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College roundup: Updates on Kauffman, Fravert, Michaelis

Posted on 22 January 2018 by paul


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By Paul Lecker

A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

Mason Kauffman

Kauffman begins career at Eastern Michigan
Mason Kauffman, a 2017 graduate of Stratford High School, is a freshman on the Eastern Michigan University wrestling team.

Kauffman, a two-time WIAA state champion at Stratford, is 7-5 for Eagles after competing in three Open tournaments.

Kauffman went 3-2 at the Michigan State Open on Nov. 5 to finish fourth at 157 pounds and was 2-1 at the EMU Open on Nov. 11 to take second place at 157. Both of those tournaments were for freshmen and sophomores only. He also was 2-2 at the Cleveland State Open on Dec. 16.

Among Kauffman’s victories were two major decisions.

Adam Fravert

Fravert, UW-Oshkosh hit WIAC play
Adam Fravert, a 2016 graduate of Marshfield High School, is a sophomore forward for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh men’s basketball team.

Fravert has started all 17 games this season for the Titans, who are 13-4 overall and 3-3 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He is averaging 13.2 points and a team-best 8.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 11 of 39 from 3-point range.

Fravert hit for double figures in the Titans’ past four games, scoring 11 in both of Oshkosh’s wins against UW-Stout on Jan. 10 and UW-River Falls on Jan. 13. He had 10 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Platteville on Jan. 17, and 13 points in 10 rebounds in a defeat at UW-Eau Claire on Jan. 20.

Oshkosh hosts UW-Stevens Point on Wednesday and plays at UW-River Falls on Saturday.

Caitlin Michaelis

Michaelis continues season at Minnesota-Crookston
Caitlin Michaelis, a 2015 graduate of Marshfield High School, is a junior on the University of Minnesota-Crookston women’s basketball team.

Michaelis has started all 18 games this season for the Golden Eagles, who are 5-13 overall and 5-9 in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. She is averaging 11.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game this season.

Michaelis scored a season-high 20 points in an 85-74 home win over the University of Mary on Jan. 19. She made 6 of 11 shots from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and was 6-for-6 at the free throw line.

Michaelis had 16 points, with three 3-pointers, in a 77-67 loss to Minot State on Jan. 20.

The Golden Eagles play at Minnesota-Mankato on Friday and at Concordia University in St. Paul on Saturday in a pair of NSIC games.

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Stratford wrestling dominates Marathon

Posted on 18 January 2018 by paul

Stratford’s Jordan Becker works on a pin of Marathon’s Eann Shepro during the 152-pound match of Thursday’s dual meet at Stratford High School. (Photo by Katie Marten/For

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STRATFORD – Stratford won five matches by pin and seven others by forfeit as it rolled past Marathon 72-9 in a Marawood Conference wrestling dual meet Thursday night at Stratford High School.

Manny Drexler (113 pounds), Derek Kraus (120), A.J. Schoenfuss (132), Jake Drexler (152) and Jordan Becker (160) won by pin for the Tigers.

Stratford won seven other matches by forfeit against the short-handed Raiders.

Stratford will finish off its Marawood dual meet schedule Jan. 25 at Edgar. The Marawood Conference Tournament will follow Jan. 27 at Athens.

Stratford 72, Marathon 9
106: Dane Klinger (M) def. Karter Stuttgen, 5-4.
113: Manny Drexler (ST) pinned Reed Klinger, 1:47.
120: Derek Kraus (ST) pinned Jared Sweno, 3:42.
126: Max Schwabe (ST) won by forfeit.
132: A.J. Schoenfuss (ST) pinned Nathan Franke, 2:00.
138: Fernando Zavaleta (M) pinned Logan Rueth, 3:13.
145: Jeremy Schoenherr (ST) won by forfeit.
152: Jake Drexler (ST) pinned Eann Shepro, 1:53.
160: Jordan Becker (ST) pinned Addison Sedivy, 3:20.
170: Trevor Dennee (ST) won by forfeit.
182: Kaelen Schmitt (ST) won by forfeit.
195: Trevor Steiner (ST) won by forfeit.
220: Dylan Schoenherr (ST) won by forfeit.
285: Hector Rojas (ST) won by forfeit.

