Stratford wrestling clinches seventh-straight conference championship; Auburndale finishes fifth
By Hub City Times staff
The Marawood Conference Wrestling tournament was held on Feb. 1 at Chequamegon High School, where the Stratford Tigers clinched their seventh-straight conference championship.
Stratford wrestlers not only finished at the top of the conference, they also had nine wrestlers take first in their weight brackets, three wrestlers took second, and one took home third.
“I couldn’t be more proud of these guys,” Stratford Head Coach Joe Schwabe said. “They had a great day; and we even left a couple matches out there (that we almost had). Still, we can enjoy this but need to go back to work to prepare for a very tough Regionals in two weeks a Cadott.”
Max Schwabe of Stratford received the Most Valuable Wrestler award at the tournament; Schwabe is a four-time conference champion.
Auburndale finished fifth in the conference, with one first place winner.
106: 1st Place – Mathias Hoogland of Phillips, 2nd Place – Brooks Kraus of Athens, 3rd Place – Mason Putnam of Marathon; 113: 1st Place – Logan Gaulke of Stratford, 2nd Place – Aiden Miesbauer of Chequamegon, 3rd Place – Tommy Renard of Marathon; 120: 1st Place – Noah Altmann of Auburndale, 2nd Place – Benno Wenzel of Stratford;, 3rd Place – Tristan Pankratz of Chequamegon; 126: 1st Place – Gavin Drexler of Stratford, 2nd Place – Jesse Bruhn of Phillips, 3rd Place – John Miller of Chequamegon, 4th Place – Hunter Godard of Auburndale; 132: 1st Place – Elijah Lucio of Stratford, 2nd Place – Jaden Schienebeck of Chequamegon, 3rd Place – Jared Sweno of Marathon; 138: 1st Place – Max Schwabe of Stratford, 2nd Place – Dylan Baird of Auburndale, 3rd Place – James Bruhn of Phillips; 145: 1st Place – Hunter Bruhn of Phillips, 2nd Place – Konner Stuttgen of Stratford, 3rd Place – Carter Brunke of Athens; 152: 1st Place – Jacob Heiden of Stratford, 2nd Place – Garret Deleasky of Phillips, 3rd Place – Dominic Schmidt of Chequamegon; 160: 1st Place – Devin Dennee of Stratford, 2nd Place – Spencer Kraus of Athens, 3rd Place – Michael Kirch of Chequamegon, 4th Place – Cody Poeschel of Auburndale; 170: 1st Place – Hunter Ford of Stratford, 2nd Place – Sloan Welch of Auburndale, 3rd Place – Parker Anderson of Phillips; 182: 1st Place – Trevor Dennee of Stratford, 2nd Place – Kees Hoogland of Phillips, 3rd Place – RJ Knetter of Edgar; 195: 1st Place – Beau Gross of Stratford, 2nd Place – Max Brunner of Chequamegon, 3rd Place – Brice Theil of Auburndale; 220: 1st Place – Ethan Heil of Edgar, 2nd Place – Logan Werner of Marathon, 3rd Place – Patrick Greenberg of Stratford; 285: 1st Place – Parker Renken of Chequamegon, 2nd Place – Easton Kilty of Stratford, 3rd Place – Connor Westfall of Athens.
Up next for Auburndale will be the WIAA Regional Tournament held at Auburndale High School on Feb. 15, when Stratford will be in Cadott.