The top two teams in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference battled for supremacy on the wrestling mat and bolstered by an early 25-0 lead, Brillion withstood a late charge from Chilton/Hilbert to post a 37-23 victory last week Tuesday at Chilton High School to secure the EWC regular season dual title before a large crowd.


The match was delayed five days to the unfortunate death of former Chilton wrestling coach Robert Hoerth, brother of current coach Gerald Hoerth.
“It came down to the toss up matches and those went Brillion’s way,” said Gerald Hoerth.
“Everything else was pretty much according to plan.”
The highlight matches went to the Tigers.
At 138 pounds, Maverik Ott pinned David Geiger in 4:33 and at 170, Gaven Lisowe held on to beat Carter Stebane, 8-6. Lisowe is currently ranked sixth in the state in Division 2 and Stebane seventh in Division 3. Ott is ranked seventh at 138.
After falling behind early, Phoenix Ladd got C/H on the board with a win at 126. Joe Boehnlein followed with a technical fall at 132 and Ott’s fall at 138 cut the deficit to 25-14. Dylan Anhalt (152) and Trent Breckheimer (182) were the other wins for C/H.
“We know we are close to Brillion, so we will see how the conference tournament goes,” added Hoerth.
The EWC Tournament is at Two Rivers on February 8.