County wrestlers advance to sectional round

County wrestlers advance to sectional round

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There certainly will be no shortage of a Kenosha County feel to next weekend's WIAA sectional wrestling tournaments.

A total of 44 wrestlers from eight county schools earned a trip to the next round after three regional meets Saturday.

Christian Life leads the pack with a total of 10 sectional qualifiers, as the Eagles claimed their eighth straight Division-3 regional crown at Parkview.

Eight Eagles left Parkview with regional titles. 

Finishing first were Troy Dolphin (113), Nathan Calabrese (120), Javis Pinter (126), Harley Rivera (132), Kade Pinter (138), Sam Wilson (145), Isaiah Hernandez (220) and Evan Grubbs (285).

Christian Life tallied 281 points to win the team title, followed by Parkview with 194 and Deerfield with 134. St. Joseph was fourth with 94.5 points.

In Division-1 regional action at Central, Indian Trail is sending eight to the next round, while Wilmot and Bradford are sending six, Central five and Tremper four.

Claiming individual titles from Indian Trail were Tyler Wilson (126) and Cole Nelson (138), while Bradford's Venicio Vasquez was first at 285 pounds.

Burlington won the regional team title with 290.5 points, followed by Union Grove with 183 and Indian Trail with 135.5. Wilmot was fourth with 131, Bradford fifth with 127, Central sixth with 101.5 and Tremper seventh with 91.5.

In Division-2 at Waukesha Catholic Memorial, Shoreland Lutheran advanced four, while St. Joseph, which joined Christian Life at Parkview, had one move on.

Shoreland's Mason Gill (106) and Taylor Johnson (152) each won their respective weight classes to lead the Pacers.

The Pacers were fifth in the team standings with 128 points. East Troy was first with 220.5, followed by Catholic Memorial with 191 and Pius with 142.

Individual sectional qualifiers in Division-1 next will compete next Saturday at Racine Prairie, Division-2 will travel to Lomira, and Division-3 will be at Dodgeland.

Based on its regional team title, Christian Life travels Tuesday to Random Lake to compete in the team sectional.

See Monday's Kenosha News for more coverage.

Dan Truttschel

 

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