Wrestling: Fast start spurs Royalton-Upsala over Howard Lake

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The Royalton-Upsala won the opening five matches against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) to build a 27-0 lead, Thursday.

That fast start proved to be critical in a 40-33 win, as the Lakers were able to take six of the final nine matches of the dual.

The Royals also met up with second-ranked host Kimball Area in the tri meet, falling 56-15.

Senior Andy Poster won both of his matches on the night to improve to 27-0 on the season.

Sophomores Matt Neu and Shawn Urbanski also earned a pair of wins, with Neu earning a fall and a forfeit and Urbanski taking two decisions.


Royalton-Upsala 40, HLWW 33

106: Joe Jensen (RU) Forfeit, (RU, 6-0)

113: Matt Neu (RU) Forfeit, (RU, 12-0)

120: Brad Kroll (RU) Fall 3:00, (RU, 18-0)

126: Andy Poster (RU) Fall 2:44, (RU, 24-0)

132: Brady Moulzolf (RU) 8-4, (RU, 27-0)

138: Youngren (HLWW) Fall 0:24, (RU, 27-6)

145: Shawn Urbanski (RU) 7-0, (RU, 30-6)

152: Reimer (HLWW) Fall 0:32, (RU, 30-12)

160: Mitch Lange (RU) 13-4, (RU, 34-12)

170: Hausladen (HLWW) Forfeit, (RU, 34-18)

182: Laxen (HLWW) Fall 1:00, (RU, 34-24)

195: Tony Gadacz (RU) Fall 1:00, (RU, 40-24)

220: Koch (HLWW) 1-0, (RU, 40-27)

285: Schanus (HLWW) Fall 1:00, (RU, 40-33)

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