Schwanebeck-Ostermann wins title for Marshfield at WVC Wrestling Tournament
By Paul Lecker
MERRILL – Marshfield freshman Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann won the 145-pound championship and the Tigers finished fourth as a team at the 2016 Wisconsin Valley Conference Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at Merrill High School.
Schwanbeck-Ostermann was one of four Tigers to reach the championship round, but the only one to come away with a victory. He defeated Max Benitz of Wisconsin Rapids 5-0 in the 145-pound championship match.
Stevens Point won five individual titles to edge Wisconsin Rapids for the team championship by just 5.5 points, 202.5-197. Marshfield was fourth with 147 points, 13 behind Wausau West. The team title is Stevens Point’s first in program history.
Tanner Kanable (106 pounds), Anthony Kanable (132) and Nolan Hertel (138) all finished second for Marshfield, losing in the championship round.
Caden Dennee (113), Caden Pearce (126), Payton Young (160), Kyle Krizan (170), and Sam Bauman (195) each finished fourth for the Tigers, losing semifinal and third-place matches.
Marshfield will compete at the WIAA Division 1 regional on Feb. 13 at Wausau West. The top four finishers in each weight class move on to the D-1 individual sectional at D.C. Everest on Feb. 20. The top team at the regional qualifies for the D-1 team sectional at Wausau East on Feb. 16.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2016 Wisconsin Valley Conference Wrestling Tournament
Feb. 6, at Merrill High School
Team scores: 1. Stevens Point 202.5; 2. Wisconsin Rapids 197; 3. Wausau West 160; 4. Marshfield 147; 5. D.C. Everest 141; 6. Merrill 112.5; 7. Wausau East 66.
Championship Matches and Marshfield Finishers
106: Championship – Brady Koontz (SP) pinned Tanner Kanable (MAR) in 2:37.
113: Championship – Dylan Koontz (SP) pinned Josie Bartishoski (WE) in 1:19; Third place – Corbin Trotzer (DC) pinned Caden Dennee (MAR) in 3:12.
120: Championship – Devon Schultz (MER) def. Kyle VanGalder (DC) 6-5.
126: Championship – Chance Bailey (SP) def. Frank Lor (WW) 6-5; Third place – Brendan Leder (MER) pinned Caden Pearce (MAR) in 3:25.
132: Championship – Patrick Spray (WR) def. Anthony Kanable (MAR) 4-1.
138: Championship – Bergh Diebel (WR) def. Nolan Hertel (MAR) 4-2.
145: Championship – Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (MAR) def. Max Benitz (WR) 5-0.
152: Championship – Tanner Pettit (MER) def. Cody Sawyer (WR) 3-2; Fifth place – Sam Mitchell (MAR) def. David Lummis (SP) 7-2.
160: Championship – Fritz Schierl (SP) pinned Brock Benitz (WR) in 2:31; Third place – Calen Henkens (WW) pinned Payton Young (MAR) in 3:10.
170: Championship – Nate White (DC) def. Joey Roth (SP) 7-4; Third place – Dylan Hall (WR) pinned Kyle Krizan (MAR) in 2:39.
182: Championship – Nathan Fuller (WR) def. Sam Stroik (DC) 5-2; Fifth place – Jake Harlow (SP) pinned Conner Peterson (MAR) in 1:41.
195: Championship – Nate Engel (SP) pinned Jake Timm (WR) in 0:52; Third place – Jared Bonke (WW) pinned Sam Bauman (MAR) in 3:54.
220: Championship – Brady Lenz (WW) def. Berkley Corvino (DC) 3-1; Fifth place – Antonio Anaya (MAR).
285: Championship – Jack Vruwink (WR) def. Brandon Patoka (SP) 3-2.