Weyauwega-Fremont and Manawa placed fifth and ninth, respectively. Feb. 7 at the Central Wisconsin Conference wrestling meet in Weyauwega.
W-F had two wrestlers – Oliver Radtke at 145 pounds and Andy Bork at 285 – made it to the finals, but both came up short.
Radtke (25-6) dropped a 3-2 decision to Shiocton’s Austin Riehl, while Bork (27-4) pinned three opponents before falling 4-0 to Almond-Bancroft/Stevens Point Pacelli’s Cole Warzynski in the title match.
“Both of these boys wrestled very well in the tournament and had outstanding matches in the finals< coach Tim Potratz said. “They have had fantastic senior seasons and both showed up big again in this tournament, falling just short in the finals.”
Wittenberg-Birnamwood won the team championship for the fourth year in a row with 220.5 points.
The Chargers also finished in first place in the final standings, with Bonduel and Shiocton tying for second. W-F placed fifth overall.
W-F’s Austin Baehnman (126 pounds) and Bailey Balistreire (138) advanced to their third-place matches before losing to the top-seeded wrestlers and settling for fourth place. Shiocton’s Levi Snortum pinned Baehnman in 3:51, while Manawa’s Daryn Claussen pinned Balistreire in 1:57 for the Wolves’ top finish.
Kaleb Sciborski (132), Michael Hickey (170) and Dylen Kicherer (195) placed fifth for the Indians, while Austin Marker (160) and Kyle Loehrke (182) also had wins on the day.
“As a team, we had a solid day of wrestling,” Potratz said. “We let a couple matches get away from us that we should have won, but the kids competed hard all day, finished our matches with good energy and recorded 11 pins as a team.”
Besides Claussen, Manawa’s Jake Kaczorowski finished fourth at 195, Zack Johnson placed fifth at 145, Cole Thompson took fifth at 285, Garrett Bristol placed sixth at 126, Remington Reeck finished sixth at 132, Ben Beyer took sixth at 152 and Jordan Kons placed sixth at 182.