Tomah downs DeForest

Tomah found itself back in the State Team Tournament Tuesday night after defeating DeForest 38-23.  The Timberwolves won 8 of 14 matches including two by two points or less.  The match of the night may have been the first match of the night.  Starting off at 285, Tomah’s John Van Gundy (36-7) took down DeForest’s Richard Skaife (35-10) in a 7-6 double overtime victory.  While it was the closest match, it also might been the slowest match of the night.  Both wrestlers were one call away from being disqualified for stalling and each received four stalling points from their opponent.  Each earned an escape during the match leading to a 5-5 tie heading into overtime. 

For full results check out the stats below….


Tomah 38 – DeForest 23

103  —  Kevin Betthauser (Tomah) major decisioned Cole Engeldinger (DeForest) 9-0
112  —  Mike McDaniel (DeForest) major decisioned Zurik Adler (Tomah) 10-0
119  — Ian Duncan (Tomah) decisioned Joe Kessem (DeForest) 3-1
125  —  Scott Pierce (Tomah) pinned Jake Gast (DeForest) 3:08
130  —  Steve Hoffman (DeForest) decisioned Tyler Von Haden (Tomah) 16-11
135  —  Tyler Rauls (DeForest) decisioned Zach Taylor (Tomah) 10-4
140  —  Joey Organ (Tomah) pinned Dallas Engeldinger (DeForest) 2:47
145  —  Jacob McGinnis (Tomah) pinned Anthony Dunahee (DeForest) 2:23
152  —  Tyce Shirley (DeForest) decisioned Josh Vollmer (Tomah) 10-4
160  —  Mitch Hanson (DeForest) maj. decisioned Josh Von Haden (Tomah) 12-3
171  —  Dustin Christner (Tomah) pinned Justin Langer (DeForest) 2:19
189  —  David Pierce (Tomah) major decisioned Tylur Lengfeld (DeForest) 11-3
215  —  Drew Barman (DeForest) pinned Darrik Johnson (Tomah) 1:48
285  —  John Van Gundy (Tomah) decisioned Richard Skaife (DeForest) 7-6 Double OT


Tomah will wrestle either Arrowhead or Brookfield East in the first round of team state.  Congratulations to Tomah on their state team birth. 

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