Forty-Two Individual Wrestling Champions Crowned



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Forty-Two Individual Wrestling Champions Crowned

The 74th Annual State Individual Wrestling Tournament produced 42 champions Saturday evening at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Stratford boasts the most championships won this year with four, including a trio of three-time champions in Division 3. A.J. Schoenfuss (35-5) won his third straight championship with a 4-3 decision in the final of the 120-pound weight class. Jeremy Schoenherr (17-0) earned his third straight title and an undefeated season with a 5-1 decision in the 138 final. Kamren Bornbach (39-1) captured a three-peat at 220 with a 9-4 decision in the 220 final. Mason Kauffman returned to the award stand for the second time with an 18-7 major decision at 152.

Boyceville and Coleman produced three individual champions in Division 3, and River Valley won three titles to lead all programs in Division 2. Stoughton was the only program in Division 1 to win multiple crowns with two.

Fourteen of the 27 former champions entering the tournament added titles, including six that celebrated their third titles. In addition to Schoenfuss, Schoenherr and Bornbach, the three other wrestlers to win their third championship came in Division 2. Brock Bergelin (37-1) of Denmark won for the third straight season with a 9-0 major decision in the final at 120. Sam Stuhl (46-0) of Ellsworth capped an undefeated season at 132 to win his third gold medal with an 8-6 decision. Devin Bahr (38-0) of West Salem/Bangor also completed a perfect season with a 14-1 major decision in the title bout at 152.

The list of two-time champions in Division 1 are Brandon Klein (52-3) of Stoughton at 132, Jaden Van Maanen (49-0) of La Crosse Central at 145, Jackson Hemauer (49-1) of DeForest at 182 and Jacob Raschka (52-2) of Pewaukee at 195.

The lone two-time champion in Division 2 is Bryce Bosman (46-3) of Luxemburg-Casco at 113.  Two wrestlers claiming their second titles in Division 3 are Brock Schlough (43-1) of Boyceville at 160 and Helton Vandenbush (46-1) of Random Lake at 170.

Seven of the 16 undefeated wrestlers to start the tournament completed their perfect seasons, including two that have won their first title. In addition to the undefeated multiple champions, Eric Barnett  (45-0) of Hortonville captured the Division 1 championship at 106 with a 7-4 decision in the final, and Dustin Hatfield of River Valley finishes the season 41-0 at 126 in Division 2 following a 4-2 sudden victory.

 Division 1

106-Eric Barnett (Hortonville) 45-0 won by decision over Hunter Lewis (Stoughton) 50-4 (Dec 7-4)

113-Dalton Shea (Milton) 44-7 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Brady Koontz (Stevens Point) 36-1 (UTB 5-4)

120-Keegan O`Toole (Arrowhead) 40-4 won by decision over Tristan Jenny (Stoughton) 41-9 (Dec 7-5)

126-Benji Peak (Elkhorn Area) 45-2 won in sudden victory - 1 over Jacob Barnett (Hortonville) 43-4 (SV-1 10-8)

132-Brandon Klein (Stoughton) 53-3 won by decision over Veliko Kochiu (Oak Creek) 30-2 (Dec 6-0)

138-Drew Scharenbrock (Sun Prairie) 48-2 won by decision over Kevin Meicher (Middleton) 46-5 (Dec 4-0)

145-Jaden Van Maanen (La Crosse Central) 49-0 won by decision over Garrett Model (Stoughton) 46-6 (Dec 3-1)

152-Peyton Mocco (West Allis Nathan Hale) 46-3 won by decision over Shane Gantz (Waukesha West) 41-2 (Dec 5-4)

160-Tyler Dow (Stoughton) 52-2 won by decision over Elliott Luker (Hortonville) 41-3 (Dec 4-0)

170-Jose Acosta (Manitowoc Lincoln) 48-1 won by decision over Parker Keckeisen (Nicolet) 45-2 (Dec 4-2)

182-Jackson Hemauer (DeForest) 49-1 won by decision over Billy Pitzner (Milton) 47-5 (Dec 6-3)

195-Jacob Raschka (Pewaukee) 52-2 won by decision over Dalton Hahn (Reedsburg Area) 48-2 (Dec 8-5)

220-Aric Bohn (Mukwonago) 40-7 won by decision over Cole Godbout (Hudson) 37-5 (Dec 10-4)

