Gus Fink takes ahold of the leg of his Lakeland opponent as he gets set to take control of the match during a dual hosted by the Three Lakes and Laona-Wabeno squad last week.
Gus Fink takes ahold of the leg of his Lakeland opponent as he gets set to take control of the match during a dual hosted by the Three Lakes and Laona-Wabeno squad last week.
It was a busy week for the Three Lakes and Laona-Wabeno Rebel-Jays wrestling team who came out victorious in a trio of dual meets across three days.

Beginning last week Tuesday, the team hosted a three-team dual with both Iron Mountain, Mich., and Lakeland coming to Three Lakes.

In the opening match of the night for the Three Lakes and Laona-Wabeno team the hosts came out on top, defeating Iron Mountain by a score of 48-35.

After Iron Mountain got forfeits at 106 and 113 to start the match, Brady Shepard fell by technical fall to put Iron Mountain up early, 17-0. That lead expanded to 23-0 after Tyler Winch pinned Noah Kincaid, setting the stage for a Rebel-Jays comeback.

Kevin Sheldon started it off at 132 pounds as he, then Zander Ginet at 138 pounds each took forfeit wins.

After Issac Manier of Iron Mountain won over Jackson Harris to make it 29-12, it went to 35-12 after the home team also forfeited a weight class at 152.

Three Lakes and Laona-Wabeno then got into their comfort zone beginning with Piersson Czaplinski at 160 pounds. The Bluejays senior won by pin in the second round over Parker Stroud, setting the stage for a run of wins for the home team.

Next up was Evan Gleason who took a forfeit win at 170 pounds. Ryan Roy then kept the winning ways going with a forfeit, followed by the same for Frank Shepard to draw the team ahead at 36-35.

In the second to final match of the night, Zeke Logalbo sealed the dual win with a pin in the second period at 220 pounds. Gus Fink then rounded out the dual with a pin of Marcus Verrette in the second period at heavyweight.

In the 39-24 dual win against Lakeland, Brady Shepard started the night by pinning Ashton Bremer at 120 pounds to get the Rebel-Jays off on the right foot. Kincaid then also won by pin before Sheldon fell at 132 pounds to Tyson Skubal who took a high-scoring 18-12 decision.

Ginet won by forfeit at 138 pounds before Harris won by pin over Landen Herrick at 145 pounds. After Lakeland won a forfeit at 152, Czaplinski kept things rolling at 160 with a win by pin over Jose Retana in the second period.

Gleason fell by pin at 170, but Roy got another win at 182 over Tommy Howard, pinning him in the first round. A tough loss for Frank Shepard came at 195 pounds as Leonard Chosa won, 9-7. After Logalbo fell by pin, Fink won once more, taking a 6-1 decision over Esaube Brown.

After winning their two home duals Tuesday, the Three Lakes and Laona-Wabeno team went to Merrill last Thursday and beat the Division 2 program by a score of 47-30.

Starting in the higher weights at 195, Merrill got the first win of the night as Logalbo fell by pin. After a forfeit at 220, Three Lakes’ Gus Fink won by pin, sticking Kieran Hehling in the third period.

Brady Shepard would win his match at 126 pounds, also by pin. Kincaid then won by fall in the first period followed by a win for Paige Peterson who needed just 42 seconds to win her match at 138 pounds.

Czaplinski then won by pinning Austin Depies in the second period. Roy won again also, doing so by a 16-1 technical fall. Frank Shepard then ended the night with a pin of Dominic Roper in the second period.

The team is scheduled to host a dual with Abbotsford this coming Thursday. A time for that match has not yet been announced.