With one match to go and Arrowhead's wrestling team needing a pin, the Warhawks were nonetheless facing a best-case scenario.
Defending state champion Jake Sueflohn recorded a pin in the final match at 152 pounds, guiding the Warhawks to a 36-34 win over Mukwonago in a dual that annually seems to determine the eventual Classic 8 Conference champion. The Warhawks won the clash for the fourth straight year, and all of those matches came down to the last of 14 bouts.
Sueflohn topped Mukwonago's Tyler Zamzow in 1 minute, 16 seconds, one of several pins on the evening. Perhaps just as large as Sueflohn's win was Cory Cinelli at 119 pounds, who shocked MHS senior Garrett Gutenberger by recording a second-period pin while facing a 4-1 deficit.
Mukwonago got pins from Blake Vick and Tyler Ladwig at 189 pounds and 285, respectively, taking a 16-9 lead after four matches. AHS responded with three wins in four rounds -- including pins by Andrew Crone, Adam Yde and Cinelli -- to build a lead as large as 30-22.
MHS sophomore Joe Mattson took a 9-0 lead over Mitchell Berenz at 135 but had to ward off a nearfall situation that lasted for well over a minute in the third period. Mattson ultimately prevailed, followed by a win from Kirk Zylke and a pin by Jordan Treuer to give MHS a glimmer of hope heading into the final round, with a 34-30 lead. Hank Mattson also won by pin on the evening.