Five regional champions lifted the Valders wrestling team to a second place finish at a WIAA Division 2 regional in Valders on Saturday.
In total, six Vikings advanced to sectionals. The top two finishers at each weight moved on.
Riley Sleger (25-16) avenged his loss to Jax Pritchard of Chilton/Hilbert in the finals of last week’s Olympian Conference tournament by defeating Pritchard by technical fall 20-4 in the first place match at 106 pounds on Saturday.
Luke Oltmanns (30-6), Trevor Wittmus (27-9), Adam Satori (19-19) and Jordan Bratz (9-14) also won individual titles for Valders.
Oltmanns topped Max Ward of Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah/Howards Grove 4-2 in the first place match at 113 pounds, while Wittmus pinned Troy Rebedew of Elkhart/Howards in 1:57 in the title bout at 160.
As of last week, Wittmus, a 2014 state place winner, hadn’t won a tournament all season. He’s now won two in two weeks.
At 170, Adam Satori pinned Kiel’s Alex Winkel in 3:52 in the first place match, while Jordan Bratz edged Anthony Pernell of New Hosltein 4-3 in for the title at 285.
Alemayehu Lehman (30-5) took second for Valders. He dropped a 10-1 major decision to Abraham Sell of Chilton/Hilbert in a rematch of last week’s OC championship match at 120. He took second place by rule over Christian Bradley of Manitowoc Lutheran/Roncalli, having pinned Bradley earlier in the day.
Kiel’s Tanner Woepse (33-8) took top honors at 132. The Eastern Wisconsin Conference champion beat Nick Ditter of Chilton/Hilbert 6-1 in the first place match.
The Raiders’ Phil Schultz (17-18) also moved on after taking second at 126. He was bested by Lutheran/Roncalli’s Alex Stubbe (19-19) in the championship match by a count of 10-5. Schultz took second over Valders’ Young Moua by rule. Stubbe also advanced.
The wrestlers who moved on will compete at individual sectionals at Milwaukee Lutheran next Saturday.
Team results: Chilton/Hilbert 215, Valders 196.5, New Holstein 166, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah/Howards Grove 151.5, Kiel 99, Manitowoc Lutheran/Roncalli 83
Valders — Riley Sleger (106), Luke Oltmanns (113), Alemayehu Lehman (120), Trevor Wittmus (160), Adam Satori (170), Jordan Bratz (285)
Kiel — Phil Schultz (126), Tanner Woepse (132)
Manitowoc Lutheran/Roncalli — Alex Stubbe (126)
Southern Door regional
For the second straight year, Two Rivers entered a strong regional and emerged with a team championship.
Seventh-ranked Two Rivers beat out perennial power, No. 5,for the team crown at a regional that featured four teams and 31 wrestlers that were mentioned in the latest Wisconsin Wrestling Online rankings.
In total, eight Raiders advanced to individual sectionals, including four champions.
“We didn’t start out quite like we wanted to, going against Luxemburg as our main competition,” Two Rivers head coach Paulsaid. “They had all 14 guys make it to the second round and we lost two matches and we lost some head-to-heads to them. But when it mattered, in the second round, our guys came through and wrestled really tough.”
TR takes on No. 1 Freedom at team sectionals on Tuesday in Freedom, while individuals who advanced will compete inFalls next Saturday.
For now, the focus is on Tuesday.
“We’ll do a lot of same drilling, but we’ll work on a few things for Freedom,”said. “After Tuesday, we start thinking more individually again.”
knows the Irish will be tough, but remains optimistic about his team’s chances.
“I think we match up pretty well. It’s not ideal, but it’s not horrible,”said. “It sucks that you have to start off with the No. 1 team. But whether you face them first or second, it doesn’t matter. You have to beat them to move on.”
Paul(113), Chris (138), Chandler (145) and Sam (220) each won their respective weight classes.
(44-0) won by technical fall, 17-1, over Cameron in his championship match, while Chris (43-2), last year’s D2 state champ at 138, topped the Spartans’ Mason 6-2 in his title match. It was the first loss of the season for .
EWC champ Chandlerupended OC champ Josh of 7-2 for the regional title at 145 and Sam (29-14) pinned Denmark’s Ronald in 5:59 to take top honors at 220.
(106), (126), Cody (132) and Miller (195) each placed second for Two Rivers.
Team results: Two Rivers 235.5, Luxemburg-Casco 222, Denmark 181.5, Wrightstown 178, Southern Door 160.5, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol 67
Two Rivers — Brody Kust (106), Paul Bianchi (113), Laken Duerschmidt (126), Cody Yauch (132), Chris Yauch (138), Chandler Donati (145), Zac Miller (195), Sam Skornicka (220)
Random Lake regional
Mishicot pushed six wrestlers through to sectionals, including four champions.
Kyle Hutterer (126), Weston Cracraft (138), Boone Young (145) and Mason Matthias (23-8) earned individual titles for the Indians.
Hutterer (33-8) defeated Cesar Luis of Random Lake 5-1 in his first place match, while Cracraft (40-2) topped Reedsville’s Isaac Roffers (33-6) 10-0 in a rematch of last week’s OC championship bout at 138.
Young (34-6) defeated Levi Kohn of Random Lake 4-1 to grab the top spot at 145 and Mason Matthias (23-8) topped Daniel Kocourek (29-12) of Reedsville 5-1 for the crown at 152.
Weston Paplham (16o) and Zak Elliott (182) advanced for Mishicot with second place finishes.
Both Roffers and Kocourek ultimately advanced for Reedsville.
Elliott Ebert (170) and Jordan Brandt (285) won individual championships for the Panthers, who had five wrestlers advance.
Ebert (38-1) won his first place match by technical fall over Random Lake’s Chase Brouillette, 24-7.
Brandt (38-1) pinned the Rams’ Jarrett Hiller in 2:24 in his only match of the day.
Josh Schuh (106) took second for Reedsville, along with Roffers and Kocourek.
The 11 area wrestlers who advanced travel to Markesan for individual sectionals next Saturday.
Team results: Random Lake 234.5, Reedsville 180.5, Mishicot 170, Kewaunee 118, Brillion 117, Ozaukee 98
Reedsville — Josh Schuh (106), Isaac Roffers (138), Daniel Kocourek (152), Elliott Ebert (38-1), Jordan Brandt (285)
Mishicot — Kyle Hutterer (126), Weston Cracraft (138), Boone Young (145), Mason Matthias (152), Weston Paplham (160), Zak Elliott (182)