State Wrestling Update: Greenfield's Season Ends; Bourgeois in Semis Tonight
GHS's Wirtz, Krueger lose consolation matches Friday as Keith Morin's coaching career ends. Whitnall's Kameron Bourgeois wrestles Friday evening.
Greenfield seniors Andrew Krueger and Taylor Wirtz had their seasons come to an end Friday short of the medal stand at the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison.
After losing his first tournament match Thursday afternoon, Krueger defeated DeForest junior Jack Jenkins, 7-3, in a 140-pound wrestleback match Friday morning.
Needing one more win to assure himself a spot in the top six, however, Krueger fell to D.C. Everest senior Josh Dupuis, 8-5, the final match coached by longtime Greenfield coach Keith Morin.
Krueger finished his season with a 37-6 record and 102 career victories, the eighth-most in school history.
Wirtz, who lost his opening round match at 130 pounds Thursday afternoon, was pinned by Arrowhead’s Mitchell Berenz in 2 minutes, 13 seconds, Friday morning.
Wirtz finished the season 32-10 and with 100 career wins, tied for ninth in school history.
In other action involving local wrestlers, Whitnall 103-pound senior Kameron Bourgeois will take on Arrowhead sophomore Andrew Crone in a semifinal match at 7 p.m. Friday.
Bourgeois is guaranteed to finish no lower than sixth.
The winner will face either La Crosse Central freshman Ben Thornton (47-0) or Waukesha South sophomore Bill Prochniewski (41-2) in the finals at 6 p.m. Saturday.