Area Wrestlers Advance to Sectional Competition
Coleman Claims Home Regional, 11 Cougars Move on
The Coleman Cougars who were short-handed due to injuries and illnesses, sent 11 of its 12 wrestlers through to sectional competition at its home Division III regional on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Advancing to individual sectional competition for the Cougars were Koltin Grzybowski (106), Caleb Gross (113), Sam Kuchta (120), Billy Ganter (126), Jake Baldwin (132), Bryce Karban (145), John Bieber (152), Jordan Blanchard (170), Jacob Zeitler (195), Brock Martinson (220) and Donovan Salewski (285).
Grzybowski (106) received a bye and then went on to pin his next two opponents in 50 and 47 seconds, with the latter coming against 21-10 Wyatt Herzog of Gillett/Suring.
Gross (113) also received a bye and pinned his final two opponents. He pinned Menominee Indian's Joe Perez in 1:24 and Ethan Flannery of Shiocton, 24-6 on the season, in 1:04.
Kuchta (120) took second. He won via bye in the quarterfinal, then pinning Nate Davis of Gillett/Suring in 37 seconds. In the first-place match, he was pinned by Bonduel's Jordan Boldt in 2:50. He rebounded in the final to pin Shiocton's Levi Spencer in 50 seconds.
Ganter (126) also took second, winning by 22-5 tech fall over Gillett/Suring's Preston Fischer in the semifinal following a bye. He lost a 3-2 decision to Oconto's Aiden Wusterbarth in the first-place match, but was given his pass to the sectional with a rule win over Fischer.
Baldwin (132) pinned Oconto's Austin Ratajczyk in 52 seconds in the semifinal after a bye, then won a 6-3 decision over 19-4 Sawyer Theobald of Shiocton to claim first place.
Karban (145) took second. He won by pin over Gillett/Suring's Reid Winkler in the semifinal, needing 3:01 for the victory, but lost by pin in 5:16 to Shiocton's Levi Snortum, who is 36-1 this year, in the first-place match. He won by rule over Winkler in the second-place match.
Bieber (152) took first, pinning all three of his opponents. He pinned Brian Ermis of Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in 1:08, Gillett/Suring's Sam Davis in 2:51 and Bonduel's Tristan Tomashek in 4:30.
Blanchard took first at 170, going 3-0 with a bye to become the winningest four-year wrestler in Coleman history with 161. Jeremey Maye had 164 when he graduated in 1999, but spent just his senior year at Coleman. Blanchard hopes to surpass that total in the coming weeks, as he prepares for sectionals. At the regional he pinned Austin Perkins of Gillett/Suring in 29 seconds, and needed a 6-4 overtime win to overcome Bonduel's Jacob Banker, who is 30-4 this season. Blanchard is now 32-3 on the year.
Zeitler (195) is now 31-6 this season after he took first with pins of Lena/STAA's Nathan Cruz and a tech fall over Menominee Indian's Leander Moon, who is 32-5 this season.
Martinson (220) pinned Shiocton's Ben Gunderson in the semifinal, but was pinned by Kyle Komanekin of Menominee Indian in the first-place match. Martinson won by rule over Gunderson in the second-place match.
Donovan Salewski pinned Seth Matz of Bonduel in 50 seconds and Alex Warrington in 5:17 to cement his place in the sectional round. His two opponents had records of 27-9 and 34-4, respectively.
Josh Pillath did not advance to sectionals at 182. He received a bye in the quarterfinal and was pinned by Darius Wayka of Menominee Indian in the semifinal. He then went onto the third-place match against Oconto's Jeff Humblet, but was forced into a medical forfeit. Coleman also did not have a wrestler at the 160-pound weight class.
Coleman Head Coach Kevin Casper said he was "very proud of our wrestlers on their great performance."
"To get 11 out of the 12 wrestlers that wrestled Saturday at the individual sectionals is a great accomplishment," Casper said.
Wyatt Herzog (106) advanced to sectionals for Gillett/Suring. He received a bye in the quarterfinal, then defeated Menominee Indian's Darius Hawkins in the semifinal. Coleman's Koltin Grzybowski pinned him in the first-place match, but Herzog moved on by rule in the second-place match.
Taking third for Gillett/Suring were Preston Fischer (126), Sam Lemens (132), Reid Winkler (145) and Trevor Kohls. Each received a bye in the opening round, lost in the semifinal, and won in the third-place match, but did not advance to sectionals after they were defeated in the second-place match.
