By Alex Strouf, The Denmark News
The eighth-ranked Denmark High School varsity wrestling team suffered their first conference loss of the season on Thursday, coming at the hands of third-ranked Freedom.
The buzzer rang in the 145-pounders first.
Denmark freshman Reece Piontek got things started on the right foot for the Vikings, beating out Freedom’s Grant Vosters via decision.
From there, Freedom got rolling. Sam Peters picked up a major decision, Evan Vosters won via fall in 1:10, and Dakota Brockman got a decision to put Freedom up 13-3.
That’s when the senior night effect kicked in. Ryan Polomis picked up a big win on senior night, knocking off Brody Brozewski, 6-1.
Denmark senior heavyweight Joshua Frerk kept his perfect season going, picking up a pinfall in the first period. Frerk, the top ranked heavyweight in division two, is now 30-0 on the season.
Senior Raul Becerra also picked up a win by pinfall, knocking off Izak Coenen late in the second period.
Denmark freshman Ethan Schwartz rounded out the night by picking up a decision win in the final match of the night.
Schwartz and Frerk are each 7-0 in conference duals.
Denmark returns to the mat next Thurs., Jan 25, when it travels to Marinette.