The season just got a little longer for Trevor Hutson and Derek McDonald after both of them won their sectional brackets and each earned their first trip to the Kohl Center.
McDonald rolled through his first two matches beating Mike McDaniel of DeForest by pin in 1:21. McDaniel defeated Zurik Adler of Tomah earlier in the week 10-0. Adler defeated McDonald earlier this season, but McDonald held the season edge. In the finals, McDonald took down Baraboo’s Matt Kowalke by pin in 5:55 to earn his first trip to state.
At 215, Sparta’s Trevor Hutson rebounded nicely from an early season injury that kept him off the mat for almost a month. Hutson defeated Madison West’s Anthony Esealuka 7-1 in his first match of the day then took down Reedsburg’s Seth Brandt 6-2 in the semifinals. In the finals, Hutson earned his first trip to state by tripping up DeForest’s Drew Barman 6-4 in overtime.
With the exception of Matt Tourdot, Mike Jacobsen and Kevin Schmitz, every other Spartan lost their first match. Losing your first match eliminates you from the bracket.
The three who did win their first match each lost matches in the semifinals and each wrestled back to 3rd place overall. Tourdot was 3-1 on the day, but lost to Sauk Prairie’s Austin McGuine 10-5.
Jacobson lost a heartbreaker to Sauk Prairie’s James Wixom by a score of 9-8. And Kevin Schmitz was taken down by DeForest’s Richard Skaife by a score of 10-5.
Each of the guys that Tourdot, Jacobsen and Schmitz lost too ended up winning their brackets. Congrats to all Spartan sectional qualifiers and extra congrats go out to Hutson and McDonald.
Check back here in a day or two for information on opening round matchups at state for Hutson and McDonald.