Spencer/Columbus wrestling drops opener to Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal
Shaw, Luepke earn pins for Rockets
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — The Spencer/Columbus Catholic wrestling team opened its 2016-2017 season with a Cloverbelt Conference loss to Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal on Thursday night at Spencer High School.
Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal won 45-24 as the Rockets took just five of the 14 matches, including one by forfeit.
Bryce Shaw earned a pin at 145 pounds, Hunter Luepke had a pin at 195, and Logan Zschernitz (285) and Carson Hildebrandt (160) won by decision for Spencer/Columbus.
Spencer/Columbus will be competing at the Wausau West Invitational on Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 45, Spencer/Columbus Catholic 24
106 pounds: Ashton Ackman (SC) won by forfeit.
113: Nathan Buchanan (NGL) def. Jake Dick 6-2.
120: Skylar Barth (NGL) def. Dominick Wichlacz 6-3.
126: Kyle Gurney (NGL) pinned Leo Rodriguez in 1:40.
132: Mason Malm (NGL) pinned Taylor Bach in 5:15.
138: Dylan Nielson (NGL) pinned Andres Rodriguez in 0:43.
145: Bryce Shaw (SC) pinned Sayer Rachu in 3:31.
152: Stetson Rueth (NGL) def. Caden Schillinger 9-4.
160: Carson Hildebrandt (SC) def. Jesse Buchanan 7-2.
170: Stephen Buchanan (NGL) pinned Danny Richmond in 0:54.
182: Tanner Zschernitz (NGL) pinned Tanner Kleinschmidt in 2:14.
195: Hunter Luepke (SC) pinned Lucas Ingold in 2:36.
220: Sam Baumgartner (NGL) pinned Gavid Kilty in 0:34.
285: Logan Zschernitz (SC) def. Nick Rueth 5-4.