Clinton, Parkview fall short in sectional wrestling
Clinton High School’s bid for a WIAA Division 2 state team wrestling tournament berth was dashed with a 62-12 loss to top-ranked Lodi in a sectional final Tuesday night at Lodi.
The defending Division 2 state team champs registered nine pins out of 11 victories. Brandon Wixom (119), Bryan Banh (125) and Brad Hesebeck (130) posted victories for Clinton.
Clinton defeated River Valley, 38-31, in the semifinals, and Lodi advanced with a 36-15 win over Iowa-Grant/Highland.
Dan Banh (112), Wixom (112), Brian Bahn (125), Salvador Carranza (135), Dane Brandl (140), Ken Wirkuty (160), Andrew Callas (189) and Tyler Russell (285) posted victories to highlight Clinton’s semifinal win.
CLINTON 38, RIVER VALLEY 31
103—Austyn Alt (RV) pinned Spencer Shae :42. 112—Daniel Banh (C) maj dec. Nick Lechnir, 19-7. 119—Brandon Wixom (C) pinned Hunter Ring, 1:47. 125—Bryan Banh (C) pinned Dylan Shaffer :26. 130—Dylan Shaffer (RV) dec. Brad Hesebeck, 8-6. 135—Salvador Carranza (C) maj. dec. Justin Lowe, 13-2. 140—Dane Brandl (C) dec. Scott Eberle, 13-7.
145—Tm Emerson (RV) pinned Josh Collins, 3:14. 152—Jake Meixelsperger (RV) pinned Tyler Wiedmer, 1:57. 160—Ken Wirkuty (C) dec. Garrett Lowe, 13-9. 171—Tyler Ryan (RV) maj. dec. Trevor Russell, 14-5. 189—Andrew Callas (C) won by forfeit. 215—Taylor Riek (RV) pinned Kyle Jones, 3:28. 285—Tyler Russell (C) pinned Mike Nolan, 5:24.
n Starting weight—140.
LODI 62, CLINTON 12
103—Keegan Einerson (L) pinned Spencer Shae, :51. 112—Kasey Einerson (L) dec. Daniel Banh, 10-3. 119—Brandon Wixom (C dec. Ryan Lehr, 2-1. 125—Bryan Banh (C) pinned Clint Heimbecker, 1:26. 130—Brad Hesebeck (C) dec. Getasew Shimshak, 4-2. 135—Dillon Schutz (L) pinned Jon Spears, :26. 140— Justin Miller (L) pinned Dane Brandl, 1:52.
145—Tony Zeman (L) pinned Josh Collins, 1:27. 152—Logan Einerson (L) pinned Tyler Wiedmer, :25. 160—Dakota Cable (L) tech. fall Ken Wirkuty, 19-2. 171—Kyle McKearn (L) pinned Shane Brandl, 3:34. 189—Hans Klopp (L) pinned Andrew Callas, 1:17. 215—Cody Endres (L) pinned Kyle Jones, 1:18. 285—Brock Miller (L) pinned Tyler Russell, :45.
n Starting weight—145.
Orfordville Parkview’s Cinderella ride ended with a 54-25 semifinal loss to host Laconia in the Division 3 sectional team competition.
The Vikings’ Cody Trezek (125), Jesse Peterson (135), Ben Neal (145), Jeremy Graham (152) and Ben Soyck (189) posted victories. Parkview had to forfeit five bouts.
“We won five bouts, but we just couldn’t fill the holes,” Parkview coach Joel Steinman said. “We started the match with a bang, with Ben Neal winning in overtime. The kids came to wrestle, and they did a good job.’’
Random Lake defeated Horicon, 53-21, in the other semifinal match and advanced to the state tournament with a 48-24 win over Laconia.
LACONIA 54, PARKVIEW 25
103—Jose Rodriguez (L) won by forfeit. 112—Juan Rodriguez (L) won by forfeit. 119—Chris Michaels (L) won by forfeit. 119—Chris Michaels (L) won by forfeit. 125—Cody Trezek (OP) major dec over. Jackson Rosenau, 15-2. 130—Tyler Julka (L) won by forfeit. 135—Jesse Peterson (OP) pinned Aaron Lasecki, :25. 140—Aaron Zeatlow (L) pinned Tanner Trace, 5:12.
145— Ben Neal (OP) dec. Richard Finley, 7-6 (2OT). 152—Jeremy Graham (OP) pinned Ben Frieler, 1:10. 160—Ben Johnston (L) won by forfeit. 171—Caleb Riedeman (L) pinned Billy Engen, 1:45. 189—Ben Soyck (OP) won by forfeit. 215—Chris Sheskey (L) pinned Darryl Dykstra, 1:13. 285—Erik Moon (L) pinned Jim Higginbotham, :20.