Tiger wresters compete in Bluejay InviteNorthwestern hosts the Tiger Quad on Friday.
The Northwestern High School wrestling team competed in the Bluejay Challenge Saturday at Merrill High School.
The Tigers, who finished in 23rd place, were led by 12th-place finishes by Jackson Carlson (160), Jay Karich (182) and Justin Little (195).
“This was a nice tournament for our young team,” NHS coach Bob Coleman said. “We had every wrestler score, and we had two freshmen place in the top 12 of this tough 24-team tournament.
“Every time these guys compete they get better, and this was a great learning experience for us. I’m very proud of them.”
Coleman also noted the performance by the junior varsity team, with Jesse Maki winning the 195-pound title; Edward Shafer, Luca Cockerham, Blake Nevin and Trevor Guenard placing eighth; and Kyle Bessler placing seventh.
Northwestern hosts the Tiger Quad on Friday.
Merrill, 511; Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 397; Crandon, 367; Sun Prairie, 316; Mosinee, 297; Tomahawk, 295; Ozaukee, 285; Southern Door, 236; Wisconsin Dells, 228; Amherst, 218; Marathon, 202; Waunakee, 188.5; Elcho, 181; Menominee Indian, 171; Fox Valley Lutheran, 166; Oconto, 163; Barron, 149; Adams-Friendship, 146; Ashland, 132; Gillett, 96.5; Almond Bancroft/Pacelli, 82; Antigo, 73; Northwestern, 52; Lakeland, 47.
Luke Jarman (113): 15th place with six points: received a bye; lost 12-2 to Andrew Lehman (Crandon); pinned by Will Micke (Elcho), 0:52; pinned by Jacob Wagner (Ozaukee), 2:41; pinned Matt Hanne (Lakeland), 2:54.
Cody Waters (126), 15th place with 2 points: def. Kenton Soufal (Antigo), 9-6; pinned by Bobby Uttecht (Wittenberg-Birnamwood), 2:34; def. by Jacob McGuire (Tomahawk), 5-1; pinned by Zach Moede (Gillett/Suring), 5:10; def. David Owens (Wittenberg-Birnamwood), 7-3.
Josiah Vik (38), 22nd place with 1 point: pinned by Logan Smith (Ozaukee); pinned by Matt Gordon (Barron), 1:14; pinned by Alex Zeitler (Gillett/Suring), 1:50; def. Marcus Spencer (Antigo), 12-7; def. by Ryan Kuehn (Tomahawk), 8-3.
Mike Maki (145), 23rd place with 2 points: pinned by Quinton Wallenfang (Tomahawk), 1:45; pinned by Eric Ball (Merrill), 1:11; def. by Adam Zichitella (Ozaukee), 4-0; pinned by Michael Letter (Southern Door), 0:57; won by forfeit.
Michael Bessler (152), 23rd place with 2 points: pinned by Colin Schubert (Southern Door), 1:47; pinned by Tim Sandman (Barron), 0:31; def. by Tony Meister (Antigo), 7-5; pinned by Jon Litersky (Ashland), 1:56; pinned Donnie Henley (Antigo), 2:12.
Jackson Carlson (160) , 12th place with 12 points: pinned by Braxton Potrykus (W-B), 1:53; pinned Jake Steenweg (Antigo), 0:35; pinned Austin Flanigan (Gillett/Suring), 0:47; pinned by Tom Mashak (Barron), 2:22; pinned by Jacob Sparby (Mosinee).
Jay Karich (182), 12th place with 12 points: received a bye; pinned by August Peplinski (W-B), 0:48; pinned Garrett Becerra (Antigo), 4:00; pinned by Josh Desotell (Amherst), 3:54; pinned by Collin Faretta (Adams-Friendship), 2:39.
Justin Little (195), 12th place with 12 points: received a bye; pinned by Justin Brown (Antigo), 1:30; pinned Jacob Leonard (Antigo), 1:37; lost 11-1 to Brett Pecore (Menominee Indian); lost 13-2 to Zach Zunker (Marathon).
Quentin Seger (220), 16th place with 3 points: received a bye; pinned by Connor Massie (Barron), 1:05; pinned by Josh McMeans (Wis. Dells), 3:33; pinned by Tyler Herning (Gillett/Suring), 0:37; pinned by Ethan Werkheiser (Southern Door), 0:41.