Parker senior stays alive at state
The Janesville Parker School senior held on for a 3-2 decision over Glen Kendl (42-4) of Wauwatosa West/East in their 285-pound match to advance to the Division 1 semifinals tonight in the WIAA individual state wrestling tournament.
Lloyd used a reversal to take a 2-0 lead with 30 seconds remaining in the second period and held on for the one-point victory at the Kohl Center.
“Positioning was key in that match,” Lloyd said. “I just had to play it smart. He took a shot at the end, but it just didn’t get there.
“He was getting a little frustrated, so that’s why I used my little head crush, to get in his mind a little bit and play little mind game.”
The Wayne State University football recruit certainly had a better start than last year, when Lloyd lost his first two matches at state. He opened his tournament with a 5-1 decision over Matt Cuadra (38-8) of Oshkosh West before defeating Kendl in the quarterfinals.
“Last year ended on a bad note,” Lloyd said. “I can’t complain. It taught me a lot.”
The rest of the Janesville and Milton contingent are learning the same lessons this year.
Lloyd’s teammate, Ryan Holden, suffered his first loss of the season in the preliminary round at 112. The senior fell 2-0 in overtime to Chris Strike (34-8) of Franklin. Parker’s Alex Folk also lost a 15-0 technical fall to Jack Flack (32-9) of Port Washington in the preliminary round at 140.
Siven Furseth, Janesville Craig’s lone representative, opened with a 4-2 decision over Tyler Semrad (40-7) of Waukesha West, but lost an 11-0 major decision in the 103 quarterfinals to top-ranked Alex Dieringer (43-0) of Port Washington.
“He was the real deal,” Craig coach Jeff Kaster said of Dieringer. “We knew he was going to be the kid to beat in the tournament, and he was. He was physical and he was quick.”
Furseth (40-1) fell behind 5-0 in the first period after suffering a near fall and never was able to get back into contention.
“He wrestled better than me,” Furseth said. “I pretty much knew what he was going to do, but I didn’t realize he was going to be that tough with everything that he did.”
State team qualifier Milton also suffered a tough day as its five wrestlers failed to advance past the quarterfinals.
Shawn Jensen reached the 152 quarterfinals on an 8-1 decision over Joe Hordyk (36-8) of Milwaukee Tech, but lost an 11-0 major decision to defending state champion Billy Schlottke (43-0) of Mukwonago.
Teammates James Miller, Nate Rogers, Seth Underwood and Nick Gibson all lost their preliminary-round matches.
“We are disappointed we lost the matches, but we are not disappointed with their effort.” Milton coach Pat Jauch said.
Miller dropped a 6-3 decision to undefeated Theo Jenson-Innis of La Crosse Central at 160, despite riding the senior for nearly four minutes, and Underwood lost a 3-2 decision Tony Roum (38-4) of West Allis Central at 189.
“Miller rode him for almost the entire last two periods but just couldn’t get him turned,” Jauch said. “Underwood wrestled a great match against a kid that just stalled, basically.
“He stalled the whole match and got rewarded for it. Seth probably took 10 shots to his two, but came up one point short in the end.”
Meanwhile, Elkhorn junior Richard Kessler carried the Southern Lakes Conference into the Division 1 semifinals. He defeated Jake Pavolic of South Milwaukee, 4-2, and got a 14-4 major decision over Nick Morin, Wauwatosa West/East in the quarterfinals.
Peter Stephan and Jeremiah Potter of the Elks dropped preliminary matches in Division 1, as did Jose Rodriguez of Lake Geneva Badger and Ben Lodahl of Delavan-Darien.
First round: Siven Furseth, Janesville Craig dec. Tyler Semrad, Waukesha West, 4-2.
Quarterfinals: Alex Dieringer, Port Washington major dec. over Furseth, 11-0.
First round: Mack Drees, Peshtigo def. J.J. Boley, Evansville/Albany, 7-5.
First round: Chris Strike (Franklin) dec. Ryan Holden, Janesville Parker, 2-0 (OT).
First round: Jesse Thielke, Germantown pinned Peter Stephan, Elkhorn, 3:50.
First round: Nathan Brown, Sheboygan Falls tech. fall over Travis Schnabel, Evansville/Albany, 15-0.
First round: Ian Duncan, Tomah dec. Jose Rodriguez, Lake Geneva Badger, 10-5.
First round: Justin Eley, Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg dec. Ty Thronson, Edgerton, 5-3.
First round: Brad Vankauwenberg, Oconto Falls dec. Taylor Kress, Lakeside Lutheran, 7-0.
First round: Jack Flack, Port Washington tech. fall over Alex Folk, Janesville Parker, 15-0.
First round: Derek Hedtke, Appleton North dec. Jeremiah Potter, Elkhorn, 7-4.
First round: Mike Perl, Sheboygan North pinned Nate Mode, Fort Atkinson, 3:27.
First round: Kyle Klopfenstein, Monroe dec. Chris Ponder, St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, 10-5.
First round: Shawn Jensen, Milton dec. Joe Hordyk, Milwaukee Tech, 8-1.
First round: J.R. Lewis, Greenfield dec. Ben Lobdahl, Delavan-Darien, 14-7.
Quarterfinals: Billy Schlottke, Mukwonago major dec. over Jensen, 11-1.
First round: Theo-Jensen-Innis, La Crosse Central dec. James Miller, Milton, 6-3.
First round: Richard Kessler, Elkhorn dec. Jake Pavolic, South Milwaukee, 4-2.
First round: Jesse Swedlund, Beloit Memorial dec. James Wixom, Sauk Prairie, 4-2.
Quarterfinals: Kessler major dec. over Nick Morin, Wauwatosa West/Easst, 14-4.
Quarterfinals: Eric Osesek, Manitowoc major dec. over Swedlund, 13-1.
First round: Jackson Hein, Wausau West dec. Nate Rogers, Milton, 8-4.
First round: Tony Roum, West Allis Central dec. Seth Underwood, Milton, 3-2.
First round: Jacob Stollenwerk, East Troy dec. Lee Rickert, Freedom, 2-1.
First round: Joe Akey, Merrill dec. Jacob Keeser, Fort Atkinson, 5-1.
First round:L Mike Taylor, Ashwaubenon dec. Alex Polizzi, Beloit Memorial, 6-1.
First round: Travis Skinkis, Wrightstown pinned Andrew Mathison, Whitewater, 4:24.
First round: Harold Lloyd, Janesville Parker dec. Matt Cuadra, Oshkosh West, 5-1.
First round: Matt Neumyer, Port Washington dec. Nick Gibson, Milton, 3-2.
Quarterfinals: Lloyd dec. Glen Kendl, Wauwatosa West/East, 3-2.