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September 2014



Nine Cooney wrestlers advance

The Oconomowoc wrestling team was unparalleled in the upper weights, grabbing regional titles in the top three spots, though the Raccoons were relegated to third place at the ultracompetitive WIAA event hosted by Sussex Hamilton.

Menomonee Falls won the team title with 225 points, earning a berth into Tuesday's team sectional. Arrowhead took second place at 202.5, and Oconomowoc finished with 189.5 points.

Top-four finishers in each flight advanced to Saturday's sectional at OHS, and the host will be represented by nine wrestlers. That included Brett Samson (30-8), Nick Gomez (13-1) and Michael Mohr (36-4), who all took first place at flights 195, 220 and 285, respectively.

"Mike lost to that same kid last year (Kyle Pollum of Cedarburg), and this year he kind of went after him to get a win," OHS coach Steve Olson said. "That was a really tough regional. To get nine guys through, I was pretty pleased with it. At the same time, I felt bad for a couple kids who didn't get through. They wrestled their hearts out."

Mohr won a 6-4 decision over Pollum, and Gomez and Samson won their finals matches by pin, including Gomez taking down Hunter Higginbotham of Germantown (39-3), and Samson topping Steven Asmondy of Germantown (35-8).

Richard Kuehl (28-6) took second at 182, one of three OHS runnerup finishers. His lone loss came to Ayoola Olapo of Menomonee Falls (41-2).

Joe Nettesheim (170) and Logan Ballering (152) also took second, with the latter falling in overtime in the semifinals to Nick Knoebel of Sussex Hamilton (33-3).

Eric Lease took third in a loaded 138-pound class. Other qualifiers were Nick Brenning, who took third at 126, and Brandon Laughlin, who took fourth at 132.

Olson credited wrestlers who just missed, such as Nathan Kingston, Cody Jensen and Allen Dowe. Kingston has been battling through a nagging wrist injury for much of the season.

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