Arrowhead 135-pound junior Jake Sueflohn continued his crusade through the Division 1 field at the state individual wrestling meet in Madison on Friday, earning a berth in the state semifinals Saturday night.
It will be the second straight year Sueflohn has appeared in the final. Last year, he lost to Jesse Thielke of Germantown in the final at 125 pounds.
Sueflohn (47-1) defeated Jake Raflik of Wisconsin Rapids in the semifinals, 6-0, and will battle Jackson Urso of Stoughton (35-4), with finals matches beginning at 6 p.m. Urso is ranked No. 2 by Wisconsin Wrestling Online in the weight class, but Sueflohn will nonetheless be a significant favorite to win his first state title. You can follow his match on Twitter at the Preps Alcove.
Teammate Al Yde endured heartbreak at 160 pounds, falling in the semifinal to Matthew Pennings of Green Bay Preble in double overtime, 2-1. He wasn't the only area wrestler falling via close call in the semis -- Pewaukee's Mitch Teeters fell to Joseph Her of Two Rivers in the Division 2, 119-pound bracket by a 4-3 score, and Pewaukee's Mike Dusel lost to Isaiah Erickson of Cumberland at 145, 3-2.
Oconomowoc's Jake Morrison also fell in Friday's semifinals at 140 pounds, 22-10, against Rylen Lubeck of Rapids. Shane Hughes of Arrowhead fell at 171 to Lubeck's teammate, Devin Peterson, 7-2.