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FIVE STRATFORD WRESTLERS, SC'S ACKMAN, AUBURNDALE'S BAIRD MOVE ON TO SEMIS AT WIAA STATE WRESTLING


Dylan Baird

Zaleski Sports


MADISON – Eleven more local wrestlers qualified for the semifinals at the 2020 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament on Friday.


In Division 2, Luke Dux (35-4) of Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal and Jake Rau (36-2) of Medford won their quarterfinal matches to move on to the semifinals Friday night at the Kohl Center.


Dux earned a 6-4 win over Parker Heintz of Lodi at 106 pounds, and Rau pinned Mac Strand of Appleton Savier in 3:24 of their 220-pound match.


In Division 3, nine area wrestlers moved on to the semifinals, which will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.


Peter Esser (27-13) of Pittsville at 106 pounds; Dylan Baird (33-11) of Auburndale at 138; Ethan Heil (29-0) of Edgar at 220; Connor Westfall (32-7) of Athens at 195; and five Stratford wrestlers won their Division 3 quarterfinal matches Friday afternoon.


Moving on for Stratford were: Gavin Drexler (48-0 at 126), Max Schwabe (46-2 at 132), Jacob Heiden (41-8 at 152), Devin Dennee (47-2 at 160), and Trevor Dennee (47-1 at 195).


Eight more wrestlers from the area clinched state tournament medals by moving on in the consolation bracket. These wrestlers will participate in consolation semifinals on Saturday morning, and battle for third- and fifth-place medals depending on the outcome.


Marshfield freshman Brett Franklin (28-6) won a pair of 132-pound Division 1 consolation matches Friday, including a pin of Austin Elger of Muskego in 3:58, to move on.


Fellow Marshfield freshman Hoyt Blaskowski was eliminated at 126 pounds after losing in the consolation quarterfinals and finishes the season with a 45-6 record.


Spencer/Columbus sophomore Treyton Ackman also won his consolation quarterfinal in Division 2 to guarantee a medal in his second trip to state. Ackman (42-6) pinned Taedon Nichols (39-6) of Luke/Frederic/Grantsburg/Siren, in 2:22 at 120 pounds.


Neillsvile/Greenwood/Loyal freshman Gunner Hoffmann also is guaranteed a state medal after he won his Division 2 220-pound consolation quarterfinal with a second-period pin.


Karter Stuttgen (25-6) of Stratford moves on the Division 3 113-pound consolation bracket after an 11-5 win over Dominic Leintz of Clear Lake.


Also earning state medals by qualifying for the consolation semifinals are: Kale Roth of Stevens Point (40-10 at 120 pounds); Gabe Carter (42-2 at 170) and Orion Boe (45-2 at 220) of D.C. Everest; and Zach Irbarren (47-3 at 285) of Merrill.


A total of 13 area wrestlers will participate in the semifinals Friday night.


