Delavan-Darien among wrestling winners

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Gazette Staff
Sunday, February 12, 2012

Craig Lodahl believed all season long that Delavan-Darien’s wrestling team was good enough to compete at the WIAA Division 2 State Team Tournament.

The Comets will find out Tuesday night if their coach was right.

Delavan-Darien easily won the Big Foot/Williams Bay Regional title Saturday. The Comets wrestle Valders in a semifinal match of the Whitewater Team Sectional on Tuesday night at Whitewater High School.

Evansville/Albany will also get a crack at competing at team state after winning the Division 2 Clinton Regional on Saturday. The Blue Devils edged Monroe by six points for the regional title and wrestle Sparta in a semifinal match at the Wisconsin Dells Team Sectional on Tuesday night.

The Comets, thanks to five individual champions at the regional, are poised to make the school’s first state team tournament appearance.

“If we can score some points with our younger kids at the lower weights on Tuesday, I really like our chances,” Lodahl said. “We’re very strong in the middle and upper weights.

“We still have to go out and wrestle against some very good teams Tuesday, including Campbellsport, which beat us last year, but our depth is much better than it was a year ago.”

Milton came up two points short in its bid for a Division 1 regional title at Lake Geneva Badger. The host Badgers got a pin from Tom Cychner in the last match of the tournament—a second-place wrestleback at 285—to win the team title and a shot at Stoughton in Tuesday’s Janesville Craig Team Sectional.

The Red Hawks got individual titles from John Wells (113), Garrett Whitehead (132) and Ian Johnson (182). Elkhorn finished fourth at Badger and got individual titles from Connor Selvey (285) and Jake Stilling (170.

Orfordville Parkview got titles from Ryan Cox (120), Ryan Triplett (152) and Justin Graham (182) to finish third at the Division 3 Cambridge Regional.

Grassi leads Janesville wrestlers

Drew Grassi of Janesville Craig was the the city’s only champion at Saturday’s Division 1 Stoughton Regional.

Grassi won the 220-pound title with a first-period pin over Madison La Follette’s Isaac Schaefer in the championship bout.

“That was a big win for Drew because he had lost to that kid twice in the last two weeks,” Craig coach Mark Mullen said.

“Overall, I was real pleased with the team’s effort today. We got nine kids through to the sectional meet.”

Freshman Dylan Siener was second at 106 pounds for Janesville Parker’s top finish. Craig’s Anthony Skrede (120), Nate Mather (182) and Zak Kurtz (195) lost title bouts.

Stoughton won the regional title with 246, while Big Eight champion Sun Prairie was second with 172 and Craig third at 154. Stoughton will be looking for its eighth trip to the state team tournament on Tuesday.

Division 1

Stoughton Regional


Stoughton 246, Sun Prairie 172, Janesville Craig 154, Oregon 150.5, Janesville Parker 135.5, Verona 110, Madison La Follette 86, Madison East 58.


(Top four qualify for Sun Prairie Sectional)

106—Title: Caleb Smith (Stoughton) pinned Dylan Siener (Parker), 3:52; Third place: Pedro Silver (La Follette) dec. Airk Furseth (Craig), 5-2; Fourth-place wrestleback: Furseth (Craig) dec. Phillip Berge (Sun Prairie), 6-3.

113—Title: Ben Hansen (Verona) dec. Zach Hasselberger (Stoughton), 6-4; Third place: Travis Bouzek (Sun Prairie) pinned Aaron Wehrwein (Craig), 3:05.

120—Title: Kyle O`Brien (Oregon) dec. Anthony Skrede (Craig), 5-4; Second-place wrestleback: Skrede (Craig) pinned Endre Krumholz (Stoughton), 2;49; Third place: Krumholz (Stoughton) pinned Ian Sweeney (La Follette), :25; Fourth-place wrestleback: Brandon Rodriguez (East) pinned Sweeney (Follette), 3:16.

