1998-99 Results



Dec. 3 WAUSAU WEST 7:30 PM A veteran Wausau West team came to town tonight expecting to give the Red Reaiders all they could handle. It didn't happen. Rapids defeated the Warriors of Wausau West 48-13. At 103 Travis Tritz beat Adam Vesley 14-5, 112 Paul Coates beat Matt Hohensee on a Fall in 4:47, 119 Gary Akkerman pinned Chris Esslinger in 1:33. At 125 West got it's first victory when Phil Bronsteatter scored a fall over Steve Rosecrans in 1:43. Rapids then won another match as Nathan Coates got the tech. over Mike Hebbe 21-4. At 135 West's Mike Bronsteatter defeated Mitch Ziolkowski 17-6. At 140 Josh Plawman got the technical fall over West's Gabe Chinnook 23-7. At 145 freshman Logan Chambers beat senior Pat Pike 15-2. Don Hopp then lost a tough match to West's Josh Calmes 4-1. At 160 Dustin Chambers beat Dave Luckey 9-2. At 171 Rapids' John Dorshorst beat Mike Miskowiak with a fall in 3:31. Luke Kolo then beat West's Brad Motl with a fall in 1:10, and at HW Nathan Whitrock won a 5-3 OT match against West's Justin Lutze.

Dec. 6 At OCONOMOWOC 6 TEAM TOURNEY 9:00 AM Rapids participated in the Cooney 8 - Team Tourney today. As in the past, the Red Raiders dominated their opponants. In the first round they faced a young Shorewood team and picked up nine pins and 3 forfeits on their way to a 72-4 victory. In the second round Rapids wrestled Janesville Craig. The Raiders again got nine pins, but this time they also added two technical falls one major decision and one regular decision for a 71-0 victory. In the third round Rapids faced Heartland Arrowhead. This time the Raiders received two forfeits, got five pins and ended up defeating Arrowhead 56-7. In the finals, Rapids met up with the home team from Oconomowoc. Rapids got seven pins this time and cruised past Oconomowoc 57-9. On the day, 8 Red Raiders went undefeated. They are; 103 Travis Tritz, 119 Paul Coates, 130 Nathan Coates, 135 Mitch Ziolkowski, 145 Logan Chambers, 160 Dustin Chambers, 171 John Dorshorst and 189 Luke Kolo.

Dec.10 At ANTIGO 7:30 PM The Red Raiders improved to 6-0 on the season by defeating the Red Robins of Antigo 56-9. Travis Tritz got the ball rolling by pinning Antigo's Nat Nelson in 1:57. At 112 Bobby Stimac (A) Pinned Kody Ashbeck (WR). 119 pound Paul Coates (WR) pinned Kevin Bessert (A) in 3:04. At 125 Gary Akkerman (WR) beat Justin Breittenham (A) 9-7. 130 Jeremy Armagost (WR) pinned Saun Hayes (A) in :19. At 135 Nathan Coates (WR) tech. fall over Mike Bauchnecht (A) 5:02. At 140 Josh Plawman (WR) got the major decision over Matt Below (A) 17-7. At 145 Logan Chambers (WR) pinned Lucas Behm in 4:33. 152 Don Hopp (WR) beat Jason Muraski (A) 10-5. At 160 Dustin Chambers (WR) tech. fall over Jason Hohensee (A)e 2:49. At 171 Yan White (A) dec. John Dorshorst (WR) 8-2. At 189 Luke Kolo (WR) pinned Mike Wasmundt (A) 1:37. Heavy weight Nathan Whitrock (WR) pinned Joe Pregler (A) in 2:44.

