NEILLSVILLE/GREENWOOD/LOYAL WINS DIVISION 2 TITLE AT NORTHERN BADGER WRESTLING CLASSIC



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RIVER FALLS – Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal had 10 place winners, including a three top-three finishes, to win the Division 2 team title at the Northern Badger Wrestling Classic, which was held Wednesday and Thursday at River Falls High School.


NGL earned 277 points to edge Cadott (260.5) for the team title in the Division 2 standings. Abbotsford/Colby was eighth with 102.5 points.


Edgar, the only other local team there, finished fourth in the Division 3 standings with 73 points. Waylon Wirkus earned the Wildcats’ only top-12 finish, taking fifth at 285 pounds.


Luke Dix finished second at 120 pounds for Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal, losing the championship match to Dawson Johnson of Cumberland, 6-5.


Tanner Halopka won the 145-pound title for Abbotsford/Colby, pinning NGL’s Jayme Zvolena in 2:53.


Gunner Hoffmann suffered his first loss of the season for the Warriors in the 220-pound semifinals before coming back to win his third-place match by pin. He is now 16-1 this season.


Other place winners for NGL were: Derek Zschernitz (fourth at 113), Hudzon Sebesta-Opelt (fifth at 132), Carter Schoengarth (seventh at 182), Dan Polzin (seventh at 195), Keeghan Anding (eighth at 152), Dane Luchterhand (eighth at 170), Jarick Young (11th at 138), and Ethan Buchanan (12th at 126).


Carter Grewe finished second for Abbotsford/Colby, losing in the 195-pound finals to Kale Hopke of Amery, 5-3.


Northern Badger Wrestling Classic

Dec. 29-30, at River Falls High School

Divsision 1 team scores: 1. Amery 340; 2. Baldwin-Woodville 312.5; 3. River Falls 273; 4. St. Croix Central 271; 5. Elkhorn 155; 6. Spooner/Webster 146; 7. Lakeland/Mercer 126; 8. Eau Claire Regis/Altoona 120; 9. Osceola 107; 10. Bloomer/Colfax 104; 11. Hayward 59.5; 12. Rice Lake 59; 13. Somerset 38; 14. Black River Falls 27.5.

Division 2 team scores: 1. Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 277; 2. Cadott 260.5; 3. St. Croix Falls 246.5; 4. Northwestern 170.5; 5. Cameron 148; 6. Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg/Siren 132.5; 7. Cumberland 107.5; 8. Abbotsford/Colby 102.5; 9. Marathon 99; 10. Barron 75; 11. Prescott 68; 12. Unity 53; 13. Arcadia 51; 14. Chetek-Weyerhauser/Prairie Farm 19.

Division 3 team scores: 1. Glenwood City 157; 2. Clear Lake 101; 3. Boyceville 96; 4. Edgar 73; 5. Spring Valley/Elmwood 54; 6. Chequamegon 50.5; 7. Blair-Taylor 37; 8. Bruce 36; 9. Cornell/Gilman/Lake Holcombe 26.5; 10. Phillips and Shell Lake 17; 12. Turtle Lake/Clayton 10; 13. Flambeau 6.

Championship matches and local finishers

106 pounds

Championship: Wyatt Unser (GC) def. Brendan Burke (AM), 7-6.

113 pounds

Championship: Colton Hush (BW) won technical fall over Travis Moelter (RF), 18-2.

Third place: Carter Schulz (RL) def. Derek Zschernitz (NGL), 5-0.

120 pounds

Championship: Dawson Johnson (CUMB) def. Luke Dix (NGL), 6-5.

126 pounds

Championship: Brayden Sonnentag (CAD) pinned Hunter Bonte (BW), 3:19.

11th place: Josh Davidaver (SCF) pinned Ethan Buchanan (NGL), 2:01.

132 pounds

Championship: Tanner Gerber (CAM) won technical fall over Joey Showalter (ELK), 17-1.

Fifth place: Hudzon Sebesta-Opelt (NGL) def. Mitchell McGee (GC), 5-0.

138 pounds

Championship: Taedon Nichols (LFGS) def. Dominic Leintz (CL), 6-0.

11th place: Jarick Young (NGL) pinned Derek Vesely (MAR), 4:36.

145 pounds

Championship: Tanner Halopka (AC) pinned Jayme Zvolena (NGL), 2:53.

152 pounds

Championship: Wyatt Ingham (AM) def. Tristan Drier (CAD), 3-1, SV-1.

Seventh place: Noah Nusbaum (SCC) def. Keeghan Anding (NGL), 6-1.

160 pounds

Championship: Kole Marko (SCF) won major dec. over Bowen Rothbauer (BC), 11-3.

170 pounds

Championship: Devin Wasley (SCC) won major dec. over Eddie Simes (AM), 10-1.

Seventh place: Jerry Goselin (LM) def. Dane Luchterhand (NGL), 7-0.

182 pounds

Championship: Ian Smith (NW) def. Tyler Dormanen (BOY), 7-3.

Seventh place: Carter Schoengarth (NGL) pinned Easton Stone (RL), 2:52.

195 pounds

Championship: Kale Hopke (AM) def. Carter Grewe (AC), 5-3.

Seventh place: Dan Polzin (NGL) def. Leonard Chosa (LM), 12-6.

220 pounds

Championship: Koy Hopke (AM) won major dec. over Gavin Tegels (CAD), 14-2.

Third place: Gunner Hoffmann (NGL) pinned Rene Martinez (BRUCE), 0:32.

285 pounds

Championship: Vito Massa (RF) def. Robert Beese (AM), 8-4.

Fifth place: Waylon Wirkus (ED) pinned Logan Werner (MAR), 1:23.


Click here for all the results, courtesy of trackwrestling.com.

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