State qualifier Jared Greuetzmacher has graduated, but there’s still plenty of experience back for the Weyauwega-Fremont wresting team.
Last season’s team finished 11-7 in duals, fourth in the Central Wisconsin Conference and third in its Division 3 regional.
A solid group of seniors that included Gruetzmacher, Casey Lenz, Jordan Haase, Mike Howe, Jackson Stearns and Allen Bentle are gone and coach Tim Potratz is working with 19 athletes.
“Six are seniors who will be counted on to lead the team this season,” he said. “They are working hard in practice to prepare for that leadership challenge. We will have to rely on our six seniors and three juniors to step up and compete at a high level in order for the team to be successful. We also have two wrestlers back this year who missed all of last season due to football injuries.”
Top returners include senior state qualifier and CWC champion Trevor Potratz; sectional qualifiers sophomore Oliver Radtke and senior Tre Blohm; and 20-match winners senior Nick Thomas and junior Brandon Loehrke.
“The team is looking forward to a great season of competition,” coach Potratz said.
The Indians will open the season Friday, Nov. 30, at home against Menominee Indian. Junior varsity matches will get under way at 6:30 p.m., with varsity matches to follow at 7 p.m.
Weyauwega-Fremont 2012-13 wrestling schedule
Friday, Nov. 30 – vs. Menominee Indian, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 – at Little Chute Invitational, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6 – vs. Bonduel, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8 – hosts Akey Duals (Chilton, Fox Valley Lutheran, Ripon, Stratford, Waupaca), 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13 – vs. Markesan, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15 – at Willard Schmitt Scramble, Green Bay Preble, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 20 – at. Stevens Point Pacelli/Almond-Bancroft at Almond, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 5 – at Plymouth Dual Team Tournament (Brookfield Central, Elkhart Lake, Lomira, Greendale Martin Luther, Plymouth, Sheboygan North), 10 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 10 – at Rosholt, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12 – at Bulldog Cutler Classic, New London, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 15 – vs. Plainfield Tri-County, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19 – at Central Wisconsin Conference Duals, Amherst (Amherst, Freedom JV, Manawa, Shiocton, Wittenberg-Birnamwood), 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 – at Campbellsport, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2 – at Central Wisconsin Conference Meet, Plainfield, 10 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 30 – vs. Menominee Indian, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 – at Appleton East Invitational, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6 – vs. Bonduel, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13 – vs. Markesan, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15 – at Stratford JV Invitational, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 20 – at. Stevens Point Pacelli/Almond-Bancroft at Almond, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 5 – at Little Chute JV Invitational, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 10 – at Rosholt, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 15 – vs. Plainfield Tri-County, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26 – hosts Weyauwega-Fremont JV Invitational, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 – at Campbellsport, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 4 – at Berlin (Berlin, Fond du Lac, Little Chute, Menasha), 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7 – at Appleton Madison (Appleton Madison, Appleton Wilson), 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 11 – at Fond du Lac (Chilton, Fond du Lac, Kaukauna), 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 18 – at Freedom (Brillion, Freedom, Neenah, Shawano, Winneconne), 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 26 – vs. Clintonville, Hortonville, Menasha, Wautoma, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28 – hosts Central Wisconsin Conference Brawl, 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 – at Appleton Middle School Tournament, Appleton North, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 5 – vs. Wrightstown, 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 – at Neenah Middle School Tournament, Neenah High School, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 12 – at Campbellsport (Campbellsport, Ozaukee), 4:15 p.m.
Friday, March 15 – at Ozaukee Tournament, Fredonia, 5 p.m.