Eight advance to sectionals for Tigers wrestling
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU – Marshfield had one champion and seven others advance to sectionals with top-four finishes at the WIAA Division 1 wrestling regional on Saturday at Wausau West High School.
Junior Anthony Kanable (28-11) won the 132-pound championship for Marshfield, beating Zach Fisher of Wausau West 11-5.
The Tigers had five second-place finishes and two others finish fourth. The top four in each weight class move on to the WIAA Division 1 individual sectional at D.C. Everest on Feb. 20.
Stevens Point won the team title and advances to the Division 1 team sectional at Wausau East on Tuesday. Marshfield was fifth among the eight teams at the tournament.
Tanner Kanable (20-14 at 106), Nolan Hertel (28-11 at 138), Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (26-11 at 145), Sam Mitchell (18-17 at 152), and Kyle Krizan (13-13 at 170) each finished second for Marshfield.
Kanable, Hertel and Schwanbeck-Ostermann lost in the finals at their respective weights. Mitchell and Krizan came back from semifinal losses to win third-place and second-place wrestleback matches.
Payton Young (10-9 at 160) and Sam Bauman (8-21 at 195) each finished fourth to qualify for the sectional. Young won the fifth-place match and then took care of Noah Nicholson of Antigo 9-5 in the fourth-place wrestleback.
“I was really happy with how we wrestled today as a team,” Marshfield coach Jackson Hein said. “Anthony Kanable fought off Wausau West’s Zachary Fisher to claim the title at 132. He continues to get better every time he wrestles. The Kanable brothers are some of the most dedicated wrestlers I have the privilege to coach, and they are great (additions) to the wrestling team.
“We have continued to make adjustments and improvements throughout the season with the young wrestling squad. To have such a young team yet find a way to finish on a positive note on a tough tournament, I am extremely proud of all our wrestlers.”
The top two finishers at the individual sectional advance to the 2016 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison on Feb. 25-27.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2016 WIAA Division 1 Wrestling Regional
Feb. 13, at Wausau West High School
Team scores: 1. Stevens Point 192; 2. Wausau West 170; 3. D.C. Everest 157; 4. Rhinelander 155; 5. Marshfield 150; 6. Merrill 129.5; 7. Antigo 91; 8. Wausau East 44.
Top four qualify for individual sectional at D.C. Everest on Feb. 20
Championship: Brady Koontz (SP) pinned Tanner Kanable (MAR) in 1:00.
Third place: Ben Diny (WE) def. Cameron Schmeiser (WW) 5-4.
Second-place wrestleback: Kanable (MAR) won by major dec. over Diny (WE) 10-2.
Championship: Dylan Koontz (SP) won by major dec. over Brandon Lucht (ANT) 13-4.
Third place: Corbin Trotzer (DC) def. Tyler Olson (RH) 7-1.
Second-place wrestleback: Corbin Trotzer (DC) def. Lucht (ANT) 6-1.
Championship: Vellko Kochiu (WW) won by major dec. over Devon Schultz (MER) 11-0.
Third place: Kyle VanGalder (DC) def. Benjamin Stimac (ANT) by forfeit.
Second-place wrestleback: Schultz (MER) won by major dec. over VanGalder (DC) 17-3.
Championship: Chance Bailey (SP) def. Thomas Severson (DC) 5-3, OT.
Third place: Frank Lor (WW) pinned Brendan Leder (MER) in 2:56.
Championship: Anthony Kanable (MAR) def. Zach Fisher (WW) 11-5.
Third place: Nate Duffert (SP) def. Josh Randolph (RH) 3-2.
Second-place wrestleback: Fisher (WW) def. Duffert (SP) 7-6.
Championship: Jon Fox (RH) def. Nolan Hertel (MAR) 5-2.
Third place: Aidan Bell (MER) def. Dylan Trigg (SP) 3-2.
Championship: Jacob DeMeyer (RH) def. Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (MAR) 7-0.
Third place: Vince Coenen (DC) pinned Korbin Krueger (ANT) in 3:28.
Championship: Tanner Pettit (MER) won by major dec. over Alex Hein (WW) 18-4.
Third place: Sam Mitchell (MAR) def. Will Dixon (ANT) 9-7.
Second-place wrestleback: Mitchell (MAR) def. Hein (WW) 7-2.
Championship: Fritz Schierl (SP) won by major dec. over Nate White (DC) 13-0.
Third place: Alec Bess (RH) pinned Calen Henkens (WW) in 3:47.
Championship: Joey Roth (SP) pinned Collinn Eldridge (ANT) in 0:09.
Third place: Kyle Krizan (MAR) pinned Michael Olson (WW) in 1:13.
Second-place wrestleback: Krizan (MAR) pinned Eldridge (ANT) in 2:31.
Championship: Alec Kurtz (RH) def. Sam Stroik (DC) 8-2.
Third place: Cory Courneya (WE) def. Jordan LaRue (WW) 6-4, OT.
Championship: Nate Engle (SP) def. Colton Krueger (RH) 16-12.
Third place: Jared Bonke (WW) pinned Sam Bauman (MAR) in 3:53.
Championship: Berkley Corvino (DC) pinned Christian Kleinschmidt (MER) in 1:46.
Third place: Marcus Spencer (ANT) won by major dec. over Zach Olds (RH) 19-5.
Championship: Brady Lenz (WW) pinned Collin Zoellner (MER) in 1:17.
Third place: Brandon Patoka (SP) def. Noah Williams (ANT) 3-2, OT.