WAUSAU — The Cadott wrestling team earned three pinfall victories in a 46-18 dual defeat to Coleman on Saturday morning in the semifinals of the Division 3 state team wrestling tournament at Wausau West High School.
The Hornets led early in the going when Brayden Sonnentag earned a pinfall over Coleman’s John Nowak 1 minute, 25 seconds in the second match of the dual to put the Hornets ahead 6-3. But the Cougars would go on to win the next nine matches to take firm control of the contest.
Cadott would come back to earn two more pins late in the matchup, the first coming from another individual state champion for the Hornets as Gavin Tegels secured a pinfall in 1:46 over Sawyer Seefeldt at 220. Lukas Simenson ended the matchup at 106 by scoring a pin in 4:13 against Lexus Baars for the Hornets.
The Hornets were back at the team state tournament for the first time since 2007.
Coleman went on to fall by the slimmest of margins in the state championship dual to Mineral Point 33-32. Mineral Point defeated Random Lake 36-17 in the other semifinal to advance to the title match.
Chi-Hi’s Hinke ties for 21st on uneven bars at sectionals
At La Crosse, Riley Hinke tied for 21st place on the uneven bars for the Cardinals at a Division 1 sectional.
Hinke scored a 7.6 in the event to finish in a three-way tie for 21st. The junior was also 23rd in the floor exercise.
Isabella Biederman finished 20th and Emily Pomietlo was 22nd all-around to lead the Cardinals.
Stevens Point won the team championship with 136.025 points, followed by Eau Claire with 134.925.