Whitnall/Greendale standout Nathan Hensley stands alone in the annals of Greendale High School wrestling history.
Hensley posted his 121st career victory and raised his record this season to 27-0 in capturing the championship at 132 pounds in the Brookfield Central Tournament on Jan. 14.
That total makes him Greendale's all-time leader in victories, surpassing the 120 triumphs posted by Eric Martinson, who graduated in 2015. His accomplishment is particularly remarkable since he missed all of last year due to injury, so all those victories came in just about 2½ seasons.
Pins rated foe
Appropriately enough, the 121st victory came in the championship match at 132 pounds at Brookfield, when he pinned fifth-rated Draven Sigmund of Fort Atkinson (26-4) in 1 minute, 39 seconds. Sigmund was coming off a victory over a previously-unbeaten foe from Oak Creek.
Hensley defeated Kyree Noble of Kenosha Tremper (30-6), who was also state-ranked, on a 12-6 decision in his semifinal match. The Whitnall/Greendale star had pinned his first two foes in 1:04 and 1:29 after receiving a first-round bye.
"It was a big title for Nathan," Whitnall/Greendale co-coach John Quinlan said. "He was in a really loaded weight class."
Also for the co-op team, Dom Trimboli (160 pounds) and Chip Hansen (106) finished in third place at Central.
Trimboli (24-5 on the season) lost to defending state champion and top-ranked Hayden Krein of Sparta (24-1) on a 16-0 technical fall in the semifinal. Trimboli went on to finish third when Joey Miller of Pius XI defaulted.
"The 160 class was really loaded, too," Quinlan said, "and for Dom to take third was nice."
Hansen (22-7) lost an early 2-0 decision to state-ranked Blake Brooks of Sparta (20-8) but rebounded to win two decisions for third place.
Gabe Lewis (19-6) came in fourth at 138 pounds, John Poulakos (10-8) snared fifth at 170, heavyweight Luke Leranth (5-8) was sixth and Reid Miller (21-7 at 152) and Brandt Hausch (195) both took seventh place.
Coming in eighth were Dominic Wichgers (113) and Sebastian Iverson (120). Nick Langenohl was ninth at 220 and Julian Cagle 11th at 145.
Whitnall/Greendale scored 232 points for sixth place in the tournament, which was won by Oak Creek at 384 points.
Lose to Pewaukee
The co-op team dropped a 50-19 decision to powerful Pewaukee in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Jan. 11. Winners were Miller (13-9), Trimboli (14-1), Hansen (first-period pin) and Hensley (first-period pin).
Next for Whitnall/Greendale is the annual Zelinski Memorial Invitational at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at home. The field is scheduled to feature Beaver Dam, Franklin, Hartford, Merrill, Stoughton, West Allis Central and others.