126—Title: Devon McCune (Stoughton) pinned Mitch Henneman (Parker), 3:07; Second-place wrestleback: Cody Pastorious (Sun Prairie) pinned Henneman (Parker), 3:09; Third place: Pastorious (Sun Prairie) won by forfeit over Jermaine Coleman (La Follette).

132—Title: Joe Nelson (Stoughton) tech. fall over Brian Riedel (Sun Prairie), 17-1; Third place: Curtis Hagens (Verona) pinned Julio Sanchez (Parker), 2:56.

138—Title: Eric Schmid (Verona) dec. Nick Urso (Stoughton), 10-5; Second-place wrestleback: Urso (Stoughton) pinned William Frauchiger (Oregon), 4:15; Third place: William Frauchiger (Oregon) dec. Jesse Pringle (Sun Prairie), 6-1; Fourth-place wrestleback: Jovanni Sanchez (Parker) major dec. over Jesse Pringle (Sun Prairie), 13-4.

145—Title: Jared Scharenbrock (Sun Prairie) pinned Devan Daniels (Verona), 1:40; Third place: Mat Pakes (Parker) pinned Alex Zimmerman (Craig), 4:32.

152—Title: Rudy Hernandez (East) dec. Wesley Schultz (Sun Prairie), 4-0; Third place: Zack Mulrooney (Craig) major dec. over Isaac Keller (Stoughton), 16-3.

160—Title: Collin Enstad (Sun Prairie) tech. fall over Klint Grover (Oregon), 15-0; Third place: Matt Higginbotham (Parker) major dec. over Dakin Coons (Verona), 13-4.

170—Title: Eric Walsh (Oregon) dec. Dante Schiro (La Follette), 3-0; Third place: David Pontius (Sun Prairie) dec. Brandon Fryda (Parker), 10-4; Fourth-place wrestleback: Zach Hershey (Stoughton) dec. Brandon Fryda (Parker), 10-6.

182—Title: Max Sampson (Oregon) major dec. over Nate Mather (Craig), 13-5; Third place: Mac Shumaker (Stoughton) pinned Jonathon Lund (Sun Prairie), 2:28; Fourth-place wrestleback: Scott Rohlfing (Verona major dec. over Lund (Sun Prairie), 11-3.

195—Title: Dillon Dewey (Stoughton) dec. Zak Kurtz (Craig), 4-2; Second-place wrestleback: Kurtz (Craig) dec. Chris Hans (Oregon), 4-3; Third place: Hans (Oregon) won by injury default over Spencer Lowrey (La Follette); Fourth-place wrestleback: Lowrey (La Follette) pinned Chase Crothers (Sun Prairie), 1:19.

220—Title: Drew Grassi (Craig) pinned Isaac Schaefer (La Follette), :48; Third place: Danny Olson (Stoughton) pinned Alex Daugherty (Sun Prairie), 2:43; Fourth-place wrestleback: Scott VanDerHagen (Parker) pinned Alex Daugherty (Sun Prairie), 1:47.

285—Title: Jessie Nelson (Stoughton) pinned Dakota Pearson (Craig), 2:31; Third place: Darby Lemkuil (East) pinned Tyler Jelinek (Parker), 1:57; Fourth-place wrestleback: Jelinek (Parker) pinned Carlito Schiro (La Follette), 3:10.

n Stoughton wrestles Lake Geneva Badger in a Janesville Craig Team Sectional match Tuesday night.

Badger Regional


Lake Geneva Badger 182, Milton 180, Wilmot 162, Elkhorn 158, Kenosha Tremper 149, Kenosha Bradford 103, Beloit Memorial 94, Westosha Central 77.


(Top four qualify for Sun Prairie Sectional)

106—Title; Matt Wagemann (Wilmot) dec. Nolan Shea (Milton), 6-4; Second-place wrestleback: Shea (Milton) pinned Zac Leonard (Badger), 6-1; Third place: Leonard (Badger) dec. Christian Haggarty (Tremper), 6-1.

