Tulip rallied from a 5-0 first period deficit to beat Richland Center's Max Schmidt 8-7 while Sanford went for a quick pin of Peshtigo's Cam Lepkowski in 1:19.
The Cardinal wrestlers advance to today's quarterfinal matches starting at 11 a.m. Tulip will go up against Two Rivers sophomore Cody Holmes (43-3) at 106 pounds while Sanford goes up against undefeated senior Lucius Rinehart of Evansville/Albany (34-0) at 195 pounds.
Win or lose both Cardinal wrestlers will have two matches today. The semifinals are this evening starting at 7 p.m. while the consolation rounds are in the afternoon. One win today by either wrestler will put them in a placing match on Saturday.
|Prescott Ty Sanford gets in a successful single-leg shot on Peshtigo's Cam Lepkowski at the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison.|
|Prescott's Ethan Tulip has a hold of the head of Richland Center's Max Schmidt.|