Super 32 roundup: Laurent wins title, six Wisconsin wrestlers place

Denmark’s Jayden Laurent captured the crown at 148 pounds at Super 32 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Though Super 32 has long been regarded as one of the premier high school wrestling tournaments in the nation, 2017 marked the first year of girls freestyle competition at the event. 

Laurent earned the title in dominating fashion, outscoring her three opponents 38-2. Each of her three victories were by technical fall.

In the quarterfinals, Laurent topped Joy Levendusky of New York 13-2. She went on to blank Jillian Bruno (Pennsylvania) 13-0 in the semis before topping Ashlynn Ortega (Pennsylvania) 12-0 in the championship bout.

In the high school boys division (folkstyle), Wisconsin had five place winners.

Hortonville’s Eric Barnett finished second at 113 pounds.

The junior, who is currently ranked No.13 in the country at 113 pounds by FloWrestling, went 6-1 on the weekend with a pair of pins.

Barnett topped a trio of nationally-ranked foes on his way to the finals.

In the Round of 16, Barnett knocked off No.8 Sammy Alvarez (New Jersey) 6-4. Next, he downed No.3 Antonio Lorenzo (California) 4-1 in the quarters. Finally, Barnett bested No.12 Noah Surtain (Illinois), a Missouri commit, 6-2 in the semifinals.

Barnett fell to Ryan Crookham (Pennsylvania) by a count of 2-0 in the championship. Crookham broke a scoreless tie with a reversal in the final 20 seconds of the match. He became the first ever eighth grader to win a Super 32 championship.

Jared Krattiger of Waterford placed third at 182 pounds. He marched through his first four matches before falling to Pennsylvania’s Cody Mulligan in the semifinals by a score of 4-0.

Krattiger, a Wisconsin commit, bounced back with a 6-5 win over No.19 Jake Logan (New York) in the consolation semifinals. He then topped No.6 Anthony Montalvo (California), an Oklahoma State commit, 3-2 in the third place bout.

Mukwonago’s Aaron Schulist (126), Stratford’s Jeremy Schoenherr (138) and Arrowhead’s Josh Otto (152) each placed eighth in their respective weight classes.

Schulist entered the tournament ranked No.20 in the country at 126, Schoenherr is ranked ninth at 138.

Dominic Dentino (120) and Keegan O’Toole (126) of Arrowhead each went 4-2, as did Ellswoth’s Sam Stuhl (132) and Sparta’s Hayden Krein (160).

Cody Minor (Ashwaubenon) went 3-2 at 106 pounds, while Drew Scharenbrock (Sun Prairie) did likewise at 138. Zach Lee (Kaukauna) also went 3-2 at 160 pounds.

No.18 Aidan Medora (132) of Brookfield Academy, Two Rivers’ Joseph Bianchi (132), Zeke Smith of Sun Prairie, and No.11 Keaton Kluever of Kaukana each went 2-2 on the weekend.

Weyauwega-Fremont’s CIan Fischer (120) finished the tournament with a 2-3 mark.

Zachary Licht of River Valley went 1-2 at 126 pounds.

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