Dec.17 RHINELANDER 7:30 PM The Red Raiders beat the Hodags of Rhinelander 63-9. At 103 Travis Tritz WR received a forfeit. At 112 Cody Ashbeck WR pinned Drew Pritzel in 1:24. At 119 Paul Coates WR received a forfeit. At 125 Ben Lappen RH beat Gary Akkerman 16-13. At 130 WR Jeremy Armagost received a forfeit. At 135 Nathan Coates WR won on a technical fall over Corey Krbitlow. At 140 Josh Plawman WR pinned Brian Shimkus in 4:43. At 145 Logan Chambers WR received a forfeit. In the match of the night, 152# Don Hopp WR defeated Clint Berry by the score of 15-4. At 160 Dustin Chambers WR pinned Bill Gleason in 5:19. At 171 John Dorshorst WR received a forfeit. At 189 Luke Kolo WR pinned Jo Mancl in 1:18. At heavy weight, Mike Makris RH pinned Nathan Whitrock in :53. This Saturday is the Rapids 6 Team Tournament. Laona/Wabeno, River Falls, Manitowoc, Oshkosh West and Sheboygan Falls will join the Red Raiders for a round robin style team tournament.

Dec.19 RAPIDS 6 TEAM TOURNEY 10:00 AM Rapids completely dominated the competition at there own invitational today. In the first round they beat Sheboygan Falls 71-3. Also in the first round Laona-Wabeno beat Manitowoc 48-27 and River Falls beat Oshkosh West 47-9. In the second round the Red Raiders ripped Manitowoc 76-0. Also winning in the second round were Sheboygan Falls over Oshkosh West 46-20 and River Falls over Laona-Wabeno 55-12. In the third round Rapids beat Laona-Wabeno 74-0, River Falls beat Sheboygan Falls 55-18 and Oshkosh West beat Manitowoc 45-24. In round four Rapids beat Oshkosh West 61-6, Laona-Wabeno beat Sheboygan Falls 34-28 and River Falls was again victorious with a 72-3 win over Manitowoc. Round five brought the two undefeated teams together for a championship dual. When the smoke cleared the Red Raiders of Wisconsin Rapids Were the victors. They beat River Falls 49-12. Also in the fifth round, Sheboygan Falls dumped Manitowoc 54-21 and Oshkosh West beat Laona-Wabeno 36-30. On the day the Red Raiders recorded 60 wins and only lost 5 times. They pinned 33 of their opponents and only got pinned twice. Going undefeated on the day were; Travis Tritz, Paul Coates, Jeremy Armagost, Nathan Coates, Josh Plawman, Don Hopp, Dustin Chambers, John Dorshorst and Nathan Whitrock. Next up for the Red Raiders is my favorite tournament, The Bi-State Classic. I've heard that there will be 50 teams competing this year including nationally ranked Owatonna MN. The winner should be the best team in the midwest.

Dec. 29 & 30 BI-STATE CLASSIC LaCrosse 10:00AM Day one is over. In first place is Wisconsin Rapids with 212 pts. Second place is Ellsworth with 189.5 pts. And in third place is nationally ranked Owatonna, MN with 148 pts. Rapids wrestlers making it to the semi-finals tomorrow morning include: 125 Jeremy Armagost, 130 Nathan Coates, 140 Josh Plawman, 152 Don Hopp, 160 Dustin Chambers, and 189 Luke Kolo. All the rest of the Rapids wrestlers will medal as well. More to come tomorrow.

Day two saw the Raiders finish one of the most dominating performances in Bi-State Classic history. Rapids dismantled the 45 team field by scoring a whopping 359 points and easily outscoring Ellsworth WI 305.5 and nationally ranked Owatonna MN 269. Owatonna is the defending MN state champion as well as last years Bi-State champion.. At 103 Travis Tritz place 4th. 112 Paul Coates placed 5th. 119 Gary Akkerman placed 11th. 125 Jeremy Armagost placed 3rd. 130 Nathan Coates took home the championship in probably the toughest class. At 135 Martin Thunder placed 9th. 140 Josh Plawman placed 2nd. 145 Logan Chambers placed 7th. 152 Don Hopp placed 5th. 160 Dustin Chambers placed 4th. 171 John Dorshorst placed 9th. 189 Luke Kolo placed 4th. At Heavy weight Nathan Whitrock placed 4th.

