Area Grapplers Start Post-Season Tournaments
Peshtigo Powers Past Gillett/Suring to Claim M&O's Second Spot
Peshtigo's wrestling team defeated Gillett/Suring by the score of 50-24 on Thursday, Feb. 2, with the Bulldogs winning six of eight live matchups.
Nick Parrett (120) got the Bulldogs a win at 120, beating Nate Davis by a score of 13-1 to earn a major decision. Max Rauch (138) also earned a major decision, as he beat Brock Herzog by a score of 16-4. Bryan Krouth (126) pinned Preston Fischer in just 35 seconds, Devyn Wauters (152) pinned Brice Winkler in 1:31, Paul Lemke (195) pinned Ben Burt in 47 seconds and Cam Lepkowski (182) pinned Austin Perkins in 5:46, with just 14 seconds remaining in the match.
Winning by forfeit for Peshtigo were Zack Wauters (113) and Phillip Graves (220).
Gillett/Suring got wins from Wyatt Herzog (106), Sam Lemens (132), Reid Winkler (145) and Trevor Kohls (170).
Winkler pinned Peshtigo's Travis Plym in 2:57, while Trevor Kohls took 2:31 to pin Steven Hammer.
Herzog and Lemens each won by forfeit.
Cougars Fall to Panthers in Close Match
Oconto Falls defeated Coleman Thursday, Feb. 2 in a battle of the two strongest wrestling programs in the area, 35-32, in a match where both teams battled injury, with Coleman missing four starters from their lineup.
The match opened with five points for Oconto Falls, as Kenton Peterson (132). won by 15-0 tech fall over Sam Kuchta in five minutes.
Jake Baldwin brought four points back for Coleman with a 19-8 major decision over Trevor Pankratz at 138.
Oconto Falls then took three straight matches. Bryce Ash (145) started it with a 13-6 decision over Bryce Karban. Nate Trepanier (152) pinned Brandon Engels in 25 seconds. Trepanier has just one loss on the year, while Engels was wrestling in one of his first matches of the year. Isaac Diaz (160) also pinned John Bieber in 2:45 to give Oconto Falls the 20-4 lead.
Jordan Blanchard (170) made it 20-8 with a major decision win, defeating Brice Delzer 10-0 for four points.
Mac Winkler (182) then won by tech fall, 18-2, with a second left in his match with Gunnar Patz, who is filling in for Josh Pillath, who is injured but is expected to return for regionals.
Jacob Zeitler (195) then started a run of five straight Cougar wins which would give them the lead. Zeitler won a 5-0 decision over Garret Cole, making the score 25-11. Brock Martinson made it 25-14, winning 9-2 against Trent Peetz. Donovan Salewski then faced off with Dan Ausloos at 285, in a matchup of two strong heavyweight wrestlers. Salewski won the battle, pinning Ausloos in 2:56 for six Coleman points, bringing the score to 25-20.
Coleman then took a one-point lead with Koltin Grzybowski winning by forfeit. Tyler Budz has occupied the 106-pound slot for the Panthers most of this season. Caleb Gross extended the lead to seven with a 3:49 pin of Collin Schindel at 113.
Bryce Peterson brought six back for Oconto Falls via forfeit due to an injury to Kasey Casper.
Going into the final match, Coleman led 32-31, meaning the winner of the match between Wyatt Borkevec and Billy Ganter would decide the match. Borkevec won by 18-7 major decision to give the Panthers four points and the win, 35-32.
Marines Drop Maroons In M&M Match
Marinette defeated Menominee in the M&M wrestling match Friday, Feb. 3, though Marinette benefitted heavily from five forfeit victories to win 48-18.
Marinette won four of the six live matches, as Sam McClain (138) won by 3-2 tiebreaker over Owen Weber, James Jagielski (152) took a 7-2 decision over Devon Bournonville, Sean Holk pinned Hunter Wroblewski in 3:20 at 160 and Taylor Brissette (170) pinned William Burnett in 3:50.
Winning by forfeit for the Marines were Josh Goslyn (120), Sam Gressel (126), Randy Allgeyer (132), Max Drees (182) and Draven Sadler (195).
Menominee got wins from Ian Brown (145) and Jacob Laatsch (285), who each got pins for the Maroons.
Brown pinned Hayden Knox in 38 seconds, while Laatsch defeated Reece Holder in 1:27. Aidan Smith also got six points with a forfeit win at 106.
The 113 and 220-pound weight classes each ended in double forfeit.
Crivitz Grapplers Edge Lena/STAA
Crivitz won the only two live matches of a wrestling dual against Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy on Thursday, Feb. 2, needing a tiebreaker to get the team win, 25-24.
The Wolverines got pins from Michael Retza (145) and Jaden Bemis (152). Retza pinned Brian Ermis in 4:24, while Bemis pinned Simon Gard in 3:40. Hunter Myszka (160) and Joseph Tomaszewski (220) each won by forfeit for Crivitz.
Lena won four matches by forfeit. Braxton Nelson (113), Alex DeCoursin (120), Noah Chang (126) and Nathan Cruz (182) all were unopposed.
