Prep wrestling: Two Rivers sending 3 to State

Prep wrestling: Two Rivers sending 3 to State


Prep wrestling: Two Rivers sending 3 to State


The Two Rivers wrestling team will be sending three to State next Saturday as Ty Pelot and Scott Skornicka each won their respective weight class while teammate Paul Bianchi took second at the WIAA Division 2 Seymour sectional on Saturday.

Pelot improved his record to a perfect 42-0 on the season at 113 pounds after winning all three of his matches. He won the quarter and semifinal via a 8-5 decision and pinned his opponent in 1:27, respectively, before defeating Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Ben Vosters via a 7-0 decision to take first.

Skornicka (195) also won all three matches via pin in 3:46, 1:11 and 5:16, respectively. He ended up taking down Luxemburg-Casco’s Dan Dorner in the final.

Bianchi won his first two matches via tech fall (20-2) and decision (7-1) but fell in the first place match to Dilan Micke of Wrightstown 9-7 in overtime. He rebounded to defeat Seymour’s Walker Christensen in the second-place match via a 5-3 decision.

Narrowly missing out on a trip to State by finishing fourth were Brad Dimmick (160) and Bobby Geiger (220).

Dimmick lost his first match by decision (8-3), won the consolation semifinal by majority decision (17-3) before losing the third-place match in overtime 5-3. Geiger was victorious in his first match (9-3 decision) before losing the semifinal (3-0 decision). He bounced back to win via pin (0:39) in the consolation semifinal but lost the third-place match via pin (1:34).

Also competing but not placing for the Raiders was Cody Yauch (120), Chris Yauch (132) and Cody Rebarchek (152). Cody lost both his matches, via tech fall (16-0) and majority decision (12-4), respectively. Chris meanwhile lost his only match via majority decision (11-1). Finally, Rebarchek fell in his first match by majority decision (14-5) and his second by pin (3:22).

Waupun sectional

One Valders wrestler is headed for State as the Vikings’ Stetson McCulley won the 138-pound bracket.

McCulley began by pinning Catholic Memorial’s Ty Schmitt in 1:57 and he followed that up with a 10-1 major decision over Plymouth’s Trevor Miske.

In the championship match, McCulley topped Lomira’s Casey Seltrecht by 5-2 decision.

Brandon Brennan at 220 pounds fell just shy of a State berth as he fell in the third-place match to Sheboygan Falls’ Drew Setzer by 4-1 decision.

Prior to the loss Brennan had fallen to Campbellsport’s Taylor Flasch by 6-3 decision but defeated Wisconsin Lutheran’s Kenny Reid by 19-7 major decision.

Valders was also represented by Alemayehu Lehman at 120 pounds, Mulugeta Lehman at 126 pounds and Trevor Wittmus at 145 pounds. Each of them fell in their first two matches while teammate Tanner Duchow, at 160 pounds, fell in his only match by 10-6 decision.

For Kiel, Jay Wallace (145) and Matt Halverson (285) advanced to State with second-place finishes while Aaron Field (170) advanced with a third-place finish.

Prior to winning their second-place matches, Wallace and Halverson each won their first two matches via pin before falling in the first-place match.

Field fell in his first match via 16-2 major decision before earning a pin to advance to the third-place match where he earned a 12-3 major decision victory. Field then fell in the second-place match by rule.

Also representing Kiel was Tanner Woepse (113) and Austin Field (182). Austin Field won his first match via pin but fell by 6-0 decision and by pin in his following two matches. Woepse finished fourth in his bracket, falling in the third-place match by 5-3 decision. Woepse advanced with a first-round forfeit win, follow by a loss via pin and a win via 12-7 decision.

Roncalli’s lone representative was Stephen Heili at 285 pounds. He finished shy of a State berth with a fourth-place finish. He began by earning a 2:37 pin over his first opponent but then fell in his second match in an 11-second pin.

He rebounded to pin his next opponent in 2:35 but was pinned in the third-place match in 4:34.

DIVISION 1 Fond du Lac sectional

Jonah Mrozinsky placed second for Manitowoc Lincoln by defeating Port Washington’s Tyler Brown by 5-3 decision in overtime of the second-place match to advance to State.

Mrozinsky fell in the first-place match to Sheboygan North’s Aaron Rothwell by 7-3 decision after Mrozinsky earned a 8-2 decision over Watertown’s CJ Ritter and a 3-1 decision over Kaukauna’s Vince Zornow.

Also for the Ships, Travis Brixius (138) and Marcus Sonnenberg (285) fell in their first matches and did not advance to State.

Brixius fell by 10-0 major decision to Oshkosh West’s Reed Matz while Sonnenberg fell by 3-1 decision to Oshkosh West’s Quincy Stokes.

DIVISION 3 Shawano sectional

Colby Kasten at 138 pounds and Grant Wedepohl at 152 pounds advanced to State for Reedsville.

Kasten won his bracket, winning his first match with an 8-0 major decision and his second match with a 4-3 decision.

In the championship match, Kasten topped Wabeno-Laona’s Robert Rocole with an 11-0 major decision.

Wedepohl won his first match two matches by decisions — 1-0 and 8-2, respectively — before falling in the first-place match to Coleman’s Mason Mergener by 13-3 major decision. In the second-place match, Wedepohl topped Edgar’s Anthony Lemanski via rule.

Also representing the Panthers was Elliott Ebert (160), Tyler Schuh (170) and Andrew Kocourek (182). Ebert opened the day by falling in a 6-1 decision before rebounding to win the consolation semifinals with an 8-2 decision. In the third-place match, Elcho’s Joey Johnson pinned him in 1:16.

For Kocourek, he advanced with a 2-0 decision before falling via 8-1 decision. In the consolation semifinals, Kocourek won with a 9-7 before falling in the third-place match to Shiocton’s Henry Fielding in a 51-second pin.

Schuh fell in his first match as he was pinned in three minutes by Shiocton’s Zech Riehl.

Also taking part was Mishicot, with Weston Cracraft (120) and Luke Finnel (126) advancing to State.

Cracraft won his two matches by pin and decision, 2:41 and 4-2, respectively before falling in the first-place match via a 4-3 decision to Coleman’s Jensyn Schall. He eventually won the second-place match by rule over Marathon’s Luke Fitzsimmons.

Finnel did the same as his teammate Cracraft, taking his first two matches via a pin in 3:24 and a 2-0 decision but lost his next two matches via pin (3:00) and decision (4-2) to take third.

Boone Young finished things off for the Indians, winning his first match via a 3-2 decision but fell in a 8-1 decison in the semifinal. Young defeated Tre Blohm of Weyauwega-Fremont in a 7-5 decision in the consolation semifinal before falling in the third-place match via a 8-1 decision to finish fourth.


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