Local Wrestlers Punch Ticket to State Finals

Chippewa Falls' Izzy Balsiger and Eau Claire Memorials Alastair Keys punched their tickets to the state finals with victories on Friday at the State Wrestling Championships in Madison.

Izzy Balsiger continued his quest for back to back state titles as he defeated Kody Azarian of Waterford with a 5-1 decision. Balsiger is now 49-0 on the season and will meet Colin Baine of Wausau West in Saturday's final. Balsiger beat Baine 13-6 in last weeks Division 1 sectional.

Eau Claire Memorial Alastair Keys is headed to the finals after he topped Francisco Mata of Waterford in a 11-4 decision. Keyes will face undefeated Devin Peterson of Wisconsin Rapids in the finals. Peterson has won all three of his matches by pin.

For more from state wrestling on Friday click on the video link above to see the action.


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