Local wrestlers secure six state championships
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Six local high school wrestlers secured WIAA individual state championships at the 2019 tournament held Feb. 21-23 at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Marshfield’s Sam Mitchell claimed first in Division 1 competition in the 195 weight class. In Division 2, Stephen Buchanan, Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal, claimed the championship in the 195 weight class, while Spencer/Columbus’ Logan Zschernitz took first in 285.
In Division 3, Stratford had three champions – Max Schwabe in the 132 weight class, Trevor Denee in the 170 pound weight class, and Dylan Schoenherr in 285.
Nine other area wrestlers, placed in the top six of their weight class: Division 1 – Marshfield’s Nolan Hertel took fifth in the 152 weight class and Marshfield’s Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann took third in 182; Division 2 – Abbotsford/Colby’s River Halopka took fourth in 106; Division 3 – Manny Drexler, Stratford, took second in 120; Beau Merritt, Pittsville, took sixth in 138; Mav Licciardi, Stratford, took fourth in 145; Derek Marten, Stratford, took fourth in 152; Devin Denee, Stratford, took fourth in 160; and Hunter Grimm, Pittsville, took second in 170.