113—Title; John Wells (Milton) dec. Tim Cho (Westosha Central), 4-2; Second-place wrestleback: Cho (Westosha Central) dec. Mike Coyne (Badger), 7-2; Third place: Coyne (Badger) dec. Jared Nichols (Tremper), 6-4.

120—Title; Tyler Rice (Tremper) pinned Kody Zembal (Wilmot), 3:27; Third place: Ryan Nelson (Elkhorn) dec. Ian Biggs (Westosha), 6-2.

126—Title: Dominic Garcia (Tremper) dec. Landon Shea (Milton), 7-2; Third place: Pierce Andrews (Beloit Memorial) dec. Chris Oberholtzer (Badger), 7-5; Fourth-place wrestleback: Jarrett Bergmann (Westosha Central) dec. Oberholtzer (Badger), 4-1.

132—Title: Garrett Whitehead (Milton) pinned Cherry Campbell (Bradford), 4:31; Second-place wrestleback: Campbell (Bradford) pinned John Olsen (Elkhorn), 5:15; Third place: Olsen (Elkhorn) dec. Tanner Larson (Tremper), 6-0.

138—Title; Randy Shine (Badger) dec. Kyle Hinners (Milton), 3-0; Third place: Steve Juliana (Bradford) dec. Michael Lindeman (Wilmot), 8-5.

145—Title: Kyle Mountford (Elkhorn) pinned Collin Barry (Wilmot), 1:43; Second-place wrestleback: Barry (Wilmot) dec. Josh Skarda (Tremper), 4-2 (OT); Third place: Skarda (Tremper) major dec. over Sam Ryan (Milton), 9-0.

152—Title: Ryan Gartner (Wilmot) major dec. over Bryan Fuhrer (Tremper), 13-5; Third place: Max Ulloa (Bradford) pinned Devin Kinney (Elkhorn), 3:14; Fourth-place wrestleback: Kinney (Elkhorn) major dec. over Meyer (Milton), 15-4.

160—Title: Matt Gray (Wilmot) tech. fall over Dustin Carratt (Beloit), 23-8; Third place: Andrew Cychner (Badger) dec. Izaak Simar (Bradford), 7-2.

170—Title: Jake Stilling (Elkhorn) pinned Avery Sweeney (Milton), 2:59; Third place: Josh Pfleger (Bradford) dec. Trenton Schwartz (Tremper), 11-4; Fourth-place wrestleback: Josef Hartzel (Beloitl) dec. Schwartz (Tremper), 9-4.

182—Title: Ian Johnson (Milton) dec. Taylor Hildebrandt (Badger), 6-1; Third place: Dylan Linhart (Elkhorn) dec. Jakob Rynearson (Bradford), 7-6 (OT); Fourth-place wrestleback: Alex Carravetta (Tremper) major dec. over Rynearson (Bradford), 13-4.

195—Title: Robert Johnson (Badger) dec. Aaron Bonogfsky (Wilmot), 8-5; Third place: La`Ryan Johnson (Bradford) major dec. over Damion Shepherd (Tremper), 9-0.

220—Title: Eddy Ruzga (Badger) dec. Dakota Johnson (Elkhorn), 11-6; Third place: Heath Gascoigne (Wilmot) dec. Christian Murillo (Beloitl), 8-4; Fourth-place wrestleback: Murillo (Beloit) pinned Hunter Corrigan (Bradford), 1:41.

285—Title: Connor Selvey (Elkhorn) dec. Tom Cychner (Badger), 4-2; Second-place wrestleback: Cychner (Badger) pinned Casey Schreiber (Beloit), 3:36; Third place: Schreiber (Beloitl) dec. Logan Keena (Westosha), 7-2.

n Lake Geneva Badger wrestles Stoughton in a Janesville Craig Team Sectional match Tuesday night.

