Wrestling at State Tournament

Chase Melton, at 170 lbs., (at left) will wrestle in the WIAA State Tournament championship round on Saturday, while at 182 lbs., Sam Melton is in the consolation bracket.

MADISON– At the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament in Madison, Spooner-Webster Rail 170-pound wrestler Chase Melton will wrestle for the State Championship on Saturday. Spooner has never had a WIAA State Champion wrestler.

In the WIAA Division 2 Quarterfinals on Friday, Melton decisioned Austin Shrei of Berlin 2-0. Advancing to the Division 2 Semifinals, Melton then pinned Quincy Klister of Wrightstown in 3:49 to advance to the championship round.

At 182 lbs., Spooner-Webster’s Sam Melton lost his Quarterfinals match 9-6 to Bryce Schumacher of Little Chute. In the Consolation Semifinals, however, Sam Melton came back to pin Josh Rieck of Amherst in 3:31 to move on to the Consolation Semifinals on Saturday. Here is the schedule.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23 - Six Mats

Div. 1, 2 & 3 Consolation Semifinals - 10:00 a.m.  (Doors open 9:00 a.m.)

 

Weigh Ins: 8:30 a.m.

(Div. 1 on mats 1 & 2; Div. 2 on mats 3 & 4; Div. 3 on mats 5 & 6)

Div. 1, 2 & 3 Fifth Place*

(Div. 1 on mats 1 & 2; Div. 2 on mats 3 & 4; Div. 3 on mats 5 & 6)

Div. 1, 2 & 3 Third Place*

(Div. 1 on mats 1 & 2; Div. 2 on mats 3 & 4; Div. 3 on mats 5 & 6)

 * Fifth-place and third-place matches will run concurrently by weight class following all consolation matches.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23 - Three Mats

March of Champions - 5:30 p.m. (Doors open 4 p.m.)

Div. 1, 2, & 3 Championships

(Div. 1 on mat 1; Div. 2 on mat 2; Div. 3 on mat 3)

 

 

2019 WIAA State Wrestling

Tournament Results, Friday, Feb. 22

 

Division 2

Quarterfinals

170 pounds

Chase Melton (Spooner/Webster) dec. Austin Shrei (Berlin) 2-0

Quincy Klister (Wrightstown) dec. Sawyer Helmbrecht (Lodi) 6-1

Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) dec. William Waldofski (Barron) TB-1 3-2

 

182 pounds

Bryce Schumacher (Little Chute) dec. Sam Melton (Spooner/Webster) 9-6

Brian Flanagan (Catholic Memorial) dec. Josh Rieck (Amherst) 6-5

Brady Eick (Seymour) dec. Bret Kostka (Osseo-Fair./Aug./Fall Cr.) 4-2

 

Division 2 Consolation Semifinals

182 pounds

Sam Melton (Spooner/Webster) pin Josh Rieck (Amherst) 3:31

 

Division 2 Semifinals

170 pounds

Chase Melton (Spooner/Webster) pin Quincy Klister (Wrightstown) 3:49

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