Wausau West Wrestlers Take 2nd at Bluejay Challenge; Gabriel Galang Takes Title(145) Ruffi(2), Yang(2), Christopher Galang(2), Kershaw(2) Shine

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2023 Bluejay Challenge Results for Wausau West

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Henry Ruffi (12-5) placed 2nd and scored 42.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Henry Ruffi (Wausau West) 12-5 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 2 – Henry Ruffi (Wausau West) 12-5 won by fall over KC Zurn (Barron) 8-5 (Fall 2:47)
  • Round 3 – Henry Ruffi (Wausau West) 12-5 won by fall over Gavin Frahm (Athens) 17-13 (Fall 1:05)
  • Championship Bracket – Henry Ruffi (Wausau West) 12-5 won by fall over Zane Pierce (Boyceville) 19-7 (Fall 2:54)
  • 1st Place Match – Brady Gesler (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 23-2 won by fall over Henry Ruffi (Wausau West) 12-5 (Fall 3:17)

113

Thai Yang (19-6) placed 2nd and scored 39.5 team points.

  • Round 1 – Thai Yang (Wausau West) 19-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 2 – Thai Yang (Wausau West) 19-6 won by fall over Anthony Soberano (Chippewa Falls) 3-5 (Fall 3:48)
  • Round 3 – Thai Yang (Wausau West) 19-6 won by tech fall over Carter Jensen (Nekoosa/Assumption) 11-6 (TF-1.5 6:00 (22-7))
  • Championship Bracket – Thai Yang (Wausau West) 19-6 won by decision over Presley Gutbrod (Tomahawk) 12-3 (Dec 9-4)
  • 1st Place Match – Mason Dewing (Crandon) 29-7 won by fall over Thai Yang (Wausau West) 19-6 (Fall 5:31)

120

Xavier Sengkhammee (4-11) placed 11th and scored 16.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Brexden Kane (Crandon) 21-10 won by fall over Xavier Sengkhammee (Wausau West) 4-11 (Fall 3:11)
  • Round 2 – Xavier Sengkhammee (Wausau West) 4-11 won by fall over Landyn Leslie (Boyceville) 14-8 (Fall 1:07)
  • Round 3 – Easton Davis (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 16-12 won by fall over Xavier Sengkhammee (Wausau West) 4-11 (Fall 2:45)
  • Consolation Bracket – Aiden Ostermann (Rhinelander) 14-10 won by fall over Xavier Sengkhammee (Wausau West) 4-11 (Fall 3:06)
  • 11th Place Match – Xavier Sengkhammee (Wausau West) 4-11 won by fall over Justin Funmaker (Lakeland/Mercer) 13-12 (Fall 3:54)

126

Christopher (Sam) Galang (19-7) placed 2nd and scored 41.5 team points.

  • Round 1 – Christopher (Sam) Galang (Wausau West) 19-7 won by tech fall over Layden Ludwigson (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 5-11 (TF-1.5 2:50 (19-3))
  • Round 2 – Christopher (Sam) Galang (Wausau West) 19-7 won by fall over Alex Cloud (Menominee Indian) 3-11 (Fall 1:45)
  • Round 3 – Christopher (Sam) Galang (Wausau West) 19-7 won by fall over Brett Suchocki (Merrill) 13-5 (Fall 0:20)
  • Championship Bracket – Christopher (Sam) Galang (Wausau West) 19-7 won by fall over Brayden Madl (Crandon) 19-6 (Fall 1:20)
  • 1st Place Match – Luke Dux (Neillsville/Greenw./Loyal) 8-0 won by fall over Christopher (Sam) Galang (Wausau West) 19-7 (Fall 2:29)

132

Alexander Voigt (4-13) placed 12th and scored 11.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Brady Norton (Merrill) 16-8 won by fall over Alexander Voigt (Wausau West) 4-13 (Fall 3:23)
  • Round 2 – Will Schmitt (Saint Croix Central) 19-8 won by fall over Alexander Voigt (Wausau West) 4-13 (Fall 5:11)
  • Round 3 – Alexander Voigt (Wausau West) 4-13 won by major decision over Eddy Monroy (Abbotsford/Colby) 7-14 (MD 11-1)
  • Consolation Bracket – Evin Passehl (Athens) 17-12 won by fall over Alexander Voigt (Wausau West) 4-13 (Fall 5:06)
  • 11th Place Match – Waylon Huset (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 7-10 won by decision over Alexander Voigt (Wausau West) 4-13 (Dec 5-0)

138

Christian Galang (8-11) placed 8th and scored 26.0 team points.

  • Round 2 – Christian Galang (Wausau West) 8-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Christian Galang (Wausau West) 8-11 won by fall over Alex Sundermeyer (Abbotsford/Colby) 15-11 (Fall 4:47)
  • Quarterfinal – Andres Sanchez (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 19-4 won by fall over Christian Galang (Wausau West) 8-11 (Fall 1:19)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Tyson Skubal (Lakeland/Mercer) 12-9 won by fall over Christian Galang (Wausau West) 8-11 (Fall 1:02)
  • 7th Place Match – Xander Neal (Chippewa Falls) 12-6 won by major decision over Christian Galang (Wausau West) 8-11 (MD 12-3)

145

Gabriel Galang (23-4) placed 1st and scored 48.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Gabriel Galang (Wausau West) 23-4 won by fall over Edwyn Sanchez (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 2-3 (Fall 0:24)
  • Round 3 – Gabriel Galang (Wausau West) 23-4 won by fall over Mason Johnson (Merrill) 3-3 (Fall 0:51)
  • Quarterfinal – Gabriel Galang (Wausau West) 23-4 won by fall over Christian Fuentes (Abbotsford/Colby) 13-12 (Fall 0:33)
  • Semifinal – Gabriel Galang (Wausau West) 23-4 won by fall over Hudzon Sebesta-Opelt (Neillsville/Greenw./Loyal) 23-6 (Fall 2:19)
  • 1st Place Match – Gabriel Galang (Wausau West) 23-4 won by fall over Nico Pelusi (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 15-3 (Fall 0:49)

152

Timothy Gospodarek (7-13) placed 8th and scored 24.0 team points.

