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USC suffers two losses at triangular

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Mar 14, 2021

Bryce Sonnek, pictured above, has been one of USC’s most successful wrestlers this season.

The United South Central Rebel wrestling team lost two matches during a triangular meet on Thursday, March 4, at Maple River.

The Rebels lost to the host Eagles 57-11, and to the Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights 60-21.

Maple River 57, USC 11

The Rebels were behind just 15-12 to the Eagles after the first seven matches, but then they were unable to score in the final seven matches.

The Rebels lost one point, going from 12 down to 11 for the official final score, due to a penalty for an individual wrestler misconduct.

Bryce Sonnek got the Rebels on the scoreboard first, with a pin in 43 seconds in his 120 pound match.

Ethan Elvebak won a 3-0 decision at 138 pounds, and Micah Hamson won a 10-5 decision at 145 pounds for the Rebels’ other team points.

K-W 60, USC 21

The Rebels actually had the lead, twice, against the Knights, early in the match.

Kenyon-Wanamingo jumped off to a 12-0 lead when Kolt Bullerman lost by a fall at 106 pounds and the Rebels forfeited at 113.

Bryce Sonnek came back with a pin at 120 pounds, Byron Getchell won a close 2-1 victory at 126 and Ethan Elvebak won by a fall at 132.

That put USC ahead 15-12. However, a forfeit at 138 pounds put them behind 18-15.

Micah Hamson won by a pin at 145 pounds and that put the Rebels back in the lead at 21-18. Unfortunately, that was the last time USC could score, giving up five forfeits and two losses by pins.