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Mar, 2020

After Experience At State

He may have been the first athlete in Monona Grove/McFarland wrestling co-op history to earn a spot at the WIAA Division 1 tournament, but that’s not enough for the 152-pound McFarland junior Zach Gunderson.

“As Zach said to me Saturday after watching the state finals, ‘back to work,’” co-head coach Karl Voeck said after Gunderson lost in the first round to eventual state champion Kaden Reetz of Madison Memorial.

Gunderson came back to win one match and lose another in the meet.

Gunderson, who entered the contest with a 40-9 record and more than 100 wins under his belt, fought hard against Reetz, who was undefeated in 43 bouts. He earned two points on a takedown in the opening minutes, but Reetz scored six off an escape, takedown and near fall to lead 6-2 after the first period. Reetz earned three more points in both the second and third periods to win a 12-2 major decision.....read full article here.