VAHS WRESTLING Schedule & Announcements

Upcoming Schedule weeks 10, 11 and 12

  1. Practice/Meet schedule
    1. Week 11> 
    2. Practice Tuesday 1/28 @ 4-5:30pm
    3. Practice Wednesday 1/29 @ 4-5:30pm
    4. Practice Thursday 1/30 @ 4-5:15pm
    5. Friday 1.31.2020 – JV & Varsity >Home dual vs. Evansville – Senior night
      1. Mat setup @ 5:00pm
      2. Weigh-in 5:30pm
      3. Post senior boards in commons
      4. JV at 6:30pm & Varsity at 7:00pm
    6. Saturday 2.1.2020 – Hustisford High School 35th Wrestling Invite Saturday February 1, 2020 >Varsity & selected wildcards
      1. Google Maps: Hustisford HS
      2. Bus time 6:45am
      3. Weigh in 8:30am
      4. Wrestling 10am
      5. Wrestling will be pretty much straight through with a short lunch break. Finals will start between 3:00-4:00
      6. Teams: Cambridge, Dodgeland, Fort Atkinson, Hartford, Horicon, Hustisford, Johnson Creek, Kenosha St. Joe’s, Lake Country Lutheran, Markesan, Princeton, Southern Door, Verona, Waukesha North
    7. Week 12>> Practice Monday 2/3 @ 4-5:15pm
    8. Practice Tuesday 2/4 @ 4-5:15pm
    9. Practice Wednesday 2/5 @ 4-5:15pm
    10. Thursday 2.6.2020 > NEW Varsity Reserve DUALS at Mount Horeb 
      1. Vans at 3:45pm

      2. Weigh-ins at 4:30 pm

      3. 5:30p – Round 1
                       A vs B & C vs D

      4. 6:30p – Round 2
                       A vs C & B vs D

      5. 7:30p – Round 3
                       A vs D & B vs C

      6. Teams: Mt. Horeb, Parkview and Reedsburg

      7. More Details to be posted

    11. Practice anyone no attending duals – Thursday 2/6 @ 4-5:15pm
    12. Practice Friday 2/7 @ 4-5:15pm
    13. Saturday 1.8.2020 – Big 8 Conference Wrestling JV & Varsity Tournaments @ Jan. Parker – Google maps Janesville Parker HS
      1. VARSITY
        1. At VAHS 6:45AM >> Bus leave time 7:00AM
        2. Weigh-In 8:00AM – Wrestling Room B138
        3. Seeding Meeting 8:30AM – Room 1214
        4. Wrestling Start 10AM – Main Gym
      2. JV
        1. At VAHS 6:45AM >> Bus leave time 7:00AM
        2. Weigh-In 8:00AM – Wrestling Room B138
        3. Seeding Meeting 8:30AM – Room 1214
        4. Wrestling Start 9:30AM – Fieldhouse
      3. Tickets $5.00 Adults $3.00 students and senior citizens age 60 and older
      4. Click on the link below to order to order a Conference T-shirt from Janesville Parker.
        www.mmprinc.net
        Login: wrestling
        (the password must be all lower case)
        The orders will be available for pickup at the Big 8 Wrestling Tournament on February 8th. 
        Please put your school name in the order notes
    14. Week 13>> Practice Monday 2/10 @ 4-5:15pm
    15. Practice Tuesday 2/11 @ 4-5:15pm
    16. Practice Wednesday 2/12 @ 4-5:15pm
    17. Practice Thursday 2/13 @ 4-5:15pm
    18. Practice Friday 2/14 @ 4-5:15pm
    19. Regionals @   more info to be posted
    20. For more info and upcoming meets see below…
  2. Find the ENTIRE VAHS Wrestling 2019-2020 COMPETITION schedule here:       Competition schedule
  3. ADD TO CALENDAR! We are hosting sectionals at VAHS this season
    1. Friday night 2.21.2020 >> Gym and 3 mats setup @6-8pm
    2. Tourney all day Saturday, February 22, 2020. TOP TWO go to WIAA State at the Kohl Center!

2019-2020 Season updates

  1. Varsity still ON but JV Cancelled at Madison East Tourney on Jan. 25th.
  2. NEW Varsity Reserve TOURNEY ADDED on February 1st at Hustisford.
  3. Congrats Jay Hansen on his 5th place finish at Bi-States!

