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WIAA individual state championship matches

Area wrestlers featured in 11 matches

12:17 PM, Feb. 23, 2013  |  Comments
L-C & Oconto Falls wrestlers discuss the finals
L-C & Oconto Falls wrestlers discuss the finals: Luxemburg-Casco's Newton Smerchek and Luke Destiche and Oconto Falls' Mitch Friedman and Jake Morrissey discuss making the finals at the WIAA individual state tournament.
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Here's a look at the 11 WIAA individual state championship matches featuring area wrestlers at the Kohl Center 6 p.m.

Two of the matches feature a pair of wrestlers from our area with Oconto Falls sophomore Dewey Krueger facing Wrightstown senior Alex Maes at 132 and Oconto Falls senior Jake Morrissey taking on Luxemburg-Casco's Jordan Pardowsky for a fourth time this season at 170.

Seven of the individuals will be making their first finals appearance, while Morrissey is making his fourth and trying to win his third straight title.

Oconto Falls senior Mitch Friedman advanced to the finals for a second straight season and will be going after his first title.

Luxemburg-Casco senior Newton Smerchek is making his third consecutive finals appearance and is trying to win back-to-back titles.

Division 1

138: Alex Blaney (47-1), sr., Bay Port vs. Kyle Hinners (33-6), sr., Milton

152: Kasey Caelwaerts (45-2), so., Pulaski vs. Beau Breske (49-2), fr., Hartford Union

160: Mitchell Cole (43-3), sr., Ashwaubenon vs. Cody Nannemann (44-5), sr., Waterford

285: Garrett Heder (43-3), sr., Bay Port vs. Jessie Nelson (53-1), sr., Stoughton

Division 2

132: Dewey Krueger (41-1), so., Oconto Falls vs. Alex Maes (38-9), sr., Wrightstown

138: Mitch Friedman (43-0), sr., Oconto Falls vs. Stetson McCulley (44-2), sr., Valders

145: Colin Schubert (46-5), sr., Southern Door vs. Andrew Philibeck (18-7), sr., Freedom

170: Jake Morrissey (43-0), sr., Oconto Falls vs. Jordan Pardowsky (37-14), sr., Luxemburg-Casco

220: Luke Destiche (43-7), jr., Luxemburg-Casco vs. Reed Ambrosious (47-3), sr., Freedom

285: Newton Smerchek (46-2), sr., Luxemburg-Casco vs. Brandon Elrick (45-6), sr., Little Chute

Division 3

152: Mason Mergener (43-3), sr., Coleman vs. Josh Cormican (47-1), sr., Boyceville

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