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River Falls fifth at St. Croix Falls tourney

Nathan Fuller of River Falls finished second in the 152-pound class in the St. Croix Falls Wrestling Classic. Photo courtesy of Beth Hatch1 / 2
River Falls' Mitchell Williamson grapples with Hudson's Cole Godbout in the 285-pound title match Saturday in St. Croix Falls. Photo courtesy of Beth Hatch2 / 2

River Falls claimed a top 5 finish in last weekend's St. Croix Falls Wrestling Classic.

The Wildcats finished fifth in the 20-team event with 121 points. Hudson won the Saturday, Jan. 20, event, with St. Croix Falls, Cumberland and Totino Grace rounding out the top 5.

River Falls saw three wrestlers reach first-place matches, all placing second in their respective weight classes.

Runners-up for the Wildcats were Nathan Fuller (152), who lost in a decision to Boyceville's Brock Schlough after defeating Hudson's Caleb Hatch and William Peters of Chetek-Weyerhaeuser/Prairie Farm.

Chance Kamrowski finished second in the 195-pound class after losing a major decision to Boyceville's Garrett Joles. Kamrowski earned victories over Justin Zahner of Princeton and Carter Utecht of Pine City on his way to the title match.

Rounding out River Falls' second-place finishers was Mitchell Williamson, who lost in a decision to Hudson's Cole Godbout in the first-place match at 285. He topped Flambeau's J.C. Shackleton and Boyceville's Noah Novotney along the way.

Other high finishers for River Falls included Glen Pendleton (third, 170), Luke Killian (fifth, 160), Garrett Borth (sixth, 145) and Tyler Kliszcz (sixth, 220). Bennet Cernohous (106) and Spencer Cernohous (120) each claimed seventh-place honors for River Falls.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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