Stratford wins Marawood Conference Wrestling Tournament for second year in a row
By Paul Lecker
PHILLIPS – Stratford completed back-to-back conference titles with a dominating effort Saturday at the 2015 Marawood Conference Wrestling Tournament at Phillips High School.
The Tigers had 13 of their 14 wrestlers finish in the top three in their respective weight classes, including six individual champions.
Stratford, which went undefeated in the Marawood dual meet season, totaled 261 points to win the team title for the second year in a row. Edgar was second with 178½ points, Athens finished third with 176 and Auburndale was fourth with 131½.
All six of Stratford’s individual champions are underclassmen. Freshmen A.J. Schoenfuss (106 pounds) and Jeremy Schoenherr (113), sophomores Mason Kauffman (132), Kam Bornbach (182) and Tyson Kauffman (285), and junior Anthony Gliniecki (126) won titles for the Tigers.
Mason Kauffman remains undefeated, improving to 37-0 this season. Schoenherr is now 32-1, Gliniecki is 25-1, Schoenfuss is 35-2, Bornbach improves to 31-3, and Tyson Kauffman is 24-9.
David Marquardt (138), Kyle Martin (160), Bryce Murray (195) and Hunter Kauffman (220) each lost in the championship match to finish second for the Tigers.
Hunter Kauffman (31-1) suffered his first loss of the season, losing in an ultimate tiebreaker 3-2 to Wesley Dittman (29-1) of Edgar after the match was unsettled following two extra periods.
Auburndale had one individual champion. Kurt Jankowski (32-7) edged Murray of Stratford 1-0 in the 195-pound title match.
Dylan Altmann (126), Paul Willfahrt (145) and Wyatt Weiler (170) each finished second for the Apaches.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015 Marawood Conference Wrestling Tournament
Team scores: 1. Stratford 261; 2. Edgar 178.5; 3. Athens 176; 4. Auburndale 131.5; 5. Chequamegon 120.5; 6. Pittsville 92; 7. Phillips 89; 8. Marathon 59.
Championship: A.J. Schoenfuss (ST) pinned Tyler Dammann (PIT) in 5:24.
Third place: Brad Halmstad (PH) pinned Nathan Franke (MAR) in 2:00.
Fifth place: Matthew Leick (AUB).
Championship: Jeremy Schoenherr (ST) pinned Matthew Grossman (PIT) in 3:33.
Third place: Colton Heil (ED) pinned Seth Peterson (CHQ) in 4:33.
Fifth place: Hunter Reed (MAR) def. Jasper Busman (PH) 11-6.
Championship: Veliko Kochiu (ED) def. Kody Kauth (PIT) 8-4.
Third place: Jordan Becker (ST) pinned Brett Albrecht (ATH) in 3:48.
Fifth place: Liam Clapero (PH) pinned Trenton Graveen (MAR) in 3:32.
Championship: Anthony Gliniecki (ST) def. Dylan Altmann (AUB) 5-4.
Third place: Kodi Chase (ED) won by technical fall over Absalom David (CHQ) 20-4.
Fifth place: Fernando Zavaleta (MAR) def. Andy Nowacki (ATH) 6-5.
Championship: Mason Kauffman (ST) pinned Scott Schooley (PIT) in 2:42.
Third place: Aaron Willfahrt (AUB) won major dec. over Kevin Albrecht (ATH) 10-2.
Fifth place: Erik Tank (CHQ) def. Jordan White (ED) 11-7.
Championship: Nate Morse (ATH) pinned David Marquardt (ST) in 1:30.
Third place: Hunter Schienebeck (CHQ) pinned Eli Larson (AUB) in 0:33.
Fifth place: Max Hoogland (PH) def. Riley Wayerski (PIT) 10-3.
Championship: Austin Engel (ATH) def. Paul Willfahrt (AUB) 12-7.
Third place: Mark Handrick (ST) pinned Herman Santos (CHQ) in 5:42.
Fifth place: Cade Littleton (ED) won by injury default over Martin Schwanebeck (PIT).
Championship: Isaac Weik (CHQ) def. Alex Lemanski (ED) 6-2.
Third place: Kyle Giebel (ST) won major dec. over Devon Diethelm (ATH) 14-0.
Fifth place: Joe Sedivy (MAR) pinned Bryen Bushman (PH) in 3:21.
Championship: Marshall Westfall (ATH) pinned Kyle Martin (ST) in 1:52.
Third place: Wyatt Juneau (CHQ) pinned Kaleb Meyer (PIT) in 5:48.
Fifth place: Keller Wolfe (AUB) pinned Bryce Imhoff (ED) in 3:11.
Championship: Devin Lemanski (ED) pinned Wyatt Weiler (AUB) in 3:21.
Third place: Hunter Anderson (PH) pinned Taylor Krall (ST) in 3:13.
Fifth place: Tannor Frahm (ATH) def. Parker Zeman (CHQ) 11-6.
Championship: Kam Bornbach (ST) def. Wylie Frahm (ED) 8-3.
Third place: Marty Peterson (PH) pinned Jordan Zinkowich (ATH) in 0:56.
Fifth place: Jordan Schneeberger (MAR) pinned Taylor Fox (CHQ) in 2:30.
Championship: Kurt Jankowski (AUB) def. Bryce Murray (ST) 1-0.
Third place: Tucker Roesler (ATH) pinned Kade Schraufnagel (ED) in 0:55.
Fifth place: Kaden Calloway (MAR).
Championship: Wesley Dittman (ED) def. Hunter Kauffman (ST) 3-2 (UTB).
Third place: Dakota Venzke (ATH) pinned Kristofer Runnheim (PH) in 1:55.
Fifth place: Robbie Renken (CHQ) pinned Henry Myers (PIT) in 4:28.
Championship: Tyson Kauffman (ST) def. Tyson Sommer (ATH) 7-1.
Third place: Brad Graveen (ED) pinned Josh Gabel (AUB) in 3:07.
Fifth place: Dakota Leach (CHQ) pinned Shayne Foytik (PH) in 3:30.