Area state wrestling results
By Rich Palzewic
BROWN COUNTY – Besides Bay Port’s Drake Anderson winning the 195-pound title at the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament, several other area wrestlers also had strong showings.
Ashwaubenon, Bay Port and De Pere competed in the Division 1 meet at Kaukauna High School, while Seymour competed in the Division 2 tournament at Adams-Friendship High School.
Ashwaubenon results – Division 1
Connor Ramage (182) and Nathan Moynihan (220) both finished runner-up for Ashwaubenon.
After Ramage beat Kaden Hooker (Waunakee, 3-1 decision) in the quarters and Cole Mirasola (West Bend West, 5-3 decision) in the semis, he lost to John Gunderson (Baraboo) via pin in the finals to finish the season 17-1.
Moynihan beat Noah Nieberle (New Berlin West, 19-2 technical fall) in the quarters before bettering Kaukauna’s Alex Ashauer 4-2 in overtime in the semifinals.
In the title match, Moynihan lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to Stoughton’s Brooks Empey.
Moynihan finished the season 17-1.
Bay Port results – Division 1
Jacob Ward (145) finished sixth.
After winning his quarterfinal match against Liam Hughes (Marquette, 7-4 decision), Ward lost to Neenah’s Drake Hayward in the semis, 10-9.
Ward had a 9-8 lead, but Hayward executed a reversal for two points as the buzzer sounded.
Ward then lost to Brett Back (Wisconsin Rapids, 12-7 decision) and Zach Eliszewski (Mukwonago) via pin in the fifth-place match.
He finished the season 15-4.
De Pere results – Division 1
Shane Corrigan (120) finished runner-up, while Michael Alexander (182) finished third.
After Corrigan beat Bryan Winans (Kaukauna, 10-0 major decision) in the quarters and Quinton Wolbert (Oconomowoc, 8-7 decision) in the semis, he lost to Alec Hunter (Oshkosh West, 5-2 decision) in the finals to finish the season 13-2.
Alexander lost to Gunderson (8-1 decision) in the quarters before recording a win over Evan Huckstorf (Mukwonago, 8-5 decision) in his next match.
Alexander then beat Mirasola (6-4 decision) and Trevor Stuyvenberg (Kaukauna, 6-2 decision) in the third-place match.
He finished the season 11-5.
Seymour results – Division 2
Wyatt Kaczrowski (120) was the Thunder’s only participant, finishing runner-up.
He won his quarterfinal match over Wyatt Ingham (Amery, 5-2 decision) and then beat Ostin Blanchard (Campbellsport) via pin in the semis.
Kaczrowski then lost to Brody Hart (Winneconne, 12-2 major decision) in the finals.
He finished the season 14-2.