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State Titles Within Reach for 2 Falls Wrestlers

Ayoola Olapo and Aaron Daly wrestle Saturday night in a WIAA state championship match in Madison.

Two Menomonee Falls wrestlers go for a WIAA state championship Saturday night at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Senior Ayoola Olapo (48-2) meets Sheboygan North’s Aaron Rothwell (46-0) in the 182-pound final. Olapo defeated Jordan Reisinger of Tomah 3-2 in Friday’s semifinal.

Sophomore Aaron Daly (44-7) meets Nolan Shea of Milton (37-5) in the 106-pound final. Daly has three victories by decision at state, the latest over Preston Ernst of Waunakee.

Watch the finals live online on Fox Sports Wisconsin beginning at 6 p.m.

Steve ® February 24, 2013 at 07:15 AM
Two 2nd place Falls wrestlers. Amazing. This is a title few and far between in this town.
William Eib February 24, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Kind of a shame these athletes will not have a chance to compete in the Olympics. The Olympic Committee has dropped Wrestling from future Olympic games. Must be a conservative Olympic Committee, they eliminated Baseball, and now they get rid of one of the very sports highlighted in the the original ancient Olympics. Also there are a lot of minorities entering Wrestling. Such as your own Ayoola Olapo. Baseball had a lot of Players of Color. The Olympic Committee is still smarting from the 1936 Olympics when Jesse Owens embarrassed the host Country Germany. Owens drove The Fuehrer out of the German stadium. The Fuehrer was not happy with the results of the events. Reminds me of a certain Congressman who walked out on the President of the United States because he did not like the results of the meeting. I guess great minds think alike.
jerry mislang February 24, 2013 at 08:24 PM
With the excepyion of the state champions, EVERY wrestler would love to be the state runner-up. Just being in a title match/game is a dream of every kid growing up. These two got to live their dreams, memories that will last a lifetime. Next weekend, hopefully the state team will get to live out their dreams too.
Steve ® February 25, 2013 at 04:20 PM
These wrestlers wouldn't have much chance in the Olympics anyway. I support wrestling but the fact is USA wrestling sucks on the world stage. We wrestle folkstyle from early childhood through high school. The rest of the world wrestles freestyle and greco. Yeah you wrestle the others in the summer but we are so far behind. Sad it's leaving the Olympics but "these athletes" wouldn't be there anyway.

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