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Mather, Kurtz win Big Eight titles

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Gazette staff
February 5, 2012
— Reaching the 30-win plateau was the season-long goal for Nate Mather and Zak Kurtz.

The Janesville Craig seniors moved a step closer Saturday by winning individual titles at the Big Eight Conference wrestling tournament.


Mather dominated in winning the 182-pound title, while Kurtz avenged a dual-meet loss to Madison La Follette’s Spencer Lowrey in winning the 195-pound crown.


Sun Prairie won the team title Saturday with 236 points, while Middleton was second. Craig finished third with 215, and Janesville Parker was eighth with 102.


“I think Sun Prairie, Middleton and us all had our chances to win this today,” Craig coach Mark Mullen said. “Sun Prairie had a couple of kids step up for them and that was the difference.


“But for Nate and Zak to win conference titles as seniors is a big deal. Their No. 1 goal coming into the year was to become part of our elite 30-win club at Craig, and they got a lot closer today.”


Kurtz beat Lowrey, 4-0, in the title match at 195. Mather pinned Middleton’s Wyatt Cory at 1:13 of the first period in the championship match at 182.


Craig freshman Airk Furseth reached the title match at 106 but lost a tough 6-5 decision to La Follette’s Pedro Silver, who won with a late takedown.


Parker’s top finisher was freshman Gage Burdick, who was third at 106 pounds.


Craig and Parker begin tournament competition Saturday at the WIAA Division 1 Stoughton Regional.


Big Eight


At Madison West


TEAM SCORES


Sun Prairie 236, Middleton 222, Janesville Craig 215, Beloit Memorial 210.5, Verona 147.5, Madison La Follette 135.5, Madison West 113, Janesville Parker 102, Madison East 75.5, Madison Memorial 24.


CHAMPIONSHIP AND THIRD-PLACE MATCHES


106—Title: Pedro Silver (ML) dec. Airk Furseth (JC), 6-5; Third: Gage Burdick (JP) dec. Brett Cain (Mid), 5-2.


113—Title: Ben Hansen (V) dec. Travis Bouzek (SP), 4-0; Third: Chris Reynolds (JC) pinned Dylan Siener (JP), :43.


120—Title: Nick Widmann (Mid) dec. Hayden Scharmer (BM), 5-1; Third: Anthony Skrede (JC) pinned Brandon Rodriguez (ME), 2:35.


126—Title: Pierce Andrews (BM) tech. fall over Cody Pastorious (SP), 20-4; Third: Danny Roudebush (Mid) dec. Jackson Bryant (V), 8-6.


132—Title: Brian Riedel (SP) major dec. over Nate Metz (BM), 10-0; Third: Curtis Hagens (V) dec. Kyle LeCaptain (JC), 4-2.


138—Title: Eric Schmid (V) tech. fall over Benigno Barrera (ME), 16-0; Third: Jacob Laurent (Mid) disqualification over Alonte Tornai (ML).


145—Title: Jared Scharenbrock (SP) pinned Dong Yao Sun (MW), 2:53; Third: Grant Laurent (Mid) dec. Mat Pakes (JP), 4-2.


152—Title: Rudy Hernandez (ME) major dec. over Devan Daniels (V), 8-0; Third: Wesley Schultz (SP) pinned Zack Mulrooney (JC), 3:43.


160—Title: Collin Enstad (SP) dec. Dustin Carratt (BM), 8-2; Third: Nick Annin (MW) dec. Shay Haase (Mid), 3-1.


170—Title: Dante Schiro (ML) dec. Josh Swedlund (BM), 7-2; Third: John Goelzer (MW) dec. Nathan Dresen (Mid), 4-3.


182—Title: Nate Mather (JC) pinned Wyatt Cory (Mid), 1:13; Third: David Pontius (SP) dec. Reynaldo Bautista (JP), 11-10.


195—Title: Zak Kurtz (JC) dec. Spencer Lowrey (ML), 4-0; Third: Elling Mann (Mid) pinned Jackson Middleton (MW), 2:33.


220—Title: Christian Murillo (BM) pinned Isaac Schaefer (ML), 1:10; Third: Drew Grassi (JC) pinned Sean Benedict (Mid), 1:27.


285—Title: Evan Broyles (SP) pinned Dakota Pearson (JC), 5:37; Third: Casey Schreiber (BMl) dec. Zach Swingen (Mid), 3:37.


