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Two Braves medal at D2 State meet
Schaefer places 2nd at 182, Douglas fifth at 285
Platteville senior Will Schaefer celebrates his first-period pin the WIAA Division 2 182-pound semifinals Friday night at the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament in Madison. Schaefer went on to place second at 182 pounds. - photo by Robert Callahan

MADISON —Belmont/Platteville senior Will Schaefer finished off his prep career by placing second in the Division 2 182-pound weight class, while junior Michael Douglas closed his junior season with a fifth-place finish at 285-pounds for the Braves at the 2020 WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament held at Kohl Center Feb. 27–29.

Senior Tristen Gilbertson (31–12) also competed for the Braves at state, but he had an unfortunately short stay on the mats after getting pinned by Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg/Siren sophomore Taedon Nichols (39–6) in their 1120-pound preliminary match on Thursday evening.

(For complete coverage of the Belmont/Platteville and Iowa–Grant/Highland wrestling teams at the WIAA State Tournament, get your copy of the March 4, 2020 issue of The Platteville Journal)