EAU CLAIRE – Spencer/Columbus Catholic earned a pair of titles and one runner-up finish at the WIAA Division 2 wrestling regional at Eau Claire Regis High School on Saturday.
Treyton Ackman and Connor Luedtke earned regional titles, and Joe Neider a second-place finish for the Rockets. The trio advance to the Division 2 sectional meet at Neillsville High School on Feb. 6.
Ackman (7-0) won the 113-pound title, defeating Luke Dux of Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 4-0 in a battle of undefeated wrestlers.
Luedkte (7-3) earned the 220-pound title with a pin of Medford’s Wyatt Johnson in 4:34.
Neider (8-2) finished second at 170 pounds for Spencer/Columbus to also earn a sectional spot. Neider won a third-place match, then pinned Ken Pace of Medford in 5:20 in a second-place wrestleback.
Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal had eight sectional qualifiers, including regional champions Derek Zschernitz (10-2 at 120), Tommy Friemoth (15-0 at 170), and Gunner Hoffman (6-0 at 285). Jace Prior (11-1 at 106), Jarick Young (8-1 at 132), Dane Luchterhand (8-5 at 160), and Carter Schoengarth (11-4 at 182), and Dix (10-1) at 113.
Abbotsford/Colby’s Tanner Halopka (7-1) took the title at 138 pounds and River Halopka (9-0) won the 145-poiund championship.
WIAA Division 2 Wrestling Regional
Jan. 30, at Eau Claire Regis High School
Team scores: 1. Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 239; 2. Eau Claire Regis/Altoona 173; 3. Medford 160; 4. Stanley-Boyd 133; 5. Spencer/Columbus Catholic 91; 6. Bloomer/Colfax 90; 7. Abbotsford/Colby 89.
Top two finishers in each weight class qualify for Division 2 individual sectional Feb. 6 at Neillsville.
Championship: Thaddeus Sigmund (MED) pinned Jace Prior (NGL), 1:08.
Third place: Deaglan O’Connel (ECRA) pinned Dale Sayles (SB), 1:01.
Championship: Treyton Ackman (SCC) def. Luke Dux (NGL), 4-0.
Third place: Ty Sova (MED) pinned Troy Trevino (SB), 4:37.
Fifth place: Brandon Myher (ECRA) def. Brison Tuschi (BC), 14-10.
Second-place wrestleback: Dux (NGL) pinned Sova (MED), 3:45.
Championship: Derek Zschernitz (NGL) def. Alexander Nitz (SB), 8-5.
Third place: Mark Mauer (ECRA).
Championship: Chase Kostka (ECRA) def. Breckin Burzynski (SB), 9-2.
Third place: Louis Nikolai (NGL) pinned Julio Hernandez (BC), 3:39.
Fifth place: Itsael Medina (MED).
Second-place wrestleback: Burzynski (SB) def. Nikolai (NGL), 6-2.
Championship: Blaine Brenner (SB) def. Luke Blanchard (BC) by forfeit.
Third place: Jarick Young (NGL) pinned Cory Lindahl (MED), 2:30.
Fifth place: Aiden Frase (ECRA).
Second-place wrestleback: Young (NGL) def. Blanchard (BC) by disqualification.
Championship: Tanner Halopka (AC) def. Alex Poirier (BC), 7-0.
Third place: Carson Church (MED) pinned Gage Ludovic (NGL), 0:23.
Fifth place: Tommy Tomesh (ECRA) won major dec. over Landen Hoel (SB), 19-6.
Second-place wrestleback: Church (MED) def. Poirier (BC), 9-3.
Championship: River Halopka (AC) def. Emett Grunwald (MED), 6-5, TB-1.
Third place: Russell Dorn (SB) pinned Keeghan Anding (NGL), 0:34.
Fifth place: Liam O’Connell (ERCA) pinned Ashton Curin (SCC), 1:48.
Championship: Payton Kostka (ECRA) def. Bowen Rothbauer (BC), 4-2, SV-1.
Third place: Tucker Bethea (NGL) def. Oscar Hinderliter (MED), 6-4.
Fifth place: Brayden Meyer (AC) pinned Blake Paul (SB), 0:55.
Championship: Ethan Rubenzer (BC) def. Dane Luchterhand (NGL), 6-0.
Third place: Talon Severson (AC) def. Logan Kawa (MED), 8-5.
Fifth place: Carson Kilty (SCC).
Championship: Tommy Friemoth (NGL) pinned Joe Neider (SCC), 0:48.
Third place: Ken Pace (MED) pinned Colin Boyarski (ECRA), 1:25.
Second-place wrestleback: Neider (SCC) pinned Pace (MED), 5:20.
Championship: Caden Weber (ECRA) pinned Carter Schoengarth (NGL), 2:42.
Third place: Caden Koepl (SB).
Championship: Brayden Albee (ECRA) won major decision over Dalton Krug (MED), 15-4.
Third place: Andrew Jeske (AC) pinned Dan Polzin (NGL), 0:41.
Fifth place: Kendra Hamman (BC).
Championship: Connor Luedtke (SCC) pinned Wyatt Johnson (MED), 4:34.
Third place: Noah Knobloch (ECRA) pinned Joe Polzin (NGL), 4:14.
Championship: Gunner Hoffmann (NGL) def. Tyler Krizan (SB), 4-2, SV-1.
Third place: Carter Grewe (AC) pinned Sawyer Kilty (SCC), 1:03.
Fifth place: Craig Ervin (ECRA) pinned Braxton Weismiller (MED), 0:27.