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Wildcat wrestlers keep rolling

River Falls senior Jordan Robinson maintains an advantage over Rice Lake's Marquez Clerveaux before pinning Clerveaux in 4 minutes, 54 seconds in the 132 pound bout in the Wildcats' 70-6 victory over the Warriors Thursday, Jan. 25, in River Falls. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia 1 / 2
River Falls senior Glen Pendleton takes down Rice Lake's Callub Paulson on his way to posting a 20-7 major decision at 170 pounds in the Wildcats' 70-6 victory over the Warriors Thursday, Jan. 25, in River Falls. Bob Burrows / RiverTowns Multimedia 2 / 2

The Wildcat wrestling team manhandled both Rice Lake and Eau Claire North in a Big Rivers Conference triple dual Thursday, Jan. 25, at home before going 2-1 at the West Salem/Bangor Team Tournament Saturday, Jan. 27, in West Salem.

The Cats improved to 5-1 in BRC duals by beating Rice Lake, 72-6 and Eau Claire North, 70-9 Thursday and wrapped up the regular season Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Chippewa Falls. They'll begin postseason action at the WIAA Division 1 Regional Tournament Saturday, Feb. 10, in New Richmond.

Saturday at West Salem, the Wildcats defeated host West Salem/Bangor, 45-32, and Neillsville, 54-25, while losing to Holman, 49-24.

Bennett Cernohous, Spencer Cernohous and Michael Rebozo picked up three straight wins midway through the match to provide the margin of victory against West Salem/Bangor. Bennett Cernohous earned a major decision at 106 pounds, Spencer Cernohous got a pin at 113, and Rebozo posted a pin at 120 to put the Wildcats up 45-15.

Earlier in the match Glen Pendleton and Chance Kamrowski each registered pins at 182 and 220 pounds, respectively and Nathan Fuller recorded a technical fall at 152 while the Cats received a forfeit at 170.

Fuller, Pendleton, Kamrowski, Bennett Cernohous, Spencer Cernohous and heavyweight Tyler Kliszcz all recorded falls in the win over Neillsville while Luke Killian won by injury at 160 and the Cats received forfeits at 120 and 126 pounds.

Chayton Penning recorded the Wildcats' lone pin at 113 pounds against Holmen while Kamrowski had a technical fall, Fuller earned a major decision and Bennett Cernohous took a decision.

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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