Wisconsin Senior Class of ’18 Top Ten Preview (2017-2018)

By TomM November 20, 2017 00:01

Wisconsin Senior Class of ’18 Top Ten Preview (2017-2018)

Wisconsin Senior Class of ’18 Top Ten Preview (2017-2018)

(Okay, there are actually sixteen good ones listed here… )

15. (Tie) Ryan Hannah (Viroqua)-Honorable Mention
Hannah came within one point of winning back to back WIAA D2 State Titles, falling 4-3 in the Championship match. Hannah would go on to Double Medal at WWF FS/GR state with a 3rd place finish in Junior Greco and 4th place in Junior Freestyle.



15. (Tie) Zach Lee (Kaukauna) -No. 7
Wrestling injured at the end of the High School season, Lee gutted thru it and was one match away from placing at WIAA D1 State. A 3x State qualifier with 125 career wins, Lee healed in time for WWF Freestyle state, where he brought home a Junior state title. Lee kicked off his Senior campaign, winning the IndianaMat Hoosier Preseason Open.


14. Caleb Ziebell (Slinger)-Not Ranked
The Davidson recruit and 3x State Qualifier finished the year with his second WIAA D1 State podium finish and enters his senior year with 133 wins. Ziebell brought home a USA Wrestling Dominate in the Dells Championship in March and then was off during the FS/GR season due to injury. Kicking off his Senior campaign, Ziebell knocked off two 3x State Champions (Kansas and Nebraska) on his way to an All-American 4th place finish at USAW Preseason Folkstyle Nationals in Iowa

13. Mason Phillips (Eau Claire North)-Not Ranked
With 132 career wins on his resume, Phillips picked up his third podium finish, coming in 4th at the WIAA D1 State tournament to end his Junior season. Quiet during the FS/GR season, Phillips kicked off his Senior year with a 7th place All-American finish at USAW Preseason Folkstyle Nationals in Iowa.


12. Hayden Krein (Sparta) – No.9
The Northern Illinois recruit came up short of a state title (Losing to Dow), but added a 3rd place WIAA D1 finish to his previous State title and 3rd place finishes. Krein, who has 119 career wins to his name, finished as the Runner up at WWF Junior Greco State. What stamped his summer was his run at Fargo, where he finished as an All-American with his 7th place in Junior Greco.


11. Garrett Joles (Boyceville) – No. 4
Joles made his third straight WIAA D3 State finals appearance and finally found himself on the top of the podium with a long-awaited State Title. After the season ended, Joles brought home a Corn Cob Nationals title in Iowa in March. Quiet during the spring and summer months, The University of Minnesota recruit walks into his Senior year with 129 career wins and ranked #9 in the nation according to Intermat.


10. Keaton Kluever (Kaukauna) – Not Ranked
The North Carolina commit punctuated his Junior year with a thrilling win over Blaze Beltran at the buzzer at the WIAA D1 State Championships. After the HS season ended (and with 121 wins on his career), Kluever cleaned up at WWF FS/GR state, earning Double Gold. Kluever was active all summer and this fall as well, kicking off his Senior season with a Runner-Up finish at the IndianaMat Hoosier Preseason Open, falling to nationally ranked Anthony Casioppi of Illinois. Kluever starts the season ranked #15 in the nation by Intermat.


9. Drew Scharenbrock (Sun Prairie) – Not Ranked
Drew ended his high school season, the best way possible, with a WIAA D1 State title in hand! An early commitment to the Badgers, Scharenbrock had a very busy off season full of success. In March, he won a Championship at USAW Wrestling’s Dominate in the Dells. A few weeks later, he took his talents to Iowa and finished 4th at USAW Postseason Folkstyle Nationals. At WWF FS/Greco State, Drew double medaled, taking 3rd in Freestyle and 2nd in Greco. With 140 wins entering the year, Scharenbrock just kicked off his Senior season with a title at Rumble by the River in Iowa.

8. AJ Schoenfuss (Stratford) – No.6
With 133 career wins, Schoenfuss is the SECOND wrestler on the list with 3 State titles in hand from Stratford. For the third consecutive off season, Schoenfuss has not competed in the international styles. While that is his decision, it is difficult to speculate where he stacks up against national caliber competition.


