Austen "Corndog" Heidlage and Robbie Gotreau are set for a showdown of two of the state's best 185-pounders on Saturday night during the main event of Three River Throwdown VII at the La Crescent Community Arena.
The seventh installment of the event, which is hosted by Eric Anderson and IronWorks, has a scheduled start time of 6 p.m. Tickets, which start at just $25, are available online through cagetix.com and from participating fighters.
Heidlage returns to the local scene after falling in his Bellator debut last June against Philipe Lins. Corndog is the top-ranked middleweight in the state and features a 6-2 record. He features a strong wrestling background and heavy hands.
Gotreau is ranked No. 7 at 185, and he's also trying to bounce back after a loss to Zac Ottow in February. Gotreau also is a very strong wrestler.
Heidlage wrestled at UW-La Crosse, and Gotreau was a standout at Augsburg. Both schools are Division III national powers.
"This fight is one many. many people are excited to see," matchmaker/promoter Eric Anderson said. "Austen is back at his normal weight of 185. He's coming off a June loss in Bellator, but that was at 205 against an 8-0 opponent. He's had a great