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Stratford wrestling uses six pins, four forfeits, to top Auburndale

Posted on 16 January 2018 by paul

Stratford’s Jake Drexler works on a pin of Auburndale’s Seth Low during the 152-pound match at Tuesday’s Marawood Conference wrestling dual meet at Auburndale High School. (Photo by Katie Marten/For

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AUBURNDALE – Stratford won all but two matches and remain undefeated in Marawood Conference wrestling dual meets after a 66-7 win over Auburndale on Tuesday night at Auburndale High School.

Manny Drexler (113 pounds), A.J. Schoenfuss (132), Jeremy Schoenherr (145), Jake Drexler (152), Jordan Becker (160) and Hector Rojas (285) all won by pin for the Tigers.

Stratford won four other matches by forfeit.

Auburndale’s two victories came from Isaiah Hasenohrl at 138 and Dylan Baird at 120.

Stratford hosts Marathon, and Auburndale is at Chequamegon on Thursday in Marawood Conference duals.

Stratford 66, Auburndale 7
106: Karter Stuttgen (ST) won by forfeit.
113: Manny Drexler (ST) pinned Brent Lau, 1:04.
120: Dylan Baird (AUB) def. Derek Kraus, 7-4.
126: Max Schwabe (ST) won by forfeit.
132: A.J. Schoenfuss (ST) pinned Hunter Godard, 1:34.
138: Isaiah Hasenohrl (AUB) won by major dec. over Logan Rueth, 12-0.
145: Jeremy Schoenherr (ST) pinned Cody Poeschel, 1:47.
152: Jake Drexler (ST) pinned Seth Low, 1:20.
160: Jordan Becker (ST) pinned Nikolas Engelbright, 1:47.
170: Trevor Dennee (ST) def. Keller Wolfe, 9-2.
182: Kaelen Schmitt (ST) def. Austin Low, 12-5.
195: Trevor Steiner (ST) won by forfeit.
220: Dylan Schoenherr (ST) won by forfeit.
285: Hector Rojas (ST) pinned Sam Hasenohrl, 1:43.

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Stratford second, SC 10th at Freedom wrestling tournament

Posted on 14 January 2018 by paul

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FREEDOM – Ten Stratford wrestlers earned top-six finishes and won one title as the Tigers finished second at the 16-team Freedom Irish Invitational on Saturday at Freedom High School.

Jeremy Schoenherr improved to 19-0 this season with a 5-3 victory over Max Bruss of DePere in the 145-pound championship for Stratford, which finished with 179.5 points, 17.5 behind first-place Burlington.

Spencer/Columbus had five wrestlers finish in the top seven, including 220-pound champion Hunter Luepke, and ended up 10th in the team standings with 82.5 points.

Luepke (29-0) beat Brock Danielski of Appleton North 8-2 in the 220-pound final.

Max Schwabe (126), A.J. Schoenfuss (132) and Jake Drexler (152) finished second for Stratford, and Logan Zschernitz was second at 285 pounds for Spencer/Columbus.

Other medal winners for Stratford were Trevor Dennee (third at 170), Dylan Schoenherr (third at 220), Manny Drexler (fourth at 113), Jordan Becker (fifth at 160), Trevor Steiner (fifth at 170), and Karter Stuttgen (sixth at 106).

Bryce Shaw was fifth at 145, Dominick Wichlacz took sixth at 120, and Carson Hildebrandt finished seventh at 170 for the Rockets.

Both teams return to conference action this week. Stratford is at Auburndale on Tuesday and at home against Marathon Thursday in Marawood Conference duals, and Spencer/Columbus hosts Abbotsford/Colby on Thursday for a Cloverbelt dual.