Verona Wrestling Results

Competition Week Two

The Verona wrestling team is now 1-2 in duals but against Middleton in the 9 Varsity matches wrestled the Varsity guys won 5 of 9 by fall. On Saturday the team placed 4th out of 12. With five guys placing in the top three: 2 Champions in Blake “Herbie” Herburger (106) and Jay Hanson (285), Two Runner-ups in Cael Wozniak (145) and Ben Grandau (126) and placing third for the team was Eric Blum (152). Verona has a non-conference dual at Belleville on Thursday night 12.19.2019 and travels to Mount Horeb for an individual tournament on Saturday 12.21.2019.

Competition Week ONE

The Verona wrestling team is now 1-1 in duals with a win over Madison West and a loss to Janesville Craig and placed 10th out of 17 teams last weekend at the 2019 Watertown Tom McGarvie Earlybird Scramble. Verona has another Big 8 dual at Middleton on Friday night 12.13.2019 and travel to Whitewater for a scramble tournament on Saturday 12.14.2019.

The Captains for VAHS were Cael Wozniak and Logan Neuroth. Jay Hanson and Cael Wozniak are also the leaders on the mat with both having 6-1 records and both having 5 wins by fall.

Verona won big over Madison West by a team score of 45-24 with pin wins by Ben Grandau, Cael Wozniak and Jay Hanson

At Watertown, the team placed 10th with only 9 of 14 weights filled and 6 of those 9 wrestlers coming home with a medal in their respective pool. Jay Hanson at 285 finished 4-1 on the day first place as everyone in the final A pool lost one match and he won by head to head criteria. Jay had an impressive 4 pins on the day.  Cael Wozniak at 145 also finished 4-1 on the day and won the B pool to place 5th for the day. Cael finished the day with 3 pins. Adam Murphy at 220 finished 2-3 on the day and dominated his first two opponents winning by fall which put him in Pool A and he finished in 4th place on the day. Eric Blum at 152 finished 3-2 on the day and received a medal for finishing 13th and winning Pool D.  Caden Page medalled at 170 and finished 3-2 on the day and placed 6th overall. Caden finished the day with 3 pins. 145 backup wildcard wrestler Atticus Marse finished 2-3 on the day and received a medal for winning Pool D.

Tom McGarvie Earlybird Scramble 2019 Results for Verona Area
For a direct link to results go here: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/predefinedtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=487340132

126 – Austin Conrad (1-2) placed 15th and scored 6.0 team points.
Championship Bracket – Nolan Hansen (Two Rivers) 36-11 won by fall over Austin Conrad (Verona Area) 1-4 (Fall 0:46)
Consolation Bracket – Rye Fader (Whitewater) 4-2 won by injury default over Austin Conrad (Verona Area) 1-4 (Inj. 1:22)
Consolation Bracket – Austin Conrad (Verona Area) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)

138- Logan Neuroth (2-4) placed 14th and scored 12.0 team points.
Championship Bracket – Elijah Zirbel (Waukesha North) 24-23 won by fall over Logan Neuroth (Verona Area) 12-26 (Fall 1:29)
Consolation Bracket – Blake Heal (DC Everest) 4-1 won by fall over Logan Neuroth (Verona Area) 12-26 (Fall 2:32)
Consolation Bracket – Juan Orejel (Beloit Memorial) 2-3 won by fall over Logan Neuroth (Verona Area) 12-26 (Fall 1:35)
Consolation Bracket – Logan Neuroth (Verona Area) 12-26 won by fall over Angel Flores (Westosha Central) 0-5 (Fall 0:14)
Consolation Bracket – Logan Neuroth (Verona Area) 12-26 won by fall over Charlie Opie (Pewaukee) 2-3 (Fall 2:46)

145- Atticus Marse (2-3) placed 13th.
Championship Bracket – Colton Soto (Westosha Central) 16-13 won by fall over Atticus Marse (Verona Area) 2-3 (Fall 1:30)
Consolation Bracket – Harper Shimanek (Two Rivers) 3-2 won by fall over Atticus Marse (Verona Area) 2-3 (Fall 4:13)
Consolation Bracket – Atticus Marse (Verona Area) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Consolation Bracket – Atticus Marse (Verona Area) 2-3 won by fall over Sylon Southall (Beloit Memorial) 2-3 (Fall 3:19)
Consolation Bracket – Kaleb Hannes (Waukesha North) 3-3 won by injury default over Atticus Marse (Verona Area) 2-3 (Inj. 1:39)