Rock Valley


At Whitewater


TEAM SCORES


Evansville/Albany 330.5, Brodhead/Juda 309.5, East Troy 307, Whitewater 307, Clinton 220, Beloit Turner 196, Edgerton 196, Orfordville Parkviiew 147, Walworth Big Foot/Williams Bay 145, Palmyra-Eagle 95.5, Jefferson 57.


CHAMPIONSHIP AND THIRD-PLACE MATCHES


106—Title: Jacob Mudloff (ET) dec. Sonny Schieldt (Edg), 6-1; Third: Robert Crull (E/A) pinned Justin Sangermano (B/J), 1:33.


113—Title: Ryan Engel (ET) dec. Brandon Robinson (E/A), 4-0; Third: Osvaldo Serna (Whi) pinned Jordan Kraak (B/J), 1:15.


120—Title: Max Andrews (BT) dec. Cody Knudtson (B/J), 7-0; Third: Skyler Mullen (E/A) pinned Jake Kanack (Whi), 1:59.


126—Title: Alex Lange (E/A) dec. Zach Lamb (ET), 9-7; Third: Ryan Cox (OP) dec. Nathan Wright (Whi), 5-4.


132—Title: Andy Strey (ET) dec. Jose Ramirez (Whi), 3-1 (OT); Third: Hayden Milz (E/A) pinned Nano Heredia (B/J), 1:53.


138—Title: Tim Clothier (Cl) pinned Jared Heil (Edg), :59; Third: James Ehlen (Whi pinned Seth Haskins (BT), 5:03.


145—Title: Nate McConnell (Cl) pinned Kalab Price (ET), 5:11; Third: Brady Colden (B/J) pinned Steven Sobolewski (Whi), 1:20.


152—Title: Caleb Lucht (PE) dec. Ryan Triplett (OP), 4-0; Third: Sam Edwards (ET) dec. Bryan Edwards (Whi), 5-3.


160—Title: Kramer Lewis (B/J) dec. Derek Gerber (OP), 7-0; Third: Kyle Allen (BT) pinned Brody Austin (Cl), 2:37.


170—Title: Hunter Colden (B/J) pinned Zach Miles (Whi), 3:33; Third: Jake Jensen (BT) pinned Evan Benedict (E/A), :52.


182—Title: Alex Yoerger (E/A) dec. Justin Graham (OP), 12-5; Third: Mitch Wellnitz (Cl) dec. Gavin Baade (B/J), 3-1.


195—Title: Joey Dedick (ET) dec. Adam Carlson (Edg), 3-0; Third: Ben Reed (E/A) pinned Tyler Davis (B/J), 2:34.


220—Title: Sam Tisdale (Whi) dec. Lucas Orgas (ET), 5-1; Third: Ian Vara (BF) pinend Reave Lincoln (B/J), 1:10.


285—Title: Garett Cary (BF/WB) dec. Logan Maurer (B/J), 11-4; Third: Michael Henrich (E/A) pinned Ian Hall (Whi), 5:26.


Badger


At Waunakee


TEAM SCORES


Stoughton 285, Milton 280, Sauk Prairie 241.5, Fort Atkinson 234.5, Mount Horeb/Barneveld 224, DeForest 221.5, Baraboo 178, Monroe 158, Oregon 132, Portage 97, Reedsburg 92, Waunakee 79, Madison Edgewood 15.


CHAMPIONSHIP AND THIRD-PLACE MATCHES


106—Title: Caleb Smith (St) dec. Nolan Shea (Mil), 5-2; Third: Trevor Hanson (Bar) dec. Travis Syvrud (MH-B), 5-3.


113—Title: John Wells (Mil) tech. fall over Zach Hasselberger (St), 16-0; Third: Wyatt Davidson (DeF) dec. Hunter Hayes (Port), 3-2.


120—Title: Ryan Crum (MHB) dec. Jake Paschke (Waun), 4-1; Third: Jesse Keizer (Mon) dec. Kyle O`Brien (Ore), 2-0 (OT).


126—Title: Landon Shea (Mil) dec. Austin Fjoser (SP), 5-3; Third: Brett Bowar (FA) tech. fall over Hunter Mulock (Bar), 17-2.


132—Title: Garrett Whitehead (Mil) dec. Nick Urso (Sto), 9-4; Third: Dalton Schuerman (FA) dec. Brandon Sprecher (SP), 4-0.


138—Title; Mason Geary (DeF) major dec. over Joe Nelson (St), 10-2; Third: Kyle Hinners (Mil) dec. Kevin Klopfenstein (Mon), 7-1.


