Wrestling: Germantown’s Riddle fourth at state
By Thomas J. McKillen
Germantown’s Isaac Riddle placed fourth in the Division I 132 weight class at the WIAA individual wrestling tournament at the UW-Madison Kohl Center Feb. 22-24.
Riddle lost his opening match to Daniel Stilling of Mukwonago, 8-0 on Feb. 22 but then began to advance in the consolation bracket after Lucas Benn of Mukwonago was unable to wrestle due to an injury in a previous match. Riddle then scored a 5-3 victory of Zach Weller of Burlington and followed that with a 5-3 sudden victory over Nate Ellis of Janesville Craig. He lost the third place match to Stilling, 11-0.
Germantown teammate Chase Celicowski lost both of his matches in the 126 weight class, falling to eventual champion Mason McMillen of Reedsburg 13-3 and then losting Grant Truesdale of Elkhorn, 12-4.
Menomonee Falls wrestlers Casey Reigstad, Alec Lind, Tyler Gill, Jon Thomas and Logan Fallon also were at the meet Reigstad lost to eventual 10-6 champion Hayden Halter of Burlington while Lind lost to eventual 120 champion Hunter Lewis of Stoughton. Both Falls wrestler then lost their next matches.
Gill upset Brandon Mickisch of Kaukauna in his opening match at 132, getting a pin on a wrestler was ranked third in last WI Wrestling poll before the posteason. Gill then was pinned in the quarterfinal by Thomas Severson of DC Everest. Gill scored an 8-3 decision over Jake Skattebo of South Milwaukee in the consolation bracket before finishing the tournament by being pinned by Reese Thompson of Oshkosh West.
Thomas lost his opening match to Ben Statz of Waunakee, 12-3. Fallon won his opening match against Austin Ertl 4-1 on a tiebreaker. He then was pinned in the quarterfinal by Tre Williams of Racine Park. Fallon finished the tournament by being pinned by Aodan Marshall of Stoughton.