Furseth adds another wrestling title
Furseth, a senior, followed up Saturday’s triumph in the Stech Invitational at West Allis with a championship performance Thursday in the Badger State Invitational at the Alliant Energy Center, where he was named the most outstanding wrestler for the second straight year.
After prevailing at 130 pounds in the Division 1 state tournament last season, Furseth ran his 2010-11 record to 15-0 at 140 with four wins in the Badger State. He secured the title with a 6-2 win over River Valley’s Seth Liegel (11-1), a Division 2 state semifinalist last season.
“Those were the first points he’s given up this season, and that was a questionable takedown,” Craig coach Mark Mullen said.
Furseth’s other three wins came on pins, including an eight-second fall over Iowa-Grant’s Cody Belken in the semifinals, to wrap up his MVP performance.
“Doing that for the second straight year says a lot,’’ Mullen said of Furseth’s individual recognition, “because there were a lot of outstanding wrestlers in that tournament.”
Craig finished seventh with 118 points in the
17-team tournament, which was won by Owatanna, Minn., with 239.
Craig’s Jamie Kumlien reached the 125-pound
finals before being pinned by Stoughton’s Nick Urso in 3:20. Kyle Uppmann of the Cougars took third at 130 with a 7-1 decision over Lomira’s Garrett Keller, and Craig’s Zach Mulrooney fell 1-0 in to Sparta’s Toby Mosley in the third-place match at 145.
Badger State Invitational
Owatonna (Minn.) 239, Sauk Prairie 186, Campbellsport 161, Sparta 148, Stoughton 142, Iowa Grant 137, Janesville Craig 118, River Valley 106, Lomira 95, Waterford 95, Oak Creek 85.5, Waukesha South 70, Menomonee Falls 53, Little Chute 52.5, Westosha Central 42, Madison La Follette 32, Brookfield Central 19.5.
103—Title: Bill Prochniewski (Waukesha South) tech. fall over Brenden Buryska (Owatonna, Minn.), 15-0. Third: Tim Cho (Westosha Central) dec. Tyler Scharschmidt (Lomira), 5-4.
112—Title: Ryan Costello (Campbellsport) dec. Nick Scheffert (Owatonna, Minn.), 7-6. Third: Nick Lechnir (River Valley) dec. Seth LaBodda (Oak Creek) 10-5.
119—Title: Kody Azarian (Waterford) dec. Evan Green (Owatonna, Minn.), 12-7. Third: Austyn Alt (River Valley) pinned Jake Schmidt (Oak Creek), 1:40.
125—Title: Nick Urso (Stoughton) pinned Jamie Kumlien (Janesville Craig), 3:20. Third: Austin Christenson (Waterford) dec. Ben Anderson (Owatonna, Minn.), 9-2.
130—Title: Nick Winchel (Sparta) dec. Jake Yelinek (Iowa-Grant), 4-1. Third: Kyle Upmann (Janesville Craig) dec. Garrett Keller (Lomira), 7-1.
135—Title: Mike Miller (Sauk Prairie) dec. Cody Nannemann (Waterford), 7-5. Third: Bowen Schultz (Owatonna, Minn.) dec. Chet Floyd (Campbellsport), 12-11.
140—Title: Siven Furseth (Janesville Craig) dec. Seth Liegel (River Valley), 6-2. Third: Dylan Slotty (Sauk Prairie) dec. Cody Belken (Iowa-Grant), 6-1.
145—Title: Jared Schaaf (Sauk Prairie) major dec. over Matt Olson (Stoughton), 11-2. Third: Toby Mosley (Sparta) dec. Zach Mulrooney (Janesville Craig), 1-0.
152—Title: Matt Dinse (Owatonna, Minn.) dec. Payden Salm (Campbellsport), 6-5. Third: Morgan Leis (Sparta) dec. Thomas Seiler (Sauk Prairie), 4-2.
160—Title: Logan Bollant (Iowa-Grant) dec. Jordan Zeman (Owatonna, Minn.), 7-2 (OT). Third: Jack Williford (Stoughton) dec. Zach Schuenemann (Waterford), 6-4.
171—Title: Blake Welu (Iowa-Grant) pinned Dominic Thomas (Menomonee Falls), 5:19. Third: Josh Regazzi (Oak Creek) dec. Dante Schiro (Madison La Follette), 5-3.
189—Title: James Hawley (Campbellsport) dec. Coyte Kuefner (Owatonna, Minn.), 9-4. Third: Cody Buerger (Lomira) won by injury default over Dillon Dewey (Stoughton).
215—Title: Tom Tourdot (Sparta) dec. Logan Barrett (Owatonna, Minn., 4-3 (2 OT). Third: Michael Gamboa (Sauk Prairie) pinned Justin Michael (Lomira), 2:19.
285—Title: Jesse Nelson (Stoughton) pinned Mike Heard (Oak Creek), 5:10. Third: Dante Lewis (Sauk Prairie) pinned Chris Beeler (Sparta), 1:26.