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Coleman Claims Another Title; Gillett/Suring 2nd, Peshtigo 3rd at Weekend Invites

Coleman Takes Top

Spot at Cutler Classic


Coleman's wrestlers bested 14 other teams to claim the top spot in the team standings for the Cutler Classic Invitational in New London on Jan. 14.

Winning their respective weight classes for the Cougars were Koltin Grzybowski (106), Caleb Gross (113), Jordan Blanchard (170) and Josh Pillath (182).

Grzybowski won his three matches following a bye via major decision, pin and major decision. In the final he won 18-5 over Oshkosh North's 16-4 Cade Schmitz. Grzybowski now owns a 22-1 record on the season.

Gross won via pin over Southern Door's Fischer Pawelski, then facing 21-6 Owen Heinz of Pulaski and 26-2 Cian Fischer of Weyauwega-Fremont. He won the two via decision, 5-0 and 4-0. For his efforts Gross was named the tournaments "Most Valuable Wrestler" by the coaches.

Blanchard took all three of his live matches by pin. He pinned his first opponent in 22 seconds, his semifinal opponent in 1:41 and took the championship in 4:43.

Pillath won his three matches after a bye by decision, 9-2, tech fall 18-3 and pin in 3:57. He moved his record to 19-4 on the season.

In addition to their four first-place finishers, five Cougars took second, winning all their matches but the final. Kasey Casper (120), Billy Ganter (126), Bryce Karban (145), Brock Martinson (220) and Donovan Salewski (285) each claimed second.

Jake Baldwin (132) and Jacob Zeitler (195) each came in third, while Ty Hoffman (138) took fourth. Also wrestling for Coleman were John Bieber (152) and Brandon Engels (160).

Peshtigo Places Third

at Home Invitational



Nine teams competed at the 48th annual Peshtigo Wrestling Invitational held over the weekend, with Wittenberg-Birnamwood claiming the top spot, followed by Gillett/Suring and Peshtigo.

For third-place Peshtigo, Zack Wauters (113) and Cam Lepkowski (182) each claimed gold in their individual weight classes.

Wauters won the 113-pound class with a bye, three pins and a final round tech fall, 19-4. Two of his pins came almost instantaneously, as he won matches in 17 and 22 seconds each. His third pin also came quickly, as he accomplished the feat in 1:23.

Lepkowski won his weight class following two byes, a pin over teammate Gavin Forsberg, a tech fall, 19-4, and a 3-1 decision in the final round over Wittenberg-Birnamwood's Kyle Premeau.

Nick Parrett (120) took second for the Bulldogs, pinning two opponents and taking two byes before he was pinned by Wabeno-Laona's 17-3 wrestler Ty Heuer.

Devyn Wauters (152) took third for the Bulldogs. Gavin Forsberg (182), Phillip Graves (195) and Paul Lemke each came in 4th. Also wrestling for the home team were Kyle Rivet (106), Max Rauch (138) and Travis Plym (145).

Dante Carlson was Gillett/Suring's lone first-place finisher, as he went 4-1 in the 220-pound weight class. He pinned Wittenberg-Birnamwood's Allen Uttecht in round one, Paul Lemke of Peshtigo in round two, and got a bye in round three, setting him up for a showdown with Dylan Barforth of Wausau East in the fourth round. Barforth pinned Carlson quickly, but Carlson went on to win the weight class after he beat Crivtz's Joseph Tomaszewski by tech fall with 17 seconds left.

Sam Lemens (132), Preston Fischer (126) and Wyatt Herzog (106 each took second for the Gillett/Suring side. Herzog won his first three matches, was pinned by 24-8 Chad Moegenburg of Wittenberg-Birnamwood in round four, and rebounded to pin Peshtigo's Kyle Rivet in round five.

Fischer won his first four rounds, including a bye, but was defeated by Wabeno-Laona's Derek Moravec in round five by pin. Moravec is 21-4 on the season.

Lemens placed second, advancing to the first-place match undefeated, where he would face off with 21-4 Brendan Dorner of Wabeno-Laona. Dorner won a 11-7 decision.

Nate Davis (120) and Austin Perkins (182) each took third and Trevor Kohls (160) placed fourth. Also wrestling for Gillett/Suring were Sam Davis (138), Reid Winkler (145) and Brice Winkler (152).

Oconto Falls, who sent their reserve squad to compete, took fourth as a team, showing well for an inexperienced squad. They even had two first-place finishers. Cliff Yuma took first at 152, with four pin victories on the day, including one over Marinette's James Jagielski in the first place match, which took 2:52. Cory Holtger (285) took first, also going 5-0 with four pins. His quickest pins came in 31 and 46 seconds, and the final pin of the day came in 3:55 over Menominee's Jacob Laatsch, who is 10-4 on the season.

Panther Trevor Pankratz won two matches by pin and one by decision before he met Menominee's Michigan State Qualifier Ian Brown, who beat him via decision, 7-2, leaving Pankratz with second place at 138. Also for Oconto Falls, Isaac Diaz took second at 160, with his only loss coming to 20-6 Stetson Potrykus of Wittenberg-Bernamwood, who pinned Diaz in 3:08.

Also for the Panthers, Colton Rohr (195) took third and Brendan Konitzer (106) came in fourth. Bodee Woods (132), Robert McDermid (132) and Caleb Carlton (152) also wrestled.

