Craig's Furseth could face Muskego foe

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Gazette Staff
Friday, February 18, 2011

A familiar foe will likely stand in the way of Siven Fursethís bid to remain unbeaten at Saturdayís WIAA Division 1 wrestling sectional at Janesville Craig.

Furseth, a Craig High senior who is 38-0 this season at 135 pounds and the defending state champion at 130, could meet Muskegoís Tyler Quartullo (38-5) in Saturdayís title bout. Quartullo has come closer to beating Furseth than any other opponent in the last two years, losing 3-2 in the state semifinalís last year.

As one of eight Cougars to qualify for the sectional meet, Furseth will be looking to extend an unbeaten streak that dates back to the 112-pound title bout of the 2009 state finalís. He is 78-0 the last two seasons.

Craig Chris Pierce (36-3) and Jamie Kumlien (36-3) are also expected to contend for state berths at 130 and 119, respectively, after winning regional titles. Other Cougars competing Saturday will be freshman Anthony Skrede (23-7) at 103, junior Ryan Ruble (11-11) at 112, senior Kyle Upmann (35-4) at 125, freshman Jacob Wilson (10-6) at 140 and freshman Zach Mulrooney (28-12) at 145.

Although Janesville Parker did not have any regional champions, six Vikings will compete Saturday. Senior Cody Colson (28-8) leads the list after winning a Big Eight Conference title at 285. Other Parker wrestlers competing are sophomore Mitchell Henneman at 112, senior Adam Cavey at 125, senior Brennan Casey-Schmidt at 130, sophomore Matt Pakes at 135 and senior Yosier Mauleon at 160.

John Wells and Ian Johnson are two of eight Milton High wrestlers competing Saturday at Craig High. Wells, a junior, is 37-7 this season at 112 pounds after winning a state title last year at 103.

Johnson, also a junior, is 30-4 at 171 pounds after a runner-up finish at state last season at 160.

In a Division 2 sectional Saturday at Evansville, Clintonís Daniel Banh will be looking for a repeat trip to state. The senior is 34-3 this season after finishing second at state at the same weight class a year ago.

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