Freedom Irish Invitational
Jan. 13, at Freedom High School
Team scores:
1. Burlington 197; 2. Stratford 179.5; 3. Freedom 158.5; 4. Two Rivers 142; 5. Appleton North and Ashwaubenon 109.5; 7. DePere 96; 8. Denmark 91; 9. Medford 89; 10. Spencer/Columbus 82.5; 11. Shiocton 79; 12. Wrightstown 78.5; 13. Bay Port 76; 14. Hortonville 71; 15. West DePere 69; 16. Mishicot 23.
Championship matches, and Stratford and Spencer/Columbus finishers
106: Championship – Cody Minor (ASH) won major dec. over Kaden Stanelle (WR), 12-1; Fifth place – Nolan Hansen (TR) pinned Karter Stuttgen (ST), 2:44.
113: Championship – Eric Barnett (HOR) won major dec. over Hayden Halter (BUR), 11-1; Third place – Matt Bianchi (TR) won major dec. over Manny Drexler (ST), 9-0.
120: Championship – Cody Holmes (TR) pinned Cody Welker (BUR), 5:25; Fifth place – Colby McHugh (FR) def. Dominick Wichlacz (SC), 3-1.
126: Championship – Fernando Coronado (ASH) def. Max Schwabe (ST), 8-1.
132: Championship – Joey Bianchi (TR) def. A.J. Schoenfuss (ST), 3-0.
138: Championship – Brytton Goymerac (AN) def. Max Ehlen (BUR), 8-6, SV-1.
145: Championship – Jeremy Schoenherr (ST) def. Max Bruss (DP), 5-3; Fifth place – Bryce Shaw (SC) won major dec. over Grant Vosters (FR), 12-4.
152: Championship – Sam Peters (FR) def. Jake Drexler (ST), 6-5.
160: Championship – Evan Vosters (FR) def. Kolten Hanson (MED), 4-2; Fifth place – Jordan Becker (ST) pinned Chandler Stordeur (BP), 2:48.
170: Championship – Dakota Brockman (FR) def. Billy Reif (SH), 5-3; Third place – Trevor Dennee (ST) def. Evan Frisque (WDP), 4-0; Seventh place – Carson Hildebrandt (SC) won major dec. over Zach Wallace (BUR), 10-0.
182: Championship – Nate Crayton (BUR) pinned Tommy Kratz (DP), 3:45.
195: Championship – Charlie Hooyman (DP) def. Matt Verhasselt (FR), 7-3; Fifth place – Trevor Steiner (ST) def. Riley Ullmer (DEN), 5-1.
220: Championship – Hunter Luepke (SC) def. Brock Danielski (AN), 8-2; Third place – Dylan Schoenherr (ST) def. Max Travis (BUR), 9-3.
285: Championship – Josh Frerk (DEN) won major dec. over Logan Zschernitz (SC), 16-7.

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Stratford varsity reserves win team title at Manawa Wrestling Invitational

Posted on 06 January 2018 by paul


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MANAWA – The Stratford wrestling team varsity reserve squad won five weight classes and placed second in five others to take the team title at the Manawa Invitational on Saturday at Manawa High School.

Parker West (120 pounds), Mavrick Licciardi (152), Ty Pankratz (182), Connor Multerer (220), and Logan Peterson (285) placed first for Stratford.

Taking second for the Tigers were Benno Wenzel (113), Kix Grabow (138), Logan Rueth (145), Devin Dennee (60), and Trevor Steiner (195).

Manawa Invitational
Jan. 6, at Manawa High School
Team scores:
1. Stratford (Reserves) 199.5; 2. Manawa 167.5; 3. Winneconne 117.5; 4. Elcho 78.5; 5. Tri-County 76; 6. Crivitz 68.5; 7. Oconto 45; 8. Montello 35; 9. Clintonville/Marion 31.
Stratford Results
113: 2. Benno Wenzel (ST) 1-1.
120: 1. Parker West (ST), pinned Thomas Pelzer (MAN), 0:56, in Pool A final round.
126: 3. Brad Kaiser (ST) 1-2.
138: 2. Kix Grabow (ST), lost to Tony Jopek (CRIV), 16-5, in Pool A final round.
145: 2. Logan Rueth (ST), def. Brayden Weigel (WIN), 7-2, in Pool A final round.
152: 1. Mavrick Licciardi (ST) 3-0, one pin.
160: 2. Devin Dennee (ST), lost in championship to Brandon Peckham (TC), 7-2.
170: 3. Jediah Knetter (ST) 1-2, with technical fall win.
182: 1. Ty Pankratz (ST), pinned Patrick Liebsle (TC), 2:46, in Pool A final round.
195: 2. Trevor Steiner (ST), pinned Everett Wagner (EL), 3:06, in Pool A final round.
220: 1. Connor Multerer (ST), def. Josh Klemm (WIN), 4-1, in Pool A final round.
285: 1. Logan Peterson, 3-0, three pins.

