Top-ranked Wausau West turns in dominant performance in quarterfinal round
The Burlington Demons got off to a slow start and never recovered Friday, winning just one match in a lopsided loss to top-ranked Wausau West in the WIAA Division 1 state team wrestling quarterfinals at the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse in Madison.
The official final score was 54-0 after the Demons’ three teams points – captured by freshman Hegaman Tiedt at 182 pounds – were wiped out when a penalty was called on the Burlington bench in the final match.
Lake Geneva Badger, co-Southern Lakes Conference champion along with Burlington and Elkhorn, also suffered a lopsided loss, bowing to Kaukauna, 45-9, in the first round.
Here are the results from the Burlington vs. Wausau West match:
Logan Schmalfeldt vs. Ben Kostroski at 145 lbs. Kostroski by 7-1 decesion. West 3, Burlington 0.
At 152 freshman Isaiah Brenner is pinned in 29 seconds by Travis Hettenga. West 9-0.
At 160, Max Schenkenberg loses to Jared Mataczynski, 7-4. West 12-0.
At 170, Kyle Crayton loses to Cody Grunenwald, 6-9. West 15-0.
At 182, Hegeman Tiedt gets a takedown with 5 seconds left to win the Demons first and only match, 3-1, over senior David Lodahl. West 15-3.
At 195, Greg Miller loses by decision to Jake Whalen, 4-2. West 18-3.
At 220, Koty Agnes loses by decision to River Judd 9-6. West 21-3.
At 285, Tyler Kirkeeng loses by decision to Ryan Fay, 7-1. West, 24-3.
At 106, Joe Joerndt loses by technical fall to Bee Lor, 27-12. West, 29-3.
At 113, Robbie Elsbury is pinned by Alex Burk, 5:26.
At 120, Ben Hornickle loses by decision to Hunter Kuehl, 3-0. West, 38-3.
At 126, in matchup of state individual champs, freshman Josh Bird loses by fall to senior Colin Baine, 3:17. Bird moved up in class to face the unbeaten Baine.
At 132: Wes Gavin is pinned by Josh Noll, 4:40.
At 138, Brody Fitzpatrick loses by major major decision to Joe Umlauf, 9-1.
West moves on to face No. 4 Bay Port in the semifinals.