AMHERST – Auburndale will send three wrestlers to the sectional meet after earning a title and two runner-up finishes at the 2021 WIAA Division 3 wrestling regional at Amherst High School on Saturday.
The top two wrestlers at each weight class qualify for the Division 3 individual sectional at Valders High School on Feb. 6. The top two finishers at each weight class at the sectional will move on to the 2021 WIAA Division 3 State Individual Wrestling Tournament at Wausau West High School on Feb. 13.
Junior Brice Theil earned a regional title at 220 pounds for Auburndale, pinning Vanden Hoffman of Weyauwega-Fremont in 2:43 of the championship match. Theil moves on to the sectional with a 10-4 record this season.
Junior Noah Altmann and sophomore Sloan Welch move on to sectionals after earning runner-up finishes Saturday for Auburndale.
Altmann (11-3) won his third-place match, then pinned Drew Lewallen of Amherst in 3:16 in the second-place wrestleback to qualify for sectionals.
Welch (10-5) was runner-up at 182 pounds, losing in the championship match to Ben Strehlow of Weyauwega-Fremont, 13-5.
2021 WIAA Division 3 Wrestling Regional
Jan. 30, at Amherst High School
Team scores: 1. Amherst 214; 2. Manawa 167.5; 3. Weyauwega-Fremont 162; 4. Rosholt 95; 5. Auburndale 85; 6. Almond-Bancroft/Pacelli 7; 7. Tri-County 0.
Top two finishers in each weight class qualify for the Division 3 individual sectional Feb. 6 at Valders.
Championship: Lia Peterson (AM) pinned Isiah Schuh (WF), 3:08.
Championship: Kevin Klemm (MAN) pinned Blake Peski (ROS), 2:50.
Third place: Ryan Warzynski (AM).
Champion: Colten Klemm (MAN) (*only wrestler at weight)
Championship: Peyton Schuelke (MAN) pinned Drew Lewallen (AM), 1:00.
Third place: Noah Altmann (AUB) pinned Danny Wilson (WF), 2:31.
Second-place wrestleback: Altmann (AUB) pinned Lewallen (AM), 3:16.
Championship: Bo Niewiadomski (ROS) pinned Flynn Peterson (AM), 0:46.
Third place: Ayden Kuenzi (WF).
Championship: Bryan Griffin (MAN) pinned Devin Kuenzi (WF), 1:48.
Third place: Gavin Stephan (AM).
Championship: Brock Lyshik (ROS) pinned Ethan Lamoureux (WF), 1:20.
Third place: Brett Theil (AUB) pinned Luke Skinner (AM), 5:14.
Championship: Colin Moser (MAN) def. Rafael Lugo (ROS), 6-2.
Third place: Bryce Wendlandt (AM).
Second-place wrestleback: Wendlandt (AM) def. Rafael Lugo (ROS), 9-2.
Championship: Mason Haas (AM) pinned Max Meyerhofer (WF), 3:12.
Third place: Isaac Mlodik (ROS).
Championship: Bryce Bartel (MAN) def. Tristan Schelvan (AM), 3-2.
Third place: Cody Poeschel (AUB) pinned Caden Meisenhelder (WF), 2:58.
Championship: Ben Strehlow (WF) won major dec. over Sloan Welch (AUB), 13-5.
Third place: Colton Jakubek (AM).