145- Cael Wozniak (5-1) placed 5th and scored 35.0 team points.
Championship Bracket – Cael Wozniak (Verona Area) 25-18 won by fall over Kaleb Hannes (Waukesha North) 3-3 (Fall 1:01)
Championship Bracket – Demitrio Covarrubias (DC Everest) 37-12 won by major decision over Cael Wozniak (Verona Area) 25-18 (MD 15-4)
Consolation Bracket – Cael Wozniak (Verona Area) 25-18 won by decision over Connor Reed (Two Rivers) 9-16 (Dec 6-0)
Consolation Bracket – Cael Wozniak (Verona Area) 25-18 won by fall over Ian Standerfer (New London) 8-11 (Fall 4:52)
Consolation Bracket – Cael Wozniak (Verona Area) 25-18 won by fall over Kasey Logan (Watertown) 20-14 (Fall 3:02)

152- Eric Blum (3-2) placed 13th and scored 17.0 team points.
Championship Bracket – Hunter Augustine (Horicon) 25-20 won by fall over Eric Blum (Verona Area) 3-2 (Fall 1:40)
Consolation Bracket – Dylan DuClos (Whitewater) 4-5 won by fall over Eric Blum (Verona Area) 3-2 (Fall 1:29)
Consolation Bracket – Eric Blum (Verona Area) 3-2 won by fall over Isaac Birschbach (Winneconne) 6-14 (Fall 5:26)
Consolation Bracket – Eric Blum (Verona Area) 3-2 won by fall over DJ Vernon (Clinton) 1-4 (Fall 4:45)
Consolation Bracket – Eric Blum (Verona Area) 3-2 won by major decision over Nathan Ripple (Waukesha North) 1-7 (MD 16-2)

170- Caden Page (3-2) placed 6th and scored 30.0 team points.
Championship Bracket – Caden Page (Verona Area) 17-19 won by fall over Dalton Gribowski (DC Everest) 5-7 (Fall 5:47)
Championship Bracket – Joe Sklenar (Pewaukee) 40-17 won by fall over Caden Page (Verona Area) 17-19 (Fall 5:10)
Consolation Bracket – Caden Page (Verona Area) 17-19 won by fall over Joe Kane (Pewaukee) 8-8 (Fall 3:49)
Consolation Bracket – Jacob Seward (Westosha Central) 15-10 won by fall over Caden Page (Verona Area) 17-19 (Fall 0:33)
Consolation Bracket – Caden Page (Verona Area) 17-19 won by fall over Jacob Totten (West Bend West) 14-22 (Fall 1:55)

182- Achilles Mendes (2-4) placed 11th and scored 9.0 team points.
Round 1 – Devin Wachowski (Two Rivers) 2-3 won by fall over Achilles Mendes (Verona Area) 1-4 (Fall 1:52)
Round 3 – Dakota Reinwald (Horicon) 31-15 won by fall over Achilles Mendes (Verona Area) 1-4 (Fall 0:56)
Round 4 – Achilles Mendes (Verona Area) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
Round 5 – Elijah Johnson (Waukesha North) 11-16 won by fall over Achilles Mendes (Verona Area) 1-4 (Fall 0:45)
Round 6 – Logan Perry (Two Rivers) 2-3 won by fall over Achilles Mendes (Verona Area) 1-4 (Fall 2:51)

220- Adam Murphy (3-3) placed 4th and scored 32.0 team points.
Round 1 – Adam Murphy (Verona Area) 7-28 won by fall over Shayne Fluhr (Horicon) 2-3 (Fall 2:52)
Round 2 – Adam Murphy (Verona Area) 7-28 won by fall over Logan Johnson (Winneconne) 0-5 (Fall 2:42)
Round 3 – Sait Hernandez (Watertown) 4-1 won by fall over Adam Murphy (Verona Area) 7-28 (Fall 0:20)
Championship Bracket – Orion Boe (DC Everest) 25-7 won by fall over Adam Murphy (Verona Area) 7-28 (Fall 0:45)
3rd Place Match – Jaime Flores (Beloit Memorial) 3-2 won by decision over Adam Murphy (Verona Area) 7-28 (Dec 8-4)

