Team has three champions at meet
By Greg Seubert
That’s all that kept the Weyauwega-Fremont wrestling team from winning the Central Wisconsin Conference meet.
Shiocton won the 11-team meet Feb. 3 in Manawa with 181 points. W-F finished second with 179. Other team scores were Bonduel (160), Wittenberg-Birnamwood (129), Pittsville (121.5), Rosholt (91.5), Manawa (83), Amherst (74), Menominee Indian (57), Tri-County (49) and Almond-Bancroft/Pacelli (21).
W-F had three individual champions in Carter Greening (106 pounds), Cian Fischer (120) and Justin Kempf (132).
Greening pinned Bonduel’s Max Sokolski in 3:08 to win his championship, while Fischer handed Shiocton’s Ethan Flannery a 16-3 defeat and Pittsville’s Beau Merritt forfeited his championship match to Kempf.
The Indians’ Easton Groskreutz and Ean Marker also made it to the finals at 113 and 145, respectively. Groskreutz fell to Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Chad Moegenburg 8-6 and Marker dropped an 18-2 technical fall to Shiocton’s Levi Snortum.
Four W-F wrestlers won their third-place matches. Logan Kicherer defeated Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Will Urquhart 7-3 at 138 and Tyler Wetzel pinned Tri-County’s Patrick Leibsle in 1:56 at 182.
Manawa did not have any wrestlers in championship matches, but had a pair of third-place finishers and two more that finished fourth.
Kevin Klemm picked up a 9-4 win over Bonduel’s Luis Lagunes at 113 and Rosholt’s Ryan Konkol forfeited his third-place match at 170 to Zack Johnson.
Rosholt’s Bo Niewiadomski defeated Manawa’s Colten Klemm 4-2 in the third-place match at 106 and Menominee Indian’s Alfred Hernandez pinned Tyler Pynenberg in 1:46 in the third-place match at 126.
Amherst had a pair of champions in Bryce Holderman (220) and Max Villnow. Holderman pinned Pittsville’s Kyle Masanz in 1:34 to win his championship, while Villnow pinned Shiocton’s Ben Gunderson in 2:57.
The road to the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Meet for Weyauwega-Fremont, Manawa and Amherst will begin Saturday, Feb. 10, as Amherst hosts a Division 3 regional meet that will also include teams from Rosholt, Shiocton, Tri-County and Wittenberg-Birnamwood, Matches are scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m.