State wrestling: Baine becomes first West multi-state champ while Nowak twins win for Edgar and Schmidt for Merrill

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Updated: February 25, 2013
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Colin Baine made some Wausau West history on Saturday as the Warrior senior became the first West wrestler to win more than one state individual title with a 8-2 decision over Merrill’s Garrett Schmelling at 126 pounds at the Kohl Center. Baine finishes the year at 50-0 and becomes West’s first undefeated state champ. Teammate Joe Umlauf came up just short in his attempt at a perfect season at 132 pounds but lost to Arrowhead’s Andrew Crone 7-2 in the state final.

Merrill had one state title in Division 1 as junior Tyler Schmidt finishes an undefeated 45-0 season with a 6-1 win over Dakota Johnson of Elkhorn.

A big day for Edgar wrestlers in Division 3. Luke Nowak, Matt Nowak, and Devin Lemanski all won state title for the Wildcats.