Weyauwega-Fremont’s wrestling team improved to 2-1 in Central Wisconsin Conference dual matches Thursday, Jan. 12, with a 58-20 win over Rosholt.
The Indians also placed seventh Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Bulldog Cutler Classic in New London.
W-F 58, Rosholt 20
WEYAUWEGA – Brandon Loehrke (170 pounds), Jordan Haase (182), Allen Bentle (285), Tre Blohm (138), Jared Gruetzmacher (145) and Trevor Potratz (152) each picked up a pin, while Casey Lenz (160) won his match and Issac Danke (106), Oliver Radtke (113) and Tyler Hart (126) won by forfeit.
Blohm had the fastest pin of the meet, as he took care of Brock Yenter in 35 seconds. Gruetzmacher needed only 47 seconds to pin Austin Johnson, while Potratz took care of Mitchell Yenter in 1:05.
Loehrke pinned Tony Knotney in 2:34, Haase pinned Cody Tokarski in 5:27 and Bentle pinned Lukas Hintz in 2:30. Lenz also handed Jim Liebe a 17-6 defeat.
Rosholt’s points came on Tommy Johnson’s 8-0 win over Jackson Stearns at 195, Cody Kowalski’s pin of Mike Howe in 1:27 at 220, Aaron Pliska’s 9-1 win over Kaleb Sciborski at 120 and Dwight Groshek’s pin of Nick Thomas in 3:36 at 132.
The win came on Parents’ Night.
“There was a nice crowd on hand to watch the home team defeat Rosholt and raise its season record to 7-3,” coach Tim Potratz said. “It was great to get matches for most of our kids and wrestle well in front of a Parents’ Night crowd. We are working hard to get ready for the conference dual meets coming up in January and this was a good start to the heart of our conference season.”
Bulldog Cutler Classic
NEW LONDON – The Indians placed seventh out of 13 teams with 131 points.
Gruetzmacher and Stearns made it to the third-place match at 138 and 195, respectively. Gruetzmacher won by injury default over Little Chute’s Brady Spierings and improved to 21-7 on the season, while Stearns fell to Lake Geneva Badger’s Robert Johnson 16-9.
Lenz (152), Loehrke (160) and Bentle (285) placed fifth; Thomas and Haase placed sixth at 126 and 170, respectively; and Danke and Radtke each won a match.
“We went into the tournament without three varsity wrestlers and had two open weight classes, so the lower team finish was not a surprise,” Potratz said. “The young kids competed hard all day and all but three kids won at least one match in the tournament. We will keep working to peak at the end of the season.”
The Indians will host Amherst, Manawa, Shiocton and Wittenberg-Birnamwood Saturday, Jan. 21, for a CWC dual meet, with matches slated to start at 10 a.m.
The Indians will also travel to Plainfield for a 7 p.m. CWC dual with Plainfield Tri-County/Almond-Bancroft Thursday, Jan. 26.