Westfield Pioneer Austin Barton advances to state taking home second place at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) sectional tournament Feb. 21 at Richland Center. Barton secured his trip to state pinning Lodi’s Skyler Kurt in the semi-final round. Barton will compete in the WIAA state tournament preliminary round at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26.

Barton punches ticket to state tournamnet

Westfield’s Austin Barton (HWT) has advanced to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Indivi-dual (WIAA) State Wrestling Tournament with his second place finish at the sectional meet held in Richland Center Feb. 21.

In the first round Barton pinned Aaron McCarthy of Cuba City/Benton/Southwest-ern in the first period advancing to the semi finals. In the semi-final round it took Barton until the second period to pin Lodi’s Skyler Kurt, securing a trip to Madison.

In the finals Barton lost to the #2 ranked Logan Maurer of Broadhead/Juda. Barton will wrestle on Thursday night, Feb. 26, with the preliminary round starting at 7:15 p.m. 

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