Taking fourth for the team were Nate Davis (120), Brock Herzog (138), Sam Davis (152) and Austin Perkins (170). Ben Burt (182) came in fifth.
Advancing to sectionals for Oconto were Aiden (126) and Tyler Wusterbarth (138).
Aiden Wusterbarth came in first at 126 after a first round bye, a pin in the semifinal in 1:45, and a 3-2 decision over Coleman's Billy Ganter in the first-place match.
Tyler Wusterbarth took second at 138. He pinned Moises Lagunes of Bonduel in 1:16, but lost to 35-2 Sammy VanStraten in the first-place match via 6-3 decision. He was given a win by rule in the second-place match, as he was lined up to face Lagunes.
Taking third for Oconto were Peyton Boucher (152) and Jeff Humblet (182). Austin Ratajczyk (132) and Riley Skarda (145) each came in fourth. Mason Camps (285) placed fifth and Tyler Lipp (195) came in sixth.
No Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy wrestlers advanced to sectional competition. Nathan Cruz (195) placed fourth. Braxton Nelson (106), Noah Chang (120), Alex Decoursin (126) and Simon Gard each came in fifth. Brian Ermis (152) took sixth.
Coleman won the regional as a team, followed by Shiocton, Menominee Indian and Bonduel. Gillett/Suring placed fifth and Oconto came in sixth. Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas rounded out the seven-team regional.
Two Peshtigo Wrestlers Gain Sectionals; Oconto Falls Wins Home Regional
Peshtigo wrestlers Zack Wauters and Cam Lepkowski each advanced to sectional competition with second-place finishes from the Oconto Falls Division II Regional on Saturday, Feb. 11th.
Wauters (113), a junior, received a bye in the quarterfinal, and advanced to the first-place match with a major decision 14-2 victory over Oconto Falls' Collin Schindel. In the first-place match, he lost an 11-5 decision to Freedom's Koy Murphy, who is 24-9 on the season. He advanced to the sectional with a win by rule over Schindel in the second-place match. Wauters is 32-5 this season.
Lepkowski (182) took a bye in the first round, then took a 3-0 decision over 14-11 Grant Williamson of Freedom. In the first-place match, he lost a tight 4-3 decision to Oconto Falls' Garret Cole. He rebounded with an 8-1 decision in the second-place match, putting him through to the sectional.
Placing third for the Bulldogs, one spot out of sectional qualification, were Kyle Rivet (106) and Brian Krouth (126).
Rivet won in the quarterfinal by decision over Clintonville/Marion's Jetlyn Michonski, 5-1. He was pinned in 35 seconds in the semifinal however, but he earned a spot in the second-place match with a 53-second pin of New London's Brent Helsten. In the second-place match, Oconto Falls' Tyler Budz got the pin, leaving Rivet in third.
Krouth opened with a 10-6 decision over Marinette's Sam Gressel, but was forced to forfeit due to medical reasons in the semifinal. He returned for the third-place match to pin New London's Logan Heimbruch, but was pinned in the second-place match by Oconto Falls' Wyatt Borkovec in 4:38.
Nick Parrett (120) took fourth with a pin victory and two losses. Taking fifth for the Bulldogs were Max Rauch (138), Travis Plym (145), Devyn Wauters (152), Phillip Graves (182) and Paul Lemke. Each won two matches. Rauch and Lemke's wins came via bye. Plym, Wauters and Graves each won a match via bye and one live match. Steven Hammer (170) came in sixth for the Bulldogs with a bye victory.
No Marinette wrestler advanced to the sectional round. The Marines' top wrestlers were Sean Holk (160) and Reece Holder (220), who each took third. Holk opened with a pin over Freedom's Dakota Brockman in 1:11, but was pinned by Oconto Falls' Nate Trepanier in the second round. He rebounded with a 5:06 pin over New London's Kaine Herter to give himself a shot in the second-place match. He was pinned by 28-11 Justin Krull of Seymour in 4:51 to leave himself in third place.
Holder received a bye in the quarterfinal, was pinned by Oconto Falls' Trent Peetz, and pinned Montana Ernst of New London, but lost by rule to Peetz in the second-place match.
