MADISON - Champions were crowned in all three divisions. Plus third place and 5th place matches were decided.
In Division 1 126 pounds, Wausau West's Colin Baine defeated Merrill's Garrett Schmelling by decision 8-2.
In Division 3 126 lbs, 2 undefeated grapplers faced each other. Devin Lemanski of Edgar was against Austin Loos from Lourdes Academy. Devin also won by decision 9-4.
Also from Edgar, senior twin brothers Matt and Luke Nowak both won the state title in their weight classes. Matt at 170 pounds. Luke at 182 pounds.
In Division 1 170 pounds, Junior David Pophal from Merrill was pinned by Jake Stilling of Elkhorn Area.
And in D1 220, Merrill's Tyler Schmidt defeated Dakota Johnson from Elkhorn Area by a decision in the Division 1 220 pound championship. Tyler finishes the year undefeated.
Third place winners from the area include: D1 - 152lb. Travis Hettinga (Wausau West), 160lb. Mason Reinhardt (Merrill), D2- 152lb. Aaric Spencer (Medford), D3- 132lb. Carter Shampo (Crandon), 145lb. Hayden Krueger (Crandon), 152lb. Anthony Lemanski (Edgar), and 160lb. Cole Dollar (Florence).
Other results include Rhinelander's Connor Johnson was fifth in D-1 195 pounds, and Tomahawk's Austin Bellile was fourth in D-2 182 pounds.
To view all of the wrestling brackets and find your favorite wrestler, click on the link below.
EAGLE RIVER - Eagle River's annual Paul Bunyan Fest brings out thousands of people. This year was no exception. Organizers say about 3,000 people filled the streets of downtown Eagle River on Wednesday.
The 37th annual Paul Bunyan Fest featured chainsaw carving demonstrations, more than 80 arts and craft booths, and music.
RHINELANDER - You probably wouldn't consider a dark, smelly alley an ideal place to sit and relax. Maggie Steffen agrees, which is why she's planning to transform an alley on Brown Street in Rhinelander.
Steffen plans to tackle the project in three phases. Phase one is lighting the alley, which sits between The Brick restaurant and Bath and Body Creations. Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. agreed to pay about $2,800 for five LED lights if the city would pay for the electricity.
RHINELANDER - DNR Furbearer Research Scientist Dr. Nathan Roberts calls bobcats "a conservation success story." Their population numbers are up across the United States.
The DNR doubled the harvest quota this year at 750 bobcats because of that healthy population size.
"While the population's grown, we've also increased our understanding of bobcats considerably. Working together with hunters and trappers across the state we've increased our understanding of bobcats and our ability to monitor bobcats," said Roberts.
Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Rockfleet Broadcasting / Northland Television, Inc. and By Request Web Designs shall not be held responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints.