Wrestlers take down Menominee, Markesan
By Greg Seubert
Central Wisconsin Conference wrestlers will head to Manawa Saturday, Feb. 3, for the CWC meet.
Weyauwega-Fremont tuned up for the meet, which the Indians won last year, Jan. 29 with a 54-19 CWC dual meet win over Menominee Indian. The Indians also wrapped up nonconference action Jan. 25 with a 70-12 home win over Markesan.
W-F 54, Menominee Indian 19
The Indians recorded four pins in a Parents’ Night win over the Eagles.
Easton Groskreutz, Cian Fischer, Justin Kempf and Ean Marker picked up pins as the Indians built a 36-0 lead.
Groskreutz pinned Joe Perez in 3:36 at 120 pounds, Fischer took care of Alfred Hernandez in 1:39 at 126, Kempf pinned Morgun Fish in 3:07 at 138 and Marker had the fastest pin of the meet, as he took care of Alex Peters in 48 seconds.
The Eagles cut the lead to 36-10 with Eliot Miller’s pin of Ben Strehlow in 58 seconds at 160 and Leone Peters’ 10-2 major decision over Kyle Loehrke at 170.
Darius Wayka had Menominee Indians’ other win, a 10-5 decision over Austin Bartel at 195.
The Eagles also forfeited matches to Carter Greening (106) Devin Kuenzi (113), Logan Kicherer (145), Tyler Wetzel (182) and Skylor Maynard (220). W-F also forfeited the 285-pound match to Menominee Indian’s Alonzo Haack.
W-F 70, Markesan 12
Fifty-four of the Indians’ 70 points came on nine Markesan forfeits.
The Hornets forfeited matches to Kuenzi (113), Groskreutz (120), Mason Marquette (126), Fischer (132), Kicherer (145), Marker (152), Strehlow (160), Wetzel (182) and Bartel (195).
Greening and Kempf had pins at 106 and 138, respectively. Greening pinned Cole Slark in 55 seconds and Kempf pinned Anthony Haight in 3:32. Loehrke also handed John Bartaszewicz a 16-4 loss at 170.
Markesan’s points came on Bryce Friday’s pin of Maynard in 1:21 at 220 and a forfeit to Tanner Weber at 285.
Besides W-F and Manawa, the CWC meet will also include teams from Almond-Bancroft/Pacelli, Amherst, Bonduel, Menominee Indian, Pittsville, Rosholt, Shiocton, Tri-County and Wittenberg-Birnamwood. Matches are scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.