Jan. 7 At STEVENS POINT 7:30 PM The Stevens Point Panthers were fresh off their championship performance at the 33 team Northern Badger Tournament in River Falls. The Rapids Red Raiders went to their home tonight and really took it to them by beating them 46-6. Travis Tritz WR got things going with a fall in 1:45 over Nathan Kurszewski SP. At 112 Paul Coates WR defeated Kevin Duda SP 9-2. At 119 Gary Akkerman WR pinned Tyler Salvinski SP in 4:24. At 125 Jeremy Armagost WR beat Justin Harer SP 6-1. At 130 Nathan Coates WR beat Jeremy Seavers SP 3-1. 135 Josh Plawman WR beat Ty Pope SP 19-5. At 145 Mike Horst SP edged Ryan Livernash WR 5-4. At 152 Don Hopp WR defeated Adam Roth SP 11-8. At 160 Dustin Chambers WR pinned Dax Burroughs SP in :50. At 171 Nate Roth SP beat John Dorshorst WR 5-1. At 189 Luke Kolo WR pinned Ryan Kolodziej SP in 1:56 and at heavy weight Nathan Whitrock got a last second escape to beat Robb Kolodziej SP 3-2

Jan. 14 WAUSAU EAST 7:30 PM The Red Raiders continued their winning ways by trouncing Wausau East 67-3. At 103 Travis Tritz WR received a forfeit. At 112 Paul Coates WR pinned Mat Paulson in 3:07. At 119 Sam Thao WE defeated Gary Akkerman WR 14-7. At 125 Jeremy Armagost WR pinned Brian Brendenmuehl in 1:03. At 130 Nathan Coates WR kept his unblemished record intact with 10-3 win over Lah Thao. At 135 Martin Thunder WR received a forfeit. At 140 Josh Plawman WR pinned Ben Bliese in 1:41. At 145 Logan Chambers WR pinned Marcus Trusky in 2:58. At 152 Shawn Mitchell WR beat Brent Butler 9-0. At 160 Dustin Chambers WR pinned Kevin Bongers in :28. At 171 John Dorshorst WR received a forfeit. At 189 Luke Kolo WR pinned Jonah Krause in 1:01 and at heavy weight Nathan Whitrock pinned Adam Danielski in 4:48. This Saturday Glenbard, IL will be coming up to Rapids for a dual. Glenbard is one of Illinois best HS wrestling teams and has a perfect 14-0 record. This should be a dandy.

Jan. 16 GLENBARD NORTH, IL 12:00 PM Glenbard North, IL came up here with a perfect 14-0 record and left with a 14-1 record. Rapids faced their toughest team so far this year, but still won 36-22. At 103 Travis Tritz WR was pinned by Pat Harris GB in 1:05. At 112 Paul Coates WR evened the score by pinning Rainal Frias GB in 5:54. At 119 Gary Akkerman WR lost a 12-4 decision to Jason Jones GB. At 125 Jeremy Armagost put Rapids on top for good with a fall over Chad Isacson GB in 1:32. At 130 Nathan Coates WR got a tech. fall over John Baldivia. At 135 Martin Thunder WR was defeated by Nick Cirrincione GB 7-3. At 140 Josh Plawman WR beat Andy Neventeufel on a 15-5 decision. At 145 Shawn Mitchell WR was pinned by Alex LaPointe in 3:40. At 152 Don Hopp WR earned a very critical 1-0 win over Will Austin. At 160 Dustin Chambers WR pinned Chris Mlynarczyk in 3:39. At 171 John Dorshorst WR lost 5-1 to Neal Vogel. At 189 Luke Kolo WR got a little pay back from last year by beating Nick Esposito 6-4. At heavy weight Nathan Whitrock defeated Raphael Sampson 7-3.

