestlers placed first, two placed third, one placed fourth and two placed fifth at the tournament.
Sawyer Best of Bloomer/Colfax at 132 beat Braden Trautt of Northwestern by a technical fall, 18-1, to place first. Best, a senior, had a record of 37-1. Trautt, a junior, had a record of 23-9.
Bowen Rothbauer of Bloomer/Colfax at 152 decisioned Bennett Bergmann of Saint Croix Falls 5-3 in overtime to finish first. Rothbauer, a sophomore, had a record of 34-3. Bergman, a junior, had a record of 22-8.
Luke Blanchard at 113 and Alex Poirier at 120 both finished third. Mitch Harmon, 160, placed fourth and Cal Lueck, 145, and Parker Readinger, 220, placed fifth.
As a team Bloomer/Colfax finished fourth with 141 team points.
HON Conference Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
1 Saint Croix Falls 218.5
2 Northwestern 205.0
3 Ashland 145.0
4 Bloomer/Colfax 141.0
5 Cameron 125.5
6 Ladysmith 110.0
7 Superior 107.5
8 Cumberland 99.0
8 Spooner 99.0
10 Barron 89.0
11 Hayward 73.0
12 C-W/Prairie Farm 35.5
106–Brison Tuschl (17-16) placed sixth and scored 11.0 team points.
113–Luke Blanchard (34-5) placed third and scored 15.0 team points. In the third place match Blanchard won by decision (6-2) over Wyatt Johnson (24-10) of Superior.
120–Alex Poirier (22-11) placed third and scored 14.0 team points. In the third place match Poirier won by decision (5-0) over Tucker Johnson (18-16 ) of Superior.
126–Isaac Lagesse (10-5) placed seventh and scored 4.0 team points.
132–Sawyer Best (39-1) placed first and scored 27.0 team points. In the first place match Best won by a technical fall (TF-1.5 5:41 (18-1)) over Braden Trautt (24-10) of Northwestern.
138–Ethan Rubenzer (21-19) placed seventh and scored 7.0 team points.
145–Cal Lueck (8-5) placed fifth and scored 17.0 team points.
In the fifth place match Lueck won by fall over Tim Bekzhanov (7-14 ) of Chetek-Weyerhauser-Prairie Farm (Fall 2:35).
152–Bowen Rothbauer (36-3) placed first and scored 25.0 team points. In the first place match Rothbauer won in sudden victory-1 in overtime over Bennett Bergmann (23-9) of Saint Croix Falls (SV-1 5-3).
160–Mitch Harmon (8-2) placed fourth and scored 12.0 team points.
170–Colin Bohl (7-11) placed eighth and scored 1.0 team points.
195–Sebastiano Brunetti (7-10) placed sixth and scored 3.0 team points.
220–Parker Readinger (7-25) placed fifth and scored 5.0 team points.