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back up by 10, but ….

back up by 10, but …. back up by 10, but ….

back up by 10, but the Raiders knew they had 12 points coming in forfeits.

That put the meet’s result on the shoulders of Sigmund, a sophomore. He took care of business in just 16 seconds, pinning Justin Funmaker.

“All I saw from that dual meet was just a ton of potential,” Marcis said. “We have a lot of inexperience on the team when it comes to wrestling at a varsity level. If a few things just flip around and go our way, if we wrestle just a little bit smarter for the whole six minutes, the score would’ve had a little wider of a margin. If we had our full team –– there was nothing we could control with that –– and we wrestle great, that gap widens by quite a bit. So I was pretty happy with the results. I just see a ton of potential for the rest of the season. I’m pretty excited moving forward.”

Moving forward takes Medford to Tomahawk tonight, Thursday, for a key Great Northern Conference dual against the rival Hatchets. Medford won a tightly-contested meet there last year 33-25, though many of the faces on both sides from that dual have moved on. The Hatchets won their GNC opener 52-15 at Mosinee.

“We’re fired up,” Marcis said. “We go to Tomahawk on Thursday. I get a couple more kids back. We should be pretty full, barring any mishaps this week. I’m pretty excited. I think it’s going to be a competitive dual.”