WIAA State Ind. Day Three | Saturday Morning Observations

TomM
February 25, 2017 13:42

WIAA State Ind. Day Three | Saturday Morning Observations

WIAA State Ind. Day Three | Saturday Morning Observations

Abigail Ruckdashel | Wisconsin Wrestling Online | Saturday, February 25, 2017

The defending state champion duo Brady (Sr) and Dylan Koontz (Sr) from Steven’s Point came into the weekend looking to bring four total WIAA individual state titles to the Ohio State wrestling room next season.

Each brother bumped a weight class this season. Brady won the title last year at 106 lb. He is in the finals tonight, looking to capture the 113 lb title. He will take on Dalton Shea (Sr) from Milton.

Dylan also made a jump. He held the 113 lb title last year, and was hoping to add the 120 lb title this year to match. Unfortunately, this Koontz was knocked out in the semifinal round Friday night by Stoughton’s Tristan Jenny (Sr) so he had to settle for a third-place finish Saturday afternoon.

There was a Thursday night rematch in the third-place medal round at 138 lb in division one. Nathan Lichtfuss (Sr) of Hortonville was pinned by Sauk Prairie’s Drew Fjoser (Sr) in the opening round Thursday afternoon. Fjoser then went on to beat Marco Infusino of Kenosha Bradford in the quarterfinal round, which meant Lichtfuss was still in. Lichtfuss then fought his way through the backside to make it all the way back to the third-place match.

Fjoser lost to Drew Scharenbrock (Jr) from Sun Prairie in the semifinal round Friday night, setting him up for the third-place match as well. In the end, it was Fjoser who was again victorious, this time by a 7-0 decision.

The fifth-place match at 138 in division one also featured a rematch. Cade Spilde (So) from Stoughton matched up with Bryce Younger (Sr) from New Richmond in the quarterfinal round Thursday night. Younger came away with the major decision the first time. In the medal rounds, Spilde was looking for revenge. However, Younger again came through, this time by a small 3-2 decision.

WIAA State Results

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TomM
February 25, 2017 13:42