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Stratford wrestling wins eight weight classes, takes team title at D.C. Everest Lehrke Invitational

Posted on 06 January 2018 by paul

Stratford’s A.J. Schoenfuss battles in a 126-pound match at the Fred Lehrke Invitational on Saturday at D.C. Everest High School. (Photo by Katie Marten/For

Auburndale’s Keller Wolfe finished second at 170 pounds at the Fred Lehrke Invitational on Saturday at D.C. Everest High School. (Photo by Katie Marten/For

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SCHOFIELD – Stratford won eight individual championships and cruised to the team title at the 62nd annual Fred Lehrke Wrestling Invitational on Saturday at D.C. Everest High School.

Stratford racked up 477 points to easily outdistance Medford (238) and D.C. Everest (222) for the title. Auburndale finished 10th with 100 points.

Karter Stuttgen went 5-0 at 106 pounds and Manny Drexler was 3-0 at 113 pounds to win round robin titles for the Tigers.

A.J. Schoenfuss (126), Dilan Dehlinger (145), Jake Drexler (152) and Dylan Schoenherr (220) had pins in the championship matches to win their respective weight classes for Stratford.

Also taking titles for the Tigers were Trevor Dennee at 170 and Kaelen Schmitt at 182.

Based on the number of entries in each weight class, round robin and standard bracket formats were used.

Dennee beat Keller Wolfe of Auburndale 7-2 in the 170-pound championship.

In addition to Wolfe’s second-place finish, Samuel Hasenorhl took fourth at 220, Hunter Godard was fifth at 132, Dylan Baird finished fifth at 120, and Isaiah Hasenohrl took seventh at 126.

Max Schwabe (132), Derek Marten (138) and Aiden Hoffman (195) each finished second for Stratford, bowing out of the finals with medical forfeits.

Jordan Becker was third at 160 and Hector Rojas finished fourth at 285 as well for the Tigers.
Auburndale hosts Stratford in a Marawood Conference dual meet on Thursday.

Fred Lehrke Invitational
Jan. 6, at D.C. Everest High School
Team scores:
1. Stratford 477; 2. Medford 238; 3. D.C. Everest 222; 4. Denmark 209; 5. Milwaukee Marquette 173; 6. Stanley-Boyd 172; 7. Rosholt 167; 8. Janesville Parker 154; 9. Kettle Moraine 122; 10. Auburndale 100; 11. Mosinee 96; 12. Appleton Xavier 32.
Championship matches and local finishers
106: (Round robin) 1. Karter Stuttgen (ST) 5-0; 2. Bo Niewiadomski (ROS) 4-1.
113: (Round robin) 1. Manny Drexler (ST) 3-0; 2. Dustin Bergman (SB) 2-1.
120: (Round robin) 1. Dane Higgins (MED); 5. Dylan Baird (AUB).
126: Championship – A.J. Schoenfuss (ST) pinned Brett Perkins (JP), 1:06; Seventh place – Isaiah Hasenorhl (AUB) def. Jake Garvens (KM), 10-4.
132: Championship – Tomas Severson (DC) def. Max Schwabe (ST), medical forfeit; Fifth place – Hunter Godard (AUB) def. Dalton McDermond (SB), 8-6.
138: Championship – Andy Poetzl (MED) def. Derek Marten (ST), medical forfeit.
145: Championship – Dilan Dehlinger (ST) pinned John Crawford (KM), 3:02.
152: Championship – Jake Drexler (ST) pinned Adam Charnecke (ROS), 2:56.
160: Championship – Kolten Hanson (MED) pinned Carson Trotzer (DC), 3:28; Third place – Jordan Becker (ST) pinned Andy Ellis (MOS), 3:56.
170: Championship – Trevor Dennee (ST) def. Keller Wolfe (AUB), 7-2.
182: 1. Kaelen Schmitt (ST); 2. Ben Turner (SB).
195: Championship – Josh Nowak (KM) def. Aiden Hoffman (ST), medical forfeit.
220: Championship – Dylan Schoenherr (ST) pinned Andrew Salemme (MM), 2:32; Third place – Bradyn Polomis (DEN) def. Samuel Hasenohrl (AUB), 5-3.
285: Championship – Josh Frerk (DEN) pinned Charlie Gehringer (MM), 1:25; Third place – Jose Mohr (MOS) pinned Hector Rojas (ST), 0:14.

