EAU CLAIRE – Marshfield will be sending six and Stevens Point a trio of wrestlers to the state tournament after competition at the WIAA Division 1 Individual Wrestling Sectional on Saturday at Eau Claire North High School.
The top two finishers in each weight at the sectional qualify for the 2022 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament, which will be held Feb. 24-26 at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Marshfield senior Ryan Dolezal earned his fourth-straight trip to state with a 20-5 technical fall over Tyler Haydon of River Falls in the 160-pound championship.
Dolezal will be joined by teammates Hoyt Blaskowski and Keagan Cliver for the third time at state.
Blaskowski (37-3), a junior, def. Blake Heal of D.C. Everest 7-1 in the 138-pound final to earn his third-straight trip to Madison.
Cliver (46-6) placed second at 132 pounds for the Tigers. He lost in the finals to Kellan Aure of Menomonie 5-3 in overtime and had to overcome a second-place wrestleback and defeated Maddox Rye of Wausau East 6-3. Cliver, a senior, also made state as a freshman and sophomore.
Also earning spots at state for Marshfield are freshman Caleb Dennee, junior Garrett Willuweit and senior Camren Dennee.
Caleb Dennee (42-8) won at the 120-pound title by injury default over Easton Cooper of D.C. Everest; Willuweit (27-4) defeated Stevens Point’s T.J. Schierl in the 152-pound championship match, 6-2; and Camren Dennee (46-3) earned a 4-2 win over Conner Seavers of Stevens Point in the 170-pound final.
Brett Franklin (145 pounds) and Cody Weix (182) both placed third, Adrian Kruger (285) was fourth, and Jace Kelnhofer (113), Grayden Rode (120) and James Clement (220) also competed but didn’t place for Marshfield.
In addition to Schierl, Kale Roth and Jaren Rohde also earned state tournament berths for SPASH.
Roth (33-8) won the 145-pound title with a 7-3 win over Gabriel Ramos of Wausau West, and Jaren Rohde (34-1) placed second at 285 pounds.
Rohde suffered his first loss of the season in the finals to Vito Massa of River Falls, 11-0, and had to win a second-place wrestleback in order to make it to state, which he did over Owen Kurtz of Rhinelander, 11-4.
WIAA Division 1 Individual Wrestling Sectional
Feb. 19, at Eau Claire North
Team scores: 1. Marshfield 158; 2. River Falls 134.5; 3. Wausau West 86; 4. Stevens Point 78; 5. D.C. Everest 73.5; 6. Hudson 67; 7. Menomonie 56.5; 8. Rhinelander 55.5; 9. New Richmond 36; 10. Merrill and Superior 22; 12. Chippewa Falls 15; 13. Eau Claire Memorial and Wausau East 11; 15. Lakeland/Mercer 8; 16. Eau Claire North 0.
Top two qualify for WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament
Championship: Liam Neitzel (HUD) def. Brayten Casey (MEN), 7-3.
Third place: Jonas Longsdorf (RF) pinned Aiden Ostermann (RH), 1:18.
Second-place wrestleback: Casey (MEN) won major dec. over Longsdorf (RF), 13-1.
Championship: Travis Moelter (RF) def. Austin Krenz (HUD), 6-2.
Third place: Luke Kamish (NR) pinned Taylor Dillon (DC), 3:18.
Second-place wrestleback: Kamish (NR) won major dec. over Krenz, 10-2.
Championship: Caleb Dennee (MAR) def. Easton Cooper (DC) by injury default.
Third place: Aidan Peterson (RF) pinned Ashton Bremer (LM), 4:59.
Championship: Connor Krueger (SUP) pinned David Hughes (CF), 2:29.
Third place: Deakin Trotzer (DC) pinned Ricardo Ceja (RF), 1:59.
Second-place wrestleback: Trotzer (DC) def. Hughes (CF), 8-4.
Championship: Kellan Aure (MEN) def. Keagan Cliver (MAR), 5-3 (TB-1).
Third place: Maddox Rye (WE) def. Riley Seavers (SP), 7-4.
Second-place wrestleback: Cliver (MAR) def. Rye (WE), 6-3.
Championship: Hoyt Blaskowski (MAR) def. Blake Heal (DC), 7-1.
Third place: Christian Franchuk (ECM) def. Noah Henning (NR), 11-4.
Championship: Kale Roth (SP) def. Gabriel Ramos (WW), 7-3.
Third place: Brett Franklin (MAR) def. Owen Larson (RF), 9-2.
Championship: Garrett Willuweit (MAR) def. T.J. Schierl (SP), 6-2.
Third place: Miles Longsdorf (RF) def. Joey Sullivan (HUD), 14-11.
Championship: Ryan Dolezal (MAR) won by technical fall over Tyler Haydon (RF), 20-5.
Third place: Connor Calmes (WW) won major dec. over Cole Lehman (RH), 13-1.
Championship: Camren Dennee (MAR) def. Conner Seavers (SP), 4-2.
Third place: Reed Napiwocki (WW) pinned Ethan Winkelman (HUD), 1:57.
Second-place wrestleback: Napiwocki (WW) pinned Seavers (SP), 1:57.
Championship: Gavin Kohel (RF) def. Gavin Ostermann (RH), 10-8 (SV-1).
Third place: Cody Weix (MAR) pinned Nathan LaRue (WW), 4:47.
Second-place wrestleback: Ostermann (RH) won by technical fall over Weix (MAR), 17-1.
Championship: Joseph Berens (WW) def. Ryan Rambo (HUD), 8-6.
Third place: Parker Stephens (NR) def. Joseph Fugle (RH), 8-2.
Championship: Ryder Depies (MER) won major dec. over Mitchell Danielski (DC), 16-4.
Third place: Cody Kwak (MEN) def. Colton Geurink (WW), forfeit.
Second-place wrestleback: Kwak (MEN) pinned Danielski (DC), 0:46.
Championship: Vito Massa (RF) won major dec. over Jaren Rohde (SP), 11-0.
Third place: Owen Kurtz (RH) def. Adrian Kruger (MAR), 3-1.
Second-place wrestleback: Rohde (SP) def. Kurtz (RH), 11-4.