High School Updates 12-9-2015

By TomM December 9, 2015 21:51

High School Updates 12-9-2015

Wisconsin High School Updates 12-9-2015

Oshkosh North 43, Kimberly 34
Kimberley wrestled well but lost a couple key matches to come up short in the match-up against Oshkosh North.
Recording pins for the Papermakers were Alex Mischka, Kaide Pope, Hunter Bruecker, Drosianos Louvaris and Jordan Weinzetl. Blair Mulholland recorded a decision for Kimberly.

170: Logan McConnell ON dec. Connor Zirpel 7-0
182: Alex Mischka K pinned Zach Ben-Ismail 3:35
195: Blair Mulholland K dec. Ben Salzman 15-5
220: Gavin Haehl dec. Derek Moore 10-0
285: Bernard Smith ON won by forfeit
106: D.J. Allen ON won by forfeit;
113: Thomas Urben ON pinned Talen Weinzetl 2:24
120: Kaide Pope K pinned Ray Brewer 2:00
126: Hunter Bruecker K pinned Greyden Wright 1:46
132: Drosianos Louvaris K pinned Izzy Esparza 1:39
138: Kyle Schwartz ON pinned Seth Christman 2:43
145: Dalton Holmes ON pinned Myles Laurent 5:02
152: Jordan Weinzetl K pinned Deion Owens :25
160: Chad Michels ON pinned Drew VanderMissen 4:18

Sussex-Hamilton wrestlers finish third at dual-meet tournament

Hamilton wrestlers finish third at dual-meet tournament
By Evan Frank Dec. 8, 2015 8:31 a.m.

It wasn’t an easy start to the season, but that’s exactly how the Hamilton wrestling team planned it. On Dec. 5, the Chargers traveled to two-time state champion Kaukauna for a dual-meet tournament and came away with a third-place finish.

Hamilton picked up a 48-21 victory over Franklin and also beat Menasha, 58-12. HHS lost to Kaukauna and Stevens Point.

Ryan Merkel went undefeated on the day for the Chargers at 138 pounds with wins by major decision and decision. The major came against Stevens Point’s Chance Bailey, who is ranked No. 8 in the 120-pound class, according to Wisconsin Wrestling Online. Merkel is considered the 14th best 145-pounder in Division 1. (Read more)

Mukwonago wrestlers begin season on fire

By Evan Frank Dec. 7, 2015

With the spotlight shining bright in its first tournament of the season, the Mukwonago wrestling team didn’t disappoint.

At the Kettle Moraine Laser Duals on Dec. 5, MHS won all five of its contests to win the tournament. Two days earlier, Mukwonago defeated Waukesha South in a dual meet, 67-6.

In six duals this season, Mukwonago has secured 36 pins and allowed seven. That’s an average of six Mukwonago pins per dual while allowing just more than one.

“It’s a testament that we’re taking advantage of the top position and finishing guys when we get them on their back,” MHS coach Jon Wierzbicki said. “Opposite, we’re not giving up as many falls. With half our lineup being seniors, it’s just a pretty hard nosed, tough group. It’s a great mix.” (Read more)

Oconomowoc loses first WLT dual meet on tiebreaker
By Evan Frank Dec. 6, 2015 | Lake Country News
The Oconomowoc wrestling team’s first dual meet of the season came down to the wire. After ending a Dec. 3 dual to Slinger, 37-37, the tie was broken by Criteria H, and the win was awarded to Slinger since it scored the first points of the match. (Read more)

LCL and SJNMA debut at invite
By Evan Frank Dec. 6, 2015 | Lake Country News
At the 20th annual St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy Lancer Invitational on Dec. 4, SJNMA took third with 142 points, and Lake Country Lutheran placed eighth with 99.

LCL’s Pete Hirt (170 pounds), Ethan Kennedy (138) and Nathan Anderson (182) all finished second. Hirt was a Midwest Classic Conference champion at 182 last season. Anderson appeared in his first ever finals. (Read more)

Arrowhead takes down North
By Evan Frank Dec. 6, 2015 | Lake Country News
The Warhawks beat Waukesha North on Dec. 3, 28-15. Mike Olsen picked up a pin in 1:35 at heavyweight, and Derek Polczynski also registered one of his own in 3:42 at 195. (Read more)

Local (Central Wisconsin) wrestlers to watch this year
Mark Massoglia, Daily Tribune Media | Mark Massoglia can be reached at 715-423-7200, ext. 4736 or mark.massoglia@gannettwisconsin.com. Follow him on Twitter @markmazzy


The 2015-16 wrestling season is one week old, and already a handful of teams are starting to show they mean business.
At the Schoenherr Duals in Stratford last Saturday, 10 — yes, 10 — wrestlers went 5-0 and another went 2-0 as the Tigers won all five matches to easily win their home dual tournament.
Over in Black River Falls, Nekoosa/Port Edwards had three individual champions and the won the team title in the field of eight, while third-place finisher Adams-Friendship had four winners, including a freshman. (Read more)

1. Eye of the Tigers: Stratford rules in D3
2. Raiders’ return?: Wisconsin Rapids returns four state qualifiers
3. The big boys:Heavyweights who win
4: In the mix: Other wrestlers to watch
(Read more)

Denmark’s Bergelin gets back to work on mat
Andrew Pekarek, Press-Gazette Media 3:15 p.m. CST December 7, 2015
There is a row of hard hats hanging above a stack of lumber on the other side of the back wall in Denmark’s wrestling room, which is adjacent to the school’s wood shop.

It’s an appropriate setting considering the reputation junior Brock Bergelin is building for himself as he goes back to work on the mat.

Bergelin became the first wrestler in program history to win a WIAA state championship since 1993 last season by claiming the Division 2 title at 106 pounds. (Read more)

Spring Valley/Elmwood working hard to repeat as Division 3 state champs
Eau Claire Leader/Telegram
Spring Valley/Elmwood ready to defend state title | by / Nick Erickson | posted Dec. 8, 2015 12:00 a.m. (CDT)
SPRING VALLEY — About eight and a half months ago, the Spring Valley/​Elmwood wrestling program made its way to the summit of the mountain.
After finishing runner-up to Coleman in 2014, the Cardinals flipped the script and beat the same school last March to capture its first WIAA Division 3 team state wrestling title, an accomplishment years in the making.
One thing is for certain, however. Spring Valley/​Elmwood isn’t quite done looking at the view. (Read more)

Prep wrestling team previews
Eau Claire Leader/Telegram | by / Nick Erickson
posted Dec. 8, 2015 12:00 a.m. (CDT)
Big Rivers
Dunn St-Croix
(Read more)

Picture credit: Kyler Pope

By TomM December 9, 2015 21:51
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