The 106, 132, 138, 170, 195 and 285-pound weight classes all ended in double forfeit.
Elcho Slips Past Niagara/Florence 28-27
Elcho wrestling defeated Florence/Niagara 28-27 on a tiebreaker point for most first points total, the seventh tiebreaker, on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Elcho had seven first points to Florence/Niagara's four.
For Florence/Niagara, Shamus McLain (145) pinned Brennan Livermore in 50 seconds and Tristen Mascarette (126) won an 8-4 decision over Collin Smith. Peer Budzinski (170), Joe Glime (195) and Josh Broullire (120) each won by forfeit.
Elcho got wins from Brock Smith (152), who pinned Dennis Vassar in 5:36, Jacob Eighmy (182), who pinned Andy Anderson in 4:48, Austin Greenhaw (220), who pinned Brandyn Ray in 1:04 and Austin Becker, who took a 4-1 decision over Jeff Kiszonas at 285. Elcho also got a forfeit victory from Noah Binversie (132).
The 106, 113, 138 and 160-pound classes each ended in double forfeit, with neither team having a wrestler.
Florence/Niagara placed three spots ahead of Elcho in the five-team Northern Lakes Conference Meet on Saturday, with Florence/Niagara benefitting off of having more wrestlers.
Florence/Niagara Wrestlers Second at NLC Meet
Florence/Niagara's wrestling team competed at the Northern Lakes Conference wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Wabeno, with two wrestlers taking first in the conference.
Tristen Mascarette (120) and Shamus McLain (145) each placed first for Florence/Niagara.
Mascarette won in the opening round over Emily Schmitt of Three Lakes/Phelps, who is 6-14 on the season. He then received three straight bye rounds before defeating Wabeno/Laona's Ty Heuer, 25-4 this season, in a 7-3 decision. Mascarette is now 31-6 on the year.
McLain began the day with two byes, then pinned three straight opponents to claim the top spot in the conference at 145. In the third round, he pinned 2-10 T.J. Galek of Three Lakes/Phelps in 2:40. The fourth and fifth rounds would take him much less time, as he needed just 21 seconds to pin Elcho's Brock Smith and 31 seconds to pin Riley Anderson of Crandon. Smith and Anderson are 18-12 and 25-12 on the year, respectively. McLain is 36-2 this season.
Jeff Kiszonas (285), Peer Budzinksi (170), Joe Glime (195) and Brandyn Ray (220) took second,. Ray lost by pin to 24-5 Austin Greenhaw of Elcho, while Budzinski was pinned by Crandon's John Doane, who is 28-9 this year. The two received byes in the first four rounds. Glime won by forfeit over Crandon's Dylan Bukovic in the first round, received three byes, and was pinned by 35-4 Dylan Houts of Wabeno/Laona.
Kiszonas wrestled four matches. He opened with a win by pin over Wabeno/Laona's Collen Bailey in 42 seconds, but lost in the second round when Crandon's 24-11 Jesse Littleton pinned him. Kiszonas rebounded to take a 7-1 decision over Austin Becker, who is 25-6 from Elcho. He then took a fourth-round bye to set himself up for a fifth round against Three Lakes/Phelps' Brock Brewer, who is 16-12 on the season. Kiszonas pinned him in 1:20 to claim second.
Also wrestling for Florence/Niagara were Josh Broullire (126), Dennis Vassar (152) and Andy Anderson (182).
Florence/Niagara placed second of the five teams at the conference event, behind Crandon. Wabeno/Laona came in third, Three Lakes/Phelps took fourth, and Elcho was fifth.
Five of seven total Wabeno/Laona wrestlers finished first at their respective weight classes.
Jarrat Lane (113) took first without ever wrestling a match. He got five straight byes at 113 to take first.
Derek Moravec (126) came in first, taking two byes and winning three matches. He won by 7-1 decision over Crandon's Bradley Shepherd, who is 19-18 on the year and pinned Florence/Niagara's Josh Broullire, 18-16 on the season. He then faced off with Collin Smith of Elcho, taking an 8-5 decision over his 21-14 opponent.
Brenden Dorner (132) opened with three byes, then won by tech fall and pin to capture first. He won by 18-3 tech fall over Canto Rio of Three Lakes/Phelps, who is 4-7 on the season, then pinned 13-14 Noah Binversie of Elcho in 2:59.
Tanner Dorner (138) received four byes before winning a 7-5 decision over Crandon's Jack Hoyt in the fifth round to place first.
Dylan Houts (195) came in first while wrestling in one match as well. He took three opening byes, then won a forfeit over Dylan Bukovic of Crandon and pinning Florence/Niagara's Joe Glime in 2:26.
Also wrestling for Wabeno/Laona were Ty Heuer (120) and Collen Bailey (285). Heuer opened with three byes and pinned Three Lakes/Phelps' Emily Schmitt in 1:29, but was defeated by Tristen Mascarette of Florence/Niagara via 7-3 decision in the final round.
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