Chilton's Gaven Lisowe advanced to the quarterfinals with an 8-4 win over Joshua Heuss of Antigo
Chilton's Gaven Lisowe advanced to the quarterfinals with an 8-4 win over Joshua Heuss of Antigo

A pair of area wrestlers, one from each school, survived opening action on day one of the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Championships in the Kohl Center at Madison.
Andrew Schad, a junior from Kiel, pinned Carter Kruckeberg of Little Chute at the 4:43 mark of their 120 pound match. Schad, making his third consecutive trip to state, faces unbeaten Blaine Brenner of Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee in a late Friday morning quarterfinal.
Chilton senior Gaven Lisowe, a returnee to state, scored an 8-4 win over Antigo’s Joshua Heuss at 160 pounds. At 39-7, Lisowe has a quarterfinal match Friday against Dean Neff (44-1) of Jefferson in an early afternoon battle.
Another returnee to state, Maverik Ott saw his season come to an end as Waupaca’s Colby Bernhardt avenged an earlier season defeat to Ott in a 17-8 win at 138 pounds. Ott finishes 39-7.
First time qualifier Kaiden Mikalowsky fell 7-0 at 182 pounds to Alex Witt of Monroe. Mikalowsky was 32-10.
Kiel junior Jason Klauck lost his match at 220 pounds getting pinned by Gunner Hoffmann of the Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal co-op team at 1:38. Klauck, in his first trip to state was 22-8 this season.
Also wrestling Friday in the quarterfinals will be Kiel freshman Joah Lund (31-9) in a 132 pound quarterfinal against conference foe Bailey Thelen of Two Rivers (36-3).

Chilton’s Joey Boehnlein (41-4) takes on Kaiden Koltz (41-10) of Wrightstown at 126 pounds, while Trent Breckheimer takes to the mat early Friday afternoon in a 170 pound quarterfinal against Bradyn Saint of Prairie du Chien. Breckheimer is 35-3 and Saint is 47-6. Boehnlein lost to Koltz earlier this season, 3-1 in overtime.
Friday quarterfinal winners move onto semifinal action Friday night at 7. Quarterfinal losers wrestle right away Friday afternoon in consolation bracket action.