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Kaukauna Successfully Defends Team Wrestling Title

One of the three 2014 team champions was successful in its attempt to win back-to-back titles at the State Team Wrestling Tournament finals Saturday at the UW Field House.

Kaukauna won its second straight Division 1 title with a 41-21 victory over Stoughton. The Galloping Ghosts won at nine of the 14 weight classes, including pins at 152, 170, 220 and 285. It marks the third straight season Kaukauna has advanced to the championship match.

In Division 2, Freedom dethroned Ellsworth as champion with a 34-15 decision in the final over the Panthers. The Irish built a 20-0 lead by winning the first six bouts of the match. They won four of the remaining eight matches, including a pin at 182 to capture the crown.

In the semifinals wrestled earlier in the day, The Irish advanced with 40-27 win over Sparta, and Ellsworth advanced to the championship final after a 37-27 decision over Wisconsin Lutheran.

Spring Valley/Elmwood took early control of the Division 3 match with 2014 champion Coleman. Trailing 6-0 after the opening 285-pound bout, the Cardinals strung three straight pins together and added falls at 152 and 182 to clinch the match and cruise to the 40-27 victory. The Cardinals win the program's first title after runner-up finishes last season and in 2012.

Earlier Saturday, the Cardinals ousted Random Lake from title contention with its 37-22 conquest in the semifinals. Coleman reached the final for the fifth straight year and for the sixth time in the last seven years with a 45-34 win over Fennimore in its semifinal match.

State Team Wrestling Preview

The 24th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Team Wrestling Tournament will take place Friday and Saturday, March 6-7. The tournament is held at the Field House on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. Ticket prices for the tourney are $13 for the Friday session and $8 for the Saturday sessions.

The single elimination tournament features eight teams in Division 1 and four each in Divisions 2 and 3. The Division 1 quarterfinals and semifinals are scheduled for Friday evening with the Divisions 2 and 3 semifinals and the finals for all divisions Saturday.

Friday, March 6 

Division 1 Quarterfinals
Time         Pairings 

5:30 p.m.   Match-1:  Kaukauna (17-1) vs. Burlington (12-1)
5:30 p.m.   Match-2:  Hudson (12-2) vs. Cedarburg (17-1)
5:30 p.m.   Match-3:  Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln (18-0) vs. Pewaukee (16-3)
5:30 p.m.   Match-4:  Sauk Prairie (15-3) vs. Stoughton (22-1)

Division 1 Semifinals
7:30 p.m.   Match-5:  Match-1 Winner vs. Match-2 Winner
7:30 p.m.   Match-6:  Match-3 Winner vs. Match-4 Winner

Saturday, March 7

Division 2 Semifinals
10 a.m.      Match-1:  Ellsworth (17-4) vs. Wisconsin Lutheran (18-1)
10 a.m.      Match-2:  Freedom (13-2) vs. Sparta (13-6)

Division 3 Semifinals
10 a.m.      Match-1:  Spring Valley/Elmwood (14-3) vs. Random Lake (16-1) 
10 a.m.      Match-2:  Coleman (16-1) vs. Fennimore (18-2)

Finals
3 p.m.   Division 1 Championship Match
3 p.m.   Division 2 Championship Match
3 p.m.   Division 3 Championship Match

Lee, Marko, Martin Win Third Wrestling Titles

The 2015 State Individual Wrestling Championships concluded Saturday with the crowning of 42 champions in front of more than 13,000 spectators at the Kohl Center in Madison.

State Individual Wrestling Preview

The 72nd Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Championship Tournament will be held Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 26-28, at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.

Ticket prices per tournament session are $8. Tickets are available on-line on the WIAA website until two hours prior to any respective session with the printing of the ticket by the purchaser. Tickets are also available at the Kohl Center during the tournament. 

School Cancellation - One Pound Allowance

If schools are closed and practice is cancelled today due to weather/school board policy, the growth allowance language may be applied which gives a one pound allowance.   However, if schools are closed and practice IS HELD, the growth allowance language which gives a one pound allowance DOES NOT APPLY. 

Keep in mind that proper notice by the school requesting the one pound additional allowance must be made to the meet manager and each school.  Personal contact must be made and voice mail or emails are not acceptable.

High School Wrestling Rules Changes Approved for 2014-15

High school wrestling rules changes focused on changes in the definition of bad time and advancement of wrestlers in the consolation bracket.

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