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Stratford wrestling uses three pins, three forfeits to top Athens

Posted on 04 January 2018 by paul

Stratford’s Karter Stuttgen controls Athens’ Gabe Weiks during the 106-pound match Thursday at Athens High School. (Photo by Katie Marten/For

Stratford’s A.J. Schoenfuss battles Athens’ Tucker Westfall during the 126-pound match Thursday at Athens High School. (Photo by Katie Marten/For


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ATHENS – Stratford won three matches with first-period pins and three others by forfeit to defeat Athens 52-15 in a Marawood Conference wrestling dual meet Thursday at Athens High School.

Manny Drexler (113 pounds), A.J. Schoenfuss (126) and Dilan Dehlinger (145) all won with early pins for the Tigers, who remain undefeated in Marawood Conference action.

Karter Stuttgen won a major decision at 106 pounds, Derek Kraus (120), Derek Marten (138), Trevor Dennee (170) and Dylan Schoenherr (220) won by decision, and Max Schwabe (132), Jake Drexler (152) and Jordan Decker (160) won by forfeit for Stratford.

Stratford will wrestle at the D.C. Everest Invitational on Saturday, with the varsity reserves team competing at the Manawa Invitational on Saturday.

Stratford 52, Athens 15
106: Karter Stuttgen (ST) won major dec. over Gabe Weiks, 15-2.
113: Manny Drexler (ST) pinned Chase Ellenbecker, 1:42.
120: Derek Kraus (ST) def. Carter Brunke, 6-2.
126: A.J. Schoenfuss (ST) pinned Tucker Westfall, 1:09.
132: Max Schwabe (ST) won by forfeit.
138: Derek Marten (ST) def. Jonathan Albrecht, 4-0.
145: Dilan Dehlinger (ST) pinned Andy Nowacki, 0:51.
152: Jake Drexler (ST) won by forfeit.
160: Jordan Becker (ST) won by forfeit.
170: Trevor Dennee (ST) def. Jordan Decker, 4-0.
182: Connor Westfall (AT) pinned Kaelen Schmitt, 2:16.
195: Marshall Westfall (AT) def. Aiden Hoffman, 6-3.
220: Dylan Schoenherr (ST) def. Dakota Vanzke, 5-0.
285: Tyson Sommer (AT) pinned Hector Rojas, 1:04.

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Stratford wins D-3 title, Marshfield, SC earn runner-up finishes at Bi-State Wrestling Classic

Posted on 30 December 2017 by paul

Stratford’s Aiden Hoffman, left, won the 195-pound championship at the Bi-State Wrestling Classic on Saturday at La Crosse. (Photo by Katie Marten/For

Marshfield’s Caden Pearce works on Stratford’s Max Schwabe during the seventh-place match at 138 pounds at the Bi-State Wrestling Classic on Saturday at La Crosse. (Photo by Katie Marten/For

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LA CROSSE – Make it five in a row for Stratford.

The Stratford wrestling team won three individual titles and had two other top-three finishes to roll to its fifth-straight Division 3 title at the Bi-State Wrestling Classic on Dec. 29-30 at the La Crosse Center.