Whitnall Regional

Burlington 258, Mukwonago 194.5, Muskego 143, Waterford 142, Fort Atkinson 123, Whitnall 77.5, Union Grove 74, New Berlin West/Eisenhower 51.5.

n Fort Atkinson wrestlers Tony Smith (106), Brett Bowar (126), Nicholas Achilli (160), Drew Dunkleberger (182) and Dion Hupke (285) advance to the Waukesha West Sectional.

Division 2

Clinton Regional


Evansville/Albany 209, Monroe 203, Brodhead/Juda 194, Clinton 139, Edgerton 129, Belleville/Monticello/New Glarus 126.5, Beloit Turner 118.


(Top two qualify for Richland Center Sectional)

106—Sonny Schieldt (Edgerton) dec. Kody Popenfus (Belleville/Monticello/New Glarus), 7-2.

113—Brandon Robinson (Evansville/Albany) dec. Nick Olszewski (Turner), 15-9.

120—Max Andrews (Turner) major dec. over Jesse Keizer (Monroe), 9-0.

126—Alex Lange (Evansville/Albany) pinned Aaron Hesgard (Monroe), 3:04; Second-place wrestleback: Hesgard (Monroe) pinned Jason Rosales, 3:37.

132—Kevin Klopfenstein (Monroe) major dec. over Hayden Milz (Evansville/Albany), 13-0; Second-place wrestleback: Milz (Evansville/Albany) pinned Ricky Ace (Belleville/Monticello/New Glarus), 4:49.

138—Jared Heil (Edgerton) pinned Kollin Madsen (Evansville/Albany), 3:00.

145—Tim Clothier (Clinton) dec. Brady Colden (Brodhead/Juda), 8-7.

152—Nate McConnell (Clinton) pinned Brooks Hendrickson (Belleville/Monticello/-New Glarus), 3:00.

160—Kramer Lewis (Brodhead/Juda) dec. Kyle Allen (Turner), 2-1; Second-place wrestleback: Allen (Turner) won by injury default over Brody Austin (Clinton).

170—Hunter Colden (Brodhead/Juda) tech. fall over Mitch Wellnitz (Clinton), 15-0.

182—Alex Yoerger (Evansville/Albany) pinned Dusty Burkhalter (Monroe), 2:55; Second-place wrestleback: Burkhalter (Monroe) dec. Gavin Baade (Brodhead/Juda), 5-0.

195—Adam Carlson (Edgerton) dec. Ben Reed (Evansville/Albany), 11-4; Second-place wrestleback: Reed (Evansville/Albany) pinned Troy Gorr (Monroe), 1:04.

220—Trevor Gorr (Monroe) pinned Reave Lincoln (Brodhead/Juda), 3:27; Second-place wrestleback: Lincoln (Brodhead/Juda) dec. A.J. Helbach (Belleville/Monticello/New Glarus), 9-2.

285—Logan Maurer (Brodhead/Juda) pinned Michael Henrich (Evansville/Albany), :58; Second-place wrestleback: Brett Zimmerman (Monroe) pinned Henrich (Evansville/Albany), 3:25.

n Evansville/Albany wrestles Sparta in a semifinal match of the Wisconsin Dells Team Sectional on Tuesday night.

Big Foot/Williams Bay Regional


Delavan-Darien 279, Whitewater 200.5, East Troy 171.5, Waukesha Catholic Memorial 108, Walworth Big Foot/Williams Bay 106, St. John’s 102.


(Top two qualify for Wisconsin Lutheran Sectional)

106—Jacob Mudlaff (East Troy) dec. Austin Schwarz (Delavan-Darien), 5-3; Second-place wrestleback: Schwarz (DD) pinned Austin Duhigg (Big Foot/Williams Bay), 1:11.

113—Ryan Engel (East Troy) dec. Landon Schramski (Delavan-Darien), 7-0.

