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Braves defeated in two SWC duals
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ISAAC WIEGEL (right) joined an elite group of Belmont-Platteville wrestlers when he posted his 150th career win on the mats during Tuesdays SWC dual match against River Valley.

    LANCASTER — Belmont/Platteville’s 29-match conference losing streak will end sometime in the near future, but it won’t be this season.
    The Braves closed out the 2017-18 regular season with a pair of Southwest Wisconsin Conference losses last week to finish the year 1-6 overall and 0-5 in the conference.
    Senior Isaac Wiegel (33-3) notched his 150th career win in Belmont/Platteville’s 52-18 loss to visiting River Valley last Tuesday night.
    Wiegel, who is ranked fourth in Division 2 at 120 pounds, pinned Valley’s Hayden Walsh in 3:48 at 120 to score one of the Braves three wins in the dual.
    Freshman Riley Christianson pinned Hunter Alt at 182 pounds and senior Joshua Taber earned a pin over Caden Kueger at 160.
    Wiegel earned Belmont/Platteville’s lone win, a third-period pin of Caleb Lucey, in a 73-6 SWC loss at Lancaster.
    The Braves will compete at the annual SWAL-SWC Clash to be held at Mineral Point High School on Saturday, Feb. 3, starting at 9 a.m.
Lancaster 73, Belmont/Platteville 6
Individual Results: 138-pounds- Schneider tech. fall Payton Nielson, BP, 19-2; 145- Co. Lull pinned Shannon Gill-Mast, BP, 3:14; 152- Seipple, L, won by forfeit; 160- Wolf pinned Joshua Taber, BP, 4:28; 170- McCartney, L, won by forfeit; 182- Klein major dec. Riley Christensen, BP, 13-4; 195- Straka pinned Will Schaefer, BP, 3:21; 220- Zenz, L, won by forfeit; 285- Hale, L, won by forfeit; 106- Bontreger major dec. Tristen Gilbertson, BP, 15-3; 113- Ca. Lull, L, won by forfeit; 120- Isaac Wiegel, BP, pinned Lucey, 4:27; 126- McCarville, L, won by forfeit; 132- Oyen, L, won by forfeit;.
At LHS, on Friday, Jan. 26

River Valley 52, Belmont/Platteville 18
Individual Results: 170-pounds- S. Liegel, RV, won by forfeit; 182- Riley Christensen, BP, pinned H. Alt, 3:44; 195- Mahoney dec. Will Schaefer, BP, 3-1 (SV-1 OT); 220- Muhr, RV, won by forfeit; 285- Cowley, RV, won by forfeit; 106- Jennings dec. Tristen Gilbertson, BP, 3-1; 113- Kjos, RV, won by forfeit; 120- Isaac Wiegel, BP, pinned Walsh, 3:48; 126- Radtke pinned Chris Gillen, BP, 1:08; 132- Wipperfurth, RV, won by forfeit; 138- Licht pinned Payton Nielson, BP, 0:49; 145- D. Alt major dec. Shannon Gill-Mast, BP, 9-0; 152- Double forfeit; 160- Joshua Taber, BP, pinned Krueger, 1:00.
At BHS, on Tuesday, Jan. 23