WAUNAKEE — “Strong mental toughness” was a phrase used often by Baraboo wrestling coach Joe Bavlnka when describing Pablo Ramirez and John Gunderson on Saturday.
After a two-year hiatus, the Portage wrestling team will once again be represented at the WIAA state individual meet.
RICHLAND CENTER — Facing a difficult, talent-filled sectional, the Lodi wrestling team excelled at Saturday’s Division 2 Richland Center sectional.
It was a short day for the Montello and Westfield wrestling teams Saturday as both team’s lone qualifiers fell in their respective opening matches at the Division 3 Dodgeland sectional.
JUNEAU — Ryan Neu is headed back to the WIAA Division 3 state individual wrestling tournament. That much was never in doubt.
The path to the WIAA state wrestling tournament is chugging right along, with three Mauston wrestlers still in the hunt for a spot at the Kohl Center.
A slew of area wrestlers are officially over the first hurdle on the road to the WIAA state individual wrestling tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison.
It was a day full of ups and downs for the Reedsburg prep wrestling team on Feb. 10 when the Beavers traveled to Baraboo for a WIAA Div. 1 Regional.
A successful regional meet allowed the season to extend another week for a majority of the Sauk Prairie wrestling team.
Lodi’s quest for a return trip to the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament came up one point shy, at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro beat the Blue Devils 31-30 in a sectional final dual on Tuesday night in Viroqua.
Wisconsin Dells freshman Jade Herzer finished in first place at 138 pounds, while sophomore teammate Elizah Leonard ended up in second place at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation’s Women’s High School Folkstyle State Tournament in Poynette on Sunday.
The prep wrestling season ended for many, but for three Columbus grapplers, theirs will continue after placing second in their weight classes at the WIAA Division 2 Lodi Regional on Saturday. Sal Genco, James Roche and Tayvon Hayes all earned berths in next Saturday’s sectional at Richland Center.
It was a day full of success for the Baraboo prep wrestling team at Saturday’s WIAA Div. 1 Regional, as eight Thunderbirds walked out of Baraboo High School as sectional qualifiers.
SLINGER — Seven or eight sectional qualifiers were Beaver Dam wrestling coach Jeff Slayton’s hope going into Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 regional meet. But then at one point midway through, Slayton thought the Golden Beavers might get only three.
WAUPUN — His gleaming blue eyes were wide and he was donning a smile so big the entire gymnasium could see as he looked at his coach while the referee raised his right arm in triumph.
LODI — The Lodi wrestling team and regional titles go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it was no surprise the host Blue Devils came out on top at the WIAA Division 2 regional they hosted on Saturday.
The Portage prep wrestling team will send three individuals to next Saturday’s Division 1 Waunakee Sectional after a tough day of competition at the Baraboo Regional on Saturday.
The goal for every high school wrestler in Wisconsin is to make it to the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison.