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There's something to be said for consistency. If the Oak Creek wrestling team is anything, it is remarkably consistent.

The Knights showed that trait off again on Jan. 26, as they completed their fourth straight Southeast Conference dual meet title with a 65-3 rout of Kenosha Indian Trail.

It is the first of several major goals the team has in mind, including a follow-up title in the Southeast Conference tournament on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Racine Park and then WIAA regional and sectional titles and a berth in the WIAA state team tourney.

"We are excited to win the dual-meet title for the fourth year in a row," said coach Matt Sommerville. "We have made it our goal every year to go undefeated in conference and for the fourth time, we have done that. This coaching staff is really proud of the kids and their commitment to getting better every day.

"These kids care about being the best and strive to achieve it. They push each other hard in the practice room. Other coaches have asked me how our program has grown so much in the last five years, and I tell them that our practice room is really tough, if you come in there everyday and wrestle, you would have to get better just because the other kids in there are going to push you until you improve."

A season's worth of improvements were on display against a short-handed Indian Trail team that forfeited five weight classes to the Knights.

Earning wins on the mat for Oak Creek were Veilko Kochiu at 132 pounds (pin 3:42), Joey Colla at 138 (pin 2:32), Brandon Lenczner at 145 (8-3 decision), Jesse Kovnesky at 152 (7-3 decision), Brycen Hakes at 285 (pin 0:26), Emilee Orosz at 106 (7-4 decision), Randall Hunt at 113 (technical fall) and Mitch Landgraf at 126 (5-4 decision).

It was a sound win, said Sommerville, but just a building block.

"We are happy with the title, but we have not met all our team goals yet," he said. "We need to clean up some things before the end of the year. We're coming up on tournament season, and we have to be much sharper if we are going to get to our goals."

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