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MADISON - The Hudson High School wrestling team made it as far as the semifinals of the 24th annual WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament but no further. The No. 4 ranked Raiders defeated Cedarburg in the Division 1 quarterfinals 40-31 but lost to No.
MADISON - Hudson High School wrestlers completed their competition in the 72nd WIAA State Wrestling Tournament Saturday during placing matches at the Kohl Center. Dylan Anderson, 40-4 overall, finished in third place at 170 pounds in Division 1. In fact, the Hudson junior pinned his way to the bronze medal as he stuck Muskego's Brady McFarland in 2:56 and pinned Jacob Raschka of Pewaukee in 2:02. Senior Max Gierke, 37-9, placed fourth at 220.
MADISON - Hudson High School wrestler Matt Koski lost his Division 1, 132-pound semifinal match at the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament Friday evening in the Kohl Center. Koski lost to Kaukauna's Tres Leon, 48-3 overall, by 10-3 decision. Leon dominated the start of the match, leading 8-0 after the first period. Koski only gave up two more points the rest of the way but could only score escape points. Koski, 41-12, will wrestle for either third through sixth place today. His first match is against Kimberly's Jordan Weinzetl, 37-10.
MADISON - Two more wrestlers from Hudson High School will join teammate Matt Koski on the awards stand at the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament. Both Dylan Anderson and Max Gierke won their consolation round matches Friday to assure themselves a place in the top six of their respective weight classes in Division 1. Anderson won his opening, 170-pound match this morning 9-3 over Taggart Haase of Middleton. He followed that up with a pin of Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln's Nate Fuller in 4:35.
MADISON - Hudson High School wrestler Matt Koski will wrestle in the Division 1 semifinals of the 72nd WIAA State Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center. Koski won his 132 -pound quarterfinal match 3-2 over Stoughton's Garrett Model at 132 pounds. Koski went ahead 3-0 in the second period after a takedown. Model, 43-14 overall, scored an escape in the second period and another one in the third period to come within a point at 3-2 but couldn't get the takedown he needed to win. Koski improves to 41-10 overall. He'll face Kaukauna's Tres Leon, 46-3 in the semis tonight starting at 7 p.m.
MADISON - Hudson's Eliot Motu fell short in his attempt to place at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Friday. Motu, 39-9 overall, won his first match in the consolation round this morning at 220 pounds. He defeated Koltin Kislia (36-7) of Watertown in overtime, breaking a 1-1 tie with a takedown. In second match in the consolation round, Motu was eliminated from the tournament by Elkhorn's Dylan Linhart (39-9). Linhart won 1-0, riding out Motu for the entire third period after getting an escape in the second.
MADISON - Hudson's three-man contingent at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament was reduced to one after Thursday's Division 1 competition. Eliot Motu at 220 pounds is the only Raider wrestler who will wrestle Friday but will have to do so in the consolation round. Motu won a close 4-3 win over Madison West's Jackson Middleton in the prelims. He scored takedowns in the first and third periods and had to hold off a takedown attempt just barely as time expired in the third period. But time went against Motu vs. Bay Port's Joe Kistlaar (39-2) in the quarterfinals.
MARTELL - A two-vehicle accident with injuries took place just at 12 p.m. Friday in the Pierce County town of Martell just north of Lawton. Barbara Gagliardi, 56, Hudson, was southbound on Hwy. 63 when she attempted to make a U-turn in the intersection of Hwy. 63 and 690th Ave, according to Pierce County Sheriff's Sergeant Chad Koranda in a news release. While attempting the U-turn, Gagliardi entered into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Ernest Schutz, 70, Trimbelle, causing the collision.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - River Falls prep cross country runner Trent Powell placed fourth and the Hudson girls team finished 10th at the 101st WIAA State Cross Country Meet Saturday at The Ridges Golf Course. Powell placed fourth in the Division 1 boys' race. His finishing time on the 5000-meter course was 15:58.13. Madison West's Olin Hacker took first in 15:46.19. Hudson's Jack Kadidlo also ran in the D-1 boys' race. He finished in 19th place with a time of 16:23. Hudson's girls were 10th in the D-1 girls standings with 276 points. Sixteen teams competed in the meet.
MADISON - The Hudson High School wrestling team actually had a lead against No. 1 ranked Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln. But the lead was short as Rapids came back to win 62-10 in the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament Saturday morning at the UW Fieldhouse. Hudson won the first two matches of the Division 1 semifinal as Nick Nelson pinned Eddie Van Valen in 5:51 at 112 and Gordon Johnson major decisioned Joshua Minch 18-5. The Raiders had a 10-0 lead. Rapids won the next 12 matches in a row. Hudson's lead lasted until 130 when Rapids' Keegan Einerson won pinfall.