State memories made for Hornets

To start the State tournament, Cadott sophomore James Pfeiffer takes the win against his 152-pound opponent during the Feb. 24 quarterfinals. Pfeiffer pushed through to the final match, where he fell by an 18-7 decision, earning second place in Division 3 for his weight class. (Photo by Matt Frey, The Star News)Cadott junior Andrew Gunderson flips his 126-pound Stratford opponent Derek Marten Feb. 25, to win the third-place match with a 4-2 decision. Gunderson fell in the semi-finals of state wrestling, but bounced back to take third on the podium. (Photo by Casey Krautkramer, The Record-Review)After battling through the dual, Hornets’ freshman Brady Spaeth moves forward to the third-place match with a 7-4 decision victory Feb. 25. Spaeth earned third place during his first appearance at State. (Photo by Casey Krautkramer, The Record-Review)

The Cadott Hornets Wrestling team had three wrestlers competing for their chance at a State title Feb. 23-25. Each Hornet reached above and beyond last year’s statistics, and pushed through to second and third place finishes for the weekend tournament.

“I feel all of the boys wrestled with a lot of heart and determination,” said Cadott head coach Josh Spaeth. “They all gave their best effort and made Cadott proud.”

Junior Andrew Gunderson was up first for the Hornets. He battled Thursday, taking the win with a 3 minute, 30 second pin. Moving forward, Gunderson defeated his opponent in the quarterfinals with a 7-4 decision, but fell in the semi-finals. Gunderson bounced back with a pinfall win, and earned third place after defeating Stratford’s Derek Marten in a 4-2 decision.

See Thursday, March 2, 2017, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more on this story. Newspapers can be purchased at our Cadott office or Cornell office.

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