7. Aric Bohn (Mukwonago) – Not Ranked
Like a dog gnawing on a “Bohn”, Aric burst onto the State scene the past 12 months, ending with a WIAA D1 State title at 220lbs. Ranked#20 in the nation by Intermat, Bohn added another State Title to his resume when he brought home a WWF Junior Freestyle Championship to go along with his WWF Junior Greco Runner-Up. Proving that he had what it takes, Bohn finished an impressive fashion by securing an All-American finish with a 3rd in Junior Greco at Fargo.


6. Sam Stuhl (Ellsworth) – No.8
With 127 career wins under his belt, Sam is our SECOND 3x State Champion on the list. Before he guns for his 4th state title this year, Stuhl brought home 3rd and 2nd in Greco and Freestyle at WWF FS/GR Junior State, knocking of #2 on this list in Greco. Stuhl kicked off his Senior campaign with his 2nd finals appearance at the title JJ Intermat Classic winning the 2017 title defeating Aidan Medora. Stuhl is currently ranked #15 in the nation by Flowrestling and #19 by Intermat.

5. Aaron Schulist (Mukwonago) – No. 5
Disappointed with the way his season ended, The SIU-Edwardsville recruit decided to take his anger out on opponents all spring and summer long. With 114 wins heading into this year, Schulist had his third podium finish of his career, finishing 5th at WIAA D1 State tourney at 126lbs. Starting off the off-season, Schulist brought home a gold and silver in GR and FS respectively at WWF Greco/FS State tournaments. Schulist had a run to remember at Fargo, finishing in 6th place in Junior Freestyle. To start off his Senior year, Schulist pulled in an All-American finish of 8th at Super 32 at 126lbs and is ranked #16 in the Nation by Flowrestling and #15 by Intermat.
4. Peyton Mocco (West Allis Hale) – Not Ranked
Mocco, a University of Missouri recruit, debuts on this list after bringing home a WIAA D1 State title this past season. After the season ended, Mocco headed out to FloNationals a little under the radar on a national scale, but was quickly put on those same radars after nearly upsetting Sammy Sasso, one of the top recruits in the nation, on his way to a 3rd place finish. An injury in the WWF Freestyle State Finals led Mocco to take the summer off, but with 124 career wins to his resume, it will be a fun Senior year to follow.

3. Jared Krattiger (Waterford) – No.3
With 145 career wins under his belt, this future Madison commit is still searching for that elusive WIAA D1 State Title after losing a controversial match to future Badger teammate, Jackson Hemauer, in the State Semis (Krattiger would go on to take 3rd). Krattiger, who is ranked #6 in the Nation by Flowrestling and #8 by Intermat, was quiet this summer as he was getting healthy after an injury, but started his Senior season with vengeance, pulling in a 3rd place finish at Super 32 a few weeks back.

2. Jeremy Schoenherr (Stratford) – No. 2
Another Badger recruit and #14 ranked wrestler in the Nation according to Flowrestling and #13 by Intermat, Jeremy enters his Senior season with 103 wins, but most impressive, Back to Back to Back, WIAA D3 State Titles…that’s right, a 3xer. Schoenherr brought home 2 medals in May at WWF FS/GR State, winning a State Title in FS and finishing 5th in Greco. This summer, Schoenherr took things to even higher levels as he has before, culminated by his Runner up finish at Fargo in Junior Freestyle. To start off his senior season, Schoenherr just took 8th place to All-American at Super 32, against some of the top talent in the country.

1.Tyler Dow (Stoughton) – No. 1
With a state leading 146 career wins heading into his senior year, the University of Wisconsin recruit had a successful 12 months. To end his Junior season, Dow avenged a loss in 2016 in the State Finals, topping Hayden Krein in the semi-finals on the way to his first career WIAA D1 State title at 160lbs. From there, Dow won Double Gold at the WWF FS/GR State Championships. In the difficult UWW Cadet World Team Trials, Dow double medaled, bringing home a 7th in Greco and 6th in Freestyle. Once Dow got to Fargo, he was in top form finishing 2nd in the Nation in BOTH Freestyle and Greco. Tyler comes in ranked #7 in the nation by Flowrestling and #9 by Intermat.

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By TomM November 20, 2017 00:01