Weyauwega-Fremont’s wrestling team opened the 2012-13 season with a fourth-place finish at the Little Chute Invitational and a Central Wisconsin Conference dual meet win over Menominee Indian.
The Indians placed fourth out of ninth Dec. 1 at Little Chute a day after handing the Eagles a 43-33 defeat.
Little Chute Invitational
LITTLE CHUTE – Little Chute edged Wrightstown to win the tournament.
“It was a good showing, as every boy on the team won at least one match and everyone placed in the top six at their weight class,” coach Tim Potratz said. “We started out strong, but faded a little as the day wore on.”
Oliver Radtke won the 120-pound title with a 13-5 win over a Little Chute wrestler, while Trevor Potratz fell to a Lena wrestler 2-1 at 160.
Jon Morgan (106) and Nick Thomas (132) placed third, with Thomas picking up a pair of pins; Tre Blohm (138), Andy Pribbernow (152), Brandon Loehrke (170) Nathan Stelzner (220) and Andy Bork (285) placed fourth; and Isaac Danke and Tyler Hart placed sixth.
W-F 43, Menominee Indian 33
WEYAUWEGA – W-F won eight matches in the dual, including six by pin.
The match went back and forth with several lead changes until Pribbernow (152), Potratz and Loehrke (170) closed the door on Menominee with three straight pins to seal the win. Morgan (106), Radtke (120), Thomas (132), Blohm (138) and Stelzner (220) also picked up a win.
“We are happy with the win, but looked sloppy and out of shape in our opening dual of the season,” Potratz said. “We have focused on teaching technique early this season and not worked as much on conditioning or live wrestling and it showed. We will pick up the pace this week.”
The Indians will host Bonduel at 7 tonight (Thursday, Dec. 6) for a CWC dual. The team will also host five other teams, including Waupaca, at the 23rd annual Akey Duals. Matches are slated to start at 9:30 a.m. and run until about 5 p.m.