Brandon Loehrke made the most of his trip to Green Bay Preble’s Willard Schmidt Scramble.
Loehrke, one of three Weyauwega-Fremont wrestlers to compete Dec. 21 in the 15-team tournament, finished second at 170 pounds.
Meanwhile, the Indians picked up a Central Wisconsin Conference win Dec. 19 over Almond-Bancroft/Stevens Point Pacelli.
Willard Schmidt Scramble
Loehrke advanced to the semifinals with 6-1 wins in his first two matches before dropping a 7-3 decision to the eventual champion from Chilton/Hilbert.
He came back with a 3-2 overtime win over a Sheboygan South wrestler to claim the silver medal.
“That final match win over Sheboygan South was huge for Brandon, as he managed the match perfectly and won a close match over a tough kid,” coach Tim Potratz said.
Andy Bork lost his opening-round match 3-1 to the eventual champion from Luxemburg-Casco, but wrestled his way back into the medal matches with two straight pins over wrestlers from Lena and Ozaukee. He came up short in the fifth-place match at 285 against Kaukauna on a reversal in the final seconds.
Weyauwega-Fremont’s junior varsity squad sent 11 wrestlers the same day to the Neenah JV Duals.
The team defeated Neenah 42-15 and Green Bay West/Southwest 39-33, but fell 42-30 to Oshkosh North and 40-33 to De Pere.
“This tournament was a great opportunity for our young kids to wrestle as a team against bigger schools and get a chance to wrestle a lot of matches in one day,” Potratz said.
Austin Baehnman, Bailey Balistreire and Wes Chmielewski won all their matches, while Miranda Arndt, Levi Greening, Austin Marker, Eddie Wohlt, David Johnson, Baily Volpel and Dylen Kicherer also picked up wins on the day.
W-F 50, A-B/Pacelli 18
WEYAUWEGA – The victory sent the Indians into the Christmas break on a high note after struggling to fill a team and posting a 2-6 record over the first half of the season.
Winning matches for the Indians were Oliver Radtke (138), Marker (145) and Kicherer (182). Miranda Arndt, Jaden Gruetzmacher, Greening, Baehnman, Wohlt and Loehrke all picked up wins by forfeit.
The Indians will host Campbellsport at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, in a nonconference dual meet.