Jan. 19 At MERRILL 7:30 PM The Red Raiders went up to Merrill tonight and came away with a 56-10 victory. At 103 Travis Tritz got things going with a convincing 13-3 win over Tony McConnell. At 112 Paul Coates WR pinned Chris Mains in 3:46. At 119 Gary Akkerman WR received a forfeit. At 125 Jeremy Armagost WR pinned Jeremy Ryan in 1:11. At 130 Nathan Coates WR pinned Tom Cimino in 1:11. At 135 Merrill got on the board when Ryan Schmelling defeated Mitch Ziolkowski WR 9-0. At 140 Josh Plawman WR received a forfeit. At 145 Logan Chambers WR lost a hard fought decision to Merrill's Luke Porath 9-8. At 152 Shawn Mitchell WR defeated Sam Wollersheim 13-4. At 160 Dustin Chambers WR pinned Joe Colstad in 1:08. At 171 John Dorshorst WR pinned Adam Schlagel in 2:58. At 189 Jeff Christianson beat Luke Kolo WR 8-4. At heavy weight Nathan Whitrock WR pinned Jeff Wais in 2:47.

Jan. 28 MARSHFIELD 7:30 PM The Marshfield Tigers came into town with an undefeated 7-0 (conf.) record. They left town in second place with a 7-1 record. Rapids won the dual meet 48-6. At 103 Travis Tritz WR beat Aynsley Trudeau 6-3. At 112 Marshfield got the first of their two wins when Ross Needham beat Paul Coates with a last second escape and a 3-2 win. At 119 K.C. Haldeman M defeated Gary Akkerman 11-9. The rest of the matches belonged to the Red Raiders. At 125 Jeremy Armagost pinned Steve Tollers in 3:22. At 130 Nathan Coates pinned Pete Wolf in 3:20. At 135 Martin Thunder beat Eric Stichert 15-5. At 140 Josh Plawman scored a second period technical fall over Andy Kramas. At 145 Logan Chambers beat Ed Habermeyer 9-0. At 152 Don Hopp beat Luke Schlagenhaft 9-5. At 160 Dustin Chambers pinned Pat Vanderboom in :58. At 171 John Dorshorst defeated Sam Stauber 10-1. At 189 Luke Kolo beat Dave Engelhart 11-2. At heavy weight Nathan Whitrock beat Shawn Multerer 6-2. Marshfield is a much better team then what the score showed. Look out for this team next year. This Saturday the Red Raiders Travel up to Apple Valley MN. Apple Valley is currently ranked number 1 in Minnesota, is undefeated and won seven state championships. I know I'll be there.

Jan. 30 At APPLE VALLEY, MN 7:30 PM I don't know what to say to try to convey to you how exciting this dual meet was. If you missed it this year, then you better make plans to be in Wisconsin Rapids next year. The Red Raiders went up to Apple Valley, Minnesota to take on the best team in their state. On the line was two undefeated records and a ton of pride. Once again the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln HS Red Raiders defeated the Eagles of Apple Valley 29-26. At 103 Travis Tritz WR beat Joe Staska 8-6. At 112 Paul Coates WR beat Jeff Patzke 13-2. At 119 Apple Valley got the first of their 6 victories when Matt Shankey AV pinned Gary Akkerman in 3:22. At 125 Jacob Schlottke AV scored a technical over Jeremy Armagost. Then Rapids went on a bit of a roll that started with Nathan Coates WR beating Luke Christianson 14-8. At 135 Martin Thunder WR was very impressive in beating Justin Meyer 12-0. At 140 Josh Plawman WR needed 1:20 to put away Travis Yamanka. At 145 Dave Garrison AV beat Logan Chambers 7-3. At 152 Don Hopp WR again won a very important 7-6 decision over Chad Polus. At 160 Dustin Chambers WR pinned Pete Senty in 5:32. At 171 Mason Stedman AV defeated John Dorshorst 9-7, but by not giving up big points he sealed the victory for the Raiders anyway. At 189 Jareck Horton AV got off his back and scored a come from behind victory over Luke Kolo 16-12. At Hwt Chad Redmann AV won on an injury default.

