Chilton's Maverik Ott looks for an escape from Dalton Schams of West Salem/Bangor
Chilton's Maverik Ott looks for an escape from Dalton Schams of West Salem/Bangor
Day 1 of the 2019 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament is complete, but with a pair of tough defeats.
In a Division 2 first round match at 138 pounds, Chilton’s Maverik Ott lost 6-0 to Dalton Schams of West Salem/Bangor.

Ott said Schams was a difficult opponent:
“He was a pretty tough rider. I just couldn’t find a way to get out.”
Schams deferred his second period decision and Ott opted to go neutral.
“Really, it was my only choice. I figured that I was going to get out by going down.”
Ott finishes his season 33-11 and looks forward to returning to state next year.

Lisowe falls

Gaven Lisowe, at 152 pounds, was making a return trip to state and unfortunately, his second trip ended just as his first visit did – with an opening round loss.
Trailing 5-0, Lisowe scored a takedown of Sawyer Hamilton of Ellsworth with 20 seconds left, but before he could score near fall points, the final horn sounded and Lisowe lost 5-2.
“I knew I had the guy,” he said after the match.
“Maybe if I had another 5 or 10 seconds, I could have at least tied the match. Just ran out of time.”
Lisowe was 24-8 this season.

Friday’s schedule
Day 2 of action at state will see a pair of area wrestlers in action as they received opening round byes. Both Kiel’s Andrew Schad and Chilton’s Zach Boehnlein are guaranteed two matches at the Kohl Center.
Schad wrestles in a 120 pound quarterfinal match against Colby McHugh of Freedom. Schad is 44-5 while McHugh is 25-6. That match will happen around 11:30 am.
At about noon, Boehnlein brings a 15-1 mark into his 145 pound quarterfinal opposite Jared Lansing, 36-6, of Ellsworth.
A win puts the wrestlers into Friday night’s semifinals while a loss puts them in Friday afternoon’s consolation bracket.