Stratford wins nine titles, rolls to fourth-straight Marawood Conference wrestling championship
Bornbach wins fourth-straight individual title for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — Stratford won nine individual titles to take the team championship at the 2017 Marawood Conference Wrestling Tournament.
The Tigers compiled 304.5 points, well ahead of Pittsville (162) and Athens (161). Auburndale finished sixth with 108 points.
The conference championship is Stratford’s fourth in a row.
Stratford senior Kamren Bornbach was named Wrestler of the Year after winning his fourth conference title. He won by technical fall over Dakota Venzke of Athens 18-2 in the 220-pound championship match and improves to 28-1 this season.
Manny Drexler (106), Max Schwabe (113), A.J. Schoenfuss (126), Jake Drexler (138), Jeremy Schoenherr (145), Mason Kauffman (152), David Marquardt (170), and Jon Aguirre (285) also won individual conference titles for Stratford.
Manny Drexler and Jake Drexler repeated as conference champions, and Schoenfuss, Schoenherr, and Kauffman all won their third-straight Marawood titles.
Trevor Dennee (160) and Aiden Hoffman (195) each finished second for the Tigers.
Isaiah Haensohrl (132) and Keller Wolfe (170) both took second for Auburndale.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2017 Marawood Conference Wrestling Tournament
Team scores: 1. Stratford 304.5; 2. Pittsville 162; 3. Athens 161; 4. Edgar 152; 5. Phillips 112; 6. Auburndale 108; 7. Marathon 75; 8. Chequamegon 60.
Championship matches and other Auburndale and Stratford finishers
106: Championship – Manny Drexler (ST) won by major dec. over Dane Klinger (MAR) 15-4; Third – Hunter Godard (AUB) def. Jaden Schienebeck (CHQ) 7-6.
113: Championship – Max Schwabe (ST) def. Javyn Freeman (PH) 9-4; Third – Dylan Baird (AUB) def. Carter Brunke (ATH) 9-3.
120: Championship – Matthew Grossman (PIT) def. Brad Halmstad (PH) 3-1; Third – Mavrick Licciardi (ST) pinned Nathan Franke (MAR) in 4:38.
126: Championship – A.J. Schoenfuss (ST) def. Jonny Albrecht (ATH) 7-0.
132: Championship – Beau Merritt (PIT) pinned Isaiah Hasenohrl (AUB) in 3:01; Third – Hunter Bruhn (PH) pinned Justin Schoenherr (ST) in 1:07.
138: Championship – Jake Drexler (ST) pinned Tyler Dammann (PIT) in 2:44.
145: Championship – Jeremy Schoenherr (ST) def. Austin Engel (ATH) 6-3.
152: Championship – Mason Kauffman (ST) pinned Kody Kauth (PIT) in 3:43; Third – Cody Sajdik (AUB) won by major dec. over Kees Hoogland (PH) 20-9.
160: Championship – Nathaniel Morse (ATH) def. Trevor Dennee (ST) 6-4; Third – Dylan Altmann (AUB) pinned Brock Handrick (ED) in 4:54.
170: Championship – David Marquardt (ST) won by major dec. over Keller Wolfe (AUB) 12-1.
182: Championship – Will Raatz (ED) pinned Connor Westfall (ATH) in 5:17; Third – Dylan Schoenherr (ST) won by major dec. over Henry Myers (PIT) 9-0.
195: Championship – Alex Lemanski (ED) def. Aiden Hoffman (ST) 5-2.
220: Championship – Kamren Bornbach (ST) won by technical fall over Dakota Venzke (ATH) 18-2; Fifth – Kyle Masanz (PIT) def. Sam Hasenhorl (AUB) by forfeit.
285: Championship – Jon Aguirre (ST) def. Tyson Sommer (ATH) 5-3 in OT; Fifth – James Wolfe (AUB) won by forfeit.