Eight from the area walked out of the Kohl Center
last night as a state champion.
Here's a little recap from Championship Saturday.
There is quite nothing like the emotion of walking
away as a winner on Championship Saturday.
It feels amazing.
It's what I've been working for, for years and years.
I just always seemed to fall short.
It really has not completely sunken in yet but I know
it will some time.
I don't know, I'm just so happy right now.
One of our area's most successful high school careers
came to an end when Ben Thornton won a ten-oh major
decision for his second state title.
It's pretty remarkable.
I've just had a great, memorable career wrestling
at Central High School.
I don't know if I'm more happy that I won it or more
sad that it's done now.
But I can't wait to get to Purdue to start my next
Also picking up his second state championship was
Weston/Ithaca's Hunter Dischler.
Feels a lot better now than before the match.
Kind of worried, the second one you know.
A lot of pressure.
But I just went out there and wrestled and everything
Hunter Hauser does something his father did twice
in the late 80's....win state gold.
Hauser is Holmen's first individual champion in 20
The senior celebrated by showing off his dance moves
in front of all at the Kohl Center.
There were plenty more family ties.
Westby's Chase Nottestad wins a state title after
his brother won one a few years back.
For the first time since 1991, there was an all-MVC
title matchup...as Jordan Reisinger of Tomah battled
Noah Risch of Holmen.
Reisinger's escape wins it in an ultimate tiebreaker.
And a great embrace by the two after the great match.
Not many freshman walk away with gold...or go 52-and-oh.
West Salem/Bangor's Devin Bahr does both.
It's a great honor since not many people have been
able to do it.
And I hope that I can be one of the future four-time