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Wixom, Banh win titles

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Gazette Staff
December 30, 2009
— The Mid-States Tournament turned out to be a coming out party for Clinton’s Daniel Banh and Brandon Wixom.

Banh remained unbeaten on the season at 21-0 by winning the 112-pound title at the prestiguous two-day tournament on the campus of UW-Whitewater.


Wixom improved to 18-2 after capturing the 125-pound title.


Kenosha Tremper won the 39-team tournament with 195 points. Delavan-Darien was seventh with 115, Elkhorn ninth with 96.5 and Janesville Parker 10th with 93.


Parker junior Brennan Casey-Schmidt lost in the 119-pound title bout to Tremper’s Dominic Garcia.


Beloit Memorial’s Alex Polizzi, a Northwestern University recruit, won the title at 215.


Elkhorn’s Taylor French lost the 130-pound title bout, while Delavan-Darien’s John Benzon was denied a title at 145 after losing the championship bout.


Beloit Turner’s Dylan Shallenberger lost the 171-pound title match.


Mid-States Tournament


At UW-Whitewater


TEAM SCORES

Kenosha Tremper 195, Burlington 193, Harvard (Ill.) 151, Mukwonago 148, Reedsburg 147.5, Iowa Grant 118, Delavan-Darien 115, Wrightstown 109.5, Elkhorn 96.5, Janesville Parker 93, Clinton 87.5, Waukesha North 83.5, Vernon Hills 80, Oconomowoc 79, Jefferson 75, Fort Atkinson 74, Kettle Moraine 72.5, Beloit Turner 72, Ozaukee 72, Beloit Memorial 64.5, Belvedere North (Ill.) 60, Wisconsin Dells 59, Brookwood 57, Whitewater 56, Milwaukee Marquette 55, West Bend East 54.5, Chicago Mather 54, Nicolet 52.5, Horicon 47, Chicago Kelly 44, Evanston (Ill.) 43, River Ridge/Cassville 41, Cedarburg 37, Edgerton 31.5, Belleville 29.5, Pecatonia-Argyle 18, Cedar Grove-Belgium 15.5, Poynette 8.


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

103—Title: Tyler Rice (Tremper) dec. Mitchell Gundrum (West Bend East) 12-9; Third: Brett Buechler (Wrightstown) dec. Gabe Grehek (Marquette), 2-1.


112—Title: Daniel Banh (Clinton) dec. Derek Gill (Burlington), 6-2; Third: Chance Shelton (Harvard) dec. Ethan Klein (Nicolet), 8-6.


119—Title: Dominic Garcia (Tremper) pinned Brennan Casey-Schmidt (Parker), 5:38; Third: Hank Mattson (Mukwonago) pinned Danny Laurent (Waukesha North), 5:06.


125: Title: Brandon Wixom (Clinton) dec. Niko Liotta (Chicago Mather), 4-2; Third: Zach Mommaerts (Oconomowoc) dec. Gideon Yim (Vernon Hills), 4-3.


130—Title: Nick Benn (Mukwonago) dec. Taylor French (Elkhorn), 4-1; Third: Marcus Hudson (Delavan-Darien) pinned Tyler Kramer (Harvard), :50.


135—Title: Tony Koch (Reedsburg) dec. Taylor Mommaerts (Oconomowoc), 14-6; Third: David Hood (Tremper) major dec. over Cody Foerester (Fort Atkinson) 20-9.


140—Title: Dillon Cowan (Harvard) dec. Willie Ehlen (Burlington), 13-6; Third: Kyndle Bennett (Delavan-Darien) pinned Logan Bollant (Iowa-Grant), 5:07.


145—Title: Jackson Fox (Wrightstown) dec. John Benzon (Delavan-Darien), 3-2; Third: Brandon Jasper (Reedsburg) pinned Cody Sigler (Cedarburg), 2:30.


152—Title: Eric Tamayo (Belvedere North) dec. Jose De La Barrera (Beloit Memorial), 7-6; Third: Jake Stilling (Elkhorn) dec. Joe Stetzer (Oregon), 7-2.


160—Title: Dan Stott (Harvard) major dec. over Eric Walsh (Oregon), 11-2; Third: Ryan Aprahamian (Mukwonago) dec. Joel Alvarez (Burlington), 9-4.


171—Title: Dustin Lee (Oregon) major dec. over Dylan Shallenberger (Turner), 15-3; Third: Shane Rockweiler (Reedsburg) dec. Erik Lucht (Wrightstown) 8-4.


189—Title: Kevin Sommers (Oregon) pinned Damon King (Mukwonago), 5:43; Third: Keith Craker (Reedsburg) dec. Zak Verbunker (Burlington), 15-10.


215—Title: Alex Polizzi (Beloit Memorial) major dec. over Jacob Laux (Kettle Moraine), 12-3; Third: Ameen Solebo (Chicago Mather) dec. Bryant Edge (Iowa-Grant), 7-6 (2OT).


285—Title: Jeffrey Brown (Evanston) dec. Najee Parker (Tremper), 5-2; Third: Rance Nofsinger (Brookwood) pinned Ethan Welsh (Iowa-Grant), :34.



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