Elliott to State

Elliott Statebound
Taylor Elliott of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben controls Christian Lamon of Sparta in his second-round match at 113 pounds. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)


Elliott earns 

fourth trip to State Meet

By Ted Pennekamp


Prairie du Chien’s Taylor Elliott took first place at 113 pounds at the Division 2 Sectional Wrestling Meet at Adams Friendship on Saturday to earn a trip to the State Wrestling Tournament in Madison, which runs from Feb. 27 through March 1.

Elliott, a senior, is the first wrestler in Prairie du Chien history to earn a state tournament berth in all four years.

To get to the championship match, Elliott pinned Cohl Routson (13-17), a freshman from Portage, in :57. Elliott then defeated freshman Christian Lamon (32-10) of Sparta by major decision 14-1. In the championship match, Elliott defeated senior Jason Clapper  (40-3) of Lodi 4-0. 

Clayton Beers at 120 pounds and Alex Wasechek at 220 also competed at the sectional meet for the Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben wrestling team which scored 21 team points. 

Beers, a sophomore, finished his season with a 33-6 record. Beers lost to Brandon Robinson (31-11), a junior from Evansville-Albany, 5-4 in his first match. 

Wasechek, a senior, finished his season at 19-9. Logan Degenhardt (38-9), a Sparta senior, pinned Wasechek in 3:27 in the first match. Stephen Voights (39-8), a senior from Brodhead-Juda, defeated Wasechek 14-11. 

The River Ridge-Cassville wrestling team had two wrestlers competing in the Division 3 Necedah Sectional on Saturday. 

Desmond Crapp, a 145-pound junior, finished his season at 29-17. Crapp defeated Kyle Woodward (27-10), a sophomore from New Lisbon, 9-3 in his opening match. Crapp lost by fall in 4:33 to Jared Roen (42-3), a junior from Riverdale. Crapp then pinned Jordan Decorah (15-12), a Poynette freshman, in 2:37. Crapp lost 4-1 to Nick Bennett (27-15), a senior from Weston-Ithaca. 

River Ridge-Cassville senior David Seng (22-22) lost his opening match at 113 pounds to Hunter Dischler (41-2), a sophomore from Weston-Ithaca, by fall in 1:38. Adam Becker (35-7), a Johnson Creek sophomore, then pinned Seng in 3:29.

River Ridge-Cassville scored 6 team points at the Sectional Meet.

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