Shawano girls wrestling season ends at sectionals

Several seniors close out careers on the mat
NEW Media Staff

Only the first-place finishers at Kimberly’s girls wrestling sectionals on Feb. 17 advanced to state. Unfortunately, there are no Shawano girls moving on to the Madison competition.

At 120, Onna Hermann defeated Ramses Trader from Kimberly with a fall in 1:56. In the semifinals, she beat Hannah Huza of Hortonville 8-5. But, in her finals match, she fell to Amari Richard of Neenah 9-2.

Hermann finished her senior year with a 35-8 record.

“Onna did a great job learning the sport in the last two years,” coach Mike Homan said. “We will always remember the work she has put into her wrestling and the great matches that she wrestled for us. She will be greatly missed.”

Vivian Walburger wrestled in the semifinals at 145. She avenged an early season loss to Erika Hamilton of Menasha by winning by fall in 5:19. In the finals, she lost to Harlow Skenandore of Pulaski in 56 seconds.

“I was proud of Vivian wrestling hard in the semifinals,” Homan said. “The girl that she defeated from Menasha had beaten her about three weeks ago. It was great to see her wrestle much better and defeat her today. I’m looking forward to her working hard this offseason to see what she can do next year.”

At 132, Breleigh Thornock defeated Issabella Sauter of Appleton West by fall in 1:48. In the next round, she lost to the eventual champion, Lillie Banks of Menasha, by fall in 1:13.

“Breleigh has done a good job this season,” Homan said. “She has a lot of work to do but shows some flashes of being a great wrestler. We look forward to seeing her work hard this offseason to see what she can do next year.”

At 138, Adalyn Barkley defeated Stella Somers of Appleton West in 1:14 but lost in the semifinals to Leah Kapla of Pulaski in 2:45.

“Adalyn has done a great job in her first year of wrestling.” Homan said. “She has made great strides. We look forward to a good offseason of work and a successful season of wrestling next year.”

At 152, Courtney Schenk won her quarterfinals match over Savannah Pratt of Pulaski by fall in 1:40. In semifinals, she lost to Renezmai Rhoades of Bay Port by fall in 5:01.

Schenk went 29-13 during the year.

“She has had a great two-year career and will be missed next season,”Homan said.

At 235, Lily Tomas won her semifinals match over Emma Vervrick of Neenah by fall in 4:51. In the finals match, she lost to Allison Abel of Menasha 12-8.

“She has done a great job learning the sport in the last two months,” Homan said. “We look forward to her working hard this offseason to come back for a great senior season next year.”

At 126, Caitlyn Moede lost her first-round match to Anna Behling of Bay Port by fall in 3:46. “Caitlyn was battling some sickness this week, and it showed in her results,” Homan said. “Caitlyn has been a great wrestler for us this season. She had a great two-year career, especially this year going 32-9 during the season.”

At 114, Jenna Moede lost her first-round match to Scarlet Beckstrum from Green Bay United 11-8.