Prairie du Chien competes in Team State Duals

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Members of the 2021-2022 Prairie du Chien Blackhawk wrestling team take a team picture at the WIAA Team State Duals.

Hawks end fine season

On Saturday, March 5, the Prairie du Chien wrestling Blackhawks participated in the WIAA Division 2 Team State Duals at the UW Madison Fieldhouse. The Hawks earned this trip by winning their regional and then winning their team sectional. 

PDC received the #4 seed entering the tournament and would be matched up with #1 seed Amery, who is the defending State Champion after defeating PDC in last year’s championship bout.  

The four teams at state were made up of some very good wrestlers, many of them state champs, placewinners, and qualifiers. Here’s a quick reference as to just how good these teams are:

PDC: Ry. Koenig (SQ 126#), Rh. Koenig (1st 132#), Hird (6th 138#), Kramer (5th 145#), Cejka (6th 152#), Brewer (SQ 170#), Thiry (6th 195#)

Amery: Burke (SQ 106#), Anderson (5th 113#), Tylee (SQ 145#), Ingham (4th 152#), Simes (2nd 160#), Cook (5th 182#) Ka. Hopke (2nd 195#), Ko. Hopke (1st 220#), Beese (1st 285#)

Winneconne: Sternard (SQ 106#), Marks (SQ 113#), B. Hart (6th 132#), A. Hart (3rd 138#), Meunier (1st 145#) Jechort (SQ 160#), Krings (SQ 195#)

Luxemburg-Casco: Jerabek (SQ 113#), Worachek (4th 120#), Bastien (SQ 126#), Delebreau (SQ 132#), Ronsman (1st 138#), Joniaux (3rd (152#), Routhieaux (SQ 160#), Schoenebeck (5th 170#)

The Hawks were led by falls from Ryder Koenig and Rhett Koenig, a major decision from Jeremiah Avery, and decisions from Drew Hird, Luke Kramer, and Maddox Cejka. The Hawks never let down, and battled the defending state champions down to the wire, but in the end Amery had just a little more fire power than the Hawks. 

The Hawks would like to thank all of their faithful fans who supported them throughout the season. Although they came up just short, they have a lot to be proud of and many great memories.

In the other semifinal, Luxemburg-Casco defeated Winneconne 58-9. Amery would win a second straight state title, defeating Lux-Casco 36-30 in the finals.

Box Score

PDC vs. Amery

126#: Ryder Koenig (PDC) over H. Beese (AM) by fall in 5:47. PDC 6, AM 0.

132#: Rhett Koenig (PDC) over Kelling (AM) by fall in 2:41. PDC 12, AM 0.

138#: Drew Hird (PDC) over Wentz (AM) by decision 6-0. PDC 15, AM 0.

145#: Luke Kramer (PDC) over Tylee (AM) by decision 3-0. PDC 18, AM 0.

152#: Maddox Cejka (PDC) over Ingham (AM) by decision 4-2. PDC 21, AM 0.

160#: Jeremiah Avery (PDC) over Andren (AM) by major decision 11-2. PDC 25, AM 0. 

170#: Simes (AM) over Brogan Brewer (PDC) by major decision 13-2. PDC 25, AM 4.

182#: Cook (AM) over Blake Thiry (PDC) by decision 5-0. PDC 25, AM 7.

195#: Ka. Hopke (AM) over Ty Wagner (PDC) by fall in 1:07. PDC 25, AM 13.

220#: Ko. Hopke (AM) received a forfeit. PDC 25, AM 19.

285#: Beese (AM) over Dylan Wright (PDC) by fall in 0:51. PDC 25, AM 25.

106#: Burke (AM) over Mason Ihde (PDC) by fall in 0:57. PDC 25, AM 31

113#: Anderson (AM) over Mason Baumgartner (PDC) by major decision 14-2. PDC 25, AM 35

120#: Drake Ingham (PDC) received a forfeit. PDC 31, AM 35.

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