Marshfield wrestling dominates Wausau East, clinches at least a share of WVC title
Tigers earn six pins in road win
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — The Marshfield wrestling team clinched at least a share of the Wisconsin Valley Conference regular-season title with a 77-6 rout of Wausau East on Thursday at Wausau East High School.
The Tigers won all but one match to improve to 5-0 in the WVC this season. Marshfield, which has not won a conference championship since 1958, can finish off an undefeated title with a win over Wausau West next Thursday at home. The conference tournament is Feb. 4 at Stevens Point.
Shane Westerhausen (106 pounds), Brayden Richardson (126), Nolan Hertel (145), Payton Young (152), Conner Peterson (195), and A.J. Leonhardt (285) all won by pin for Marshfield. Young and Leonhardt won in less than one minute.
Caden Pearce added a technical fall victory, 19-4, at 132 pounds, and the rest of the Tigers’ six wins were by forfeit.
“Overall, we continue to get better as a team,” Marshfield coach Jackson Hein said. “As the season progresses, we always need to look at each dual meet and tournament as opportunity for growth for each individual and as a team.”
Marshfield will compete at the Sparta Invitational on Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Marshfield 77, Wausau East 6
170: Sam Mitchell (MAR) won by forfeit.
182: Alex Brost (MAR) won by forfeit.
195: Conner Peterson (MAR) pinned Reese Ament in 2:58.
220: Sam Bauman (MAR) won by forfeit.
285: A.J. Leonhardt (MAR) pinned Sam Buntrock in 0:48.
106: Shane Westerhausen (MAR) pinned Josie Bartishofski in 3:05.
113: Ben Diny (WE) pinned Caden Denee in 3:42.
120: Tanner Kanable (MAR) won by forfeit.
126: Brayden Richardson (MAR) pinned Kaigh Reifscenider in 1:04.
132: Caden Pearce (MAR) won by technical fall over Sam Meyers 19-4.
138: Anthony Kanable (MAR) won by forfeit.
145: Nolan Hertel (MAR) pinned Ryan Daniel in 1:16.
152: Payton Young (MAR) pinned Noah Hess in 0:43.
160: Bentley Ostermann (MAR) won by forfeit.