Feb. 2 At D.C. EVEREST 7:30 PM The dual meet with Everest was moved ahead two days, but that didn't matter to the Raiders. They were ready in a big way as they defeated the Evergreens 67-0. At 103 Travis Tritz beat Justin Allaine 22-4. At 112 Paul Coates beat Luke salzman 11-1. At 119 Gary Akkerman pinned Eric Bohn in 1:14. At 125 Chris Marti received a forfeit. At 130 Jeremy Armagost pinned Charlie Salamone in 1:03. At 135 Martin thunder pinned Ross Nevlenski in 3:47. At 140 Josh Plawman beat Luke Kunze 18-6. At 145 Logan Chambers pinned Eric Erdman in 1:48. At 152 Shawn Mitchell received a forfeit. At 160 Dustin Chambers received a forfeit. At 171 John Dorshorst pinned Jason Walters in 3:09. In the feature match of the night Luke Kolo defeated Devon Kraege 14-4. At Hwt Nathan Whitrock beat Joe Lapin 4-0.

Feb. 6 CONFERENCE At Antigo 10:00 AM The Red Raiders turned the finals of the conference tournament into a dual meet between themselves and the rest of the conference. Rapids put 11 wrestlers into the finals and earned 8 titles. The line up of Rapids champions included: 103 Travis Tritz, 130 Nathan Coates, 135 Martin Thunder, 140 Josh Plawman, 145 Logan Chambers, 152 Don Hopp, 160 Dustin Chambers and 189 Luke Kolo. I don't have exact team scores yet, but Rapids scored somewhere around 269 points with runner up Wausau West scoring 162 and Marshfield totaling 150 points. The rest of the Raider line up finished very respectively as well. At 112 Paul Coates placed 2nd. At 119 Gary Akkerman placed 3rd. At 125 Jeremy Armagost placed 2. At 171 John Dorshorst placed 3rd and at hwt, Nathan Whitrock finished 2nd. It was a very impressive start to the tournament season for the Red Raiders. Let's hope it keeps going as they strive for five. South Milwaukee was the only team to win 5 state titles in a row. Rapids could very well duplicate that tremendous feat.

Feb. 13 REGIONALS At Appleton East The Red Raiders completely dominated the regional tournament today. They had 9 champions and also qualified all 13 wrestlers for sectionals. The Red Raiders racked up 254 points and easily outscored runner-up Steven's Point which scored 161 points. Placing 1st for Rapids were; 103 Travis Tritz, 112 Paul Coates, 119 Gary Akkerman, 125 Jeremy Armagost, 130 Nathan Coates, 140 Josh Plawman, 145 Logan Chambers, 152 Don Hopp and 160 Dustin Chambers, Placing 2nd for Rapids were; 171 John Dorshorst and 189 Luke Kolo. Placing 4th were; 135 Martin Thunder and hwt Nathan Whitrock. Next up for the Raiders will Bay Port. Bay Port narrowly beat Pulaski at the Antigo regional.

Feb. 16 TEAM SECTIONAL VS Bay Port at New London. Wisconsin Rapids qualified for their 5th straight state team tournament by thrashing Bayport 56-6. Rapids roared out to 21-0 on the strength of pins by Travis Tritz at 103, Paul Coates at 112 and a 7-1 dec. by Gary Akkerman over Bayports state place winner Mike Pamperin at 119. Bayport's Cory Tielens then stepped out on the mat for his match at 125 with Jeremy Armagost. Cory placed third at state last year and has won everything in sight this year, but tonight was a different story. Jeremy Armagost WR took a 2-0 lead into the second period and then stopped Tielens at the 3:24 mark. At 130 Nathan Coates WR dominated and then pinned Eric Johnson in 2:50. At 135 Martin Thunder WR shut out Luke Owens 8-0. At 140 Josh Plawman WR won a relatively hard fought dec. by beating Dan Fletcher 7-2. At 152 Don hopp WR defeated Shad Loch 6-1. This set the stage for the other featured match of the night. Dustin Chambers WR entered the match with a 29-2 record while his opponent Mike Athey had an equally impressive 28-1 record. Athey BP also place third at state last year. Dustin Took Athey into OT and then proceeded to throw him and cover him for the takedown and the win. At 171 John Dorshorst WR jumped out to a 10-0 lead and then pinned Brock Chaudoir in 5:28. At 189 Luke Kolo WR wasted little time in disposing of Eric Servais in 1:31. Bayport finally got on the board when Dan Buenning Pinned Kevin Altrueter in 1:25. Rapids wrestled extremely well tonight and has to be favored to win their 5th straight state team tournament.

