PdC Matmen at Regional

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Nick Rogge throws in a single wing against his Dodgeville opponent in the finals. Rogge would win by decision 10-7. (Photos by Heather Koenig)

Ethan Swiggum works over his Mount Horeb opponent in the semifinals. Swiggum would win by decision 7-0.

Sectional qualifiers for Prairie du Chien are Stephen Ronnfeldt, Reid Koenig, Nick Rogge, Blake Garcia, Traeton Saint and Ethan Swiggum.


PdC wrestlers advance six to sectionals

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Blackhawk wrestling team traveled to River Valley for the WIAA D2 Regional. This is the start of the tournament series on the road to state. The top two individuals at each weight advance to the Sectional Tournament. As a team, PdC finished second with 189 points behind Regional Champion River Valley. 

PdC advanced six individuals to next week’s Sectional Tournament. Nick Rogge (152#) and Stephen Ronnfeldt (195#) were Regional Champs while Reid Koenig (120#), Blake Garcia (126#), Traeton Saint (132#) and Ethan Swiggum (170#) finished as runner ups. 

Rogge received the number two seed to draw a first round bye. In the semifinals Rogge decked Schloesser (Mt. Horeb) for a fall in 3:49. In the finals, Rogge would battle back from a 7-1 deficit against number one seeded Phelan (Dodgeville) for a 10-7 decision and a first place medal. Ronnfeldt had the number one seed and received a first round bye. In the semifinals Ronnfeldt pinned Rynes (Richland Center) in 2:43. In the finals Ronnfeldt would major decision Mahoney (River Valley) by a score of 11-2.

Individual Results:

106#: Sawyer Brown 5th

113#: Chase Watson 3rd

120#: Reid Koenig 2nd

126#: Blake Garcia 2nd

132#: Traeton Saint 2nd

138#: Keenan Holley 5th

145#: Tyler Smock 4th

152#: Nick Rogge 1st

160#: Magnus Goltermann 6th

170#: Ethan Swiggum 2nd

182#: Open

195#: Stephen Ronnfeldt 1st

220#: Colten Wall 3rd

285#: Luke Wright 5th

Sectionals will be held at Richland Center on Saturday, Feb. 18. Start time is 10 a.m. Sectionals are the top two individuals from each of the state’s four regionals. The top three place winners advance to the State Tournament.

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