Ryder Depies(1st) Brian Ball(1st) Callum Wheeler(3rd) Lead Merrill Wrestlers at Bluejay Challenge

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2023 Bluejay Challenge Results for Merrill

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Dustin Schmirler (7-4) placed 6th and scored 28.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Dustin Schmirler (Merrill) 7-4 won by fall over Logan Gray-Ives (Lakeland/Mercer) 9-15 (Fall 4:46)
  • Round 2 – Zane Pierce (Boyceville) 19-7 won by tech fall over Dustin Schmirler (Merrill) 7-4 (TF-1.5 5:51 (18-2))
  • Round 3 – Dustin Schmirler (Merrill) 7-4 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Consolation Bracket – Dustin Schmirler (Merrill) 7-4 won by fall over KC Zurn (Barron) 8-5 (Fall 5:18)
  • 5th Place Match – Bryden Ristau (Tomahawk) 11-3 won by decision over Dustin Schmirler (Merrill) 7-4 (Dec 5-3)

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Joey Jensen (11-12) placed 7th and scored 26.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Joey Jensen (Merrill) 11-12 won by fall over Aidan Kielcheski (Antigo) 4-16 (Fall 0:36)
  • Round 2 – Joey Jensen (Merrill) 11-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Presley Gutbrod (Tomahawk) 12-3 won by fall over Joey Jensen (Merrill) 11-12 (Fall 2:29)
  • Consolation Bracket – Carter Jensen (Nekoosa/Assumption) 11-6 won by decision over Joey Jensen (Merrill) 11-12 (Dec 13-7)
  • 7th Place Match – Joey Jensen (Merrill) 11-12 won by fall over Shaylon Blake (Athens) 10-15 (Fall 3:03)

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Brett Suchocki (13-5) placed 6th and scored 28.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Brett Suchocki (Merrill) 13-5 won by fall over Alex Cloud (Menominee Indian) 3-11 (Fall 1:07)
  • Round 2 – Brett Suchocki (Merrill) 13-5 won by fall over Layden Ludwigson (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 5-11 (Fall 1:19)
  • Round 3 – Christopher (Sam) Galang (Wausau West) 19-7 won by fall over Brett Suchocki (Merrill) 13-5 (Fall 0:20)
  • Consolation Bracket – Brett Suchocki (Merrill) 13-5 won by fall over Otto Anglemyer (Amherst) 10-9 (Fall 0:44)
  • 5th Place Match – Ashton Bremer (Lakeland/Mercer) 19-6 won by fall over Brett Suchocki (Merrill) 13-5 (Fall 4:55)

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Brady Norton (16-8) placed 8th and scored 22.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Brady Norton (Merrill) 16-8 won by fall over Alexander Voigt (Wausau West) 4-13 (Fall 3:23)
  • Round 2 – Brady Norton (Merrill) 16-8 won by fall over Eddy Monroy (Abbotsford/Colby) 7-14 (Fall 4:35)
  • Round 3 – Will Schmitt (Saint Croix Central) 19-8 won by tech fall over Brady Norton (Merrill) 16-8 (TF-1.5 4:00 (18-1))
  • Consolation Bracket – Brady Shepard (Wabeno/Laona/Th. Lakes) 16-9 won by decision over Brady Norton (Merrill) 16-8 (Dec 3-2)
  • 7th Place Match – Luca Pelusi (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 18-10 won by fall over Brady Norton (Merrill) 16-8 (Fall 3:11)

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Callum Wheeler (20-3) placed 3rd and scored 37.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Callum Wheeler (Merrill) 20-3 won by fall over Brandon Wintlend (Nekoosa/Assumption) 5-4 (Fall 1:30)
  • Round 3 – Callum Wheeler (Merrill) 20-3 won by tech fall over Ryan Larson (Tomahawk) 9-5 (TF-1.5 5:14 (20-5))
  • Quarterfinal – Callum Wheeler (Merrill) 20-3 won by tech fall over Tyson Skubal (Lakeland/Mercer) 12-9 (TF-1.5 3:47 (18-3))
  • Semifinal – Andres Sanchez (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 19-4 won by fall over Callum Wheeler (Merrill) 20-3 (Fall 1:05)
  • 3rd Place Match – Callum Wheeler (Merrill) 20-3 won by major decision over Troy Trevino (Stanley-Boyd) 14-7 (MD 18-6)

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Mason Johnson (3-3) placed 17th and scored 6.0 team points.

