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USC wrestlers are 3-1 after four meets

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Jan 24, 2021

Ethan Elvebak works to turn his opponent from Medford in a match on Monday evening, Jan. 18, in Wells.

The United South Central Rebel wrestling team is off to a fast start this season.

After losing their first match of the year by just three points, they won all three of their next contests to earn a 3-1 record.

USC lost 42-39 to Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial, defeated Le Sueur-Henderson 42-33, downed Medford 48-36 and won 42-27 over St. Clair-Mankato Loyola.

Against LCWM on Jan. 16, the Rebels and Knights both won seven matches, but it was LCWM who edged out the win 42-39.

Getting victories for the Rebels was Kolt Bullerman at 106 with a 4-2 decision, Isaiah Gonzalez at 113 with a forfeit, Byron Getchell at 120 with a pin, Bryce Sonnek at 126 with a forfeit, Ethan Elvebak at 132 with a pin.

USC lost the next two contests by forfeit.

Micah Hamson won by a fall at 152 and Konnor Harpestad won by pin at 160.

The Rebels lost the final five matches.

The second match of the triangular on Jan. 16 saw the Rebels defeat the Giants of LS-H.

Bullerman won by forfeit at 113, Getchell won by a fall at 120, Sonnek won by forfeit at 126, Elvebak won by a fall at 132, Harpestad won by a fall at 152, Hamson won by a fall at 160 and Matt Beyer won by a forfeit at 195.

The Rebels third match of the year was the first of two on Jan. 18, when they downed the Tigers of Medford.

Gonzalez won by a fall at 113, Getchell by a forfeit at 120, Sonnek by a forfeit at 126, Elvebak by a fall at 132 and Gavin Bird by a forfeit at 138.

Harpestad won by a fall at 152 and Hamson also won by a fall at 160. Beyer won by a forfeit at 220.

In the second match of the night against St. Clair-Mankato Loyola, Bullerman got things started for USC with a win by a fall at 113, with the next win by Sonnek at 126 with a fall, Elvebak with a win by fall at 132, Harpestad taking a win by forfeit at 152 and Hamson by a fall 160. Collin Van Cleave took a win at 220 with a fall.