Kewaunee and Southern Door each fared extremely well in the Kewaunee Wrestling Invitational on Saturday. The Eagles finished 17.5 points in front of the Storm as the two Packerland Conference representatives in the 11 team tournament.
Two Rivers was the top team finishing way ahead of the pack with 302 total team points. Seymour and Kiel also finished in front of Southern Door and Kewaunee. Bay Port, Brillion, Gillett/Suring, West De Pere, Cedar Grove/Belgium, and Roncalli wrapped up the field.
Southern Door's Jacob Englebert at 138 pounds and 160 pounder Nolan Wagner did not lose a single match. Kewaunee had 220 pounder Adam Kuehl finish undefeated.
Southern Door Coach Jerry Englebert provivded a more indepth review of wrestling Saturday:
120 Triston Scoville was 2-3 on the day but placed fourth. Triston wrestled tough against Ty Pelot of Two Rivers and David Leisgang of Seymour both state qualifiers from last season. He then lost to Henry Prange of Bayport in a tough placement match. Leading 4-3 late in the 3rd period Triston gave up a reversal and 2 point nearfall. Triston is making steady improvement his lack of experience still shows in some tough matches.
126 Hunter Pawelski was 5-0 on the day finishing first. Hunter had 4 pins on the day and won in the finals 6-2.
138 Jacob Englebert was 5-0 on the day and finished first. Jacob had 3 pins a major decision and a tech fall.
145 Michael Letter was 2-3 on the day and finished 7th. Michael was able to get some good mat time and is making steady improvement.
152 Colin Schubert was 5-0 on the day and finished first. Colin had 3 pins, a major decision and won a tough 3-1 finals match against Jay Wallace of Kiel who was 12-1 coming into the tournament. Colin looked solid in every match and was voted most valuable wrestler of the day by the coaches.
160 Nolan Wagner was 5-0 on the day and finished first. In Nolan's bracket were Brad Dimmick of Two Rivers and Matthew Dessart of Seymour both he beat by 1 point last week at Bayport. This time Nolan beat Dimmick 4-3 and pinned Dessart in 1:06.
195 Sam Mueller was 0-3 before injury defaulting for the day.
220 Ethan Werkheiser was 2-3 and placed fourth. For a first time wrestler at an upper wieght Ethan did well in a tough bracket and is getting better with each match.
285 Mitchell Overbeck was 3-2 on the day and finished in 3rd place. Mitchell was in one of the toughest brackets of the tournament. Mitchell beat Matt Halverson of Kiel who is currently ranked in the state and is a returning state qualifier. He then lost a tough match to Scott Skornicka of Two Rivers 10-7 before losing to Silas Petrie of Billion who is undefeated on the season. Mitchell made some mistakes in each match he lost due to inexperience but was in every match.
Hunter Pawelski, Jacob Englebert, Colin Schubert and Nolan Wagner all improved to 13-1 for the season. As a team we pulled out some upsets and won some good matches but unfortunately we lost a couple we should have won as well. Overall a good tournament for us and matches we can build from. After Christmas we will be at Oshkosh on the Water which will force us to step it up another notch and correct the mistakes we have been making if we want to do well.