Feb. 20 SECTIONALS At Pulaski The Red Raiders had an outstanding sectional tournament today. Rapids will be sending 9 wrestlers to the individual state tournament next week. Sectional champions included 103 Travis Tritz, 119 Gary Akkerman, 130 Nathan Coates, 152 Don Hopp and 160 Dustin Chambers. Sectional runner-up wrestlers included 112 Paul Coates 125 Jeremy Armagost, 135 Martin Thunder and 140 Josh Plawman. Narrowly missing out on qualifying were 145 Logan Chambers who took 3rd, 171 John Dorshorst and 189 Luke Kolo who both place 4th. Nathan Whitrock did not wrestle do to injuries.

Feb. 24-25-26 STATE INDIVIDUAL TOURNEY At the Kohl Center in Madison. The individual tournament is underway. In the opening round 103 Travis Tritz beat Milton's Nick Conklin 12-5, 112 Paul Coates pinned Jeff Baylor in 4:52, 119 Gary Akkerman lost to Jerod Esala of Ashland on a fall, 125 Jeremy Armagost beat Justin Ugerest of Sheboygan South 10-2, 130 Nathan Coates teched Matt Schroeder of Occonomowoc, 135 Martin Thunder lost to Oak Creek's Drake Horn 8-5 and will not get a wrestle back. 140 Josh Plawman beat undefeated Alex Nelson of Portage 3-0, 152 Don Hopp beat Dennis Wagner of Waterford 10-4 and 160 Dustin Chambers beat Eric Rupert of Hudson 9-3. So far in the second round Travis Tritz beat Jimmy Pierce of Baraboo 8-4 in OT and next faces Jake Crass of Medford in the Semis. Paul Coates lost to Tony black of River Falls 10-0 and will face John Burdick of Racine Park in a wrestleback. 119 Gary Akkerman earned a wrestleback and will face Joel Burdick of Racine Park. Jeremy Armagost was pinned by Josh Ernst of Lakeland in 1:30 and will face B.J. Schmitz in a wrestleback. At 130 Nathan Coates beat OlBryan Mungon Milw. Pulaski 7-1 and now faces Justin Geitner Kauakuna in the semis. 140 Josh Plawman lost to Jeff Severson Kaukauna 6-1. 152 Don Hopp pinned Josh calmes in 3:17 and will face Brad Cassetta of Fon du lac in the semis. 160 Dustin Chambers pinned Niel Spies LaCrosse Logan and will now face Jeff Zastrow of Watertown in the semis. Rapids still has 8 of their 9 wrestlers alive in the either the champioship bracket or the wrestlebacks. 4 in the championship and 4 in the wrestlebacks. More to come tomorrow.

Day Two - Wrestleback round 1. 125 Jeremy Armagost beat B.J. Schmitz of Sparta 6-0. 112 Paul Coates beat John Burdick of Racine Park 5-0 and will face Stoughton's Jesse Mulder tomorrow. 119 Gary Akkerman lost to Joel Burdick of Racine Park 6-3 and is now out of the tournament. 140 Josh Plawman beat Matt Ziegenhagen Racine Case 5-0. Wrestlebacks will continue tomorrow. Rapids now has 6 wrestlers either trying to wrestle toward 5th or 1st place. The rest of the day will be div. 2 and 3 and will not be reported here. Check back later tonight for more info.

