Resorters’ Ward, Roll win state medals

MAX WARD (left) of Elkhart Lake attempts to pin Colton Worachek of Luxemburg-Casco in the consolation semifinals at 145 pounds in the D-2 state wrestling meet Saturday. Ward won by a pin. – Review photo by Steve OttmanMAX WARD (left) of Elkhart Lake attempts to pin Colton Worachek of Luxemburg-Casco in the consolation semifinals at 145 pounds in the D-2 state wrestling meet Saturday. Ward won by a pin. – Review photo by Steve Ottman
MADISON – Seniors Max Ward and Jon Roll climaxed outstanding careers for the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah/Howards Grove Resorters by earning medals in the Division 2 state wrestling tournament, held Thursday through Saturday at UW-Madison’s Kohl Center.

Ward, 45-3 this season, won the fourth-place medal at 145 pounds. He qualified for state all four years in high school and it’s his first state medal. Ward chalked up an impressive 157- 29 career record.

Roll, who didn’t start wrestling until his sophomore season, captured the sixth-place medal at 285. He ended the season with a 44-5 mark and had an excellent 110-31 career record. Roll was also a state wrestler in his junior season.


JON ROLL of Elkhart Lake pins Damien Bullock of Two Rivers in a 285-pound quarterfinal match Friday at the D-2 state wrestling meet. – Review photo by Steve Ottman JON ROLL of Elkhart Lake pins Damien Bullock of Two Rivers in a 285-pound quarterfinal match Friday at the D-2 state wrestling meet. – Review photo by Steve Ottman “I am extremely happy with the results from this weekend’s state tournament. I’m very proud of these two for an incredible season and spectacular high school careers,” said Resorter head coach Larry Ward [Max’s father].

“Prior to this season we only had four wrestlers who had made the [medal] podium, with the last one being Scott Spindler’s fifth- place finish in 1991. So, for us to put two on the podium this weekend was incredible. Both of these boys had the goal of making the podium from the start of the season.”

Ward narrowly missed placing third. He lost the third-place match to Ryan Hannah of Vi- roqua, 3-1. The match was tied 1-1 through regulation and the one-minute sudden-victory overtime period.

Hannah scored in the first tiebreaker-1 on a penalty point and an escape to go ahead 3-1. Ward was unable to score in the tiebreaker-2. The tiebreaker periods are 30 seconds each.

Kalen Ison of Sheboygan Falls placed fourth at 126 in the D-2 meet.


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