On Wednesday, December 19th, a short-handed Greenfield team hosted the Pewaukee Pirates with Pewaukee winding up on the winning side, 60-12. Greenfield limped into the match having to forfeit 5 weight classes and 30 team points to the Pirates due to illness and injury. With over half of the Greenfield roster in street clothes, the team went on to wrestle strong and lose some close matches.
Starting the evening was Tommy Friedbacher (8 wins -3 losses), losing a close match to Trevor Greene. The match was close throughout and Friedbacher was unable to score a takedown in the last 10 sec.
From there, the Hustlin' Hawks forfeited the next 4 weight classes (160, 170, 182, 195) up until 220 pounds where Malik Jaber wrestled his first varsity match of the season. Jaber carried a 1 point lead with 10 seconds left and was taken down by Jacob Roseland with 5 seconds on a single leg takedown. When the horn sounded, Roseland had wound up with a tight 5-4 victory.
Earning the first points of the match for the Hustlin' Hawks was Alex Morton (8-3) who posted a pin in 4:52. Morton controlled the match throughout and was able to put Christian Dischler to his back and get the win.
Greenfield forfeited the 106 pound weight class to the Pirates and the match score was 36-6 in favor of the Pirates. Logan Zabkowicz (4-6) then took the mat for the Hustin' Hawks at 113 pounds and wrestled his best match of the season. Zabkowicz carried a 1 point lead into the third period where Rajiv Geffert scored 6 points and pulled out the victory 9-4.
Tre' Craig then stepped on to the mat at 120lbs for his first varsity match of the season. Isaac Lodise capitalized early with a takedown and put Craig to his back, posting a pin in :40 and catapulting Pewaukee to a 45-6 lead with 4 matches remaining.
Dylan Kumbera (3-7) got the Hustlin' Hawks back in the win column by posting a pin in 5:28 seconds. Kumbera wrestled an all around match and was able to keep his Pewaukee opponent off balance before pinning him in the 3rd period.
From there, Pewaukee took control of the final three weight classes. Pewaukee posted pins over Andrew Patrick (2-5) and Victor Castro (6-5) and a 5-3 decision over Dominic Caputa (4-9) to finish out the evening.
Even though the final score was lopsided, Coach Otto felt that despite the injuries and illness, his team wrestled well. "Over the last two weeks we have been battling illness and injury and knew we were going to be challenged by Pewaukee. Our kids showed up and wrestled some of their best matches of the year. We are looking forward to getting back on the mat and preparing for the second half of the season."
Greenfield will start the second half of the season at Nathan Hale High School for the Bauer Brawl Tournament on January 5th, 2013.
You can find out further information and photos on our district website at http://www.greenfield.k12.wi.us/high/ghs_Wrestling.cfm