Sheboygan North found a few bright spots on the mat Thursday night.
But not enough to outshine Green Bay West/Southwest.
The Trocats handed in strong performances in most weight classes to pounce to a 47-30 win at North. West/Southwest notched five pins and got a pair of major decisions to help in the win.
“Every kid fought hard today,” North coach Jake Frias said after the loss Friday night, noting his roster — which he said is filled with “a bunch of scrappers,” some of whom haven’t wrestled before this year — is getting better.
Aaron Rothwell, one of the state’s top Division 1 wrestlers, pinned his opponent in the 182-pound weight class. Abel Madrigal and Vince Guaro also registered pins in their 195- and 126-pound classes.
Quentin Segovia (113 pounds) and Ian Gordziej (285) were the only other winners for North; both won their matches by forfeit.
“We have pushed (Aaron Rothwell) from Day 1 in practice,” Frias said, crediting an experienced coaching staff for helping him and other wrestlers at practice.
“By the end of the year,” added Frias, who has an air of confidence about the team’s future this year, “those scrappers will start bringing in W’s, and we’ll be beating teams we should be beating.”
Team scores: Green Bay West/Southwest 47, Sheboygan North 30
106 — Tommy Degeneffe, GB, pinned Riley Kunstman; 113 — Quentin Segovia, SN, won by forf.; 120 — Andrew Valentine, GB, won by forf.; 126 — Vince Guaro, SN, pinned Chris Ronsman; 132 — Kyle Nelson, GB, def. Jovon Dixon; 138 — Mitchell Erickson, GB, maj. dec. over Damon Vue; 145 — Colton Lindley, GB, pinned Robert Spelshaus; 152 — Richie Sommers, GB, maj. dec. over Sam Kuhn; 160 — Anthony Halloran, GB, won by forf.; 170 — Nadarian Williams, GB, pinned Antonio Padilla; 182 — Aaron Rothwell, SN, pinned Stephen Kintz; 195 — Abel Madrigal, SN, pinned Evan Sandor; 220 — Steven Fishler, GB, pinned Dan Mobley; 285 — Ian Gordziej, SN, won by forf.
* Match started at 132
Green Bay Preble/East 36, Sheboygan South 26
Steve Rodriguez and Gunnar Joosse gave the Redwings their only two pins Thursday night.
But South fell just short in the Fox River Classic Conference dual to Green Bay Preble/East.
Team scores: Green Bay Preble/East 36, Sheboygan South 26
106 — Tanner Klessig, S, maj. dec. Ella Hernandez, 13-5; 113 — Skylar Kroening, S, def. Efrain Santos, 5-4; 120 — Steven Cygan, GB, maj. dec. Emmett Dean, 13-5; 126 — Evan Garcia, GB, win by forf.; 132 — Alex Ramirez, GB, pinned Brian Duff; 138 — Jake Malwitz, S, maj. dec. Caleb Schoenholz, 13-0; 145 — Dalton Tielens, GB, def. Matt Rogers, 9-3; 152 — Cody Hallam, GB, tech. fall CJ Dimhoff, 17-0; 160 — Jose Perez, GB, pinned Shelby Williams; 170 — Gunnar Joosse, S, pinned Ray Pratt; 182 — Andrew Wildman, S, def. Danny Nicholson, 10-6; 195 — Ryan Ray, GB, def. Josh Becker, 7-3; 220 — Steve Rodriguez, S, pinned Dekker Pellonari; 285 — Juan Camiro, GB, def. Josh Teegardin, 4-1.