Stratford wrestling rolls to WIAA Division 3 regional title at Edgar
By Paul Lecker
EDGAR – Stratford advanced 12 of its 14 wrestlers and won the team title at the WIAA Division 3 wrestling regional at Edgar High School on Saturday.
The Tigers had nine individual champions and three runners-up to roll to the regional title with 307.5 points and advance to the WIAA Division 3 team sectional on Tuesday at Manawa.
The top two individual finishers in each weight class also advance to the WIAA Division 3 individual sectional on Feb. 20 at Shawano High School.
Stratford won the first six weight classes, four coming by pin.
Macey Kilty (22-2 at 106 pounds), A.J. Schoenfuss (41-2 at 120), Jeremy Schoenherr (33-0 at 126) and Sam Wenzel (37-5 at 138) won by pin, and Jake Drexler (40-2 at 113) and Derek Marten (37-7 at 132) won by decision for Stratford.
The Tigers also earned titles from Mason Kauffman (43-0) at 152, Kamren Bornbach (40-2) at 182, and Tyson Kauffman (41-3) at 285. Bornbach and Tyson Kauffman won by pin.
Jon Aguirre (21-8 at 220), David Marquardt (31-10 at 145), and Aiden Hoffman (10-6 at 195) lost championship matches and finished second for Stratford to advance to the individual sectional.
Auburndale did not advance any wrestlers to the sectional. Two Apaches had chances, but lost in second-place wrestlebacks after winning third-place matches.
Matt Leick lost 15-0 to Nathan Franke at 106 pounds and Isaiah Hasenohrl was pinned by Quade Webster at 120 pounds to each finish third for Auburndale. The Apaches were sixth in the team standings.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2016 WIAA Division 3 Wrestling Regional
Feb. 13, at Edgar High School
Team scores: 1. Stratford 307.5; 2. Athens 213; 3. Edgar 133; 4. Pittsville 111; 5. Marathon 108.5; 6. Auburndale 66; 7. Thorp 37.
Top two qualify for individual sectional at Shawano on Feb. 20
Championship: Macey Kilty (ST) pinned Nathan Franke (MAR) in 1:28.
Second-place wrestleback: Franke (MAR) won by technical fall over Matt Leick (AUB) 15-0.
Championship: Jake Drexler (ST) def. Matthew Grossman (PIT) 12-6.
Championship: A.J. Schoenfuss (ST) pinned Quade Webster (TH) in 1:13.
Second-place wrestleback: Webster (TH) pinned Isaiah Hasenohrl (AUB) in 0:42.
Championship: Jeremy Schoenherr (ST) pinned Jonny Albrecht (ATH) in 3:52.
Championship: Derek Marten (ST) def. Klay Ellenbecker (ATH) 4-0.
Second-place wrestleback: Ellenbecker (ATH) def. Beau Merritt (PIT) 8-2.
Championship: Sam Wenzel (ST) pinned Kody Kauth (PIT) in 3:50.
Championship: Austin Engel (ATH) def. David Marquardt (ST) 7-2.
Championship: Mason Kauffman (ST) won major dec. over Jordan Decker (ATH) 13-4.
Championship: Nathaniel Morse (ATH) def. Will Raatz (ED) 11-4.
Championship: Marshall Westfall (ATH) def. Alex Lemanski (ED) 14-7.
Second-place wrestleback: Lemanski (ED) pinned Dylan Schoenherr (ST) in 1:53.
Championship: Kamren Bornbach (ST) pinned Tannor Frahm (ATH) in 2:51.
Second-place wrestleback: Frahm (ATH) won major dec. over Jordan Schneeberger (MAR) 9-1.
Championship: Reece Heidmann (ED) def. Aiden Hoffman (ST) 3-0.
Championship: Dakota Vanzke (ATH) def. Jon Aguirre (ST) 6-2.
Championship: Tyson Kauffman (ST) pinned Tyson Sommer (ATH) in 1:58.