Six of the area's 10 qualifiers at this weekend's individual state wrestling tournament will begin their quest for the podium in Madison Thursday night.
Kewaunee's Jack Severin and Luxemburg-Casco's Easton Worachek, Reece Worachek, and Lucas Joniaux will get the night off to scout their opponents after winning their respective weight classes at last weekend's Division 2 sectional tournament in Oconto Falls. At 120 pounds for Luxemburg-Casco, Hunter Joniaux will open up the weekend against Plymouth's Devin Gore with Lodi's Chandler Curtis waiting in the second round. Isaac Blohowiak will face Payton Kostka of Regis/Altoona with a chance to wrestle Tre'veon Bivens from Turner Friday morning. Travis LeGrave will face James Roche of Columbus before possibly facing North Fond du Lac/St. Mary's Springs' Marcus Orlandoni at 220 pounds. Heavyweight Kyle Kroll faces GET-MM's Trevor Daffinson before a possible date with Belmont/Platteville's Michael Douglas.
In Division 3, Southern Door's Grant Englebert gets a crack at Stratford's Jacob Heiden for the right to face Logan Schneider of Lancaster. Griffin Slezewski wrestles a little bit earlier at 126 pounds against Ashton Miess of Riverdale with a match against Kenosha Christian Life's Javis Pinter on the line.
Thursday's session begins at 7:15 p.m. with winners wrestling again Friday morning at 11:15.