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Slinger wrestling finishes in the top eight at state.

posted Mar 9, 2017, 4:38 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 4:40 AM ]

Madeline Hoitink, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted March 9th, 2017

At Slinger’s Regional wrestling tournament, 11 Slinger wrestlers advanced to the individual sectional meet.  Gavin Skinner (106), Cameron Tonsor-Heesen (120), Caleb Ziebell (126), Hudson Mountjoy (132), Jake Budnik (145), Adam Beine (152), Logan Stegemeyer (160), and Bennett Connolly (182) won regional titles.  Aaron Soneson (113), Jacob Klinger (170), and Casey Osterberg (285) finished third at the tournament.  Overall, Slinger’s team won the regional tournament, so they were able to advance to the Team Sectional against Germantown.

Slinger High School hosted their individual sectional tournament.  Eight Owls advanced to the individual state tournament in Madison: Skinner, Ziebell, Soneson, Tonsor-Heesen, Budnik, Beine, Stegemeyer, and Connolly.  Skinner and Ziebell were sectional champions.  At the state meet, Beine placed 4th and Ziebell placed 6th.  Congratulations to these individual wrestlers at their strong performances among the best wrestlers in Wisconsin!

The 2017 Singer wrestling team has completed an absolutely amazing year, ending the season in Madison this past Friday at the UW Kohl Center for the Team State Tournament.  Slinger had a quite the crowd, with two fan buses of high school students, the entire Slinger pep band, the families of our wrestlers, and many other community members. There was a large sea of red in the stands.  Although Slinger lost the first round in Team State to Holmen High School with a final score of 44-17, Slinger wrestling has been named one of the top 8 teams in the state of Wisconsin.  Slinger was able to advance to the state tournament after defeating Germantown High School 53-21 on February 14 in their Team Sectional.  The following Slinger wrestlers competed in Madison on Friday:  Gavin Skinner (106), Aaron Soneson (113), Cameron Tonsor-Heesen (120), Caleb Ziebell (126), Chris Melius (132), Hudson Mountjoy (138), Jake Budnik (145), Adam Beine (152), Adam Grudzinski (160), Logan Stegemeyer (170), Bennett Connolly (182), Caleb Kovacevich (195), Nate Balistriere (220), and Casey Osterberg (285).  There were wins from Ziebell, Mountjoy, Beine, and Connolly.

Congratulations to this year’s Slinger wrestling team: Wisconsin Little Ten conference champions and Team State qualifiers!