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The six River Falls sectional qualifiers get together for a picture at the start of last Saturday’s sectional wrestling tournament at Wausau West. From left are David Hennessey, Winston Bystrom, Zack Radkey-Pechacek, Darius Wright, Sebastian Larson, and Matthew Williamson. Wright and Larson both qualified for this week’s WIAA State Championship Tournament in Madison. (Submitted photo)

Wrestlers Wright, Larson head to state

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Wildcat seniors Darius Wright and Sebastian Larson both had to dig deep to earn their trips to the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament Saturday.


Wright had to beat last year’s third-place state winner in his semifinal on his way to a sectional runner-up finish at 152 pounds while Larson had to win two matches to come back and earn second place after losing in the semifinals at 182 pounds.

Both will compete at the state meet that begins Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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