Ranked Sheboygan Falls survives scare from Chilton/Hilbert | Nathan Woelfel

By TomM January 7, 2016 22:47

Ranked Sheboygan Falls survives scare from Chilton/Hilbert |  Nathan Woelfel

Ranked Sheboygan Falls survives scare from Chilton/Hilbert

Nathan Woelfel | Thursday, January 07, 2016 10:45pm

SHEBOYGAN FALLS – Fifth-ranked Sheboygan Falls managed to survive a scare from Chilton/Hilbert.

A pin by Anthony Xiong in the final match of the night lifted the Falcons to a 39-36 win in an Eastern Wisconsin Conference dual meet on Thursday night.

Both teams were down a few wrestlers, but the two squads were neck-in-neck for the majority of the night.

Kaleb Ison put Falls on top with a pin in the evening’s first bout.

A pair of Chilton/Hilbert forfeits helped the host Falcons race out to an 18-0 lead.

Nick Ditter put the visitors on the board with a pin at 145 pounds.

Chilton/Hilbert quickly drew even thanks to Sheboygan Falls forfeits at 152 and 160.

Casey Lisowe upended tenth-ranked Max Post 17-11 to give the co-op its first lead of the night at 21-18.

Garrett Casper kept things rolling with a 5-1 decision over Isaiah Richards before Chilton/Hilbert pushed its lead to 12 courtesy of Jared Mueller’s pin at 195.

The Falcons got on the comeback trail when No.6 Drew Setzer (220) edged No.11 Duncan Calnin 6-4.

Falls then won by forfeit at heavyweight to pull within three.

Parker Schamburek helped the Falcons regain the lead as he beat the buzzer with a pin at 106. Schamburek won by fall over Peyton Ladd with just eight seconds remaining in the match to make it 33-30 in favor of the home team.

“We can’t give up pins in close matches like that,” Chilton/Hilbert head coach Gerald Hoerth said. “We can’t do that. We can’t afford that.”

Chilton/Hilbert jumped back on top as Jax Prtichard scored a first period pin.

Ultimately, though, it was Xiong who helped the Falcons escape with the victory.

“He’s been having a good season,” Sheboygan Falls head coach Brad Knecht said of Xiong. “His confidence is starting to build. He’s a little disappointed that he’s not ranked in the state, so he has that hunger going for him already. He’s been responding well so far this year.”

The Falcons were without the services of No.6 Josh Becker (152) and No.3 Sean Mattek (160), but managed to hang on for the win.

“We knew it was going to be tough,” Knecht said. “The guys responded. I know they (Chilton/Hilbert) weren’t at full strength either, but we had some guys step up tonight and win some matches.”

Chilton/Hilbert was also shorthanded. Hoerth was encouraged by the effort his shorthanded team put forth.  His squad held a 24-21 advantage in the night’s nine contested matches.

“They put it together well. We have a few injuries here that some guys are dealing with. We are short a little bit, but other than (the pins) I think the kids wrestled very well tonight. I think we’ll give quite a few of these teams a run at the end here,” Hoerth said. “Hopefully we’ll get quite a few of these guys down to Madison this year.”

For Sheboygan Falls, it will be back to the grind. The Falcons compete in the two-day Cheesehead Invitational in Kaukauna this weekend.

After that, it will be back to refining the basics.

“Our conditioning is there. We need to clean up a lot of the technique. We can’t be giving up so many points and so many back points early in matches, especially” Knecht said. We have another month to work out the kinks. I’m confident. We tend to peak at the right time.

“We’re not there yet, which is a good thing. You don’t want to peak too early. We have time to work through those things. We’ll make the adjustments and hopefully bring it together at the right time.”

Sheboygan Falls 39, Chilton 36
126: Kaleb Ison (SF) p. Ben Delebreau, 3:06
132: Ryan McGinnes (SF) won by forfeit
138: Brandon Hill (SF) won by forfeit
145: Nick Ditter (CH) p. Ernesto Caram, 3:28
152: PJ Ladd (CH) won by forfeit
160: Jordan Propson (CH) won by forfeit
170: Casey Lisowe (CH) dec. Max Post, 17-11.
182: Garrett Casper (CH) dec. Isaiah Richards, 5-1
195: Jared Mueller (CH) p. Vincent Hoderny, 1:48
220: Drew Setzer (SF) dec. Duncan Calnin, 6-4
285: Brady Koller (SF) won by forfeit
106: Parker Schamburek (SF) p. Peyton Ladd, 5:52
113: Jax Pritchard (CH) p. Jordan Mielke 1:44
120: Anthony Xiong (SF) p. Caleb Kopecky, 3:21

By TomM January 7, 2016 22:47
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