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State Wrestling: RF's Fuller, Williamson reach semifinals

River Falls' Nathan Fuller and Mitchell Williamson reached the semifinals of their respective weight classes and Wildcat Chance Kamrowski and Hudson's Jacob Anderson are still alive on the consolation side of the bracket after the first day of the WIAA Division 1 Individual State Wrestling Tournament Thursday, Feb. 22, in Madison.

Fuller (43-4) won his opening match at 152 pounds with a 22-7 technical fall over Bryce Henschel (37-11) of West Bend East and beat Bryant Schaaf of Sauk Prairie (26-10) in a 4-3 tiebreaker in the quarterfinals. He'll face Joshua Otto of Arrowhead (46-1) in a semifinal match tonight at 7 p.m.

Williamson (32-1) pinned Jesse Fiers of Holmen (39-13) in 39 seconds in his opening match at 285 pounds before earning a 5-3 decision over Charlie Covert of Slinger (36-9) in the semifinals. He will wrestle Keanau Benton of Janesville Craig (45-1) in tonight's semifinals.

Kamrowski (41-7) lost to Adam Jones of South Milwaukee (43-3), 8-7 in a tiebreak before coming back with a 17-3 major decision over Azarian Waits of Milwaukee Marshall (32-10). He'll face Stephen Maule of Watertown (32-2) in the consolation quarterfinals this afternoon at 2 p.m.

Anderson (43-3) will be the only Hudson wrestler in action today when faces Ben Statz of Waunakee (39-13) in a 160 pound consolation quarterfinal. Anderson pinned Devin Keast of Oregon (28-10) in 1:27 in the opening round before losing an 18-9 major decision to Peyton Mocco of West Allis Hale (52-1). He earned a 19-4 technical fall over David Oyler of Neenah (29-19) to move on.

Hudson's Leo Draveling (34-11) lost his opening match at 106 pounds to Blake Peiffer of Port Washington (45-3), while Mitchell Anderson (29-14) lost to Zach Weiler of Burlington (44-9) in the first round at 132 pounds. Heavyweight Cole Godbout (39-6) lost by injury default four minutes into his opening round match with Alan Olkowski of Waunakee (43-7).

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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