CG-Belgium wrestlers take sixth at Mid-States

CEDAR GROVE-BELGIUM’S Ben Anzia took sixth place at the Mid-States Classic, helping the Rockets to sixth place of 42 teams. Photo by Sam Arendt
Ozaukee Press staff

Cedar Grove-Belgium High School’s wrestling team got points from 10 wrestlers on its way to sixth place of 42 teams at the Mid-States Classic at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater last Friday and Saturday.

The Rockets scored 200 points, edging West Bend East’s 197.5 and falling just short of Appleton North’s 201.5.

Warren Township won with 285 points, followed by Wrightstown’s 271. Wyauwega-Fremont was third with 226, and Union Grove was fourth with 216.

Sawyer DeRuyter led the way for the Rockets, placing third at 170 pounds.

In the third-place match, DeRuyter (18-4) pulled out a 7-6 decision over Quincy Klister (21-5) of Wrightstown.

Earlier in the day, he pinned Jake Thiel (15-7) of Appleton North in 2 minutes, 26 seconds, and won an 8-0 major decision over Dakota Reinwald (13-10) of Horicon.

DeRuyter was pinned by Tanner Goeman (18-4) of Kewaskum before winning an 8-2 decision over Aaron Heine (18-10) of Jefferson in the consolation semifinal.

The Rockets got three fifth-places from Quinn Hoopman at 132 pounds, Josh TeStroete at 160 and Brett Feind at 220.

Feind (18-4) went 3-2 in the tournament. In the fifth-place match, he pinned Joe Klein (9-5) of Mayville in 1:48.

Feind pinned Dalton Creighton (10-10) of Lake Geneva Badger in 5:50 and won an 18-6 major decision over Klein. In the semifinal, Feind lost an 8-7 decision to Christian Goeden (16-4) of Warren Township and in the consolation semifinal lost a 3-1 decision to Cole Ebert (20-5) of Reedsville.

TeStroete (19-3) won his fifth-place match with a medical forfeit over Brandon Stelzer (21-3) of Reedsville. He went 3-2 in the tournament.

TeStroete pinned Devon Townsend (9-4) of Waukesha West in 1:43 and won a 4-1 decision over Alex Kleinhans (16-4) of Kiel. He lost a 9-4 decision to Eric Bauer (21-1) of Kewaskum and was pinned by Cooper Schlosser (17-3) of West Bend East.

Hoopman (18-5) won his fifth-place match with a 6-2 decision over Sean Rietz (13-8) of Wrightstown. He went 5-2 in the tournament.

Hoopman pinned Turner Sieren (2-7) of Oregon in 4:42, won a 6-3 decision over Ryan Kuesel (11-9) of Nicolet, won a 6-2 decision over Cole Hanson (18-8) of Delavan-Darien and pinned Matteo Deleon (18-6) of Vernon Hills. He lost a 6-3 decision to C.J. Grisar (17-3) of Waukesha West and was pinned by Jakob Williams (19-4) of Janesville Parker.

Ben Anzia (17-5) took sixth at 182 pounds, losing his fifth-place match by medical forfeit to Michael Endries (15-5) of Kiel.

Anzia went 3-3. He pinned Nathan Peterman (2-8) of Mayville in 34 seconds, won a 7-1 decision over Logan Koel (5-8) of Wrightstown and pinned Dominic Hogan (17-6) of Edgerton in 3:50. He was pinned by Justin Peake (17-2) of Johnsburg in 4:30 and lost an 8-3 decision to Keth Storm-Voltz (19-6) of Union Grove.

Markus Ramirez (18-5) at 285 pounds and Cael Erickson (20-2) at 120 each took ninth.

Ramirez won his ninth-place match by forfeit over Max Xu (21-6) of Vernon Hills. He went 3-2. He pinned Max Carpenter (7-10) of Appleton North in 2:50 and Nathan Lawrenz (8-9) of Kewaskum in 45 seconds. He lost a 3-1 decision to Lawrenz earlier in the tournament, and was pinned by Ethan Witcpalek (21-6) of Wrightstown in 4:00.

Erickson won a 13-6 decision over Dan Ciriacks (13-7) of West Bend East in the ninth-place match. He went 4-2. He pinned Josh Vogt (1-2) of Kewaskum in 1:30 and Robert Zilskie (8-9) of Lake Geneva Badger in 1:14 and later in the tournament in 47 seconds.

Erickson lost a 6-3 decision to Kaiden Koltz (21-5) of Wrightstown and was pinned by Colin Husko (21-7) of Wauconda.

Dylan Teunissen (12-11) was 12th at 145 pounds. He lost the 11th-place match in a 6-4 decision to David Cushman (15-8) of Whitewater. He went 2-5. He pinned Dominic Dransfield (8-8) of Janesville Parker in 5:40 and Gianna Scacco (15-7) of Union grove in 2:28. His losses came on a pin and decisions of 7-0 and 9-3.

The Rockets host the Rocket Invite at 9 a.m. Saturday, and host Big East Conference foe Ozaukee at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8.



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