Morning State Sports Briefs: Fourteen Wisconsin wrestlers to take part in Olympic trialsWisconsin Sports
-- Fourteen wrestlers from Wisconsin will try to make the Olympic team next weekend. They’ll compete at the U.S. wrestling trials on Saturday and Sunday at Iowa City.
Fourteen wrestlers from Wisconsin will try to make the Olympic team next weekend. They’ll compete at the U.S. wrestling trials on Saturday and Sunday at Iowa City.
Alyssa Lampe from Tomahawk – the first girl ever to place at the state boys’ high school wrestling tournament – is the only Wisconsin competitor in the women’s freestyle. Seven state grapplers will try to earn a spot on the U.S. Greco-Roman team for the London games this summer. They are Aaron and Keith Sieracki from Richland Center, Ryan McQuade and Jake Plamann from Appleton, Nikola Bogojevic from Superior, Ben Provisor from Stevens Point, and Jesse Thielke from Germantown. University of Wisconsin Badger wrestlers Andrew Howe, Trevor Brandvold, and Tyler Graff will try to earn spots on the men’s Olympic free-style team along with Max Askren and Charles Fish from Hartland and Ryan Morningstar from Madison.
Former University of Wisconsin goal-tender Brian Elliott will start for the Saint Louis Blues tonight in Game-Three of their NHL first-round playoff series against San Jose. Jaroslav Halak started the series. But he’s out, after suffering a lower-body injury in a collision with Blues’ teammate Barret Jackman in Game-Two on Saturday. Elliott relieved Halak early in the second period, and had 17 saves in a 3-0 Blues’ shutout. Their best-of-seven series is tied at a game apiece.
In the Midwest League…
Beloit 5, Clinton 2
Peoria 5, Wisconsin 3 in 11 innings
Bowling Green 22, Lake County 12
Quad Cities 11, Cedar Rapids 1
Kane County 10, Burlington 7
Lansing 5, West Michigan 4
Great Lakes 6, Fort Wayne 5
South Bend 10, Dayton 1