By Tim Kowols
On a night when every point mattered and the pre-match lineups did not, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol’s Peyton Hurth’s second period pin at 132 pounds provided the difference in the Clippers’ 37-34 victory over Southern Door. Both coaches played line-up roulette all night long with many wrestlers moving up weight classes to create better matchups and eliminate forfeits. The Clippers opened the scoring with three straight wins, include pins by Ezra Haight and Bruce Anschutz. Caleb Buchberger stemmed the tide for the home squad with a 12-3 major decision, before the Clippers and Eagles traded pins in the heavier weights with Trevor Wilke registering one for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Seth Suess and Santtu Kiljuner collecting them for Southern Door. The Eagles soared back to the take the lead behind a forfeit at 106 and pins by Kyle Conard and Griffin Slezewski. Wyatt Coburn’s decision and Hurth’s pin eliminated the deficit and even the Clippers’ conference record at 1-1. Southern Door falls to 0-1 in the conference.
Both teams head to New London this weekend for tournament. The Eagles will be back on 104.1 WRLU when they head to Peshtigo next Thursday.