Wisconsin Freshman Class of ’21 Top Ten Preview (2017-2018)

By TomM November 12, 2017 22:54

Wisconsin Freshman Class of ’21 Top Ten Preview (2017-2018)

Wisconsin Freshman Class of ’21 Top Ten Preview (2017-2018)


Ones to watch:
Tyler Blanchard-Coleman
Tretten Joles-Boyceville
Bailey Thelen-Two Rivers
Carter Ziebell-Slinger

10. Ethan Schwartz-Denmark
Schwartz, after many years of placing at WWF Folkstyle State, capped off his youth career as a State Champion. From there, he has been very active and kicked off his Freshman season with a runner up finish at Rumble by the River and 4th place finish at Trackwrestling Preseason Championships.

9. Alec Hunter-Oshkosh West
Hunter wrapped up his youth career with his 4th career WWF Folkstyle State championship. This lightweight will be one to watch. (No photo available. Submissions appreciated at trm@wiwrestling.com )

8. Brooks Empey-Stoughton
Empey is another wrestler that culminated his youth career with his first ever WWF Folkstyle State title. He took his talents to the Dells in May and brought home a 3rd place finish in the Cadet Freestyle division at WWF FS/GR State. Watch out for this young man, as work in the Stoughton room will no doubt help him develop.


7. Jack Ganos-Arrowhead
Ganos reached the pinnacle in his last year of youth wrestling, winning a title at WWF Folkstyle State. In the Cadet division at WWF Freestyle State, Ganos reeled in a 5th place finish. To start his freshman season, he finished 2nd at the Grappler Falls Classic and came close to placing at USAW Preseason Nationals, going 4-2.


6. Issac Ortegon-Fond du Lac
Ortegon capped off his youth career with a WWF Folkstyle State Championship and then went on to win another one, as a Cadet at the WWF Freestyle State Tournament. To start his freshman campaign, Ortegon finished as the Runner-Up at the Trackwrestling Preseason Championships.


5. Blaine Brenner-Stanley/Boyd
Brenner capped off a very successful summer with a Cadet All-American finish of 6th in Greco at 94lbs in Fargo. This came off the heels of WWF Freestyle and Greco state titles that gave him 4 combined for his career. Brenner also competed at the UWW Cadet National world team trials and earned a 6th place finish. Brenner also was an All American at the VACW Duals this past winter.

4. Matt Bianchi-Two Rivers

Bianchi has earned All American status so many times as a youth, that you would need both hands and feet to count. With a 2017 WWF Triple Crown under his belt (7 career WWF titles overall), Bianchi competed at Greco and Freestyle Nationals as a Schoolboy and earned a Runner-Up finish in Greco and 6th Place finish in Freestyle. Bianchi was also an All American at the VACW Duals.

3. Payton Jacobson-Elkhorn

Jacobson capped off his successful youth career with a gritty Cadet All-American finish of 4th in Greco at 88lbs in Fargo. Before that, Jacobson won the 2017 WWF Triple Crown and is the owner of 8 career WWF titles. Before this past successful year, Jacobson earned many All-American finishes in Folkstyle, Greco and Freestyle.


2. Luke Mechler-Stoughton
Mechler’s youth career is littered with All American finishes in all styles. He capped off his youth WWF Folkstyle career with State Title, which added to his haul of 6 career WWF state championships. On the national scene, Mechler fared very well as a Cadet in Fargo in both styles in one of the toughest weight classes of 126lbs. Mechler went 4-2 in Freestyle and 5-2 in Greco against mostly high schoolers. As part of the Wisconsin Red traveling team, Mechler was an All-American at the VACW duals and the top performer at all their other national dual events as well.


1. Gage Coppock-Mosinee
Coppock ended a memorable youth career with a Cadet All-American finish as he reeled in an 8th place finish in Greco at 152lbs. This was after finishing as a Cadet runner up at WWF Freestyle state and 3rd in Cadet Greco. Coppock won a 2017 WWF Youth Folkstyle title (his 2nd career) and earned All-American status at the prestigious VACW Duals.

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By TomM November 12, 2017 22:54