Taking fourth for Marinette were Sam McClain (132), James Jagielski (152), Taylor Brissette (170) and Max Drees (182). Each won one match. Josh Goslyn (120), Sam Gressel (126), Hayden Knox (145) and Draven Sadler (195) each came in sixth with two losses and a victory via bye.
Oconto Falls won the seven-team regional as a team, followed by Freedom and New London in second and third. Seymour took fourth, followed by Peshtigo, Marinette and Clintonville/Marion.
12 Oconto Falls wrestlers advanced to individual sectionals with first or second-place finishes from their home regional.
Advancing to sectionals for the Panthers were Tyler Budz (106), Bryce Peterson (120), Wyatt Borkovec (126), Kenton Peterson (132), Bryce Ash (145), Isaac Diaz (152), Nate Trepanier (160), Brice Delzer (170), Mac Winkler (182), Garret Cole (195), Trent Peetz (220) and Dan Ausloos (285).
Budz (106) placed second to advance to sectionals. He opened with a bye and pinned 12-16 Brent Helsten of New London in 20 seconds, but lost the first-place match by decision, 3-2 to 19-14 Lach Lahay of Freedom. This placed him in the second-place match against Peshtigo's Kyle Rivet, who he pinned in 44 seconds to advance his record to 28-12.
Bryce Peterson (120) took first in his weight class. He earned a bye in the first round, pinned New London's Adam Armour and took a 7-5 decision over Freedom's Grant Vosters, who is 19-10 on the season. Peterson is now 21-7.
Borkovec (126), 22-11 on the season, received a bye, pinned Logan Heimbruch of New London in 1:47 and pinned Brian Krouth of Peshtigo in 4:38, but lost a match between the two, a 9-0 major decision to 28-9 Mitch Garvey of Freedom.
Kenton Peterson (132) placed second as well. He received a bye in the opening round and pinned Marinette's Sam McClain, but was defeated via 5-3 decision in the first-place match by 23-9 Garrison Murphy of Freedom. He faced another daunting task in the second-place match, as he was pitted against Garrett Ruckdashel of New London, 28-7 on the year. He took the match by the score of 5-4.
Ash made quick work of his regional opponents to take first at 145. He received an opening round bye, pinned Seymour's Flynn Schneider in 46 seconds and 31-5 Evan Vosters of Freedom in 1:57 to advance to 32-3 on the year and lock in his place in the sectional round.
Isaac Diaz took second at 152. He pinned Lacey Jung of Clintonville/Marion in 33 seconds, then took a 4-3 decision over Nolan Gaffney of Freedom. He was pinned by 34-4 Thomas Peters in the first-place match, but was given the second-place match by rule, as he was matched up with Gaffney once again.
Nate Trepanier scored a couple of pins to cement his place in the sectional round. After a quarterfinal bye, he pinned Marinette's Sean Holk and Seymour's Justin Krull in 3:40 and 5:43, respectively. Trepanier has lost just one match this season.
Delzer placed first at 170. After a quarterfinal bye, he pinned Gabe Oswald, 18-7 from New London, in 1:13, then taking a 15-6 major decision over 29-8 Freedom wrestler Matt Verhasselt to go to 31-10 on the year.
Winkler advanced to sectionals at 182 with two pins and a bye. He pinned Freedom's Parker Rudie in 5:45 and Seymour's Nick Sherman in 1:46. Winkler's season record is 33-7.
Cole (195) won all three of his matches in different ways, including a decision, major decision and pin. He opened with a pin of Marinette's Draven Sadler in 1:19, then taking an 11-2 major decision over New London's Reminton Steele. He won via 4-3 decision in the first-place match over Peshtigo's Cam Lepkowski to advance to sectionals.
Peetz (220), who is 14-12 on the season, advanced to sectionals after winning via bye and a 39-second pin over Marinette's Reece Holder. Peetz was pinned in the first-place match, but was given a victory by rule over Holder in the following round.
Ausloos received byes in the quarterfinal and semifinal, then pinned 9-20 Devin Moser of Freedom in 52 seconds.
Collin Schindel (113) placed third for Falls, pinning two opponents but losing to Peshtigo's Zack Wauters twice, once by major decision and rule. Trevor Pankratz (138) placed fourth, winning by decision in the quarterfinal over Peshtigo's Max Rauch, but losing his next two matches.
