Wrestlers make their way to Madison eyeing state titles

Wrestlers make their way to Madison eyeing state titles

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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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