Division 3 Markesan Regional
Laconia came close to competing at next week’s Cedar Grove-Belgium sectional as a regional team champion, as Westfield edged it 241-232 for the title Saturday.
The Spartans will have half its lineup at individual sectionals, as seven 13 wrestlers placed in the top two to advance
Three of them did as champions. At 145, seventh-ranked Zach Coffeen won the title with two pins, including one over Lourdes Academy’s Brian Dowling in the final. At 195, Dustin Deich was the champ with a pair of pins, sticking Markesan’s Jake Straks in the title match. At 220, Eli Moses finished first with a semifinal pin and then a 5-2 decision over Westfield’s Brandon Peters in the championship.
Alec Potter (113), Dustin Hobbs (152), Mason Lind (160) and Nick Zimmerman (285) each were a runner-up for Laconia, while Quinn Lasecki (120), Jared Greiten (126), Caleb Hobb (132), Brandon Wiese (170) and Mike Ramsey (182) all took third.
Winnebago Lutheran took fifth in the standings and one sectional qualifier. That was Luke Meihack, who had the Vikings’ top performance by winning a championship at 120 pounds. He had a pin in the semifinals and then edged Westfield’s CJ Kuhl 4-3 in the final. Taking third for WLA was Jesus Saucedo (113), Mitchell White (152) and Dylan Sook (285), while Zach Olson (106), Isaiah LaVanway (126), Noah Poss (138), Matthew Gugler (145) and Adam Rohde (170) all took fourth.
Team Scores: Westfield 241, Laconia 232, Markesan 153, Princeton 144.5, Winnebago Lutheran 118, Lourdes Academy 74, Montello 15.
106: Championship — Daniel Nelson (WE) dec. Cameron Walker-Croft (MA), 4-3; Third — Devin Kallenbach (PR) pinned Zach Olson (WLA), 3:19.
113: Championship — Carter Hunter (MA) dec. Alec Potter (LAC), 7-6; Third — Jesus Saucedo (WLA) pinned Maryana Whitemarsh (PR), 0:33.
120: Championship — Luke Meihack (WLA) dec. CJ Kuhl (WE), 4-3; Third — Quinn Lasecki (LAC) pinned Maddie Smith (PR), :29.
126: Championship — Payton Hall (PR) pinned Lucas Nelson (WE), 3:02; Third — Jared Greiten (LAC) pinned Isaiah LaVanway (WLA), 2:29.
132: Championship — Ivan Hebbe (PR) dec. Austin McCartney (WE), 2-0; Third — Caleb Hopp (LAC) pinned Connor Hunter (MA), 5:52.
138: Championship — Titus Dickinson (WE) dec. Taran Holland (PR), 4-2; Third — Matt Hansen (MA) major dec. Noah Poss (WLA, 11-1. Wrestleback — Holland (PR) dec. Hansen (MA), 10-3.
145: Championship — Zach Coffeen (LAC) pinned Brian Dowling (LOU), 1:00; Third — Parker Wasson (WE) pinned Matthew Gugler (WLA), 5:20. Wrestleback — Dowling (LOU) pinned Wasson (WE), 1:14.
152: Championship — Adam Krause (LOU) pinned Mitchell White (WLA), 5:24; Third — Dustin Hobbs (LAC) dec. Jared Leahy (MA), 9-6. Wrestleback — Hobbs (LAC) pinned White (WLA), 1:42.
160: Championship — Jay Kaenel (WE) pinned Mason Lind (LAC), 1:38; Third — Hunter Brooks (MA) dec. Bryce Smith (PR), 6-4. Wrestleback — Lind (LAC) pinned Brooks (MA), :52.
170: Championship — Quade Jones (WE) pinned Steven Steger (PR), 5:25; Third — Brandon Wiese (LAC) pinned Adam Rohde (WLA), 5:43.
182: Championship — Tanner Akers (WE) dec. Cody Kuphal (MA), 11-4; Third — Mike Ramsey (LAC), pinned Brenden Seeliger (PR), 2:15. Wrestleback — Kuphal (MAR) pinned Ramsey (LAC), 1:53.
195: Championship — Dustin Deich (LAC) pinned Jake Straks (MA), 3:11; Third — Dylan Richardt (WE) pinned Ray Whitemarsh (PR), :45.
220: Championship — Eli Moses (LAC) dec. Brandon Peters (WE), 5-2; Third — Dylan Sook (WLA) major dec. Jordan James (LOU), 11-2.
285: Championship — Matt Stensrud (MA) dec. Nick Zimmerman (LAC), 2-1; Third — Austin Barton (WE) rec. bye.