Coleman edges Stratford in WIAA Division 3 team wrestling sectional final
By Paul Lecker
AMHERST — Coleman rallied by winning six of the last seven matches and beat Stratford 35-31 in a WIAA Division 3 team wrestling sectional final on Tuesday night at Amherst High School.
The Tigers reached the final with a 51-30 victory over Amherst, and Coleman defeated Crandon 48-33 in sectional semifinals.
Stratford led Coleman 28-6 after winning five of the first seven matches.
Stratford’s Tyson Kauffman started the match with an 11-2 major decision over Donovan Salewski at 285 pounds, and Jake Drexler (106) and A.J. Schoenfuss (112) each won by pin to put the Tigers up 14-0.
Anthony Gliniecki (126) and Mason Kauffman (138) also won by pin as Stratford built a big lead. Mason Kauffman, a sophomore, is now 43-0 this season.
Coleman won the next two matches by major decision, the following two by pin, and another by decision to take a 29-28 lead.
Stratford’s Kamren Bornbach defeated Hunter Stodola 9-3 at 195 pounds to put the Tigers back on top, setting up a final match and a winner-take-all scenario.
Hunter Kauffman, who had a 36-1 record entering the match, was pinned by C.J. Pillath (37-3) of Coleman with 1 second to go in the second period to give the Cougars the victory.
The semifinal match started with the 220-pound match and Stratford’s Hunter Kauffman pinned Dylan Kearney in 2:52.
The Tigers won the next eight matches as well to clinch the victory. Stratford forfeited the final five matches to rest for the final.
Stratford’s Jon Aguirre (285), Dilan Dehlinger (113), Gliniecki (120), Jordan Becker (126), Mason Kauffman (132), and Sam Wenzel (138) also won by pin against Amherst.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Stratford 51, Amherst 30
220: Hunter Kauffman (S) pinned Dylan Kearney in 2:52.
285: Jon Aguirre (S) pinned Chris Thomas in 3:38.
106: Jake Drexler (S) def. David Rieck 8-2.
113: Dilan Dehlinger (S) pinned Luke Wright in 1:30.
120: Anthony Gliniecki (S) pinned Robert Johannes in 0:35.
126: Jordan Becker (S) pinned Daniel Zachman in 0:53.
132: Mason Kauffman (S) pinned Cole Mackenzie in 0:13.
138: Sam Wenzel (S) pinned Grant Krogwold (A) in 2:30.
145: Mark Handrick (S) won by forfeit.
152: James Borgen (A) won by forfeit.
160: Bryce Holderman (A) won by forfeit.
170: Gavin Sneller (A) won by forfeit.
182: Ethan Sneller (A) won by forfeit.
195: Max Villnow (A) won by forfeit.
Coleman 35, Stratford 31
285: Tyson Kauffman (S) won major dec. over Donovan Salewski (COL) 11-2.
106: Jake Drexler (S) pinned Devin Schulte in 1:04.
113: A.J. Schoenfuss (S) pinned Derick Teteak in 2:31.
120: Jordan Blanchard (COL) def. Jeremy Schoenherr 5-3.
126: Anthony Gliniecki (S) pinned Conner Kasal in 0:46.
132: Jensyn Schaal (COL) def. Sam Wenzel 12-6.
138: Mason Kauffman (S) pinned Brandon Champagne in 0:49.
145: Marc Lansin (COL) won major dec. over David Marquardt 13-5.
152: Kevin Lansin (COL) won major dec. over Kyle Giebel 17-5.
160: Josh Pillath (COL) pinned Kyle Martin in 1:14.
170: Alex Stodola (COL) pinned Taylor Krall in 1:50.
182: Collin Kempka (COL) def. Aiden Hoffman 2-0.
195: Kamren Bornbach (S) def. Hunter Stodola 9-3.
220: C.J. Pillath (COL) pinned Hunter Kauffman in 3:59.