Sunday, March 24, 2013
Bill Prochniewski won the state wrestling match by defeating a wrestler who hadn't lost in two years.
Waukesha South High School senior Bill Prochniewski started wrestling when he was 4 years old with the West Allis Wrestling Club before moving to Waukesha in fourth grade. He hasn’t given up the sport since he first stepped on the mat– and it shows. His high school record is 159 and 23 and he ended his senior season being crowned the state champion in individual wrestling. “In the finals this year, I beat a guy who hadn’t lost in two years and had only lost one time in his career … two now!” Prochniewski said. Prochniewski recently was honored by the Waukesha School Board for his success in wrestling. While Prochniewski hadn’t settled on a college in mid-March, he hopes to study chemistry. He has been accepted at several top schools “I am …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Bill Prochniewski won a title in 113-pound weight division at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Waukesha South senior Bill Prochniewski was crowned a state champion Saturday at the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament in Madison. Prochniewski won over La Crosse Central's Ben Thornton in the 113-pound final to finish the season with a 47-2 record. Earlier in the state tournament, he had defeated Henry Prange of Bay Port 13-3, then pinned Jerrott Holz of Menomonee Falls. In the semifinals he scored an 8-6 decision over Colin Kraus of Stoughton.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Two athletes from Waukesha South, one from Waukesha West and one from Catholic Memorial made it through last week's sectionals.
Four Waukesha wrestlers qualified for the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament, beginning Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Waukesha South senior Bill Prochniewski (33-9) meets Henry Prange of Bay Port (20-16) at 113 pounds in his first-round match. South's junior Brock Milkent (35-6) meets senior Jessie Nelson of Stoughton (50-1) at 285 pounds. Waukesha West senior Nick Delapaz (25-11) meets Jared Scharenbrock of Sun Prairie (42-0) at 145 pounds. Catholic Memorial senior Justin Dentici (39-5) meets Lucas Stephenson of Sturgeon Bay (41-2) at 182 pounds. Preliminaries begin at 3 p.m. Thursday and finals are at 6 p.m. Saturday. The entire event will be streamed online at FoxSportsWisconsin.com.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Milwaukee-area Patches have dozens of wrestlers at the tournament. We want to see your photos of your favorites.
A whopping 42 athletes from 14 Milwaukee-area Patch schools will compete at the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament, and we want to see your photos of each and every one of them! Starting today, users can upload photos of their favorite state qualifiers to our Patch gallery. Whether they're action shots or behind-the-scenes photos, share them here. Be sure to check back Sunday because Patch will have a photographer at the tournament and she'll be contributing her shots to this gallery as well. And don't forget to wish your favorite wrestler luck in the comments below. For Division 1, 2 and 3 tournament previews, including schedules, ticket information and the tournament "by the numbers," click here. Brackets and results, once they …