Bloomer/Colfax Raptors wrestler Bowen Rothbauer traveled to the WIAA Division 2 State Individual Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Adams-Friendship High School.
Rothbauer, wrestling at 152 pounds, pinned his first opponent, Adam Sauer of Lomira, in 5:38 in the quarter finals. Moving on to the semifinals, Rothbauer went up against Bailey Thelen of Two Rivers. Thelen beat rothbauer in a 7-3 decision. Thelen went on to place second in the tournament.
In the consolation semi-finals Rothbauer won by a 7-2 decision over Ben Bredael of Freedom, advancing him to the third place match. In the third place match Rothbauer faced Paton Kostka of Regis/Altoona for the third time in as many weeks. In a very tight match, Kostka emerged the winner in a 1-0 decision over Rothbauer.
WIAA D2 State Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021
Adams-Friendship High School
152 Quarterfinals - Bowen Rothbauer (Bloomer/Colfax) over Adam Sauer (Lomira) (Fall 5:38). Semifinals - Bailey Thelen (Two Rivers) over Bowen Rothbauer (Bloomer/Colfax) (Dec 7-3). Cons. Semis - Bowen Rothbauer (Bloomer/Colfax) over Ben Bredael (Freedom) (Dec 7-2). 3rd Place Match - Payton Kostka (Regis/Altoona) over Bowen Rothbauer (Bloomer/Colfax) (Dec 1-0).