Weyauwega-Fremont’s wrestling team wrapped up Central Wisconsin Conference dual meets on a positive note for Parents’ Night Jan. 30 with a 51-15 win over Amherst.
Bailey Balistreire and Andy Pribbernow picked up pins for the Indians, while Brandon Loehrke won by a decision. W-F’s other points came on Amherst forfeits.
The Indians finished 6-3 in conference matches, good enough for a third-place tie with Menominee Indian and Shiocton. Defending CWC champion and Wittenberg-Birnamwood, ranked second in the state, was 9-0 in conference duals, followed by No. 7 Bonduel at 8-1.
The W-F wrestling program hosted its annual junior varsity tournament Feb. 1 that featured 92 wrestlers from 17 teams.
The Indians had seven wrestlers compete and came away with four championships and a second-place finish.
Miranda Arndt (106 pounds) pinned both her male opponents to win her first wrestling tournament ever; Matt Abhold (145) and Austin Marker (152) dominated their competition with three wins each; and Wes Chmielewski (182) ran his season JV record to 11-0 with pins in all three of his matches. David Johnson placed second at 145 with two wins and a loss.
“We had a solid week of wrestling with another varsity win and a great showing by the JV kids in our tournament,” coach Tim Potratz said. “This group of kids has improved from the beginning of the season to now as much as any team we have coached. They have never taken a step backward as a team.”
The Indians will head to the CWC meet Saturday, Feb. 8, at Wittenberg-Birnamwood, with matches scheduled to get under way at 10 a.m.