Madison wrestling competed short-handed but the Cubs still pulled off a pair of victories in its own Nick Shadday Memorial Invitational Saturday at home.

The Cubs were missing five starters due to various reasons but still defeated Scottsburg 44-27 and Switzerland County 58-6 but lost to Southport 43-28 and Columbus North 52-24.

“We saw some strong individual performances today. We had five starters out but still closed the gap with Southport from the first time we faced them,” Madison coach Van Skinner said. “We have a week to heal up and see if we can get back to 100%.”

Eli Stewart (120/126 pounds), Noah Burkhardt (145) and Van Skinner (195) each won all four of their matches on the day, the latter improving his record to 38-1. Danny Mack (106) and Taytem Anderson (182) were each 3-1, Jake Dyer (113), Tazman Shipley (138) and Travon Resendiz (170) each went 2-2, and Trenton Bivens (132), Brayden Richards (152) and Cameron Wall (160) were each 1-3.

No complete results for Switzerland County were available, but against Madison, Gabe Rose (138) picked up a win while Chazz Hartley (120) and Bryson Reynolds (152) each suffered losses.

Madison, now 27-9 on the season, doesn’t compete again until Jan. 20 when the Cubs travel to New Washington. Switzerland hosts Southwestern today and competes in the Southern Indiana Wrestling Conference championships at Southwestern on Saturday.

Madison’s Ally Zuckschwerdt qualified for the Indiana High School Girls Wrestling Association State Finals with a third-place finish in the regional at Edgewood on Friday.

Zuckschwerdt knocked off two wrestlers ranked in the top five to finish third at 145 pounds. She will compete in the state finals on Friday at Kokomo.