The Lodi prep wrestling team kicked off the season with a challenging home dual against eighth-ranked Prairie du Chien last Friday.
The Blackhawks proved to be too much for the Blue Devils. Prairie du Chien cruised to a 48-21 non-conference victory.
Prairie du Chien jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never trailed in the dual.
Blackhawk 106-pounder Rhett Koenig kicked off the dual by defeating Parker Heintz 5-1, while 113-pounder Ryder Koenig slipped past Owen Breunig 2-0. 120-pounder Maddox Cejka followed with a fall in 1 minute, 2 seconds against TJ Mickelson.
Lodi received a forfeit at 126 to stop the run and then 132-pounder Chandler Curtis edged Luke Kramer 4-0 to cut the deficit to 12-9.
At 138, Prairie du Chien’s Matt Rogge edged Zane Licht 6-4, while Blackhawk 145-pounder Chase Fisher pinned Ashton McDonald in 1:23.
Lodi picked up six team points at 145, as Zach Potter pinned Brogan Brewer in 2:18.
Prairie du Chien got back-to-back pins from 160-pounder Traeton Saint and 170-pounder Bradyn Saint. Traeton pinned Colton Nicolay in 1:52, while Bradyn stuck Jack Hansen in 3:01.
Sawyer Helmbrecht had the final win for the Blue Devils. The 182-pounder pinned Jaret Semanko in 1:21.
Prairie du Chien closed out the dual with wins by 195-pounder Ben Riter, 220-pounder Tyler Hannah and heavyweight Jerrod Osterkamp.
Riter pinned Preston Kelley in 18 seconds, while Hannah recorded a fall in 1:20 against Ben Simplot. Osterkamp closed the dual with a 5-2 victory over Wyatt Ripp.
The Blue Devils will take part in a Capitol Conference multi-dual meet in Columbus at 5 p.m. on Friday.
Lodi will then compete in the Sun Prairie Invite at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday.