Elkhorn's Colman Karl was the runner-up at 160 pounds in Division 1 to highlight seven area wrestlers that placed in the top six at the WIAA state individual tournament that wrapped up Saturday at The Kohl Center in Madison.
Elkhorn senior Colman Karl earned his spot in the WIAA Division 1 160-pound title match with a 2-1 decision over DeForest sophomore Brody Hemauer in the semifinals of the state tournament at the Kohl Center on Friday night.
Janesville Craig senior Mitchell Schumann is one of three area wrestlers advancing to the semifinals in D1, joining Jake Stritesky (132 pounds) of Lake Geneva Badger and Colman Karl (160) of Elkhorn.
Finding the podium is the goal for area wrestlers heading into today's WIAA individual state tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison. Janesville's programs each have two wrestlers competing.
A veteran of youth state tournaments, Whippet sophomore now tries the high school main event
Evansville/Albany's wrestling program has won nine straight Rock Valley Conference titles and seven straight Division 2 regional titles with no signs of slowing down.
Tre'Veon Bivens and Austin Scofield won sectional titles Saturday to lead area wrestlers at the WIAA Division 2 Evansville Sectional.
Craig seniors Mayson MacLennan and Mitchell Schumann won titles at the WIAA Division 1 Oconomowoc Sectional on Saturday. They will be joined in at state by Janesville Parker's Bryce Heerey and Jakob Williams, who each finished second.
Lodi topped Evansville/Albany 46-27 in a WIAA Division 2 wrestling team sectional semifinal at Lodi. Prairie du Chien went on to beat Lodi 40-30 in the final to advance to team state at the UW Fieldhouse in a couple weeks.
Janesville Craig's wrestling team stayed with two-time defending Division 1 state champion Stoughton early on Tuesday night but eventually lost 55-21 in a WIAA team sectional match.
Janesville Craig hosts Stoughton in a WIAA Division 1 team wrestling sectional at 7 p.m. Tuesday, while fifth-ranked Evansville/Albany travels to Lodi in Division 2.
There are 64 boys in Edgerton's Class of 2020. Eight of them (12.5%) are moving on to play sports at the college level. That is more than twice the national average, according to data put out by the NCAA in 2019.
Janesville Craig's wrestling team edged Milton by 1/2 point to win the Division 1 Beloit Regional on Saturday.
Evansville/Albany won the WIAA Division 2 regional wrestling tournament it hosted Saturday. The Blue Devils won regionals for the seventh straight year and will compete at team sectionals Tuesday in Lodi.
The Cougars won their first Big Eight dual meet title since 2016, on Saturday captured their third consecutive conference tournament title and next weekend they will attempt to win a second straight WIAA Division 1 regional title.
Janesville Craig won its fourth straight Big Eight Conference Tournament wrestling title Saturday; Evansville/Albany earns Rock Valley title; Milton second in Badger.
Craig overcame back-to-back losses by pins to start the night against Whitewater, rallying for a 59-24 nonconference victory that capped an undefeated season in dual meets.
Trojans use seven pins, three forfeits for 50-23 nonconference victory
Mayson MacLennan won the 138-pound bracket to lead Janesville Craig's wrestlers to a fifth-place finish Saturday at the Terry Kramer Open at Fort Atkinson High.
The Cougars flattened Sun Prairie 64-15 in the first-place match at the Big Eight Showcase at Madison La Follette High.
Bolstered by early pins from senior Mitchell Schumann and junior Brady Schenk, the Cougars rolled to a 58-19 road win over Madison Memorial.
Craig scored the first 26 points and retained the Kaster-Cramer Cup with a 59-18 home victory. The Cougars have never lost possession of the trophy, which was created in 2012 to honor longtime Craig coach Joe Kaster and Parker coach Ron Cramer.
Janesville Craig finished fifth at the two-day Mid-States wrestling tournament Saturday.
Janesville Craig finished eighth and Janesville Parker 12th at the two-day Ed Stech wrestling invitational.
Janesville Craig's wrestling team won the Whitewater Invitational for the third straight year Saturday.
The Cougars used five pins to post a 66-15 victory at Madison West in a meet that had just six matches due to forfeits.
Brianna Staebler is about to check another one of her wrestling goals off the list. The Whitewater High junior hopes to show other girls they have increasing opportunities to do the same.
The Cougars used five pins to top visiting Verona 55-15 in a Big Eight Conference dual meet.
Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker believe they can be the cream of the crop in the Big Eight Conference when it comes to wrestling this season.
Janesville Parker's wrestling team went 3-2 and finished fifth Saturday at the Cramer/Brown Invitational. Prairie du Chien won the team title with a 5-0 record.
Evansville/Albany is shooting for a fourth straight Rock Valley Conference wrestling championship.
Richards' pin leads off Vikings' 61-16 win over visiting Madison East
The Elkhorn High senior has the second-most wins in the history of a storied wrestling program and was a three-time state place-winner.
The Janesville Craig senior was pinned by Max Meeuwsen of Bay Port at 2 minutes, 18 seconds in the Division 1 285-pound title match at the WIAA state wrestling tournament.
Four area wrestlers competed in semifinals Friday evening at the Kohl Center. Elkhorn's Daniel Stilling and Craig's Keeanu Benton won to reach finals tomorrow.
Elkhorn's Jacobson, Stilling also advance to Division 1 semifinal
Keeanu Benton and Jackson Hauri finished second at last year's WIAA state individual wrestling tournament. Both will be in search of gold this year when the tournament starts today.
Brodhead/Juda's Jackson Hauri and Beloit Turner's Devon Harbison won sectional titles Saturday to lead area wrestlers qualifying for next week's state meet.
Keeanu Benton pinned all three of his opponents in the first period Saturday in leading area wrestlers at the Division 1 Elkhorn Sectional.