Stratford wins 10 titles, cruises to team championship at Marawood Conference Wrestling Tournament
By Paul Lecker
PITTSVILLE – Stratford won 10 of the 14 weight classes and took second in three others as it rolled to its third-straight Marawood Conference Wrestling Tournament title on Saturday at Pittsville High School.
The Tigers had 316½ points, topping second-place Athens by 135. Auburndale was last in eighth place with 64 points.
The tournament title is Stratford’s eighth in program history, to go along with others from 2000-04 and the past two seasons.
Stratford won each of the first eight championship matches.
Manny Drexler (106 pounds), Jake Drexler (113) and A.J. Schoenfuss (120) each won by pin, Jeremy Schoenherr cruised to a 22-3 technical fall at 126, and Derek Marten followed that with another pin for the Tigers at 132.
Jordan Becker won a 11-6 decision at 138, Sam Wenzel had a pin of Auburndale’s Dylan Altmann at 145, and Mason Kauffman won 10-3 at 152.
Kamren Bornbach (182) and Tyson Kauffman (285) also won titles for Stratford.
David Marquardt (160), Dylan Schoenherr (170), and Aiden Hoffman (195) each finished second for Stratford, and Jon Aguirre (220) ended up third.
Auburndale had two third-place finishes – Trayton Weister at 113 and Keller Wolfe at 170. Matt Leick (106) and Isaiah Hasenohrl (120) finished fifth for the Apaches.
Stratford and Auburndale will compete at the WIAA Division 3 regional on Feb. 13 at Edgar.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2016 Marawood Conference Wrestling Tournament
Jan. 30, at Pittsville High School
Team scores: 1. Stratford 316.5; 2. Athens 181.5; 3. Pittsville 128.5; 4. Edgar 124; 5. Phillips 111; 6. Chequamegon 93; 7. Marathon 91.5; 8. Auburndale 64.
106: Manny Drexler (ST) pinned Nathan Franke in 1:17.
113: Jake Drexler (ST) pinned Brad Halmstad (PH) in 3:46.
120: A.J. Schoenfuss (ST) pinned Matthew Grossman (PIT) in 1:47.
126: Jeremy Schoenherr (ST) won by technical fall over Tyler Dammann (PIT) 22-3.
132: Derek Marten (ST) pinned Hunter Schienebeck (CHQ) in 3:29.
138: Jordan Becker (ST) def. Klay Ellenbecker (AT) 11-6.
145: Sam Wenzel (ST) pinned Dylan Altmann (AUB) in 5:09.
152: Mason Kauffman (ST) def. Austin Engel (ATH) 10-3.
160: Nathaniel Morse (AT) def. David Marquardt (ST) 6-5.
170: Marshall Westfall (AT) pinned Dylan Schoenherr (ST) in 2:45.
182: Kamren Bornbach (ST) won major dec. over Alex Lemanski (ED) 14-5.
195: Reece Heidmann (ED) pinned Aiden Hoffman (ST) in 1:16.
220: Dakota Venzke (AT) pinned Kade Schraufnagel (ED) in 3:38.
285: Tyson Kauffman (ST) def. Tyson Sommer (AT) 7-2.
Other Auburndale and Stratford finishers
106: Fifth place – Matt Leick (AUB) pinned John Swanson (CHQ) in 0:55.
113: Third place – Trayton Weister (AUB) def. Dane Klinger (MAR) by forfeit.
120: Fifth place – Isaiah Hasenohrl (AUB) pinned Martin Sahattchiev (ED) in 5:33.
170: Third place – Keller Wolfe (AUB) pinned Bryce Imhoff (ED) in 2:45.
220: Third place – Jon Aguirre (ST) pinned Everett Rassmussen (PIT) in 2:40.