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MEQUON - Wesley Colton (Fr.-Machesney Park, Ill.), Marcus McCauley (Fr.-Hillpoint, Wis.) and Jeremy Kroeger (So.-Villa Park, Ill.) led the Lakeland College wrestling team at the Concordia University Wisconsin Open Saturday afternoon.
All three made runs through the wrestleback portions of the draws at their weight classes. The three led the Muskies in the open format tourney in which no team scores were kept and more than 400 wrestlers competed.
Colton came back after losing his opening match to win three matches at 174 lbs. He defeated Johann Sama of Wheaton (Ill.) College and Gary Miller of Augustana (Ill.) College by decision and then claimed a forfeit win before losing a decision to Bryan Leven of Wartburg (Iowa) College, the No. 8 seed in the weight class.
McCauley won a pair of matches in the 141 lb. class. He lost his opener but then defeated No. 6 seed Mason Bohm of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville by fall in 1:30. McCauley then defeated Justin Wolfenden of Milwaukee School of Engineering before losing to Greg Vance of Loras (Iowa) College.
Kroeger also won twice in the wrestleback bracket in the Heavyweight class. He defeated Jeffrey Tyburski of the University of Chicago by a 3-0 decision and Paul Carter of Concordia Wisconsin 8-1 before losing by fall to Cody Soderstrom of UW-Platteville.
Matt Weber (So.-Lockport, Ill.) won his first match at 157 lbs. by default before losing in the second round. He then defeated Robbie Kerr of UW-Platteville by fall in the wrestleback bracket before being eliminated by Josh Hotta of Chicago.
Jacob Maechtle (So.-Port Washington, Wis.) was the eighth seed at 149 lbs. and won his opening match by fall over Esteban Gonzalez of Triton (Ill.) Community College before losing his second match and then forfeiting his final match.
Eduardo Orihuela (So.-Menominee, Mich.) finished 1-2 at 133 lbs., defeating Aaron Davis of Wabash (Ind.) College in his second match before losing one round later. Eddie Terres (Fr.-Escanaba, Mich.) also was 1-2 at 184 lbs., winning his opener 11-4 over Dylan DeShane of UW-Platteville before losing twice. Grant Franson (Jr.-Lindenhurst, Ill.) was the lone Muskie to go winless, finishing 0-2 at 125 lbs.
The Muskies have Thanksgiving weekend off before returning to action Dec. 1 at the MSOE Invitational in Milwaukee.