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Blackman a point short in semifinals

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MADISON - They certainly thought it was a pin.

New Richmond's coaches certainly thought prep wrestler Shane Blackman pinned his semifinal opponent, Kolton Jansen of Kaukauna, at the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament Friday evening.


That's because time ran out on Blackman after executing a brilliant five-point throw which brought him to the brink of victory and the Division 1 finals at 126 pounds. But it was not to be.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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