SPENCER/COLUMBUS, NEILLSVILLE/GREENWOOD/LOYAL, MEDFORD QUALIFY TWO EACH FOR STATE WRESTLING MEET
OSCEOLA – Spencer/Columbus Catholic senior Ashton Ackman and sophomore Treyton Ackman are both going back to the state tournament after earning top-three finishes at the WIAA Division 2 Individual Wrestling Sectional on Saturday at Osceola High School.
Ashton Ackman (38-4) finished second at 113 pounds, losing in the championship match to Tanner Andersen of Gale-Ettrick-Trempeleau/Melrose-Mindoro, 5-1. Ackman will be making his third state tournament appearance of his career.
Treyton Ackman will be returning to state for the second year in a row after finishing third at 120 pounds. Ackman (40-5) won the third-place match over Cole Nelson of Ellsworth, 17-7.
Medford and Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal each had two wrestlers qualify for state, and Abbotsford/Colby had one.
NGL freshman Luke Dux (34-4) won the 106-pound sectional title, beating Tommy Brown of Northwestern, 7-0. Gunner Hoffmann also earned a state spot for NGL, finishing second at 195 pounds. Hoffmann (37-2) lost to Jake Rau of Medford (35-2) in the championship match, then won a second-place wrestleback.
Also making it to state for Medford was Zeke Sigmund (40-6), who took third at 145 pounds.
Carter Grewe (25-6) placed third at 195 pounds for Abbotsford/Colby, pinning Luke Fischer of Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta/Fall Creek in 44 seconds in the third-place match.
The 2020 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament will be Feb. 27-29 at the Kohl Center in Madison.
2020 WIAA Division 2 Individual Wrestling Sectional Feb. 22, at Osceola High School Team scores: 1. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro 139; 2. Ellsworth 87.5; 3. Amery 61; 4. Medford 58; 5. Baldwin-Woodville 56; 6. Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee 50.5; 7. Bloomer/Colfax 50; 8. Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 48.5; 9. Rice Lake 39; 10. Spencer/Columbus Catholic 31; 11. Northwestern 23; 12. Eau Claire Regis/Altoona 22; 13. St. Croix Central 21; 14. Ashland 19; 15. Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg/Siren and Somerset 18; 17. Spooner/Webster 16; 18. Abbotsford/Colby 14; 19. Barron, Osceola, Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta/Fall Creek and West Salem/Bangor 10; 23. Black River Falls 7; 24. Hayward/Northwood and Prescott 0. Top three finishers qualify for WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament in Madison on Feb. 27-29. 106 pounds Championship: Luke Dux (NGL) def. Tommy Brown (NW), 7-0. Third place: Carson Koss (GETMM) pinned Carter Schulz (RL), 5:18. 113 pounds Championship: Tanner Andersen (GETMM) def. Ashton Ackman (SC), 5-1. Third place: Thomas Oswald (OSC) def. Luke Blanchard (BC), 9-6. Second-place wrestleback: Ackman won major dec. over Oswald, 8-0. 120 pounds Championship: Blaine Brenner (SBOW) won major dec. over Taedon Nichols (LFGS), 14-0. Third place: Treyton Ackman (SC) won major dec. over Cole Nelson (ELL), 17-7. 126 pounds Championship: Jordan Bonte (BW) def. Tyler Hantsbarger (SOM), 4-2. Third place: Evan Wolfe (WSB) def. Jackson McCormick (BRF), 4-2. Second-place wrestleback: Hantsbarger def. Wolfe, 9-3. 132 pounds Championship: Sawyer Best (BC) def. Jordan Penard (AM), 8-6 (SV-1). Third place: Bailey Poellinger (ELL) won major dec. over Carson Church (MED), 9-0. 138 pounds Championship: Charlie Stuhl (ELL) pinned Sam Johnson (GETMM), 2:35. Third place: Mason Tylee (AM) pinned Hunter Gartman (BW), 1:01. 145 pounds Championship: Jared Stricker (ASH) def. Walker Ingham (AM), 9-4. Third place: Zeke Sigmund (MED) won major dec. over Bryce Blaken (GETMM), 14-0. Second-place wrestleback: Ingham def. Sigmund, 3-0. 152 pounds Championship: Bowen Rothbauer (BC) def. Carter Huppert (ELL), 6-2. Third place: Payton Kostka (ECRA) def. Emett Grunwald (MED), 9-2. Second-place wrestleback: Kostka def. Huppert, 7-6. 160 pounds Championship: Devin Wasley (SCC) won technical fall over Preston Potaczek (SBOW), 15-0. Third place: Chase Peltier (BAR) def. Jaden Anderson (GETMM), 14-13. Second-place wrestleback: Potaczek pinned Peltier, 1:15. 170 pounds Championship: Carter Paulson (RL) pinned Hunter Andersen (GETMM), 2:45. Third place: Max Ramberg (BW) def. Nathan Buchanan (NGL), 7-2. 182 pounds Championship: Blaine Guthrie (BW) def. Jacob Summers (GETMM), 5-1. Third place: Carter Melton (SW) def. Isaac Nichols (NW), 4-3 (TB-1). 195 pounds Championship: Bryce Burns (GETMM) def. Kale Hopke (AM), 7-1. Third place: Carter Grewe (AC) pinned Luke Fischer (OFAFC), 0:44. Second-place wrestleback: Hopke pinned Grewe, 4:00. 220 pounds Championship: Jake Rau (MED) def. Gunner Hoffmann (NGL), 4-3. Third place: Kyle Anschutz (ELL) pinned Kayden Warren (RL), 2:44. Second-place wrestleback: Hoffman pinned Anschutz, 1:34. 285 pounds Championship: Logan Peterson (ELL) def. Trevor Daffinson (GETMM), 5-3. Third place: Tyler Krizan (SBOW) def. Riley Bauer (ECRA), 10-6. Second-place wrestleback: Daffinson pinned Krizan, 1:08.