Ryan Thompson (sophomore, 160#) using a far half on his opponent from Independence.
By Ryan Radke
Last Friday the Byron Bears Wrestling team finally got to start their season after three weeks of practice. The Bears traveled to LaCrosse, WI to take on three teams on an usual Friday night Quadrangular." We wrestled very well. From top to bottom and from JV to Varsity. All the kids got after it and were aggressive. I was extremely proud of all the kids.
They were ready to finally compete. Every kid on Varsity got at least 1 win and we got over 40 matches for the JV kids."Winning the Hammer for JV was Mark Buri and for Varsity was Nick Douglas
Matt Peterson, Isaac Marolt, Ryan Thompson, Tanner Long, Brian Bertram, and Nick Douglas went undefeated that night on Varsity. Chris Kline, Tayatan Tierny, Seth Johnson, Tyler Warmsbecker, Ian Hjerleid, Austin Chambers, Calvin Gunderson, Reece Ferguson, Wes Birch, David Rynertson, Bo Grujuski, and Ben Majerus all got wins on the JV portion of the tournament.