Coleman Takes Top Spot At On the Water InviteIssue Date: January 3, 2019
Coleman won the esteemed Lourdes Oshkosh on the Water Wrestling Classic over the weekend by a strong margin, with two other local schools also competing.
Jake Baldwin won the 145-pound weight class with five straight wins, including four with wrestlers of 18-8, 19-6, 21-4 and 20-5 records so far this year, finishing the day with a 7-3 decision win over Mineral Point's Logan Schmitz. Baldwin is 21-0 this season.
Brock Martinson (285) was also first, with three pins, one major decision and one decision. He finished with a pin of Green Bay United's Isaac Klarkowski in two minutes, 48 seconds.
Koltin Grzybowski was second at 113, with four wins and a bye before falling to 21-4 Luc Valdez of Andrew High School and Caleb Gross went the same route, taking second with his only loss by decision against Hartford's Jalen Spuhler, who is now 24-1 on the year, by a 6-4 score.
Karson Casper was fourth at 138, Bryce Karban took fourth at 152 with his only loss to an undefeated Random Lake grappler, Tyler Blanchard was third at 160 with a 5-1 record.
John Bieber took eighth at 195 with a 3-3 record and Kasey Casper took 12th at 120, losing his final three matches by medical forfeit after a 2-1 start.
No Peshtigo wrestler placed, but Reese DeMarce (182) went 2-2 and Nick Parrett won three of his five matches at 138.
Lena/STAA did not have any placing wrestlers, with Richard Fleck's 2-2 record the best on the day. He won by two pins in 1:20 or less.
Compete at Munising
Menominee went 1-4 at the Munising Super duals on Friday, beating Rudyard in the final match of the day.
The Maroons fell to Kingsford, Manistique, Gladstone and Munising in the first four matches of the day, with lots of forfeits hurting them.
Against Kingsford, it finished 46-12 with Menominee's wins coming from a Hunter Wroblewski (152) forfeit win and Seth Smith pinning his man in 17 seconds at 171.
It was 42-17 against Manistique, with only three live matches on the day. Menominee won two of them, with Wroblewski winning by tech fall and Seth Smith pinning his man in 13 seconds.
Gladstone beat Menominee 60-12. Menominee's two wins came by a Seth Smith pin once again, this time in 2:34, and Adam Conine being uncontested at 189.
Munising beat Menominee 54-12, with Smith meeting his match this time, losing by pin to Gabe Cole in 4:37. Aidan Smith (130) and Wroblewski won by pin.
Against Rudyard, Seth Smith got a 44-second pin and Adam Conine got a 31-second pin to lead the Maroons to victory in the only two live matches of the contest.
Aidan Smith and Conine won by forfeit and the 103, 112 and 119-pounders from Rudyard won by forfeit.
Menominee Indian defeated both Florence/Niagara and Menominee at a triangular on Thursday.
Menominee Indian beat F/N 48-12 with Josh Brouillire getting a pin to lead the Storm.
Menominee and F/N wrestled just one match, with Tristen Mascarette pinning Aidan Smith late in the match.
Menominee's only win against Menominee Indian came from Hunter Wroblewski, who won by tech fall over Gregory Turner at 160, with the loss coming 42-5.
Marinette Carries it's
Weight at Northern
Marinette wrestled at the Northern Exposure meet in Merrill over the weekend with a lot of heavy hitters from northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, finishing fourth as a team on day one and winning the fourth bracket.
On day one, Marinette beat East Troy 53-23. Owen Suennen (126), Isaiah Walker (132), Josh Walker (145), Sam McClain (160), Anthony Jardeen (195) and Darik McMahon (285) each won by pin. Reese Holder (220) and Sean Holk (170) each had decision wins and Sam Gressel (138) had a tech fall. Dakota Cuff (182) won by forfeit.
The Marines then faced a tough Bay Port side, falling 53-24. Suennen won by forfeit, Holk got a pin in under a minute, Holder won by pin in 5:39 and Shane Daigneault (113) had a three-minute pin.
Marinette couldn't hang with a tough Shakopee side in round three, falling 72-0 and the Marines lost 39-27 to Waukesha South.
For Marinette, Isaiah Walker won by tech fall, Josh Walker won a major, McClain, McMahon and Holk had pins under a minute and Suennen got a 10-7 victory.
The Marines rebounded to beat Two Rivers in the first round of day two, 39-38.
McClain got a pin to start things and both Holk, Cuff and Jardeen won by forfeit right behind him. McMahon and Holder got two pins and Jonny Bieber won by decision.
That moved Marinette into the fourth bracket, which they won with victories over Menomonie and Beaver Dam.
The Marines beat Menomonie 35-33.
Josh Walker won a major, McClain got a pin and Holk won 11-6 to get the Marines started. After a couple Menomonie wins, Holder pinned Will Otto, but Menomonie got six more points with a pin and forfeit at 285 and 106.
Daigneault won by forfeit, Bieber and Suennen got three points each and Isaiah Walker gave Marinette a four-point lead with one match to go, meaning Sam Gressel had to win or lose by no more than a decision, which he did, losing 5-2 for the Marinette win.
Marinette then beat Beaver Dam 38-30. Holk and Holder each had 5-2 decision wins, Daigneault won 12-4, Bieber won 15-2 and the Marines won the final six matches of the contest, with Suennen, Isaiah Walker, Gressel and Josh Walker finishing things off with six critical points each.
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