Craig wrestles in West Allis tournament
Cougars coach Mark Mullen was satisfied with his team’s performance.
“We were one place better than last year, and we don’t have as many individual star wrestlers this year,” Mullen said. “We had seven wrestlers place, which was pretty good.”
West Allis Central won with 226.5 points, followed by Mukwonago (220), Hartford (191), Wauwatosa (142.5), Waterford (141.5), and Craig (110.5).
Zak Kurtz’s second-place finish at 195 pounds led the way for Craig. He defeated West Allis Central’s Angel Orozco, 3-2, in the semifinals before falling to Waterford’s Francisco Mata, 5-0, in the title match.
“He was our highest finisher and he wrestled well,” Mullen said of Kurtz.
At 106, the Cougars’ Airk Furseth placed third. After falling in the semifinals, Furseth came back to defeat Mukwonago’s Brandon Shallock, 16-0, in a consolation semifinal. He then beat Skylar Kroening of Sheboygan South, 8-5, in the third-place match.
Craig’s Anthony Skrede (126) and Zack Mulrooney (152) each placed fourth, Dakota Pearson (285) was fifth, and Chris Reynolds (116) and Alex Zimmerman (145) each placed sixth.
“We had some ups and downs,” said Mullen. “We’re still a very young team, but we keep getting better.”
Craig next wrestles at the Badger State Invitational, which begins next Friday in Madison.
E.H. STECH INVITATIONAL
West Allis Central 226.5, Mukwonago 220, Hartford 191, Wauwatosa 142.5, Waterford 141.5, Janesville Craig 110.5, Menasha 84.5, Whitnall 84, South Milwaukee 83.5, Racine Park 66.5, Sheboygan South 62, Germantown 58, New Berlin 56, Wisconsin Dells 41, Racine Case 35, Milwaukee Lutheran 31, Milwaukee Hamilton 20.
106—Airk Furseth placed third.
Championship Round 1: Furseth pinned Daniel Albiter (Racine Park), 3:07.
Quarterfinal: Furseth def. Anthony Senthavisauk (Whitnall), 11-7.
Semifinal: Tere White (West Allis Central) def. Furseth, 9-1.
Consolation semifinal: Furseth def. Brandon Schallock (Mukwonago), 16-0.
Third-place match: Furseth def. Skylar Kroening (Sheboygan South), 8-5.
113—Chris Reynolds placed sixth.
Champ. Round 1: Santi Garcia (Racine Park) def. Reynolds, 15-0.
Cons. Round 1: Reynolds received a bye.
Cons. Round 2: Reynolds pinned Andrew Vesely (Hartford), 2:35.
Cons. Round 3: Reynolds pinned Brian Schafer (New Berlin), 1:52.
Cons. Semi: Jake Vadnais (Mukwonago) pinned Reynolds, 1:59.
Fifth-place match: Santi Garcia (Racine Park) def. Reynolds, 7-6.
120—Christain Wright did not place (among top six).
Champ. Round 1: Tommy Kolasinski (Mukwonago) pinned Wright, 0:41.
Cons. Round 1: Michael Antonioni (Hartford) pinned Wright, 2:35.
126—Anthony Skrede placed fourth.
Champ. Round 1: Skrede pinned Austin Fry (Mukwonago), 0:34.
Quarterfinal: Skrede pinned James Gaffney (Hartford), 1:51.
Semifinal: Jimmy Sell (Menasha) pinned Skrede, 3:16.
Cons. Semi: Skrede def. Max Obois (Wisconsin Dells), 10-6.
Third-place match: Ben Reagan (Wauwatosa) pinned Skrede, 2:41.
132—Kyle LeCaptain did not place.
Champ. Round 1: Max Fischer (Waterford) def. LeCaptain, 19-4.
Cons. Round 1: LeCaptain won by forfeit over Eric Ehlert (Wauwatosa).
Cons. Round 2: Troy McGee (Whitnall) def. LeCaptain, 4-0.
138—Jacob Wilson did not place.
Champ. Round 1: Wilson pinned Jose Ramos (West Allis Central), 3:02.
Quarterfinal: Hank Mattson (Mukwonago) def. Wilson, 18-3.
Cons. Round 2: Evan Olson (Whitnall) def. Wilson, 5-3.
145—Alex Zimmerman placed sixth.
Champ. Round 1: Robert Keaton (West Allis Central) pinned Zimmerman, 4:57.
Cons. Round 1: Zimmerman received a bye.
Cons. Round 2: Zimmerman def. Andrew McClyman (Wisconsin Dells), 9-5.
Cons. Round 3: Zimmerman def. Zach Baus (Germantown), 7-3.
