Day 2 of the state wrestling meet in Madison, quarterfinal action from this morning, we'll start in Division 3.
Adams-Friendship sophomore Trevor Mcmanus the take down on his way to a 13-3 major decision at 106.
At 126, Sage Soppa for Abby/Colby trailing 1-0 under a minute left, gets 2 for the reversal, and in the same sequence gets the pin to advance to the semifinals.
"I just sit there. Wondering what to do. Make sure to be there when he makes a mistake. And he did, he got a little cocky with it, and i capitalized," said Soppa.
At 152, 3 local wrestlers make up the semifinal field, Witt-Birn's Braxton Potrykus a 13-5 major winner, Mosinee's Elliott Sparby a 19-5 major victory--his opponent in the semi's will be Bryce Bennot from Wild Rose Wautoma, a 6-5 ultimate tie breaker winner with that escape.
Witt-birn's August Peplinski advances with the pin fall at 182 pounds.
At 220, Jack Lawlis from Almond Bancroft/Pacelli picks up an overtime victory with that takedown.
On to Division 3, where a big day for Stratford began with Sam Wenzel's hand raised in victory at 106.
Fellow tiger Anthony Glinecki gets the pin at 113 with 19 seconds remaining in the first period.
"I was a little stronger than he was. So i just kept moving and doing what i do. Soon i caught him in a move that i do quite a bit," said Glinecki.
Stratford senior Alex Heiden becomes the third tiger to advance to the semifinals with a 5-3 win at 126 pounds.
Edgar junior Devin Lemanski was a state champ last year, but is wrestling 3 weight classes higher now at 145, and with his pin is two wins away from a 2nd championship.
"There's a lot of pressure. There's a target on your back and you've just got to keep going strong through every match so you can come out victorious," said Lemanski.
Stratford's freshman phenom Kamren Bornbach advances with a 5-1 decision at 182.
With his tiger teammate Dondrick Tackes gets the pin in the final seconds of the first period in his 195 pound match.
"Right now i've just got to wrestle smart. Wrestle my game, and everything should be good from there," said Tackes.
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