Marinette took fifth as a team. Their top-finishing wrestlers were James Jagielski (152) and Max Drees (170), who each took second. Drees only had to wrestle twice. He pinned his opening opponent, took three byes, and lost via decision in his second match, leaving him with second place. Jagielski had a harder road to second, as he needed four wins to get to the first-place match, with no bye rounds. He pinned all four of his opponents he beat, including a pin in the first round with 39 seconds elapsed. Oconto Falls' Cliff Yuma beat him in the final.

Taking third for the Marines were Sam McClain (138), Sean Holk (160) and Reece Holder (285). Josh Goslyn (120) and Sam Gressel (126) each took fourth.

Wabeno-Laona was sixth overall, with three of their six wrestlers taking first. Ty Heuer (120) won his weight class with two byes and three straight pins to end the day. Derek Moravec came in first at 126 with four pins and a bye, bringing his record on the season to a 21-4 total. Brendan Dorner (132) did not receive any bye rounds winning all five of his matches. Four of the five came via decision. His one pin was in the first round.

Dylan Houts (195) took second for the Wabeno-Laona side. He won four matches, including a bye, but lost to Wittenberg-Birnamwood's Alex Peplinski, 26-4 on the season, in the final round. Houts' quickest pin was in the fourth round, where it took him 29 seconds to win.

Jarrat Lane (113) and Tanner Dorner (138) each placed fourth.

Menominee posted eighth place as a team. Ian Brown (138) won his weight class with three pins in the initial rounds and two decisions down the stretch, 5-2 and 7-2. Devon Bournonville (145) also won his class, going 5-0 with four pins and a major decision victory. His fastest pin took just 42 seconds, and his major decision came via a 9-1 scoreline.

Jacob Laatsch (285) took second, pinning three opponents and winning via bye before he was beaten by 1-8 Cory Holtger of Oconto Falls in the final matchup of the day. His fastest pins each came in under a minute, at 53 and 57 seconds.

Also for the Maroons, Michigan's lone representative at the tournament, Owen Weber (132) came in third, while Aidan Smith (106), Hunter Wroblewski (152) and McKayla Litts (152) also wrestled.

Crivitz came in ninth, obviously hurt in the team aspect by a lack of a full team. They had just five competitors, Cody Campo (126), Anthony Jopek (138), Michael Retza (145), Hunter Myszka (160) and Joseph Tomaszewski (220). Retza and Tomaszewski each came in third for their classes.

Peshtigo Cruises

Past Crivitz 48-15


Peshtigo defeated Crivitz by a score of 48-16 in Peshtigo on Thursday, Jan. 12 with the help of six forfeit victories, which totaled 36 points.

Of the live matches, each team won two. Peshtigo got a pin victory at 145 from Travis Plym, who beat Jaden Bemis. Peshtigo's Phillip Graves also pinned Nick Andrekopolous, taking the 195-pound class.

Crivitz got its two live wins from Michael Retz (138), who took a 10-2 major decision over Max Rauch, and Joseph Tomaszewski, who pinned Bulldog Paul Lemke at 220.

Winning by forfeit for Peshtigo were Kyle Rivet (106), Zack Wauters (113), Nick Parrett (120), Devyn Wauters (152), Cam Lepkowski (182) and Seth Kuhn (285).

Tony Jopek (132) won by forfeit for Crivitz. The 160 and 170-pound weight classes each ended in double forfeit.



Coleman Shuts Out

Gillett/Suring Grapplers


The Coleman wrestling team continued their dominance of the M&O Conference Thursday, Jan. 12 with an 81-0 away win over Gillett/Suring, just three points shy of the maximum points possible.

Every match ended in a pin or forfeit, with the exception of the 220 weight class, where Gillett/Suring's Dante Carlson battled Coleman's Brock Martinson, with Martinson ultimately prevailing by decision, 11-8.

Winning by pin for the Cougars were Koltin Grzybowski (106), Kasey Casper (120), Billy Ganter (126), Jake Baldwin (132), Ty Hoffman (138), Bryce Karban (145), John Bieber (152), Cody Champagne (160), Josh Pillath (182) and Jacob Zeitler (195).

Taking forfeit victories for the Cougars were Caleb Gross (113), Jordan Blanchard (170) and Donovan Salewski (285).

Crandon Claims

Matchup With

Northwoods Storm


Crandon defeated Florence/Niagara 48-15 on the wrestling mat Thursday, Dec. 12, though Florence/ Niagara won three of the seven matches that did not end in forfeit.

Florence/Niagara got decision victories from Shamus McLain (152), Joe Glime (195) and Tristen Mascarette (126). McLain won an 8-4 decision over Crandon's Breed Shepard, Glime took a 4-3 decision over Dylan Bukovic and Mascarette also won 4-3, beating Crandon's Bradley Shepherd. Josh Broullire (120) won by forfeit for Florence/Niagara.

Winning for Crandon by pin were Ty Flannery (160), Brandon Torgerson (170), Tanner Theisen (220) and Jesse Littleton (285).

Jack Hoyt (132), Jamie Sears (138), Riley Anderson (145) and John Doane (182) each won by forfeit. The 106 and 113-pound classes ended in double forfeit.

Bears Beat Blue Devils

Bonduel defeated Oconto on the wrestling mat 39-27 Thursday, Jan. 13 at their home multi-duals, benefiting from three Oconto forfeits.

For the Blue Devils, Austin Ratajczyk (132) pinned his opponent, Peyton Boucher (160) pinned his opponent in 50 seconds, and Jeff Humblet pinned his man at 182.

Nathan Kollman (145) took a forfeit for 6 Blue Devil points, and Tyler Wusterbarth (152) won a 5-3 decision over Tristan Tomashek of Bonduel.


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