Wrestlers make their way to Madison eyeing state titles

Wrestlers make their way to Madison eyeing state titles


Wrestlers make their way to Madison eyeing state titles


The WIAA state individual wrestling tournament is under way at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Preliminary matches in Division 1 kicked off Thursday at 3 p.m. Preliminary action in Divisions 2 and 3 will begin at 7:15 p.m.

Championship matches in each of the three divisions are set for Saturday at 6 p.m.

Post-Crescent Media reporter Ricardo Arguello and photojournalist Wm. Glasheen will be chronicling the tournament from start to finish. Follow the action on Twitter (@sports_pc and @PCRicardo) and check out results as they happen at postcrescent.com/varsity. Real-time coverage plans include video and multiple photo galleries.

Today’s results:

Division 2 preliminaries

106 pounds: Drew Wheeler, St. Croix Falls, dec. Walker Christensen, Seymour, 7-2.

120: Josh Murray, Marshall, dec. David Leisgang, Seymour, 11-4.

132: Alex Maes, Wrightstown, dec. Andy Strey, East Troy, 7-4.

138: Tristan Zurfluh, Sparta, dec. Jake Schmidt, Wrightstown, 5-3; Kevin Klopfenstein, Monroe, major dec. Chase Maxwell, Fox Valley Lutheran, 10-0.

145: Andrew Philibeck, Freedom, dec. Mitch Nichols, Amery, 5-3.

160: Alex Peters, West Salem/Bangor, dec. Al Keuler, Wrightstown, 8-6.

195: Jake Reiter, Clintonville, major dec. Jack Nelson, Belleville/Monticello/New Glarus, 13-2; Austin Hephner, Chilton/Hilbert, pinned Nate Weaver, Ashland, :51.

220: Reed Ambrosious, Freedom, pinned Dillan Bunde, Black River Falls, 2:42.

285: Brandon Elrick, Little Chute, dec. Justin Thill, Lomira, 3-1.

Division 3 preliminaries

170: Zech Riehl, Shiocton, pinned Isaac Tuttle, Glenwood City, 4:42.

182: Jesse Verbanac, Random Lake, pinned Henry Fielding, Shiocton, 4:49; Casey Johnson, Manawa, pinned Dustin Diech, Laconia, 3:22.

195: Derek Peat, Iowa-Grant/Highland, major dec. William Browning, Brillion, 12-2.

Division 1 quarterfinals

106: Tres Leon, Kaukauna, tech. fall Bee Lor, Wausau West, 16-1.

120: Robert Lee, Kaukauna, pinned Zach Hasselberger, Stoughton, 1:20.

126: Tyler Rice, Kenosha Tremper, dec. Jimmy Sell, Menasha, 8-6; Evan Garcia, Green Bay Preble/East dec. Kolton Jansen, Kaukauna, 8-6.

220: Tyler Schmidt, Merrill, pinned Zeek Hooyman, Menasha, 2:33; Mitchell Ledwith, Neenah, dec. Lucas Stromberg-Windau, Tomah 5-4.

Division 1 preliminaries

106: Tres Leon, Kaukauna, pinned Kyle Irmick, De Pere, 1:39.

113: Shane Blackman, New Richmond, dec. Bailey Van Handel, Kaukauna, 5-0.

120: Kody Azarian, Waterford, major dec. Josh Cowling, Neenah, 10-2; Robert Lee, Kaukauna, major dec. Trevor Kruzick, West Allis Hale, 14-1.

126: Kolton Jansen, Kaukauna, tech. fall Taylor Choinski, Racine Case, 19-4; Jimmy Sell, Menasha dec. Nate Erbs, Reedsburg, 2-1.

132: Austin Fjoser, Sauk Prairie, dec. Evan Hietpas, Kaukauna, 8-1

138: Kyle Hinners, Milton, dec. Justin Kloehn, Kaukauna, 9-2.

160: Mason Reinhardt, Merrill, pinned Blair Mulholland, Kimberly, 2:53.

170: Myles Devine, Franklin, pinned Brett Handschke, New London, 5:56.

195: Caleb Sisbach, Sauk Prairie, dec. Nick Dercks, Kaukauna, 6-4.

220: Mitchell Ledwith, Neenah, dec. Robert Johnson, Badger, 1-0; Zeek Hooyman, Menasha, dec. Hunter Higginbotham, Germantown, 9-7; Dakota Johnson, Elkhorn, dec. Tyler Nelson, Kaukauna, 6-1.

State qualifying wrestlers

Division 1

Appleton North: David Granatelli (120). Kaukauna: Tres Leon (106), Bailey VanHandel (113), Robert Lee (120), Kolton Jansen (126), Evan Hietpas (132), Justin Kloehn (138), Nick Dercks (195), Tyler Nelson (220); Kimberly: Blair Mulholland (160); Menasha: Jimmy Sell (126), Zeek Hooyman (220); Neenah: Josh Cowling (120), Mitchell Ledwith (220); New London: Brett Handschke (170).

Division 2

Chilton/Hilbert: Patrick Breckheimer (120), Mitch Fucile (152), Austin Hephner (195); Clintonville: Jake Reiter (195); Fox Valley Lutheran: Chase Maxwell (138); Freedom: Cody Walrath (120), Andrew Philibeck (145), Reed Ambrosius (220); Little Chute: Bryce Zdanovec (126), Brandon Elrick (285); Seymour: Walker Christensen (106), David Leisgang (120); Wrightstown: Dillan Micke (106), Alex Maes (132), Jake Schmidt (138), Al Keuler (160).

Division 3

Brillion: William Browning (195), Silas Petrie (285); Manawa: Casey Johnson (182); Shiocton: Austin Riehl (132), Zech Riehl (170), Henry Fielding (182).


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