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High school wrestling is back and there was tons of great wrestling that happened in the state of Wisconsin yesterday. I was at the Gunslinger and got to witness the match of the weekend Bareden Scoles vs. Charlie Millard… more on that later. Gunslinger continues to be one of the premier early season tournaments and hats off to Slinger for hosting a great event.

The teams brought the energy! That gym was loud and the fans were cheering and the wrestlers were supporting their teammates. I don’t know about you guys but I love when the wrestlers are matside cheering on their teammates in the later rounds of a tournament when team points are on the line. It makes for a fun environment for all involved. Arrowhead came away with the team title with Neenah finishing 2nd. 

Top 5 teams:

Arrowhead: 415.5 

Neenah: 391.5 

Muskego: 314.5 

Burlington: 302.5 

Kewaskum: 293 

In the match of the weekend we saw 2 top 10 ranked wrestlers in the country battle it out. #5 Braeden Scoles of Kewaskum vs. #8 at 152 Charlie Millard of Homestead. This match was a thing of beauty, the shots and the scrambles were executed with perfection but Scoles was just one step ahead of Millard in each one of the scrambles. Scoles may be a magician because he was able to defend Millards shots and score everytime. 

We have the archived match on rokfin:

At 126 pounds Kellen Wolbert of Oconomowoc and Jacob Herm of Neenah both dominated their way to the finals. Herm pushed the pace early but Wolbert was able to get a takedown and a 2 point tilt to put him up 4-0 going into the 2nd. After that Wolbert was able to control the rest of the match resulting in a 8-3 win for Wolbert. 

You can watch the match here:

Neillsville/Greenw.Loyal had a champ at heavyweight. State runner up Gunnar Hoffman pinned his way to a title. After his performance yesterday he seems to be the favorite to win heavyweight this year in D2. Not only was he pinning dudes he was doubling them across the mat! One thing to note is state runner up Luke Dux was out due to injury and he will be back in a few weeks. 

Overall it was a great day of wrestling and I can’t wait for more. As always make sure to reach out and let us know what events you want to see live! 

Complete finals results:

106: Evan Gill (Burlington) 39-15, So. over Ibes Hamdan (Oconomowoc) 25-25, So. (Dec 9-3)

113: Mycah Beckett (De Pere) 48-3, So. over Cael Zelinski (Muskego) 30-6, So. (Dec 5-4)

120: Declan Koch (Neenah) 5-0, Fr. over Shemi Siegel (Homestead) 8-11, Jr. (Fall 2:49)

126: Kellen Wolbert (Oconomowoc) 4-0, Fr. over Jacob Herm (Neenah) 50-4, So. (Dec 8-3)

132: Jayden Sheppard (Neenah) 23-9, Sr. over Collin McDowell (Arrowhead) 48-8, So. (Dec 5-4)

138: Connor Crumer (Arrowhead) 38-13, Jr. over Liam Pionkowski (West Bend East) 36-13, Jr. (Dec 10-6)

145: Wyatt Duchateau (Arrowhead) 53-0, Jr. over Cole Reid (Muskego) 41-11, So. (Fall 0:30)

152: Nate Druckrey (Arrowhead) 42-13, Sr. over Nick Novak (Neenah) 40-18, Sr. (Dec 10-4)

160: Braeden Scoles (Kewaskum) 59-0, Sr. over Charlie Millard (Homestead) 54-2, Jr. (Dec 9-3)

170: Benjamin Otto (Brookfield Central) 44-4, Sr. over John Moyer (Homestead) 18-17, Sr. (Fall 2:33)

182: Noah Mulvaney (Arrowhead) 51-2, Sr. over Kasey Gish (West Bend East) 47-11, Sr. (TF-1.5 4:45 (15-0))

195: Dylan Polczynski (Arrowhead) 32-19, Sr. over Brennan Kincade (De Pere) 26-11, Sr. (Dec 10-4)

220: Eric Schaufelberger (Neenah) 7-0, Sr. over Dylan Soyk (Kewaskum) 42-13, Jr. (Fall 1:52)

285: Gunner Hoffmann (Neilsville) 44-2, Sr. over Dominic Schnier (Muskego) 41-13, Jr. (Fall 2:30)