  • Round 2 – Timothy Gospodarek (Wausau West) 7-13 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Timothy Gospodarek (Wausau West) 7-13 won in sudden victory – 1 over Alexander Campbell (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 14-10 (SV-1 8-6)
  • Quarterfinal – Chase Kitsemble (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 12-7 won by fall over Timothy Gospodarek (Wausau West) 7-13 (Fall 0:00)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Brayden Meyer (Abbotsford/Colby) 15-7 won by fall over Timothy Gospodarek (Wausau West) 7-13 (Fall 3:59)
  • 7th Place Match – Hunter Opper (Merrill) 11-7 won by major decision over Timothy Gospodarek (Wausau West) 7-13 (MD 10-2)

160

Henry Galang (15-10) placed 5th and scored 32.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Henry Galang (Wausau West) 15-10 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Henry Galang (Wausau West) 15-10 won by decision over Jakob Luchterhand (Neillsville/Greenw./Loyal) 15-15 (Dec 7-4)
  • Quarterfinal – Easton Hull (Waupun) 25-4 won by fall over Henry Galang (Wausau West) 15-10 (Fall 1:45)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Henry Galang (Wausau West) 15-10 won by fall over James Chamberlain (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 7-13 (Fall 1:07)
  • 5th Place Match – Henry Galang (Wausau West) 15-10 won by fall over Jacob Hoppe (Abbotsford/Colby) 15-11 (Fall 1:18)

170

Connor Calmes (20-7) placed 3rd and scored 35.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Connor Calmes (Wausau West) 20-7 won by fall over Jose Retana (Lakeland/Mercer) 4-6 (Fall 1:35)
  • Round 2 – Connor Calmes (Wausau West) 20-7 won by fall over Clay Miller (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 4-10 (Fall 0:29)
  • Round 3 – Connor Calmes (Wausau West) 20-7 won by decision over Owen Schultz (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 20-8 (Dec 5-1)
  • Championship Bracket – Dane Luchterhand (Neillsville/Greenw./Loyal) 20-9 won by decision over Connor Calmes (Wausau West) 20-7 (Dec 3-1)
  • 3rd Place Match – Connor Calmes (Wausau West) 20-7 won by major decision over Cruz Palubicki (Crandon) 20-9 (MD 11-3)

182

Evan Raboin (12-12) placed 8th and scored 25.0 team points.

  • Round 2 – Evan Raboin (Wausau West) 12-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 3 – Evan Raboin (Wausau West) 12-12 won by major decision over Gabe Helbach (Amherst) 9-7 (MD 13-1)
  • Quarterfinal – Austin Depies (Merrill) 16-7 won by decision over Evan Raboin (Wausau West) 12-12 (Dec 9-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Carson Brooks (Merrill) 17-6 won by fall over Evan Raboin (Wausau West) 12-12 (Fall 5:21)
  • 7th Place Match – Rowyn Pagel (Crandon) 21-13 won by fall over Evan Raboin (Wausau West) 12-12 (Fall 1:38)

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Cayden Kershaw (18-7) placed 2nd and scored 42.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Cayden Kershaw (Wausau West) 18-7 won by fall over Grady Fredrick (Chippewa Falls) 6-6 (Fall 1:21)
  • Round 2 – Cayden Kershaw (Wausau West) 18-7 won by fall over George Seegmiller (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 8-6 (Fall 1:16)
  • Round 3 – Cayden Kershaw (Wausau West) 18-7 won by fall over Jacob Berends (Saint Croix Central) 19-8 (Fall 1:46)
  • Championship Bracket – Cayden Kershaw (Wausau West) 18-7 won by fall over Landon Saglin (Lakeland/Mercer) 16-6 (Fall 4:38)
  • 1st Place Match – Zach Hellendrung (Boyceville) 22-4 won by fall over Cayden Kershaw (Wausau West) 18-7 (Fall 1:44)

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Caleb Tuley (11-4) placed 7th and scored 29.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Caleb Tuley (Wausau West) 11-4 won by fall over Joshua Gustum (Merrill) 1-3 (Fall 1:24)
  • Round 3 – Caleb Tuley (Wausau West) 11-4 won by fall over Noah Bradley (Chetek-Wey./Pr. Farm) 10-8 (Fall 0:18)
  • Quarterfinal – Conner Lawrence (Crandon) 15-5 won by fall over Caleb Tuley (Wausau West) 11-4 (Fall 1:13)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Augustus Fink (Wabeno/Laona/Th. Lakes) 19-10 won by fall over Caleb Tuley (Wausau West) 11-4 (Fall 1:42)
  • 7th Place Match – Caleb Tuley (Wausau West) 11-4 won by fall over Logan Werner (Marathon) 16-8 (Fall 0:34)

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