New Berlin wrestling continued its strong start to the season with a Woodland Conference dual-meet win over Pius XI on Dec. 7 and a first-place finish at the New Berlin Duals on Dec. 9.
New Berlin moved to 2-0 in the Woodland Conference with a 64-9 win over Pius XI in a dual meet on Dec. 7.
Jaron Radish, Noah Stiller, Jacob Reyes, Tony Scaffidi and Peter Katris all pinned their opponents against the Popes. New Berlin also received six forfeits.
"We started a little flat, but Jaron Radish and Noah Stiller got us going with some quick pins," New Berlin coach Patrick Detmer said. 'It's not always easy for kids to get excited when they are going against a team who is giving up six forfeits. Sometimes you come out flat, but I thought most of our kids showed that they were ready to wrestle. Tony Scaffidi looked great and really put a whole match together to earn a pinfall over a good wrestler."
Radish earned his fall at 182 pounds in 39 seconds, Stiller in 40 seconds at 106 pounds, Reyes in 48 seconds at 126 pounds, Scaffidi in 4:18 at 132 pounds and Katris in 3:14 at 145 pounds.Jake Belongia wrestled up at 195 pounds and won, 13-5, for a major decision.
New Berlin downed Catholic Memorial (41-30), Delavan-Darien (66-18), Homestead (41-21), Racine Case (46-34) and Westosha Central (51-22) to defend its title at the New Berlin Duals.
Jaron Radish went 5-0 on the day, including earning a pin in just four seconds. Noah Stiller also was 5-0.
"The duals against Catholic Memorial and Racine Case both came down to the last few matches," Detmer said. "We got some big pins and victories from Peter Katris, Mike White, Joe Scaffidi and Jaron Radish in these duals to come out on top."
Earning wins against CMH were Tony Scaffidi (pin at 138), Peter Katris (145), Mike White (160), Joey Scaffidi (pin at 182) and Radish. Austin Engelhardt (pin at 160), White (pin at 170), Joey Scaffidi (pin at 182), Radish (pin at 195), Jacob Reyes (pin at 126) and Mike Baumann (pin at 152) were victorious against Delavan-Darien.
Reyes (126), Derek Ryan (138), Katris (145), Baumann (152), White (pin at 160) and Radish (182) won against Homestead. Winning against Racine Case were Radish (182), Zach Hansen (pin at 285), Stiller (pin at 106), Tony Scaffidi (pin at 132), Katris (pin at 145), Baumann (152), White (pin at 160) and Joey Scaffidi (pin at 170). White (pin at 170), Joey Scaffidi (pin at 182), Hansen (pin at 285), Rob Snyder (113), Tony Scaffidi (pin at 132), Katris (145), Baumann (152) and Engelhardt (160) won against Westosha.
"It was a positive learning experience for our team," Detmer said. "Although we came out with the team title, we still have a lot to work on. We gave up way too many pins in our duals against Racine Case and Catholic Memorial. We talked as a team that, if we want to achieve the goals we set for ourselves as a team this year, that we have to do a better job of staying off our backs."