  • Round 2 – Edwyn Sanchez (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 2-3 won by fall over Mason Johnson (Merrill) 3-3 (Fall 1:12)
  • Round 3 – Gabriel Galang (Wausau West) 23-4 won by fall over Mason Johnson (Merrill) 3-3 (Fall 0:51)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Mason Johnson (Merrill) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Mason Johnson (Merrill) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 17th Place Match – Mason Johnson (Merrill) 3-3 won by fall over Wesley Mickelson (Barron) 0-11 (Fall 5:30)

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Hunter Opper (11-7) placed 7th and scored 28.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Hunter Opper (Merrill) 11-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Hunter Opper (Merrill) 11-7 won by fall over Jack Gruenhagen (Boyceville) 7-15 (Fall 2:25)
  • Quarterfinal – Keghan Hartway (Edgar) 16-8 won by fall over Hunter Opper (Merrill) 11-7 (Fall 5:17)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Caleb Pinkalla (Amherst) 8-7 won by fall over Hunter Opper (Merrill) 11-7 (Fall 2:27)
  • 7th Place Match – Hunter Opper (Merrill) 11-7 won by major decision over Timothy Gospodarek (Wausau West) 7-13 (MD 10-2)

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Gage Lassa (11-2) placed 9th and scored 25.0 team points.

  • Round 2 – Gage Lassa (Merrill) 11-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Reed Mccain (Marathon) 13-8 won by decision over Gage Lassa (Merrill) 11-2 (Dec 8-6)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Gage Lassa (Merrill) 11-2 won by fall over Coye Brillowski (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 7-6 (Fall 3:25)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Gage Lassa (Merrill) 11-2 won by fall over Preston Erickson (Edgar) 10-12 (Fall 1:14)
  • 9th Place Match – Gage Lassa (Merrill) 11-2 won by fall over Jakob Luchterhand (Neillsville/Greenw./Loyal) 15-15 (Fall 0:45)

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Jace Olson (6-9) placed 15th.

  • Round 2 – Jace Olson (Merrill) 6-9 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Nolan Kielcheski (Antigo) 15-14 won by fall over Jace Olson (Merrill) 6-9 (Fall 1:17)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Zeke Kelly (Waupun) 13-5 won by major decision over Jace Olson (Merrill) 6-9 (MD 9-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 – John Burgoyne-Mellor (Stanley-Boyd) 5-5 won by fall over Jace Olson (Merrill) 6-9 (Fall 1:02)
  • 15th Place Match – Jace Olson (Merrill) 6-9 won by fall over Shane Suthiemer (Amherst) 2-5 (Fall 1:19)

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Brian Ball (20-3) placed 1st and scored 46.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Brian Ball (Merrill) 20-3 won by fall over Damian Sampson (Neillsville/Greenw./Loyal) 2-4 (Fall 1:31)
  • Round 2 – Brian Ball (Merrill) 20-3 won by fall over Jase Apfelbeck (Edgar) 14-13 (Fall 2:40)
  • Round 3 – Brian Ball (Merrill) 20-3 won by fall over Ephraim Anglemyer (Amherst) 9-6 (Fall 1:30)
  • Championship Bracket – Brian Ball (Merrill) 20-3 won by decision over Cruz Palubicki (Crandon) 20-9 (Dec 9-3)
  • 1st Place Match – Brian Ball (Merrill) 20-3 won by decision over Dane Luchterhand (Neillsville/Greenw./Loyal) 20-9 (Dec 7-3)

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Austin Depies (16-7) placed 4th and scored 32.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Austin Depies (Merrill) 16-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Austin Depies (Merrill) 16-7 won by fall over Gunner Krause (Nekoosa/Assumption) 3-5 (Fall 0:32)
  • Quarterfinal – Austin Depies (Merrill) 16-7 won by decision over Evan Raboin (Wausau West) 12-12 (Dec 9-4)
  • Semifinal – Riley Johnson (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 19-7 won by fall over Austin Depies (Merrill) 16-7 (Fall 0:56)
  • 3rd Place Match – Carter Schoengarth (Neillsville/Greenw./Loyal) 20-9 won by fall over Austin Depies (Merrill) 16-7 (Fall 4:36)

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Carson Brooks (17-6) placed 6th.

