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Bob Burrows photo Wildcat senior Tyson Bystrom has a hold on Rice Lake's Austin Roberts before throwing him to the mat on his way to a 6-3 decision over Roberts in the 220 pound match of the Cats' 42-33 victory over the Warriors Thursday at the high school gym. Bystrom went on to finish third at Saturday's Ellsworth Invitational. Bob Burrows

Wrestlers win season opener

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Experience may be lacking in the River Falls High School wrestling room, but hard work certainly isn't.

That hard work paid off in the Cats' 42-33 season-opening victory over Big Rivers Conference challenger Rice Lake Dec. 1. Saturday, Dec. 3, the Cats gained some valuable experience with an eighth place team finish at the Ellsworth Invitational.


Head coach Joe Cudd said there is no questioning this group's determination.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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