Top-ranked Stratford wrestling team holds off sixth-ranked Athens
Manny Drexler earns pin for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — In a battle of top-10 teams in Division 3, it was top-ranked Stratford that proved a bit stronger.
The Tigers won one match by pin, another by technical fall, and two by forfeit to slip past sixth-ranked Athens 38-22 in a Marawood Conference wrestling dual meet Thursday at Stratford High School.
The rankings are based on this week’s wiwrestling.com Division 3 state team rankings.
Manny Drexler won by pin in just 37 seconds at 106 pounds, and Kam Bornbach topped Dakota Benzke 23-8 to earn a technical fall victory at 220 for the Tigers.
Winning by major decision for Stratford were A.J. Schoenfuss (126), Derek Marten (132) and David Marquardt (170). Max Schwabe (120) and Dilan Dehlinger (138) won by forfeit for the Tigers.
Stratford will wrestle at the D.C. Everest Invitational on Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Stratford 38, Athens 22
106: Manny Drexler (S) pinned Chase Ellenbecker in 0:37.
113: Carter Brunke (A) pinned Kolton Dahl in 3:21.
120: Max Schwabe (S) won by forfeit.
126: A.J. Schoenfuss (S) won by major decision over Jon Albrecht 12-1.
132: Derek Marten (S) won by major decision over Andy Nowacki 8-0.
138: Dilan Dehlinger (S) won by forfeit.
145: Jake Drexler (S) def. Clay Ellenbecker 7-1.
152: Austin Engel (A) won major decision over Jordan Becker 9-1.
160: Nate Morse (A) def. Kade Ehrike 7-2.
170: David Marquardt (S) won major decision over Jordan Decker 10-1.
182: Connor Westfall (A) def. Dylan Schoenherr 7-2.
195: Marshall Westfall (A) def. Aiden Hoffman 8-3.
220: Kam Bornbach (S) won by technical fall over Dakota Benzke 23-8.
285: Tyson Sommer (A) def. Jon Aguirre 5-0.