Wrestling forfeits 5 at Stevens Point, preps for meet in Oshkosh

Ben Webster

The Lawrence wrestling team traveled to UW-Stevens Point last Wednesday, returning to Lawrence with a small victory in hand.
Tony Norton (’09) was the lone victor in the 149-pound weight class, defeating Matt Theisen 7-2. Norton remains above the .500 mark with 12 wins and 10 losses. The rest of our Vikings suffered defeats, putting UW-Stevens Point ahead of the Vikings with 45 points while Lawrence had only 3. The losses were aggravated by five forfeits. A forfeit occurs when one team does not have a wrestler for a particular weight division, and the other team does.
The Vikings’ record is now 1-7, 0-5 WIAC, with the Oshkosh meet approaching on February 15 in Oshkosh. Sophomore Sam Laes (17-8), Norton (12-10), and senior captain Jack Peters (16-10) aren’t quitting. Come out and support our Vikes!