The Lisbon Broncos upended Region 1 rival South Border Thursday evening. The Broncos defeated the Mustangs 36-18 at Lisbon High School and in doing so put themselves in great position for the top seed in the Region 1 dual tournament. Lisbon won eight of fourteen matches, but padded their lead with pins from Levi Schwab (182), Gavin Reinke (195), and Ben Shearer (285). The Broncos impressively only gave up bonus in one of the six Mustang victories.
The early part of the dual saw multiple lead changes. #2 Marshall Lindgren gave South Border a 3-0 team lead with a 4-0 decision over Levi Sveum. Two ranked Broncos then tilted the teams score back in Lisbon’s favor 8-3. #1 Boeden Greenley scored a third period technical fall over South Border’s Matthew Wolf, and #3 Caleb Nielsen edged Grant Schneider 5-4 in one of the important toss up matches of the evening. South Border’s Jon Schockley closed the team score gap with an 8-7 victory over Brody Aberle at 126, But Simon Sveum made it 11-5 with his own decision for the Broncos at 132.
After a South Border decision from James Schumacher at 138 again narrowed the Lisbon lead, #3 at 152 Mustang Mark Jochim, making his first appearance down a weight at 145, defeated second ranked Hunter Schwab by 11-6 decision. The win gave South Border its first lead since the 106 pound bout, but it was short lived as #1 ranked and undefeated Jordan Sours scored a 14-2 major decision over Jordan Schauer of South Border. Not to be outdone, South Border’s Jake Herr, who spent the first half of the season ranked second at 170, scored his own major decision at 160 11-1 over Jaden Schmidt. The win gave South Border its final lead of the evening, 16-15.
The Broncos then won three bouts in a row; pins from Schwab and Reinke, and a 7-5 decision from 170 Avery Dick, to seal the dual victory. South Border did get a win at 220 from #1 ranked heavyweight Riley Molter, but Ben Shearer ended things in style for the home Broncos with first period fall over Hunter Wolf. South Border was deducted one team point for coach’s misconduct in the 160 pound bout.