Kaukauna will be well-represented at the WIAA Division 1 individual state wrestling meet when it gets under way in Madison on Thursday.
The Ghosts qualified eight individuals for the state meet and had four individual champions at the Division 1 sectional in Fond du Lac on Saturday. Neenah advanced two wrestlers to the state meet, while Kimberly advanced one wrestler to state.
Tres Leon started Kaukauna’s qualifying parade by winning the championship at 106 pounds by pinning Port Washington’s Manny Rosado in 1:36. Robert Lee (120), Kolton Jansen (126) and Evan Hietpas (132) also won sectional titles.
Kaukauna’s other state qualifiers are Nick Dercks (195), Tyler Nelson (220), Justin Kloehn (138) and Bailey VanHandel (113).
Neenah’s state qualifiers are Josh Cowling (120) and Mitchell Ledwith (220). Ledwith won the sectional title by defeating Kaukauna’s Tyler Nelson 1-0.
Kimberly’s state representative is also a sectional champion. Blair Mulholland defeated Nick Hahn of Hartford 10-2 in the championship match at 160 pounds.
The top two at each weight class in Division 1 advance to state.
106: Tres Leon, Kaukauna pinned Manny Rosado, Port Washington 1:36; Second-place wrestleback: Rosado PW pinned Skylar Kroening, Sheboygan South 1:59. 113: Tswvyim Lor, West Bend West dec. Bailey VanHandel, Kaukauna 5-2. 120: Robert Lee, Kaukauna pinned Josh Cowling, Neenah 2:51. 126: Kolton Jansen, Kaukauna dec. Turner Pruett, West Bend East 8-5. 132: Evan Hietpas, Kaukauna dec. Jake Malwitz, Sheboygan South 2-0. 138: Jon Goetz, West Bend West dec. Justin Kloehn, Kaukauna 8-2; Second-place wrestleback: Kloehn pinned Reed Matz, Oshkosh West 5:05. 145: Jordan Gundrum, West Bend East pinned Cole Yoder, Oshkosh West 2:53. 152: Beau Breske, Hartford dec. Quentin Lueck, Port Washington 14-2. 160: Blair Mulholland, Kimberly dec. Nick Hahn, Hartford 10-2; Second-place wrestleback: Hahn dec. Billy Anderson, West Bend West 4-2. 170: Jackson Bailey, Beaver Dam pinned Jason Toshner, Fond du Lac 3:52. 182: Aaron Rothwell, Sheboygan North dec. Jonah Mrozinsky, Manitowoc 7-3; Second-place wrestleback: Mrozinsky dec. Tyler Brown, Port Washington 5-3 (OT). 195: Nick Osowski, Oshkosh West pinned Nick Dercks, Kaukauna 5:06. 220: Mitchell Ledwith, Neenah dec. Tyler Nelson, Kaukauna 1-0. 285: Riley Budde, Beaver Dam pinned Quincy Stokes, Oshkosh West 1:03.
De Pere Sectional
Menasha is sending two wrestlers to the individual state wrestling meet and those two are going as champions.
Jimmy Sell and Zeek Hooyman won sectional championships at 126 and 220 pounds, respectively.
Sell won his championship with a 6-5 decision over Evan Garcia of Green Bay Preble/East. Sell had advanced to the championship by pinning Zac Broullire of De Pere in 1:05 in the quarterfinals and then defeating Sam Rathburn of Bay Port 11-2 in the semifinals.
Hooyman pinned his way to the sectional title. Hooyman pinned Joe Southern of Ashwaubenon in 4:54 in his quarterfinal match, pinned Hunter Micholicek of Pulaski in 1:53 and then won the title in a mere 36 seconds with his pin of Isaiah Hayes of De Pere.
Appleton North’s David Granatelli and Brett Handschke advanced to the state tournament by finishing second. Granatelli was pinned by Chase Farr of Bay Port in 4:46 of the 120-pound championship match but then defeated Jake Close of New London 10-4 in the second-place wrestleback to earn his berth at state.
Handschke lost his 170-pound championship match to Anthony Rottier of Pulaski 3-2 but bounced back to defeat Danny Nicholson of Green Bay Preble/East 9-5 in the second-place wrestleback match.
106: Patrick Spray, Wisconsin Rapids dec. Kyle Irmick, De Pere 11-2; Second-place wrestleback: Irmick pinned Tommy Degeneffe, Green Bay West/Southwest 5:19. 113: Bradley Prentice, Pulaski dec. Henry Prange, Bay Port 6-0. 120: Chase Farr, Bay Port pinned David Granatelli, Appleton North 4:46; Second-place wrestleback: Granatelli dec. Jake Close, New London 10-4. 126: Jimmy Sell, Menasha dec. Evan Garcia, Green Bay Preble/East 6-5. 132: Chad Osmanski, Bay Port dec. Michael Frehse, Pulaski 4-1. 138: Alex Blaney, Bay Port dec. Tyler Turriff, De Pere 13-4. 145: Max Mijal, Pulaski pinned Dalton Tielens, Green Bay Preble/East 1:50; Second-place wrestleback: Tielens dec. Justin Hoffmann, Ashwaubenon 9-0. 152: Kasey Caelwarts, Pulaski, pinned Jacob Jossart, Bay Port 1:46; Second-place wrestleback: Jossart dec. Andrew Moser, New London 7-2. 160: Alexander Walla, Bay Port dec. Mitchell Cole, Ashwaubenon 8-3. 170: Anthony Rottier, Pulaski dec. Brett Handschke, New London 3-2; Second-place wrestleback: Handschke dec. Danny Nicholson, Green Bay Preble/East 9-5. 182: Levi Van Lanen, Pulaski won by injury default over Aaron Norwood, De Pere; Second-place wrestleback: Norwood pinned Christian Andres, Bay Port 1:16. 195: Alec Ingold, Bay Port dec. Beau Thompson, Wisconsin Rapids 13-8. 220: Zeek Hooyman, Menasha pinned Isaiah Hayes, De Pere :36. 285: Garrett Heder, Bay Port dec. Great Aparicio, Ashwaubenon 5-2; Second-place wrestleback: Aparicio dec. Kodiak Makimehtas, Shawano 18-4.