Stratford wins seven weight classes to take first at D.C. Everest tournament
Auburndale ties for sixth
By Paul Lecker
SCHOFIELD — Stratford had seven first-place finishers to roll to the team championship at the Fred Lehrke Evergreen Wrestling Invitational on Saturday at D.C. Everest High School.
Stratford scored 431 points, 63 ahead of second-place Denmark. Auburndale tied for sixth with 140 points.
Manny Drexler (106 pounds), Max Schwabe (120), Derek Marten (132), Jake Drexler (138), Jordan Becker (145), Kade Ehrike (160), and David Marquardt (170) each took first place for Stratford.
Schwabe is now 24-1, Drexler is 23-2, and Marquardt is 21-3 this season for Stratford.
“I was very pleased on how well our team finished this tournament,” Stratford coach Joe Schwabe said. “We had a few guys replacing starters today, and they certainly took advantage of their opportunity — a nice team effort.”
Aiden Hoffman was second at 195, and Jon Aguirre finished third at 285 for Stratford.
James Wolfe had Auburndale’s top finish, taking second at 285 pounds. He lost by pin in the championship match to Josh Frerk of Denmark in 3:44.
Dylan Altmann was third at 152, and Hunter Godard (106), Dylan Baird (113), and Isaiah Hasenohrl (126) each took fourth for Auburndale.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Fred Ehrike Evergreen Wrestling Invitational
Jan. 7, at D.C. Everest High School
Team scores: 1. Stratford 431; 2. Denmark 368; 3. D.C. Everest 263; 4. Janesville Parker 219; 5. Stanley-Boyd 170; 6. Auburndale and Chetek-Weyerhausen/Prairie Farm 140; 8. Rosholt 124; 9. Mosinee 105.
106: Manny Drexler (ST) pinned Jack Schmitz (DEN) in 2:19.
113: Josh Ehster (MOS) pinned Brett Perkins (JP) in 3:27.
120: Max Schwabe (ST) won bracket with 5-0 record.
126: Brock Bergelin (DEN) won bracket with 5-0 record.
132: Derek Marten (S) pinned Kyle VanGalder (DC) in 1:13.
138: Jake Drexler (S) def. Dilan Dehlinger (ST) by medical forfeit.
145: Jordan Becker (ST) won major decision over Jared Shefchik (DEN) 8-0.
152: Sam Burzynski (SB) won major decision over Kaelen Schmitt (ST) 10-0.
160: Kade Ehrike (ST) def. Dustin Dworak (DEN) 4-3.
170: David Marquardt (ST) def. Nathan White (DC) 3-2.
182: Sam Stroik (DC) pinned Daniel Chuchwar (CWPF) in 1:43.
195: Gabe Wertel (DEN) won bracket with 5-0 record.
220: Berkley Corvino (DC) won bracket with 5-0 record.
285: Josh Frerk (DEN) pinned James Wolfe (AUB) in 3:44.