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Two Raiders Advance to Sectionals

 

February 20, 2020

Photos courtesy of Brett Chenoweth

Chenoweth and Quaglia Advance to Sectionals Top Row: Robert Chenoweth wins the 152-pound championship. Bottom Row: Joe Quaglia takes second at 132 pounds.

On Saturday, February 15th, the Sugar River wrestling team started the road to the state tournament as they travelled to Prairie du Chien for the WIAA Division 2 Regionals. In order to advance, wrestlers must place in the top two of their weight class. Senior Robert Chenoweth placed first at 152 pounds and junior Joe Quaglia placed second at 132 pounds. Both will be wrestling on Saturday, February 22nd, in the WIAA Division 2 Sectional at Evansville for a chance to compete in the state championship tournament later this month.

Other top five place winners include Matthew Loshaw (5th at 120), Alonso Vega (4th at 126) Avery Lettman (4th at 138) and Hunter Olson (5th at 195).

"The team was placed in a very tough regional, but competed at a high level. Everyone wrestled with a lot of heart and determination today. There is a bright future for many of the wrestlers who did not make it onto Sectionals this year," said Coach Pete Swenson. "I know with continued work and competition many wrestlers will be taking those steps to run deep into the tournament series. Both Joe and Robbie have continued to lead the Raiders. Each one have used their experience and determination throughout the season. At this time of the year there are no easy matches and each new match is the most important. Come Saturday, both will have to wrestle to the best of their ability. I know both are capable of making it to State, but nothing is guaranteed. It will be a fun and exciting atmosphere!"

Meet Results

Matthew Loshaw (10-9) placed 5th and scored 9 team points wrestling at 120 lbs. In round one, Loshaw lost by tech fall to Darlington/Black Hawk's Cashton Hauser. Loshaw had a bye in round two, and in the 5th place match won by fall over Monroe's Kyle Haldiman.

Wrestling at 126 lbs, Alonso Vega (8-10) placed 4th and scored 10 team points. In round one, Vega won by major decision over Cuba City/Benton/Southwest's Lucas Blackbourn and in round two Vega lost by fall to Prairie du Chien's Luke Kramer. In the 3rd place match, Vega lost by fall to Belmont/Platteville's John Burbach.

Joe Quaglia (34-6) placed 2nd and scored 22 team points wrestling at 132 lbs. In round one, Quaglia received a bye and in round two he won by fall over Blain Gregory of Cuba City/Benton/Southwest. Quaglia lost by major decision in the 1st place match to Matt Rogge of Prairie du Chien. In the 2nd placed match, Quaglia won by fall over Darlington/Black Hawk's Richard Cruz.

Wrestling at 138 lbs, Avery Lettman (15-16) placed 4th and scored 11 team points. In round one, Lettman won by fall over Dodgeville's Austin Phelan and in round two he lost by fall to Belmont/Platteville's Tanner Paulson. In the 3rd place match, Lettman lost by fall to Cuba City/Benton/Southwest's Jackson Soja.

Robert Chenoweth (31-10) placed 1st and scored 25 team points wrestling at 152 lbs. In round one, Chenoweth received a bye and in round two he won by fall over Cuba City/Benton/Southwest's Cooper Johnston. In the 1st place match, Chenoweth won by major decision over Darlington/Black Hawk's Owen Huschitt.

Wrestling at 170 lbs was Patrick Samon (4-18). In round one, Samon lost by fall to Cuba City/Benton/Southwest's Brad Goffinet and in round two Samon lost by fall to Monroe's Jaden Clark.

Wrestling at 195 was Hunter Olson (5-13), who placed 5th and scored 9 team points. In round one, Olson lost by fall to Cuba City/Benton/Southwest's Gerardo Garcia and received a bye in round two. In the 5th place match, Olson won by fall over Dodgeville's Jacob Hlavac.

 
 

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