145—Title: Mike Miller (SP) dec. Jack Jenkins (DeF), 11-4; Third: Keegan Foerster (FA) pinned Macklin Bauch (Reed), 3:25.


152—Title: Jacob Kruse (MHB) dec. Corey Brown (DeF), 9-3; Third: Kolt Bode (Bar) dec. Alex Peterson (Port), 11-7.


160—Title: Nicholas Achilli (FA) dec. Jared Schaaf (SP), 2-1; Third: Daylon Bowar (MHB) pinned Nate Hoffman (Mil), 2:43.


170—Title: Bryar Harper (DeF) dec. Quinn Faust (MHB), 3-2; Third: Eric Walsh (Ore) dec. Avery Sweeney (Mil), 4-3.


182—Title: Ian Johnson (Mil) major dec. over Adair Ebright (Bar), 14-5; Third: Brock Allen (DeF)) dec. Drew Dunkleberger (FA), 2-1.


195—Title: Dillon Dewey (St) dec. Josh Wipperfurth (Waun), 5-3; Third: Caleb Sisbach (SP) pinned Chris Hans (Ore), 1:56.


220—Title: Trevor Gorr (Mon) dec. Michael Gamboa (SP), 3-2 (OT); Third: Nick Noye (Reed) dec. Jacob Wright (MHB), 9-8.


285—Title: Jessie Nelson (St) pinned Dion Hupke (FA), 1:49; Third: Spencer Shier (Por) pinned Brett Zimmerman (Mon), 3:41.


Southern Lakes


At Lake Geneva Badger


TEAM SCORES


Burlington 231.5, Elkhorn 181, Lake Geneva Badger 169, Wilmot 153, Waterford 139.5, Delavan-Darien 133, Westosha Central 80, Union Grove 58.


CHAMPIONSHIP AND THIRD-PLACE MATCHES


106—Title: Ben Hornickle (Bu) pinnedAustin Schwarz (DD), 5:45; Third: Matt Wagemann (Wil) dec. Zac Leonard (LGB), 5-1.


113—Title: Tim Cho (WC) dec. Ryan Nelson (Elk), 2-0; Third: Michael Coyne (LGB) major dec. over Lucas Shenkenberg (Bur), 9-0.


120—Title: Kody Azarian (Wat) dec. Kody Zembal (Wil), -2; Third: Wes Gavin (Bur) dec. Edgar Ortiz (LGB), 5-1..


126—Title: Derek Gill (Bur) tech. fall over Turner Albrecht (UG), 16-0; Third: Casey Merrill (WCl) dec. Cody Chelminiak (DD), 7-4.


132—Title: Cody Dolata (Wat) dec. Matt Ehlen (Bur), 3-2; Third: John Olsen (Elk) won by disqualification over Zach Lazzeroni (DD).


138—Title: Austin Christenson (Wat) dec. Randy Shine (LGB), 7-3; Third: Brody Fitzpatrick (Bur) tech. fall over Michael Lindeman (Wil), 17-0.


145—Title: Willie Ehlen (Bur) dec. Kiefer Bennett (DD), 7-0; Third: Kyle Mountford (Elk) won by injury default over Max Fisher (Wat).


152—Title: Ryan Gartner (Wil) major dec. over Kyndle Bennett (DD), 10-2; Third: Cody Nannemann (Wat) tech. fall Max Shenkenberg (Bu), 16-0.


160—Title: Brandt Gavin (Bur) dec. Matt Gray (Wil), 6-3; Third: Diego Avila (DD) dec. Andrew Cychner (LGB), 7-4.


170—Title: Jake Stilling (Elk) pinned Kyle Boeck (UG), 3:19; Third: Cody Peterson (DD) dec. Ted Slater (WC), 12-5.


182—Title: Marcus Hudson (DD) dec. Ryan Jazdzewski (Bur), 9-2; Third: Taylor Hildebrandt (LGB) pinned Dylan Linhart (Elka), 1:02.


195—Title: Rory Johnson (Elk) dec. Francisco Mata (Wat), 7-3; Third: Robert Johnson (LGB) dec. Greg Miller (Bur), 2-0.


220—Title: Dakota Johnson (Elk) dec. Eddy Ruzga (LGB), 8-5; Third: Heath Gascoigne (Wil) dec. Tyler Vorpahl (Bur), 3-2.


285—Title: Neal Miller (Bur) pinned Logan Keena (WCl), 3:03; Third: Connor Selvey (Elk) dec. Tom Cychner (LGB), 3-1.



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