Ricky Braunschweig set the tone with a pin in the first match, fellow freshmen Collin Roberts and Cutter Lange followed suit moments later, and Evansville/Albany ran away with a 52-24 road victory.
Cougars go 2-3, after losing to Middleton on Friday night
Janesville Parker's wrestling team advanced to the championship match of the Big Eight Conference Showcase with a thrilling 39-30 come-from-behind win over Sun Prairie on Thursday night.
After finishing as the state runner-up in the Division 2 152-pound bracket last year, Brodhead/Juda senior Jackson Hauri is ranked No. 1 in the D2 state rankings as of this week. His only loss this season was to an out-of-state wrestler.
The Vikings totaled six pins and won 10 of 14 matches en route to a 51-19 Big Eight Conference dual win over Beloit Memorial.
Craig senior Keeanu Benton won the 285-pound weight class with a first-period pin of Lake Geneva Badger’s Kyle Freund to help the Cougars finish eighth in the 42-team event at Whitewater.
Janesville Craig's wrestling team beat crosstown rival Janesville Parker for the 11th straight time Thursday night. The Cougars got eight pins in a 63-12 Big Eight Conference dual meet win.
Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker square off in wrestling tonight. The Cougars have won 10 straight in the series, but the Vikings lead the all-time series 31-25.
Janesville Craig's Keeanu Benton won the 285-pound weight class Saturday to highlight city wrestlers competing at the E.H. Stech Invitational in West Allis.
Random Lake beat Edgerton 52-23 to earn first place in the third-annual event that honors former coaches Ron Cramer and Ron Brown.
Area schools return a total of nine state wrestling qualifiers from a year ago, led by state runners-up Keeanu Benton (Janesville Craig, Division 1, 285 pounds) and Jackson Hauri (Brodhead/Juda, D2, 152). But with the high school wrestling season set to begin Tuesday, it seems the area landscape may be dominated by fresh faces.
Shane Fleming is Janesville Parker's most successful wrestler in school history, winning a state title in 1986. Earlier this month, Fleming was named the new head coach.
Jimmy DuVal is a busy man. The Whitewater High senior is active in a number of school and church activities, but also found time to earn 12 varsity letters in three sports.
Gazette sports writer John Barry wraps up the winter sports season with a couple of individual and team awards, along with a look at his crystal ball predictions for the state basketball tournaments.
Senior defeats Brodhead/Juda's Jackson Hauri for Evansville's first championship in 42 years
Kluever successfully defended his 285-pound state championship at the Kohl Center on Saturday night, pinning Benton late in the first period.
Third-ranked Keeanu Benton (46-1) will wrestle top-ranked Keaton Kluever (47-2) in the championship bout today.
Brodhead/Juda junior and Evansville/Albany senior will meet tonight for the third time this season
Janesville Craig senior Nate Ellis and junior Keeanu Benton each won two matches at the WIAA state individual wrestling tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison. They'll wrestle in the state semis--along with Milton junior Mason Dutcher and Elkhorn junior Daniel Still--on Friday night.
A preview of city and area state wrestlers who will compete at the WIAA state tournament Thursday-Sunday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Janesville Craig senior Nate Ellis and junior Keeanu Benton have their sights set on finishing on the podium in the top six.
Nine area wrestlers qualified for the WIAA state individual wrestling tournament out of the Division 1 Fort Atkinson Sectional on Saturday.
A roundup of area Division 2 and 3 WIAA individual wrestling sectionals, which were held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
Elkhorn lost a Division 1 team sectional final to visiting Stoughton, while Evansville/Albany lost in the D2 team sectional semis on Tuesday.
Evansville/Albany wrestling teammates and brothers Nolan Kicmol and Branden Lange hope to make the WIAA state tournament together for the second year in a row.
Elks send wrestlers to sectionals in 12 of 14 weight classes, win team title with 240 points; Badger takes second while Craig takes third.
A roundup of area WIAA regional wrestling tournaments held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.
Janesville Craig got Big Eight titles from Mayson Maclennan, Nate Ellis, Ethan Smith and Keeanu Benton, as well as place-winners in 13 of 14 weight classes, to edge Sun Prairie and Middleton for the Big Eight Conference wrestling tournament crown Saturday.
A roundup of area high school conference wrestling tournaments that took place Saturday.
State-ranked Burlington held off Waterford to win the Southern Lakes Conference wrestling tournament Saturday.
Janesville Craig won a nonconference dual meet 45-36 on Senior Night on Tuesday.
Craig finishes 11th, Evansville/Albany sixth Saturday at Fort Atkinson, while Parker was 15th in a duals tournament in Whitnall.
Heavyweight Keeanu Benton leads way with 5-0 day for Cougars
Janesville Craig beat Janesville Parker 69-11 in a Big Eight Conference dual meet Friday night at Craig.
Friday night's Big Eight Conference wrestling dual meet between Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker marks the 50th year that the two city rivals met on the squared circle.