Matt Buechel attempts an escape from Monroe's Hayden Arneson
Matt Buechel attempts an escape from Monroe's Hayden Arneson
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Area wrestlers won two of three matches on opening night of the WIAA Division Individual Wrestling Championships at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Chilton/Hilbert’s Abe Sell dominated from the start and pinned Mitchel Harmon of Bloomer/Colfax at 3:09 of their 132 pound first round match. That advances the Chilton junior to Friday morning’s quarterfinal against Jordan Sarver (40-4), a senior from Nekoosa/Wisconsin Rapids Assumption/Port Edwards.
Teammate PJ Ladd followed that up by pinning Viroqua’s Dalton Bernett at 3:49 in their 160 pound first round match. Ladd tangles with Anders Lantz (39-5) of Ellsworth in a Friday afternoon quarterfinal.
The unlucky one was New Holstein’s Matt Buechel. Buechel fell behind early against Hayden Arneson of Monroe and was pinned at 3:21. That ends Buechel’s season.