Marshfield wrestling advances to first state championship in program history

Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 9:31 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - Marshfield wrestling will be competing in their first team state championship for the first time in school history after beating Bay Port 43-25 in the semifinals.

Marshfield advanced to the semifinal with a dominating 47-14 win over Mukwonago. They led 31-3 at one point. Against Bay Port, the Tigers jumped out to a 31-3 lead as well. Hoyt Blaskowski, Caleb Dennee and Garrett Willuweit opened the match with three straight pins to lead Marshfield. Hoyt Blaskowski picked up a pin in both matches despite jumping from 145 pounds to 152 pounds in the semifinal match.

“I love team duals more than individual tournaments because your whole team is right there. It’s a lot more fun. We’ve preached it all year. We wanted to be here. We trained hard all year to be in this spot, so we’re ready,” Willuweit said.

“These kids have worked so hard this year. We had a really tough team last year, made it to this match and lost so a lot of those kids coming back knew the pain the suffered last year and they just worked so hard this year to make sure that didn’t happen again,” head coach Cody See said.

The Tigers will face Kaukauna in the state championship tomorrow at 3 pm. Kaukauna has won two straight state titles, and six total in their program’s history.