SVE-Coleman rematch set as Redbirds win semifinal over Riverdale
MADISON - Spring Valley/Elmwood and Coleman will meet again in the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament Division 3 finals for the second time in three years.
The No. 1 ranked SVE defeated No. 10 Riverdale 37-16 while No. 2 Coleman tied No. 3 Random Lake 28-28 which Coleman won based on criteria. Both state semifinals dual meets took place Saturday morning.
SVE led 9-7 after the first four matches (126 was the starting weight class) but then won the next six in a row in the middle and upper weights. SVE heavyweight D.J. Wheeler lost his match 4-2 to the Chieftains' Tyler Wanek but the decision meant Riverdale was unable to come back and win the dual meet.
Tyler Berg got the dual off to a great start for Spring Valley/Elmwood with a pinfall in 3:33. The Redbirds' Mike Roesler stuck his Riverdale opponent in 3:26 at 220 pounds for an important win in the dual.
SVE's Kevin Fesenmaier also had a big win for his team as he scored three nearfall points while riding the Chieftains Tyrell Anderson in the third period to break a 5-5 tie. Anderson had not recorded a varsity match before the tournament but SVE was able to handle the curveball Riverdale through into the dual.
Also winning for SVE were Logan Newton at 132, 8-2 over Nolan Garoutte; Jed Schlegel 7-0 over Michael Boyd at 170; Chris Craft 11-1 an major decision over Andrew Poskitt at 182; Ethan Hofacker 5-0 over Michael Hanson at 195, Derek Huebel 8-7 over Hunter Wardell at 113 and Cruze Hulburt 4-1 over state individual tournament runner-up Bradon Roen at 120.
SV/Elmwood improves to 17-0 overall and Coleman will enter the finals at 12-4. Random Lake concludes its season at 19-2 and Riverdale finishes at 15-5.