120—Hunter Gramly (Delavan-Darien) pinned Jake Kanack (Whitewater), 6:19.

126—Zack Lamb (East Troy) dec. Cody Chelminiak (Delavan-Darien), 10-3.

132—Jose Ramirez (Whitewater) dec. Andy Strey (East Troy), 7-2; Second-place wrestleback: Strey (East Troy) pinned Orin Jenks (Delavan-Darien), :52.

138—Danny Bush (St. John`s) dec. Lukus Dittner (Delavan-Darien), 2-0; Second-place wrestleback: Dittner (Delavan-Darien) pinned James Ehlen (Whitewater), 3:49.

145—Kiefer Bennett (Delavan-Darien) dec. Kalib Price (East Troy), 1-0.

152—Kyndle Bennett (Delavan-Darien) tech. fall over Bryan Edwards (Whitewater), 16-1.

160—Jordan Newman (St. John`s) won by injury default over Sam Edwards (East Troy).

170—Justin Dentici (Catholic Memorial) pinned Cody Peterson (Delavan-Darien), 5:40.

182—Marcus Hudson (Delavan-Darien) won by injury default over John Clark (Catholic Memorial); Second-place wrestleback: Clark (Catholic Memorial) pinned Tommy DuVal (Whitewater), 1:15.

195—Joey Dedick (East Troy) pinned Steve Brower (Delavan-Darien), 1:13.

220—Reed Wuttke (Delavan-Darien) major dec. over Sam Tisdale (Whitewater), 12-1; Second-place wrestleback: Tisdale (Whitewater) major dec. over Will Utesch (Big Foot/Williams Bay), 12-1.

285—Garett Cary (Big Foot/Williams Bay) pinned Ian Hall (Whitewater), :37.

n Delavan-Darien wrestles Valders in semifinal match of the Whitewater Team Sectional on Tuesday night.

Division 3

Cambridge Regional

Cambridge 252, Deerfield 225.5, Orfordville Parkview 181.5, Waterloo 173, Poynette 80.


(Top two qualify for Mineral Point Sectional)

106—Jared Gilbertson (Deerfield) pinned Noah Jacobson (Cambridge), :23.

113—Fritz Vogel (Deerfield) pinned Boe Renforth (Waterloo), 1:15.

120—Ryan Cox (Parkview) pinned Trey Storms (Deerfield), 1:13 Second-place wrestleback: Chance Niendorf (Cambridge) pinned Storms (Deerfield), 3:32.

126—Dylan Lund (Cambridge) dec. Ben Lincks (Waterloo), 7-0.

132—Andrew Ehrhart (Deerfield) pinned Cody Trezek (Parkview), 5:02; Second-place wrestleback: Garrett Schroedl (Cambridge) pinned Trezek (Parkview), 3:16.

138—Logan Hole (Deerfield) pinned Hans Skalitzky (Waterloo), 5:37 Second-place wrestleback: Elliot Olsen (Parkview) pinned Hans Skalitzky (Waterloo), 3:17.

145—Mike Fiore (Cambridge) dec. Brendan Neal (Parkview), 3-2.

152—Ryan Triplett (Parkview) pinned Peter Roberts (Deerfield), 3:20.

160—Quinn Lorang (Cambridge) pinned Derek Gerber (Parkview), :22.

170—Tyler Hess (Deerfield) dec. Jacob Robinson (Cambridge), 8-6.

182—Justin Graham (Parkview) major dec. over Alex Resnick (Cambridge), 13-5.

195—Jack Nett (Cambridge) pinned Paul Sillman (Waterloo), :17.

220—Sean Stiyer (Waterloo) dec. Reuben Hoppman (Cambridge), 6-4.

285—Evan Kurkowski (Waterloo) pinned Chris Garcia (Parkview), 1:54.

n Cambridge wrestles Cashton at Lancaster Team Sectional semifinal on Tuesday.

Last updated: 7:44 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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