B-W D2 State Wrestling Champion Jacek Nickowski. Submitted photo
B-W D2 State Wrestling Champion Jacek Nickowski. Submitted photo

MADISON, WI – The 2019 WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournaments were held over last weekend, Thursday February 21 through Saturday, February 23 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

There were champions crowned in 14 weight classes in three divisions. Wrestlers who finished first or second in each weight class at the eight Division 1 sectionals qualified for the State Tournament. The top three finishers in each weight class at the four Divisions 2 and 3 sectionals qualified for the tourney. There were 224 qualifiers for the championships in Division 1 and 168 in both Divisions 2 and 3. There were 225 programs represented at this year’s individual championships, including 88 from Division 1, and 74 in Division 2 and 63 in Division 3.

Baldwin- Woodville High School sent three of their top wrestlers to represent B-W at the Individual State Wrestling Tournaments in Division 2, they were: undefeated senior, team co-captain Jacek Nickowski wrestling at 120 pounds, junior Jordan Bonte wrestling at 126 pounds and freshman Blaine Guthrie wrestling at 182 pounds. The team’s head coach is Jeff Newton.

As you will see from the following match by match results it was an exciting tournament for the three B-W wrestlers that earned their way to 2019 Individual State Wrestling competition. Jacek Nickowski is the D2 State Champion, Jordan Bonte placed fourth, Blaine Guthrie did not place but won a match.  

2019 WIAA Individual State Results for Baldwin-Woodville:

D2-120 - Jacek Nickowski (38-0) placed 1st and scored 20.0 team points.
• Quarterfinal - Jacek Nickowski (Baldwin-Woodville) 38-0 won by decision over Weston Wright (Jefferson) 33-17 (Dec 8-2)
• Semifinal - Jacek Nickowski (Baldwin-Woodville) 38-0 won by decision over Kaiden Koltz (Wrightstown) 39-11 (Dec 4-2)
• 1st Place Match - Jacek Nickowski (Baldwin-Woodville) 38-0 won by decision over Colby McHugh (Freedom) 27-7 (Dec 7-4)

D2-126 - Jordan Bonte (40-5) placed 4th and scored 14.0 team points.
• Champ. Round 1 - Jordan Bonte (Baldwin-Woodville) 40-5 won by fall over Joe Quaglia (Belleville/Mont./N. Gl.) 28-13 (Fall 1:44)
• Quarterfinal - Jordan Bonte (Baldwin-Woodville) 40-5 won by decision over Blake Peiffer (Port Washington) 10-3 (Dec 5-2)
• Semifinal - Cody Holmes (Two Rivers) 48-4 won by decision over Jordan Bonte (Baldwin-Woodville) 40-5 (Dec 10-3)
• Cons. Semi - Jordan Bonte (Baldwin-Woodville) 40-5 won in sudden victory - 1 over Koy Murphy (Freedom) 34-14 (SV-1 4-2)
• 3rd Place Match - Walker Ingham (Amery) 38-9 won in tie breaker - 1 over Jordan Bonte (Baldwin-Woodville) 40-5 (TB-1 5-2)

D2-182 - Blaine Guthrie (38-8) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.
• Champ. Round 1 - Blaine Guthrie (Baldwin-Woodville) 38-8 won by decision over Tristan Griswold (Port Washington) 18-9 (Dec 13-8)
• Quarterfinal - Shane Liegel (River Valley) 47-0 won by fall over Blaine Guthrie (Baldwin-Woodville) 38-8 (Fall 1:47)
• Cons. Round 1 - Bret Kostka (Osseo-Fair./Aug./Fall Cr.) 38-6 won by decision over Blaine Guthrie (Baldwin-Woodville) 38-8 (Dec 11-5)

Congratulations B-W Hawk D2 Wrestlers, State Champion Jacek Nickowski, 4th Place Jordan Bonte and Blaine Guthrie!