Three Cumberland Wrestlers Place at State Meet

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From left: Long-time Cumberland Head Wrestling Coach Joe Hegenbarth, State Runner-up Reid Olson, Coach Jaylen Lansin, Sixth Place finisher Gio Torres, Coach Justin Peterson, 5th Place State finisher Logan Steglich, Coach Jake Lundquist, State Qualifier Isaiah Skidmore and Head Wrestling Coach Isaac Lundquist are all smiles at the welcome home celebration held for the four Cumberland Wrestlers who qualified for the State Wrestling meet. Congratulations to all!

The Cumberland Wrestling Team sent four wrestlers to the State Wrestling Meet last weekend and three came away with finishes in the top six in their weight classes in the Division III competition. Reid Olson, Logan Steglich, and Gio Torres all came home with medals in an excellent showing by the Cumberland contingent, Coached by Isaac Lundquist.
Leading the way for the Beavers was 132-pound competitor, Junior Reid Olson, who completed his outstanding year with a Second Place finish, giving him a final record of 41-7.
Olson showed grit and determination by defeating three good wrestlers on his way to the Championship match. It all started with a quick pin over Brenden Dorner of Wabeno Area/Laona in a Thursday night opener. Dorner finished the year with a 38-9 record.
Friday, Olsons march to the Finals began with a thrilling sudden victory over Trevor Wanck (45-8) of Fennimore and continued with a pin over Cam Hanraham (44-7) of Kewaunee. These two hard earned victories would send Olson into a Championship collision with Tate Murty of Cochrane-Fountain City, who he’d met in the Sectional Championship just a week earlier.
Unfortunately, Murty would again come out on top with a tech fall over Olson. Murty would finish the season with an outstanding 42-2 record, while Olson will return next winter among the top wrestlers in the State at his weight class.
The next top finish for Cumberland came from their 113-pound entry, Senior Logan Steglich, who ended up in Fifth Place.
Steglich ends the season and his excellent career with a final record of 33-8, as he went 2 and 2 on the weekend.
Steglich opened things up with a Friday morning 9-6 victory over Kade Pinter of Kenosha Christian Life. He would be pinned in a semifinal match against Koltin Grzybowski of Coleman, however, later that night. Grzybowski would go on to capture the 113-pound Title.
Steglich would then drop a match by tech fall in a Consolation opener, before rebounding to take a 9-3 decision over Griffin Slezewski of Southern Door for Fifth Place.
Senior Gio Torres became the third Cumberland wrestler to claim a medal with a sixth place finish at 195-pounds. He finishes the season with a final record of 29-17.
Torres went 2 and 3 in the Tournament, but won two of his first three matches to set him self up for a top six finish.
Torres opened things up with a 6-2 win over Cade Nettsheim of Ithaca-Weston on Thursday night. He would then drop a 4-0 decision to Colton Heil of Edgar on Friday morning to enter the Consolation bracket. Heil would eventually finish in Second Place.
In Consolation, Torres would win by forfeit over a St. Croix Falls wrestler before losing by a tech fall and a pin. Garrett Joles of Boyceville would take the 195-pound Title.
A fourth Cumberland wrestler to compete was Senior Isaiah Skidmore, who dropped an opening round Major Decision at 145-pounds to Bill Condon of Horicon on Thursday night. Condon would go on to finish in Second Place. Skidmore finished up the season with a 26-16 record, but a trip to Madison.
Area wrestlers did well in the Tournament. Boyceville, Coached by former Cumberland athlete Jamie Olson, picked up two Championships, a third place finish, and a fourth. Clear Lake took one title, a runner-up, and a fifth, while St. Croix Falls had a second and a third. Ladysmith, meanwhile, took home one Championship wrestler at 171-pounds.
“I was very proud of our wrestlers and the great support of our wrestling fans. Our entire team and coaching staff is to be complimented for their hard work and effort,” said Coach Lundquist.



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