In the semi-finals Travis Tritz was pinned by Jake Crass in 5:07. Nathan Coates defeated Justin Geitner 3-1 in OT and will wrestle for state championship against Casey Goessl of Medford. Don Hopp lost 6-1 to Brad Cassetta and will wrestle Mike Pernat of Milton for 3rd place. Dustin Chambers lost 8-7 and will also wrestle Korey Feiner of Sun Prairie for 3rd place tomorrow.

Day Three - Wrestlebacks. 112 Paul Coates defeated 34-1 Jesse Mulder of Stoughton 4-0 with a last second reversal and 2 pt. near fall and will now wrestle John Stender of Pulaski for fith place. 125 Jeremy Armagost beat Justin Shuerr of Waukesha South 4-2 and will wrestle for fith place against Phil Bronsteatter of Wausau West. Josh Plawman beat Aaron Dyszelski of Waukesha West 7-0 and will wrestle Mark Mullikin of Waterford for fifth place.

Placement Matches. 112 Paul Coates beat John Stender of Pulaski 2-0 in OT to place 5th. Jeremy Armagost lost 9-1 to Phil Bronsteatter and placed 6th. Josh Plawman was pinned in 3:22 by Mark Mullikin of Waterford and placed 6th. 152 Don Hopp was defeated by Mike Pernat and placed 4th.

Travis Tritz was defeated by Adam Kuchnia of Wilmot 2-1 and placed 4th. 160 Dustin Chambers beat Korey Finer of Sun Prairie 9-2 and placed 3rd.

In the final round Nathan Coates continued his perfect season by defeating Casey Goessl of Medford 3-0 and was Rapids' state champion this year. In all, Rapids' placed 7 wrestlers at the state individual tournament this year, and look to be very strong as they head to the state team tournament next week.

Mar. 5 & 6 STATE TEAM TOURNEY At West Allis Central In the first round Rapids defeated Hartford 48-12. 103 Travis Tritz scored a technical fall over Brett Kainz. 112 Paul Coates beat Brad Becker 5-2. 119 Jake Multauf (H) pinned Gary Akkerman. 125 Jeremy Armagost pinned Brandon Marks. 130 Nathan Coates pinned Kyle Kreuser. 135 Martin Thunder beat Steve Allar 13-9. 140 Josh Plawman beat Kyle Wolf 18-8. 145 Logan Chambers beat Shane Becker 3-2. 152 Dave Cantrell (H) pinned Shawn Mitchell. 160 Dustin Chambers beat Mark Blau 11-5. 171 John Dorshorst pinned Alex Hammel. 189 Luke Kolo pinned Dave Ehmke. Hwt. Kent Anderson beat Jesse Somann 3-0. Next up for Rapids will be Multon who beat Baraboo 34-24. In other first round action, Kaukauna beat Milwaukee Pulaski 37-27. Wausau West beat Waukesha South 37-24.

Day 2 March 6 Rapids faced the Milton Redmen in the semi-finals. The Red Raiders only lost two matches and ended up routing Milton by the score of 49-10. 103 Travis Tritz beat Nick Conklin 6-4. 112 Paul Coates beat Tim Miller on a fall in 3:02. 119 Gary Akkerman beat Tom Kreger 9-4. 125 Jeremy Armagost pinned Chris Kingsley in 2:40. 130 Nathan Coates got the technical fall over Aaron Kingsley. 135 Martin Thunder scored a technical fall over Steve Usher. 140 Josh Plawman beat Brett Barlass 3-0. 145 Milton finally got on the board when Phil Brand defeated Logan Chambers 14-4. 152 Don Hopp was pinned by Milton's Mike Pernat in 4:52. 160 Dustin Chambers pinned pinned Phil Brown in 3:47. 171 John Dorshorst beat Dan Shaw 6-2. 189 Luke Kolo pinned John Traynor in 1:59 and Hwt Bill Gardner Katon 6-4. Next up Rapids will wrestle Wausau West in the finals. Wausau West defeated Kaukauna 30-23. In the final. Rapids beat Wausau West to claim there 5th straight state championship

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