Cougars Claim Top Spot at 25 Team E.H. Stech InviteIssue Date: December 20, 2018
Surrounded by teams from Milwaukee and Chicago, the Coleman Cougars won the 25-team E.H. Stech Invitational on Saturday in West Allis.
"I was very impressed with our teams performance over the two days," said Coach Kevin Casper. "Probably one of the best performances that I can ever remember overall. We ended up with seven guys in the finals and six champions which is pretty impressive in a 26 team tournament with most of the field division one teams," Casper added.
The Cougars had six wrestlers win their respective weight classes on the day: Koltin Grzybowski, Caleb Gross, Jake Baldwin, Tyler Blanchard, Shamus McLain and Jonathon Bieber. "Mukwonago who won the Bayport tournament the week before with teams like Wrightstown and Luxenberg that were in that one. Wisconsin Rapids and Waterford were two other teams that are ranked in Division One, we're also there. We had 11 out of 13 wrestlers that placed in the top six which is very impressive," said Casper.
Grzybowski won the 113-pound weight class with three pins, beating Waterford's Hunter Rudzinski in 1 minute, 51 seconds, Whitnall/ Greendale's Gavin Cagle in 1:22 and Oconto Falls' Jager Eisch (12-2) in the final in 5:31 for the gold medal.
Gross was a winner at 132, pinning Wisconsin Rapids' Ryan Sering in 4:24, West Allis Nathan Hale's Alex Sino in 1:42, Janesville Parker's Jakob Williams in 3:19 and Watertown's Edward Wilkowski (15-2) by 9-0 major decision.
Baldwin won the 152-pound weight class with a pin of Mukwonago's Cole Hansen in 1:49, a pin of Parker's Damian Quaerna in 1:37, a 5-2 decision over Oconto Falls' Clayton Whiting and a 7-1 decision over Grafton's Ellis Pfleger (15-2).
Blanchard won at 170, pinning Brookfield Central's Adam Negron in 25 seconds, Whitnall/Greendale's Bill Sincere in 1:26 and Sussex Hamilton's Connor Sinks in 1:11 to advance to the final, where he pinned Mukwonago's Aaron Schmitz in just 1:53, handing him his second loss of the year.
McLain (182) pinned Franklin's Yazan Alhushieh in 25 seconds and Waterford's Evan Danowski in 1:57. He then tech-falled Germantown's Carson Bogner in 4:27 and beat Mukwonago's Ryan Krimpelbein by 5-1 decision, his second loss of the year.
Bieber (195) pinned West Allis Central's Gavin Kamenick in 56 seconds, Whitnall/Greendale in 58 seconds, Germantown's Andrew Seramur in 1:02 and topped Grafton's Alec Davis by major decision, 17-4, in the final. It was Davis's second loss of the season.
Brock Martinson took second at 285. He pinned his first three opponents in 1:33, 35 seconds and 2:37, but he ran into undefeated Keeanu Benton of Janesville Craig in the final, getting pinned for the second-place finish.
Bryce Karban took third at 160. After a bye, he won five of his six matches, with three decision wins and two pins. Karson Casper was third at 138 with four wins. His only loss came by 3-1 decision to Mukwonago's Lucas Benn (13-3).
Spencer Karban did not place at 220, with two pin victories and a decision win, going 3-2 on the day. Jakob Horton (145) won three of five as well, but he didn't place. Kasey Casper was sixth at 120, finishing the day with medical forfeit losses following an injury in the semifinal match. Chance Gruber was fifth at 106, with four wins in six live matches. He pinned two opponents and beat two by decision, including Janesville Parker's Brady Abb in a 3-2 decision for fifth place.
"Our kids wrestled smart and aggressive throughout the two days. Hopefully we can stay healthy and keep getting better each day. Next week we will have the always tough Oshkosh on the water tournament with over 60 teams which will be a great test for our kids again," Casper added.
Oconto Falls was sixth, behind Coleman, Mukwonago, Waterford, Wisconsin Rapids and Watertown. Falls didn't have any winners, but plenty of Panthers put in some good performances.
Jager Eisch was second at 113, pinning his first three opponents before facing Grzybowski in the final and falling in 5:31.
Collin Schindel (120) was third, with a 4-1 live record on the day and his only loss coming by an 8-4 decision and three decision wins and Clayton Whiting was third with his only loss of the season coming in the semifinal by 5-2 decision against Baldwin. He won twice by decision, once by major decision and once by pin.
Trevor Pankratz (170) took third with three tight decision wins and one pin and Wyatt Borkovec took fourth at 160. He wrestled six times, losing to undefeated Alex Guardiola of Waterford by major decision and once by decision to Bryce Karban of Coleman in a 4-1 decision.