  • Round 1 – Carson Brooks (Merrill) 17-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Carson Brooks (Merrill) 17-6 won by fall over Jovanni Mata (Tri-County) 8-5 (Fall 2:32)
  • Quarterfinal – Riley Johnson (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 19-7 won by major decision over Carson Brooks (Merrill) 17-6 (MD 12-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Carson Brooks (Merrill) 17-6 won by fall over Evan Raboin (Wausau West) 12-12 (Fall 5:21)
  • 5th Place Match – Bryson Schmid (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 17-6 won by fall over Carson Brooks (Merrill) 17-6 (Fall 1:18)

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Ryder Depies (22-1) placed 1st and scored 50.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Ryder Depies (Merrill) 22-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 2 – Ryder Depies (Merrill) 22-1 won by fall over Braxton Kauth (Neillsville/Greenw./Loyal) 8-14 (Fall 0:33)
  • Round 3 – Ryder Depies (Merrill) 22-1 won by fall over Dakota Ellenbecker (Edgar) 9-10 (Fall 1:17)
  • Championship Bracket – Ryder Depies (Merrill) 22-1 won by fall over Nathan Waupekenay (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 14-7 (Fall 2:56)
  • 1st Place Match – Ryder Depies (Merrill) 22-1 won by fall over Parker Shackleton (Saint Croix Central) 16-6 (Fall 2:40)

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Noah Klug (10-8) placed 9th and scored 20.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Harrison Graveen (Edgar) 14-10 won by decision over Noah Klug (Merrill) 10-8 (Dec 5-3)
  • Round 2 – Landon Saglin (Lakeland/Mercer) 16-6 won by decision over Noah Klug (Merrill) 10-8 (Dec 6-3)
  • Round 3 – Noah Klug (Merrill) 10-8 won by fall over Andrew Wenzel (Nekoosa/Assumption) 2-11 (Fall 0:56)
  • Consolation Bracket – Noah Klug (Merrill) 10-8 won by fall over George Seegmiller (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 8-6 (Fall 2:32)
  • 9th Place Match – Noah Klug (Merrill) 10-8 won by decision over Garret Glewen (Waupun) 13-10 (Dec 4-2)

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Joshua Gustum (1-3) placed 21st.

  • Round 1 – Caleb Tuley (Wausau West) 11-4 won by fall over Joshua Gustum (Merrill) 1-3 (Fall 1:24)
  • Round 2 – Noah Bradley (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 10-8 won by fall over Joshua Gustum (Merrill) 1-3 (Fall 2:25)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Mikel Plautz (Merrill) 4-13 won by fall over Joshua Gustum (Merrill) 1-3 (Fall 2:53)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Joshua Gustum (Merrill) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 21st Place Match – Joshua Gustum (Merrill) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)

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Ian Dreikosen (8-12) placed 19th and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Logan Werner (Marathon) 16-8 won by fall over Ian Dreikosen (Merrill) 8-12 (Fall 0:17)
  • Round 2 – Luis Nava Rojas (Abbotsford/Colby) 14-11 won by decision over Ian Dreikosen (Merrill) 8-12 (Dec 7-6)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Ian Dreikosen (Merrill) 8-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Nolan Pesola (Chippewa Falls) 3-2 won by fall over Ian Dreikosen (Merrill) 8-12 (Fall 4:39)
  • 19th Place Match – Ian Dreikosen (Merrill) 8-12 won by decision over Mikel Plautz (Merrill) 4-13 (Dec 5-0)

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Mikel Plautz (4-13) placed 20th.

  • Round 1 – Conner Lawrence (Crandon) 15-5 won by fall over Mikel Plautz (Merrill) 4-13 (Fall 1:28)
  • Round 2 – Esaube Brown (Lakeland/Mercer) 9-6 won by fall over Mikel Plautz (Merrill) 4-13 (Fall 0:47)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Mikel Plautz (Merrill) 4-13 won by fall over Joshua Gustum (Merrill) 1-3 (Fall 2:53)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Landon Langer (Saint Croix Central) 8-11 won by decision over Mikel Plautz (Merrill) 4-13 (Dec 1-0)
  • 19th Place Match – Ian Dreikosen (Merrill) 8-12 won by decision over Mikel Plautz (Merrill) 4-13 (Dec 5-0)

 

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