EDGAR – Stratford will be sending 10 wrestlers to sectionals after earning six championships and four runner-up finishes at the WIAA Division 3 wrestling regional on Saturday at Edgar High School.
Five teams competed in the event, with the top two finishers in each weight class advancing to the Division 3 individual sectional on Feb. 6 at St. Croix Falls. The top two finishers in each weight class at the sectional qualify for the 2021 WIAA Division 3 State Individual Wrestling Tournament at Wausau West High School on Feb. 13.
Earning regional titles for Stratford were: Logan Gaulke (7-8) at 126 pounds, Gavin Drexler (15-0) at 138, Jacob Heiden (14-1) at 152, Logan Rueth (12-2) at 170, Jackson Ormond (15-0) at 182, and Raife Smart (8-0) at 195.
Elijah Lucio (13-2 at 145), Ryan Becker (5-1 at 160), Cole Marten (12-1 at 220), and Patrick Greenberg (8-7 at 285) all finished second, losing in their respective weight class championship matches.
2021 WIAA Division 3 Wrestling Regional
Jan. 30, at Edgar High School
Team scores: 1. Cadott 285; 2. Stratford 257.5; 3. Marathon 144; 4. Edgar 52; 5. Athens 38; 6. Thorp 5.
Top two finishers in each weight class advance to individual sectional Feb. 6 at St. Croix Falls.
Championship: Dylan Dodson (MAR) pinned Lukas Simenson (CAD), 1:00.
Third place: Roman Schmidt (ST).
Championship: Logan Harel (CAD) def. Brooks Kraus (ATH), 9-7, SV-1.
Third place: Tommy Renard (MAR) pinned Alex LeMoine (ST), 0:43.
Second-place wrestleback: Kraus (ATH) pinned Renard (MAR), 1:15.
Championship: Brayden Sonnentag (CAD) pinned Mason Putnam (MAR), 1:37.
Third place: Braden Finck (ED) won major dec. over Cecilia Defoe (ST), 19-8.
Championship: Logan Gaulke (ST) pinned Ashton Bremness (CAD), 1:19.
Third place: Derek Vesely (MAR) pinned Connor Lewandowski (ATH), 3:57.
Fifth place: Cera Philson (TH).
Second-place wrestleback: Bremness (CAD) pinned Vesely (MAR), 0:53.
Championship: Nick Fasbender (CAD) pinned Jared Sweno (MAR), 4:00.
Third place: Ashtyn Kuehn (ST).
Second-place wrestleback: Sweno (MAR) pinned Kuehn (ST), 1:08.
Championship: Gavin Drexler (ST) def. Kaleb Sonnentag (CAD) by technical fall, 16-0.
Third place: Jacob Smith (MAR) pinned Corey Schilling (ED), 3:15.
Championship: Tristan Drier (CAD) def. Elijah Lucio (ST), 6-5.
Third place: Keghan Hartway (ED).
Championship: Jacob Heiden (ST) pinned Cole Pfeiffer (CAD), 3:21.
Third place: Jesse Jisko (ED).
Championship: Nelson Wahl (CAD) def. Ryan Becker (ST), 5-1.
Third place: Brady Lemmer (ED).
Championship: Logan Rueth (ST) pinned Hector Pintor (MAR), 4:43.
Third place: Peter Weir (CAD) pinned Collin Gajewski (ED), 1:37.
Second-place wrestleback: Pintor (MAR) pinned Weir (CAD), 3:06.
Championship: Jackson Ormond (ST) def. Dawson Webster (CAD), 6-2.
Third place: Kyler Ellenbecker (ATH).
Championship: Raife Smart (ST) pinned Axel Tegels (CAD), 1:23.
Championship: Gavin Tegels (CAD) pinned Cole Marten (ST), 1:33.
Championship: Logan Werner (MAR) pinned Patrick Greenberg (ST), 2:37.
Third place: Kane Mengel (CAD).