BOSCOBEL - Things are winding down for the Boscobel Bulldogs wrestling team with the final meets held this weekend before regional/sectional competition begins.
The Bulldogs got underway Friday night, Jan. 29, hosting a dual attended by Highland/Iowa-Grant.
While the Bulldogs lost 18-50, several individual grapplers scored wins.
Dakota Frazier won by pin in the first period. Also bringing in wins on the mat were Chase Beinborn, Casey Frey. Tanner Bassett won by forfeit.
While Highland/Iowa-Grant produced solid wins, they presented more wrestlers and where able to push their lead up through default.
Coach Bobby Harry noted that Frey wrestled while ill, which took him out of competition for the rest of the weekend.
“Chase wrestled a really hard match. His opponent (Trae Kuenster) is a tought wrestler,” added the coach. “Preston Baker also had a tough match. And Brandon Mindham had to go against a wrestler who is in the top three for the state.”
The Bulldogs traveled to Lancaster for a junior varsity meet the following day, Saturday, Jan. 30.
The day was successful, with Beinborn and Baker both earning first place in their weight classes. Also placing were Bassett in second and Frazier in third.
Conference competitions will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Riverdale. The Bulldogs will compete against Fennimore, Iowa-Grant/Highland, Lancaster, Mineral Point, River Ridge/Cassville, and Riverdale.
“For us to compete and do well, we will have to come out with a strong performance, which we are due for,” noted Coach Harry. “I think the boys are ready to get back on the mat and get back for some matches they lost early in the season. Our freshmen are no longer really competing as such, they have a season of experience behind them.”
Harry predicts the Beinborn could come home a conference champion. He also has high expectations for Baker, Bassett and Frazier.