For the Star Journal
Hodag wrestling hosted a double dual Thursday with teams from Tomahawk, Mosinee and Medford. Rhinelander first faced Medford and lost 12-70 and then took on Mosinee and split the wins with four apiece but were outscored 30-36. Owen Kurtz was the lone double winner with a pin against each team.
Saturday the Hodags had five wrestlers at the Merrill invite and placed 19th out of 25 teams. There was also a girls division with freshman Mya Swanson going 2-1 with two pins and placing second. Mya’s sister, senior Abby, won her bracket with two pins and a technical fall.
Owen Kurtz was the top finisher for the boys, placing fourth. Bob Mainhardt photos.