2020 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Feb. 27-29, at Kohl Center, Madison Friday, Feb. 28 7 p.m. – Semifinals in all three divisions Saturday, Feb. 29 10 a.m. – Consolation semifinals, fifth-place and third-place matches in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 5:30 p.m. – Championship matches in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 — Results of area wrestlers Friday, Feb. 28 Division 2 Quarterfinals 106: Luke Dux, Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal (35-4), def. Parker Heintz, Lodi (35-13), 6-4. 120: Kaleb Mannel, Waupaca (37-11), def. Treyton Ackman, Spencer/Columbus (41-6), 8-3. 220: Jake Rau, Medford (36-2) pinned Mac Strand, Appleton Xavier (28-4), 3:24; Nick Roller, Antigo (44-5) pinned Gunner Hoffmann, Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal, (38-3), 5:16. Division 3 Quarterfinals 106: Peter Esser, Pittsville (27-13) def. Mark Szombathelyi, Random Lake (34-9), 7-5. 113: Troy Dolpin, Kenosha Christian Life (50-1), pinned Karter Stuttgen, Stratford (24-6), 2:26. 126: Gavin Drexler, Stratford (48-0), pinned Julian Spriggle, Cochrane-Fountain City (32-13), 0:59. 132: Max Schwabe, Stratford (46-2), won major dec. over Joseph Penchi, La Crosse Aquinas (37-5), 9-1. 138: Dylan Baird, Auburndale (33-11), def. Elijah Lucio, Stratford (16-2), 6-3. 152: Jacob Heiden, Stratford (41-8), won major dec. over Logan Schneider, Lancaster (34-11), 11-0. 160: Devin Dennee, Stratford (47-2), pinned Sawyer De rutyer, Cedar Grove-Belgium (37-13), 1:31. 195: Trevor Dennee, Stratford (47-1) pinned Sam Galoff, Brillion (44-6), 3:26; Connor Westfall, Athens (32-7) pinned Jake Pronschinske, Palmyra-Eagle (34-10), 0:54. 220: Ethan Heil, Edgar (29-0) pinned Dylan Nottestad, Westby (40-12), 0:45. Division 1 Consolation First Round 120: Kale Roth (38-10), Stevens Point, pinned Aaron Johnson (28-7), Greendale Nicolet, 2:42. 126: Hoyt Blaskowski (45-5), Marshfield, won by major dec. over Jonah Luther (33-10), Hartland Arrowhead, 12-4; Joseph Mendoza (36-5), Racine Park, def. Blake Heal (24-14), D.C. Everest, 4-1 (Heal eliminated). 132: Brett Franklin (27-6), Marshfield, def. Logan Stumpf (41-9), Kaukauna, 5-4. 138: Demetrio Covarrubias (35-11), D.C. Everest, def. Cole Nelson (30-5), Kenosha Indian Trail, 7-3. 152: Wyler Lubeck (45-7), Wisconsin Rapids, def. Carter Vetsch (46-8), Holmen, 8-1; Zachary Gunderson (40-8), Monona Grove/McFarland def. Freddy Lehrke (22-8), D.C. Everest, 5-1. (Lehrke eliminated). 170: Gabe Carter (41-2), D.C. Everest, pinned Aaron Taylor (35-15), Elkhorn/Faith Christian, 3:47. 195: Amir Blevins (36-2), West Allis Central, won major dec. over Andrew Schutz (34-12), Wisconsin Rapids, 14-2. (Schutz eliminated). 220: Orion Boe (44-2), D.C. Everest, pinned Simon Patterson (33-9), Sun Prairie, 0:46. 285: Zach Irbarren (46-3), Merrill, pinned Cassius Rohadfox (30-7), Sheboygan North, 1:41. Division 1 Consolation Quarterfinals 120: Kale Roth (40-10), Stevens Point, def. Trent Francois (34-6), West De Pere, 8-2. 126: Bryce Jankowski (40-3), Cedarburg, pinned Hoyt Blaskowski (45-6), Marshfield, 2:21. (Blaskowski eliminated) 132: Brett Franklin (28-6), Marshfield, pinned Austin Elger (36-12), Muskego, 3:58. 138: Connor Thorpe (45-5), Brookfield East, def. Demetrio Covarrubias (35-12), D.C. Everest, 3-2. (Covarrubias eliminated) 152: Cody Welker (29-6), Burlington, def. Wyler Lubeck (45-8), Wisconsin Rapids, 2-1. (Lubeck eliminated) 170: Gabe Carter (42-2), D.C. Everest, def. Zach Kaminski (43-15), Waterford, 6-4. 220: Orion Boe (45-2), D.C. Everest, pinned Alec Perelshtein (32-9), Mequon Homestead, 3:53. 285: Zach Irbarren (47-3), Merrill, pinned Kyle Freund (37-3), Lake Geneva Badger, 1:49. Division 2 Consolation Quarterfinals 120: Treyton Ackman (42-6), Spencer/Columbus, pinned Taedon Nichols (39-6), Luke/Frederic/Grantsburg/Siren, 2:22. 220: Gunner Hoffmann (37-3), Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal, pinned Colten Wall (17-6), Prairie du Chien, 2:07. Division 3 Consolation Quarterfinals 113: Karter Stuttgen (25-6), Stratford, def. Dominic Leintz (43-5), Clear Lake, 11-5. 138: Max Sokolski (43-7), Bonduel, def. Elijah Lucio (16-3), Stratford, 5-2. (Lucio eliminated) Division 1 Semifinals 106: Preston Spray (44-3), Wisconsin Rapids, vs. Greyson Clark (43-6), Kaukauna. 113: Justin Groshek (44-0), Stevens Point, vs. Michael Smith (34-9), Appleton North. 120: Keagan Cliver (30-7), Marshfield, vs. Mason Campshure (36-7), Kaukauna. Division 2 Semifinals 106: Luke Dux (35-4), Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal, vs. Rhett Koenig (49-6), Prairie du Chien. 220: Jake Rau (36-2), Medford, vs. Marcus Orlandoni (39-2), Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs. Division 3 Semifinals 106: Peter Esser (27-13), Pittsville, vs. Brayden Sonnentag (37-1), Cadott. 126: Gavin Drexler (48-0), Stratford, vs. Javis Pinter (44-3), Cochrane-Fountain City. 132: Max Schwabe (46-2), Stratford, vs. Zach Foley (37-10), Cochrane-Fountain City. 138: Dylan Baird (33-11), Auburndale, vs. Aiden Brosinski (38-4), De Soto. 152: Jacob Heiden (41-8), Stratford, vs. Aiden Vandenbush (47-0), Random Lake. 160: Devin Dennee (47-2), Stratford, vs. Nolan Springer (39-2), Mineral Point. 195: Trevor Dennee (47-1), Stratford, vs. Isaac Banker (43-5), Bonduel; Connor Westfall (32-7), Athens, vs. Shamus Mclain (40-1), Coleman. 220: Ethan Heil (29-0), Edgar, vs. Cole Ebert (46-2), Reedsville.

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