Jaden Ganter (106) did not place, winning a match by 28-second fall and 7-2 decision before a loss to Coleman's Gruber to finish 2-2. Tyler Budz (132) did not place with a 3-2 record and two pins, Bodee Woods (145) did not place with a 3-2 record (two decisions, one major), Aidan Stary finished 2-2 and did not place, Caleb Carlton (195) did not place with a 2-2 day and Elijah Zielinski did not place, going 0-2 on the day.
Peshtigo, Marinette,Lena/STAA Do Battle at Shawano Invite
The Marinette Marines were seventh at the 16-team Shawano Holiday Classic over the weekend, with Peshtigo and Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy participating as well.
Marinette got consistent performances up and down the lineup, though the Marines didn't have any top-three finishes.
Darik McMahon (285), Sean Holk (170), Josh Walker (145) and Jonny Bieber (120) each took fourth in their respective weight classes. Bieber won two live matches with a pin and major decision and each of the rest took one match apiece.
Reese Holder (220) was 2-1 in live matches with a major decision and pin win, Owen Suennen took sixth at 126 with a 2-2 record.
Anthony Jardeen took eighth at 182 with one win, as did Sam Gressel at 138. Isaiah Walker took ninth at 132 with a 2-1 record, including two pins. Shane Daigneault was 10th at 113 with a 1-2 record and one pin.
Peshtigo took 12th as a team, led by Nick Parrette. The Peshtigo senior won his first three matches, all by pin, but was beaten by Marshfield's Tanner Kanable in the first place match to finish second at 138.
Max Rauch (152) was fourth with a 1-2 record on the day. Reese DeMarce took seventh at 182 with two pin victories. Riley Plosczynski (220) and Kody Klimek (285) were each 11th. The latter was 0-2 in live matches with two bye wins and Plosczynski won a match by pin in the final match of the day.
Lena/STAA was 14th. Richard Feick was 1-1 in live matches and took ninth overall, while Kiko Cajagas was 10th with a 1-2 record and Kevin Chang (120), Alex Decoursin (138), Cody Dellise (145) and Noah Chang (152) were each 11th in their respective weight classes.
Coleman Takes Down DePere in Dual Match-Up
Coleman took down De Pere 47-21 on the mats on Tuesday.
De Pere started with a win, with Shane Corrigan beating Chance Gruber at 106 in a 9-2 decision.
Coleman responded with two sure bets, Koltin Grzybowski (113) and Kasey Casper (120). They pinned opponents in 2 minutes, 15 seconds and 40 seconds, respectively. De Pere got six more points from a forfeit at 126, but then it was back to Caleb Gross, who beat Sam Bruss in a 6-0 decision.
Andrew Lopez (138) of De Pere beat Karson Casper in a 5-3 decision and Hunter Mashl (145) pinned Jakob Horton in 3:03 to give De Pere a lead, but that brought on a big run by the heart of the Coleman lineup.
Jake Baldwin (152) pinned Preston Ehlinger in 41 seconds, Bryce Karban (160) beat Daniel Fernandez in a 13-5 major decision, Tyler Blanchard (170) pinned Hayden Kincade in 37 seconds, Shamus McLain (182) pinned Matt Brundidge in 1:59 and Jonathon Bieber took a 10-2 major over Tommy Kratz at 195 to extend a 41-18 lead.
De Pere's Charlie Hooyman (220) beat Spencer Karban in a 6-2 decision and Coleman's Brock Martinson (285) pinned Clayton Heideman in 40 seconds to finish things off at 47-21.
Lemens Leads Gillett/Suring at Kewaunee Invitational
Sam Lemens won the 145-pound weight class at the Kewaunee Invitational over the weekend.
The Gillett/Suring grappler is 13-1 after a bye and four dominant wins in Kewaunee. He pinned three of his opponents in a minute or less, including in the championship, where he beat Seymour's Max Sadler in 26 seconds. His other pins came in a minute in the second round and 48 seconds in the third. He also won the semifinal in a 16-5 major decision.
Jake Burt took third at 285 for Gillett/Suring, but went 0-2 in live matches. Brody Zahn took eighth with an 0-4 record in live matches.
G/S was ninth of nine teams at the tournament with its limited numbers. Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah/Howards Grove topped the team standings.
Wabeno/Laona was seventh as a team, led by Derek Moravec (152). He pinned all five of his opponents, with wins in 34 seconds, 1:11, 20 seconds, 3:08 and 4:52.
Evan Tonsend took fourth at 160 with two quick pin victories. He pinned opponents in 45 and 41 seconds to finish 2-3 on the day. Jackson Smith went 3-2 with two pins and a decision win. He finished fifth at 145.
Frank Spepard was seventh at 138 with bye and forfeit wins. Korrigan Volker (160) was 0-6, taking sixth.
