By Tim Ash
With the second day of wrestling completed at the 2017 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament in Madison at the Kohl Center, the stage has been set for Saturday night’s championship matches. Southern Door senior Tory Jandrin (41-4) will be wrestling in the 195 pound match against Garrett Joles (45-1) from Boyceville in Division 3.
Things didn’t come easy for Tory as earlier in his first match of the day he needed a take down with :12 left to tie the match and send it into overtime. In that overtime period Tory got another take down to win the match 6-4 against Alex Lemanski (40-4) from Edgar. In his semifinal match against Aiden Hoffman (36-9) from Stratford it wasn’t any easier as that was a nail biter that Tory made a take down with:05 left in overtime to win 3-1.
At 132 pounds in Division 3, River Pawelski (41-4) from Southern Door had to take on number 1 ranked wrestler Cal Hansen (44-1) from Deerfield and lost 11-5. In Rivers second match of the day he lost to Jake Drexler (41-3) from Stratford on a fall in 2:31 ending his season with a 41-8 record.
Wrestling for Southern Door in Division 3 at 160 pounds Michael Bertrand (42-3) first had a match with Dalton Hartung (34-9) from Durand and scored a fall 3:15 to move into the semis. In that semifinals match Michael wrestled Brandon Roen (20-2) from Riverdale and just could not hold on for the win losing 3-1 in overtime. Michael will be wrestling Saturday morning with a chance to wrestle back to a 3rd place finish.
Wrestling for Kewaunee in Division 3 at 126 pounds Cam Hanrahan (42-4) took on Andrew Gunderson (30-6) from Cadott, losing a close back & forth match 7-4. In Cam’s second match of the day was against Derek Marten (36-4) from Stratford and just could not get anything going his way losing a close match 6-0 and ending his season with a record of 42-4.
For Kewaunee at 138 pounds Jesse Steinhorst (38-8) had to wrestle Sammy VanStraten (38-3) from Shiocton, losing a very close match 6-4 in overtime. In Jesse’s second match of the day he wrestled Nathan Roach (35-2) from Ladysmith, were he got a takedown & back points with :15 left to win 6-2. Jesse will be wrestling Saturday morning with a chance to wrestle back for a 3rd place finish.