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Tough competition continues for Ellsworth grapplers (PCH Wrestling Honor Roll No. 2)

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Fresh off of winning the Bi-State Classic, the Ellsworth High School wrestling team isn't resting on its accomplishments, or resting period.


This weekend the Panthers are in Kaukauna to take part in the annual Cheesehead Invitational, which brings in some of the top high schools teams from around the country to wrestle against some of Wisconsin's best teams like Ellsworth and strong teams and programs from around the Midwest like Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln or St. Rita's of Chicago and Omaha North.

Four teams in the 26-squad meet: Montini, Ill. Catholic, Marimon Academy of Illinois, Waverly-Shell Rock of Iowa and Southeast Polk County, also of Iowa. are all ranked among the top 40 teams in the U.S.A. Top-ranked Wisconsin teams like Kaukauna, Two Rivers and Ellsworth will compete in the tournament as well.

The tournament begins Friday and runs through Saturday.

Pierce County Herald Wrestling Honor Roll (records .500 or better)

106 - Andrew Webb, SVE, 14-4; Sawyer Strom, Ellsworth, 12-4;  Sam Hoopingarner, Prescott, 9-6

113 - Derek Huebel, SVE, 14-3, John Albarado, Ellsworth, 5-1; Andrew Swanson, Ellsworth, 4-1; Gabe Mancino, Ellsworth, 9-8

120 - Cruze Hulburt, Spring Valley/Elmwood, 17-0;  Anders Lantz, Ellsworth, 15-5

126 - Jens Lantz, Ellsworth, 13-0; Tyler Berg, SVE, 14-3; Paul Hansen, Prescott, 11-3;

132 – Alex Stuhl, Prescott, 12-1, Logan Newton, SVE, 13-5; Riley Melstrom, 8-4

138 – Brad Cain, Ellsworth, 13-5

145 – Tristan Mueller, Ellsworth, 15-4; Zach Newton, SVE, 14-4; Nick Opdahl, Prescott, 6-4

152 – Troy Urman, Prescott, 10-1, Jed Schlegel, SVE, 14-2; Josh Hines, Ellsworth, 12-5

160 – Gabe Frandsen, Ellsworth, 18-0; Trent Miller, SVE, 11-6

170 – Logan Kemmerer, Ellsworth, 13-1; Kevin Fesenmaier, SVE, 14-4;

182 – Tyler Miller, Prescott, 8-5; Brady Zimmer, Ellsworth, 8-6; Chris Craft, SVE, 8-7

195 – Ethan Hofacker, SVE, 15-2; Brock Steldt, Ellsworth, 12-5; Devrin Myers, Ellsworth 5-4

220 – Ken Stowe, Ellsworth, 9-3, Mike Roesler, SVE, 8-8

HWT – D.J. Wheeler, SVE, 14-5

Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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