285-Keaton Kluever (Kaukauna) 47-3 won by decision over Blaze Beltran (Pewaukee) 51-2 (Dec 4-3)

Division 2

106-Cody Holmes (Two Rivers) 46-3 won by major decision over Charlie Stuhl (Ellsworth) 35-5 (MD 17-8)

113-Bryce Bosman (Luxemburg-Casco) 46-3 won by decision over Joey Bianchi (Two Rivers) 40-6 (Dec 2-0)

120-Brock Bergelin (Denmark) 37-1 won by major decision over Julian Purney (Melrose-Mind./G.-E.-T.) 39-12 (MD 9-0)

126-Dustin Hatfield (River Valley) 41-0 won in sudden victory - 1 over Aidan Medora (St. John`s NW Mil. Ac./Br. Ac.) 38-4 (SV-1 4-2) 

132-Sam Stuhl (Ellsworth) 46-0 won by decision over Zach Licht (River Valley) 42-4 (Dec 8-6)

138-Scott Cook (New London) 34-2 won by decision over Ryan Hannah (Viroqua) 47-3 (Dec 4-3)

145-Bryce Ash (Oconto Falls) 40-3 won by decision over Laken Duerschmidt (Two Rivers) 31-10 (Dec 11-5)

152-Devin Bahr (West Salem/Bangor) 38-0 won by major decision over Chase Schmidt (Rice Lake) 38-3 (MD 14-1)

160-Shane Liegel (River Valley) 42-4 won by decision over Nate Trepanier (Oconto Falls) 45-2 (Dec 5-4)

170-Elijah Alt (River Valley) 44-1 won by decision over Dalton Smerchek (Luxemburg-Casco) 41-7 (Dec 3-2)

182-Jacob Sigler (Ellsworth) 44-5 won by fall over Bryce Herlache (Wrightstown) 33-4 (Fall 4:00)

195-Hunter Luepke (Spencer/Columbus Cath.) 39-2 won by decision over Lucius Rinehart (Evansville/Albany) 36-1 (Dec 8-1)

220-Dakotah Daffinson (Melrose-Mind./G.-E.-T.) 42-6 won by decision over German Fitzgerald (Wisconsin Lutheran) 42-4 (Dec 10-6)

285-Phil Rasmussen (Luxemburg-Casco) 42-8 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Cody Jacobson (Ripon) 44-3 (UTB 3-2)

Division 3

106-Koltin Grzybowski (Coleman) 41-3 won by fall over Manny Drexler (Stratford) 41-4 (Fall 1:00)

113-Caleb Gross (Coleman) 39-3 won by decision over Lucas Schevikhoven (Shoreland Lutheran) 42-2 (Dec 5-2)

120-A. J. Schoenfuss (Stratford) 35-5 won by decision over Sawyer Sarbacker (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 45-2 (Dec 4-3)

126-Trevor Wanek (Fennimore) 39-10 won by decision over Max Dascher (Cochrane-Foun. City) 35-4 (Dec 3-1)

132-Cal Hansen (Deerfield) 47-1 won by decision over Tate Murty (Cochrane-Foun. City) 35-2 (Dec 8-4)

138-Jeremy Schoenherr (Stratford) 17-0 won by decision over Sammy VanStraten (Shiocton) 40-4 (Dec 5-1)

145-Justin Tollefson (Fennimore) 45-6 won by decision over Austin Engel (Athens) 35-6 (Dec 10-4)

152-Mason Kauffman (Stratford) 32-0 won by major decision over James Pfeiffer (Cadott) 39-5 (MD 18-7)

160-Brock Schlough (Boyceville) 43-1 won by decision over Bradon Roen (Riverdale) 21-3 (Dec 5-2)

170-Helton Vandenbush (Random Lake) 46-1 won by decision over Brady Peat (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 42-7 (Dec 5-2)

182-James Palmer (Boyceville) 44-1 won by decision over Alex Peplinski (Wittenberg-Birn.) 44-5 (Dec 6-1)

195-Garrett Joles (Boyceville) 44-1 won by major decision over Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 41-5 (MD 18-6)

220-Kamren Bornbach (Stratford) 39-1 won by decision over Noah Wieczorek (Clear Lake) 41-5 (Dec 9-4)

285-Donovan Salewski (Coleman) 39-6 won by fall over Tyson Sommer (Athens) 43-5 (Fall 3:49)


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