Three Crivitz Wrestlers Advance From Home Regional
Four Florence/Niagara wrestlers advanced to sectionals from the Division III Crivitz regional on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Tristen Mascarette advanced at 120, receiving two bye rounds and a decision win over Ty Heuer of Wabeno/Laona in the first-place match, 7-3.
Shamus McLain (145) advanced his record to 40-2 on the season with two byes and a tech fall win in the final over Crandon's Riley Anderson by a score of 15-0.
Joe Glime (195) and Jeff Kiszonas (285) each came in second at their weight classes. Glime advanced to sectionals without winning a match. He received two byes, lost by pin in the first-place match, and advanced via rule.
Kiszonas received one bye, pinned Three Lakes/Phelps' Brock Brewer and won by rule over Brewer in the second-place match. He lost via pin in the first-place match to 29-6 Austin Becker of Elcho.
Denny Vassar (152), Peer Budzinksi (170) and Brandon Ray (220) each came in third, winning two matches each, with each winning at least one round via bye. Budzinski got both his wins with byes. Josh Broullire took fourth.
Three of Crivitz's four wrestlers advanced from their home meet. Michael Retza (138) opened with a bye, own by injury default over Crandon's Jamie Sears and took a 7-5 decision from Wabeno/Laona's Tanner Dorner.
Hunter Myszka (160) advanced without winning a match. He received two byes, was pinned by Crandon's Ty Flannery and won by rule in the second-place match.
Joseph Tomaszewski (220) got a bye, then pinned Florence/Niagara's Brandon Ray in the semifinal, needing just 1:19 to do so. The Wolverine wrestler was pinned in 1:18 in the first-place match, however, losing to Elcho's Austin Greenhaw. He won by rule over Ray in the final match of the day to advance.
Anthony Jopek took third for Crivitz, receiving a bye and pinning one man, while losing by pin and rule to Crandon's Jacob Hoyt.
All six of Wabeno/Laona's wrestlers advanced to the next round. Jarrat Lane (113) advanced with three byes, Ty Heuer (120) advanced with two byes and a rule win, losing his only match to Florence/Niagara's Mascarette.
Derek Moravec (126) opened with a bye, pinned Florence/Niagara's Josh Broullire in 2:40, and took an 8-4 decision over Collin Smith of Elcho to place first at 126.
Brenden Dorner (132) got a bye, then won his next two matches by 18-1 tech fall and decision, 9-7, to advance his record to 39-4 this season.
Tanner Dorner (138) opened with a bye, pinned Canto Rio of Three Lakes/Phelps in 56 seconds and took a rule win over Rio, but was defeated by decision to Crivitz's Retza in the first-place match. Dorner is 25-16 this season.
Dylan Houts (195) received two byes, then pinned Florence/Niagara's Glime to advance to sectionals and move his record to 38-4.
Menominee Grapplers Advance to Regionals
Ian Brown (135), Owen Weber (140) and Devon Bournonville (145) each advanced to regionals at MHSAA District 17-3 in Grayling on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Bournonville (145) placed second. He started the day with a bye. In the quarterfinal, he pinned Grayling's Parker Dole in 1:40, then won by decision over 37-7 Tyler McCallum of Charlevoix in the semifinal to advance to the championship match. He lost to Kingsford's 30-3 Trevor Povolo, but had already cemented his place in the next round of the postseason.
Brown and Weber each took fourth in their respective weight classes.
Brown received a bye in the first round. He pinned Kalkaska's Dustin McCool in the quarterfinal, needing just 35 seconds. He lost via 8-0 major decision in the semifinal to Gladstone's Adam Bruce, who is 24-2 this year. He rebounded in the consolation semifinal to take a 10-0 major decision over Scottville-Mason County Central's Anthony Thompson. He then lost via sudden victory to Jordan Chernauckas of Charlevoix, 36-10 on the year.
Weber received a bye in the opening round, then pinned Scot Laing of Benzonia-Benzie Central. He was pinned by Camden Alden of Charlevoix, 25-3 this year, in the semifinal. He rebounded to pin Negaunee's Elek Kallionen in 1:57. He lost in the third-place match to Brody Sanville of Gladstone, 32-3 this season, via 9-0 major decision, leaving him in fourth.
Also wrestling for Menominee were Aidan Smith (103), Matt Nowack (140), Hunter Wroblewski (152), William Burnett (160), Adam Conine (171) and Jacob Laatsch.
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