285- Jay Hanson (5-1) placed 1st and scored 60.0 team points.
Championship Bracket – Jay Hanson (Verona Area) 4-1 won by fall over Gus Johnson (DC Everest) 4-1 (Fall 1:25)
Championship Bracket – Jay Hanson (Verona Area) 4-1 won by fall over Mitchell Braun (Winneconne) 12-17 (Fall 0:09)
Championship Bracket – Ethan Welsh (Winneconne) 10-7 won by fall over Jay Hanson (Verona Area) 4-1 (Fall 4:59)
Championship Bracket – Jay Hanson (Verona Area) 4-1 won by fall over Jack Johnson (DC Everest) 15-9 (Fall 2:12)
Championship Bracket – Jay Hanson (Verona Area) 4-1 won by fall over Casey Biertzer (West Bend West) 7-9 (Fall 1:13)

VAHS Coaching changes/announcements

UPDATES Aug 2019: Craig Neuroth was hired by VAHS as an Assistant Wrestling Coach. Welcome Craig to the coaching ranks at VAHS! Coach Wozniak has decided to take on the full head coaching position similar to when he coached at VAHS from 1999-2007.

In the early season recruiting and discussion with our wrestlers we have learned there are some new names coming back and a few new kids at VAHS at the sophomore and junior grade levels. So it looks promising that we will have more young men and women on our team this year. This should help us fill more of the weights this year and give us some much-needed competition in our wrestling practice room at several different weight classes. We are looking forward to a great season!

Co-Head Coach Jason Ott has decided to concentrate his efforts to continue to build the Verona Area wrestling program at the youth and MS levels.

Coach Chris Brown has decided he can not make the time commitment required for a paid coach with his two young children and his career. He plans to continue to volunteer at the HS level.

Sectional Qualifier -Ben Grandau

Congrats to our Sectional qualifier Ben Grandau. Ben will be wrestling this Saturday at the VAHS hosted sectional tourney with wrestling starting at 10:00am. The top two placewinnners from the Verona Sectional will move onto the WIAA State Tournament at the Kohl Center next weekend!

GOOD LUCK BEN!

Verona over Madison West

Verona comes out on top over Madison West 56-15 with big wins from multiple Freshman on the team!  Was great to see freshman wrestlers Theo Sebastian, Ashton LaBerge and Spencer Lokken all come away with pins in this Varsity event! Freshman Cael Wozniak dominated with a 13-1 major decision while Freshman Miguel Fernandez-Zaragoza, Adam Murphy, Sean Parry all took forfeit wins.  So a total of EIGHT out of ten wins from Freshman!  Also earning points for the Wildcats were sophomore Ben Grandau with another major decision 12-2 and Junior Lilli Taake by a forfeit win.  Our next competition is this Saturday at Mount Horeb.

Photos above: Freshman Logan Lafler, Ashton LaBerge, Sean Parry, Cael Wozniak and Spencer Lokken

Weight  Match Result  MW VA
182 Miguel Fernandez-Zaragoza (Verona Area) over Unknown (For.) 0 6
195  Theo Sebastian (Verona Area) over Grayle Gallagher (Madison West) (Fall 2:40) 0 6
220  Adam Murphy (Verona Area) over Unknown (For.) 0 6
285  Double Forfeit 0 0
106  Logan Lafler (Verona Area) over Unknown (For.) 0 6
113  Ashton Laberge (Verona Area) over Andres Villalobos (Madison West) (Fall 1:37) 0 6
120  Lilli Taake (Verona Area) over Unknown (For.) 0 6
126  Sean Parry (Verona Area) over Unknown (For.) 0 6
132  Ben Grandau (Verona Area) over Cayden Byington-Smith (Madison West) (MD 12-2) 0 4
138  Dylan Chambers (Madison West) over Logan Neuroth (Verona Area) (Fall 1:14) 6 0
145  Cael Wozniak (Verona Area) over Casey Peterson (Madison West) (MD 13-1) 0 4
152  Joe Harris (Madison West) over Zak Morrison (Verona Area) (Fall 0:19) 6 0
160  Spencer Lokken (Verona Area) over Patrick Burke (Madison West) (Fall 3:07) 0 6
170  Harrison Schreiber (Madison West) over Caden Page (Verona Area) (Dec 6-5) 3 0
Team Score: 15 56