Florence/Niagara Mat Men Compete at Oostburg Invite
An undermanned Florence/Niagara team took 11th of 13 teams at the Oostburg Invitational over the weekend, but Tristen Mascarette was again a bright spot.
Mascarette, a state qualifier a year ago, took first in the 126-pound weight class. He started with a pin of New Holstein's Jarod Hensche, then beat Ronald Reagan's Gabriel Ramirez by 9-2 decision and pinned Laconia's Colton Lovejoy in 5:10 for the gold.
Josh Brouiller was second at 145 with three straight wins, including a 27-second pin, to advance to the final. In the final, he lost by tech fall to Princeton's Casey Dykstra. He finished 3-1 on the day.
Dakota Wicke went 2-1 with a pin and tech fall to finish fifth at 138 and Coleton Armstrong (285) did not place.
Marines Split at Conference Quad Meet
Marinette's strong start to the season is undeniable, but the Marines couldn't quite hang with Wrightstown on Thursday, Dec. 13.
The Marines fell 70-7 as part of a North Eastern Conference quad.
Marinette got four points from Reese Holder in a major decision win over the Tigers' Austin Koltz, with a 14-3 win for the Marines' 220-pounder.
Isiah Walker also took a 9-7 decision win at 132 over Sean Rietz for the other three Marinette points.
Marinette took forfeits at two weight classes and were beaten by pin or major decision at every other weight class.
Marinette did beat an undermanned Waupaca team on the night. Sean Holk (170), Dakota Cuff (182), Holder (220), Jonny Bieber (120), Josh Walker (152) and Jesse Frisk (160) each won by forfeit in a 52-24 win.
For Marinette, Sam Gressel (145) pinned Ronald Mason in 1:30, Walker pinned Damien Pomeranke at 138 in 5:49, Owen Suennen (126) won a 13-3 major decision over Ben Habighorst and Darik McMahon (285) pinned Kai Badgley in 48 seconds.
Waupaca got three pin victories and one forfeit win.
Oconto Falls beat Clintonville, Fox Valley Lutheran and Little Chute on the night, but lost to Denmark. Clintonville had only two wrestlers. Wyatt Borkovec pinned Tabitha Breitrick in 1:01 and Bodee Woods pinned Michael Michonski in 41 seconds.
Jaden Ganter (106), Graeson Pankratz (113), Jager Eisch (120), Collin Schindel (126), Tyler Budz (132), Clayton Whiting (152), Trevor Pankratz (170), Aidan Stary (182), Jacob Kaminski (195), Caleb Carlton (20) and Elijah Zielinski (285) each won by forfeit.
FVL had five wrestlers. For Falls, Borkovec pinned Mackenzie Kading in 1:26, Stary beat Jacob Jungwirth 8-0, Kaminski pinned Thomas Jungwirth in 4:42 and Carlton beat Cody Thelen in a 10-5 decision.
Ganter, Eisch, Schindel, Budz, Woods, Whiting, Pankratz and Zielinski each won by forfeit. FVL got one win, falling 67-3.
Little Chute put out a bigger fight, taking 28 points from the Panthers. Whiting, Borkovec, Eisch, Schindel and Budz each won by pin. Carlton won by 5-3 decision and Zielinski won by forfeit.
Denmark bat the Panthers 45-25. For Oconto Falls, Pankratz won by pin in 1:27, Eisch got a 45-second pin, Borkovec won in 1:09, Whiting took a 13-5 major decision win and Schindel won by 5-4 decision.
Menominee is Challenged at Marquette Invite
Menominee competed at the 21-team Marquette Challenge on Saturday, taking 19th.
New Lothrop won the event, followed by Gaylord and Pulaski.
Seth Smith (171) went 1-2 in live matches, beating Westwood's Carter Guidebeck by 9-8 decision to advance to the semifinal. In his next two matches, he'd lose by pin. He was the only Menominee wrestler to place.
Aidan Smith (130), Hunter Wroblewski (160) and Adam Conine (189) did not place.
Wolverines Wrestle at Willard Schmidt Scramble
With no Tony Jopek, the Crivitz Wolverines finished 14th of 14 teams at the Willard Schmidt Scramble at Green Bay Preble High School on Saturday.
Without Jopek, usually the team's top wrestler, John Danielson (195) and Jaden Bemis (182) were the team's top finishers with sixth-place finishes. After a bye, Bemis went 2-2 with two pin wins over Kaukauna's Bryant Correa and Winneconne's Dylan Krings in 2 minutes, 35 seconds and 2:31.
Danielson went 1-2 in live matches. Nick Andrekopoulas took ninth at 195 with two bye wins and two losses and Joseph Tomaszewski was seventh at 220. He pinned two opponents. He beat Ethan Jensen of Sheboygan South in 35 seconds and Waupaca's Kai Badgley in 1:43.
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