Cons. Semi: Ty Chacon (Racine Park) pinned Zimmerman, 2:54.
Fifth-place match: Max Nelson (Wauwatosa) pinned Zimmerman, 0:39.
152—Zack Mulrooney placed fourth.
Champ. Round 1: Mulrooney def. Nick Buban (New Berlin), 15-0.
Quarterfinal: Cody Nannemann (Waterford) def. Mulrooney, 10-4.
Cons. Round 2: Mulrooney pinned Ben Stojcevic (Whitnall), 2:26.
Cons. Round 3: Mulrooney won in overtime over Alex Kleinschmidt (Mukwonago), 5-3.
Cons. Semi: Mulrooney def. Danny Krause (Germantown), 7-5.
Third-place match: Cody Nannemann (Waterford) def. Mulrooney, 4-0.
160—Aaron Maresch did not place.
Champ. Round 1: Jordan Fagan (New Berlin) pinned Maresch, 1:35.
Cons. Round 1: Brian Chapman (South Milwaukee) pinned Maresch, 2:35.
170—Nate Mathers did not place.
Champ. Round 1: Mathers def. Akeem Harris (Wauwatosa), 21-5.
Quarterfinal: Dylan Diebitz (West Allis Central) def. Mathers, 6-2.
Cons. Round 2: Mathers def. Jared Conlon (Menasha), 7-1.
Cons. Round 3: Kevin Thiessenhusen (New Berlin) def. Mathers, 6-0.
182—Jay Oren did not place.
Champ. Round 1: Alex Rodriguez (New Berlin) pinned Oren, 3:11.
Cons. Round 1: Zach Barnhart (Whitnall) def. Oren, 9-3.
195—Zak Kurtz placed second.
Champ. Round 1: Kurtz received a bye.
Quarterfinal: Kurtz def. Mike Knippen (Germantown), 12-4.
Semifinal: Kurtz def. Angel Orozco (West Allis Central), 3-2.
First-place match: Francisco Mata (Waterford) def. Kurtz, 5-0.
220—Drew Grassi did not place.
Champ. Round 1: Grassi def. Kenneth Senner (South Milwaukee), 6-4.
Quarterfinal: John Brennan (Wauwatosa) pinned Grassi, 1:10.
Cons. Round 2: Tong Vang (West Allis Central) def. Grassi, 4-0.
285—Dakota Pearson placed fifth.
Champ. Round 1: Pearson received a bye.
Quarterfinal: Martin Flemming (Milwaukee Hamilton) pinned Pearson, 1:14.
Cons. Round 2: Pearson pinned Jason Johnson (Racine Case), 0:21.
Cons. Round 3: Pearson def. Ben Cameron (West Allis Central), 6-2.
Cons. Semi: Nick Larsen (Hartford) pinned Pearson, 2:08.
Fifth-place match: Pearson pinned Xavier Anderson (Racine Park), 0:59.
n Sun Prairie 48, Parker 27—The visiting Cardinals jumped out to a 24-9 lead and coasted to the Big Eight Conference win Friday night.
Parker (0-3) got pins from Reynaldo Bautista (195), Julio Sanchez (138) and Dylan Siener (113) but could not pick up its first conference win.
“We had some kids step up and wrestle well for us,” Parker coach Andy Tubbs said. “It’s still a growing process for us as a team because we’re pretty young.”
“Dylan wrestled great for a freshman, and Matt Pakes and Mitchel Henneman both won tough matches against real good opponents.”
SUN PRAIRIE 48, PARKER 27
106—Philip Berge (SP) pinned Gage Burdick, 2:58; 113—Dylan Siener (P) pinned Darnell Morris, 2:20; 120—Travis Bouzek (SP) won by forfeit; 126—Mitchel Henneman (P) dec. Brandon Stinnett, 7-4; 132—Cody Pastorius (SP) pinned Dai-Von Vance-Jenkins, 3:32; 138—Julio Sanchez (P) pinned Jordan Dailey, 2:51; 145—Jared Scharenbroc (SP) pinned Austin Kessler, 1:28.
152—Matt Pakes (P) dec. Andrew Blair, 14-8; 160—Joey Sveda (SP) won by forfeit; 170—Wesley Schultz (SP) pinned Matthew Higginbotham, 2:23; 182—Brandon Fryda (P) dec. David Pontius, 13-7; 195—Reynaldo Bautista (P) pinned Jonathan Lund, 1:30; 220—Alex Daugherty (SP) pinned Scott VanderHagen, 1:16; 285—Evan Broyles (SP) pinned Tyler Jelinek, 2:31.
n Starting weight—170.
Last updated: 7:05 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012