Holiday Scramble 2021

Brenden Shurpit pins Waupun’s Lucas Bresser. Shurpit finished third in the 126-pound weight class.

After having its canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ripon High School once again hosted its Holiday Scramble Monday.

The competition featured 13 schools. Ripon finished ninth with 58 points. Waukesha West won the scramble with 205.5 points and was followed by Markesan (177), Winnebago Lutheran Academy (103.5), Marquette University/DHSA (89.5), Waupun (81.5), North Fond du Lac/St. Mary’s Springs (81), Pardeeville (75.5), Mayville (61.5), Ripon, Waterloo (56), Middleton (39.5), Florence/Niagra (34) and Clintonville (20).

Leading the way for Ripon were Brenden Shurpit and Caden Kraege. Shurpit finished in third place in the 126-pound weight class with a 3-2 record, with all three wins coming via pin. Kraege also placed third in the 285-pound weight class with a 4-1 record. Two of his contested win came by pin, while the other was an 11-3 major decision.

Joey Williams also had a chance to wrestle for third place, but fell on a 10-8 decision to Waukesha West’s Will Mackie to finish fourth in the 120-pound weight class. He ended the day with a 3-2 record, with all three of his wins coming by pin.

Tyler Bradley also finished in fourth place in the 170-pound weight class with a 1-4 record, winning his one match by pin.

Jack Schoelzel and Brandyn Beahm rounded out Ripon’s wrestlers with seventh and eighth place finishes, respectively. Schoelzel went 2-3 in the 182-pound weight class and Beahm went 1-4 at 152 pounds.

All three of their combined wins were recorded by pin.

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