Manny Drexler (106 pounds), Jake Drexler (145) and Aiden Hoffman (195) won individual titles for Stratford. A.J. Schoenfuss finished second at 126 pounds and Dylan Schoenherr was third at 220 as the Tigers racked up a whopping 319.5 points to beat second-place Goodhue (Minn.) by 148 points in the Division 3 standings.

Auburndale finished ninth in D-3 with 69 points.

Marshfield was second in Division 1 with 229 points, trailing only Holmen (342), and Spencer/Columbus Catholic also earned a runner-up spot by taking second in Division 2 with 199 points as Luxemburg-Casco won the team title with 263 points.

Drexler beat Lucas Joniaux of Luxemburg-Casco 5-1, Drexler topped Teagan Miller of Mauston in overtime 5-3, and Hoffman edged Riverdale’s Caleb Johnson 3-2 to claim titles for Stratford.

Spencer/Columbus senior Hunter Luepke (24-0), a defending WIAA Division 2 state champion, continued his torrid streak this season by pinning undefeated Drew Hennessey of Iowa-Grant/Highland in 1:39 to win the 220-pound title. Luepke pinned all six of his opponents in a total time of 13:29 at the two-day tournament, earning an award for Most Pins in Shortest Amount of Time.

The Rockets also got a second-place finish from junior Logan Zschernitz (23-1), who was pinned in the 285-pound championship match by Cole Godbout of Hudson in 1:10.

“As a whole we wrestled very well at one of the best tournaments in the state,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jake Zschernitz said. “Hunter dominated the competition. Logan wrestled very well, but fell a little short of where he wanted to be. Ash, Dom, and Bryce all had really good tournaments and a bunch of the other guys picked up much needed team points. I’m extremely proud of the guys effort this weekend and it definatly showed in the
team scores. We held our own and beat some of the top teams in our division.”

Marshfield had three third-place finishers.

Freshman Gabe Pugh took third at 113 pounds, beating Carter Jonsgaard of Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson (Minn.) 3-0; Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann defeated Kaleb O’Reilly of Goodhue 6-3 at 170; and Sam Mitchell beat Noah Friedl of Royall in an ultimate tiebreaker at 220 to all finish third for the Tigers.

“All wrestlers that competed scored points for the Tigers, and made big improvements throughout the tournament,” Marshfield coach Jackson Hein said. “Getting the opportunity to wrestle some of the best teams in the state of Wisconsin and Minnesota served as solid measurement for where we stand as a team and at each individual weight class. The second day of the tournament is a true test for each competitor. That is when hard work, dedication, and heart takes over to help win big matches. To have three guys win in that last round to take home third place at their weight classes was huge.”

Auburndale’s only wrestler to finish in the top 12 in their respective weight class was Keller Wolfe, who took sixth at 170 pounds after losing a fifth-place match to Tyler Hannah of Viroqua 3-1.

Other local wrestlers to place in the top 12 were: Spencer/Columbus Ashton Ackman (sixth, 106), Dominick Wichlacz (eighth 120) and Bryce Shaw (eighth 145); Stratford’s Derek Marten (sixth 132), Jordan Becker (sixth 152) and Max Schwabe (eighth 138); and Marshfield’s Tanner Kanable (sixth 126), Nolan Hertel (sixth 145), Caden Pearce (seventh 138) and Alex Brost (eighth 220).

Peace pinned Schwabe in 2:59 of the seventh-place match at 138.

Auburndale and Stratford return to action with Marawood Conference matches Jan. 4. Auburndale is at Marathon and Stratford is at Athens.

Marshfield hosts Merrill in a Wisconsin Valley Conference dual Jan. 5, while Spencer/Columbus is off until Jan. 9 when it takes on Wautoma at Columbus Catholic High School.

2017 Bi-State Classic
Dec. 29-30, at La Crosse Center
Team Standings
Division 1:
1. Holmen 342; 2. Marshfield 229; 3. Hudson 224.5; 4. Waunakee 203.5; 5. Stillwater (Minn.) 175; 6. Pulaski 159; 7. Sparta 137.5; 8. South St. Paul (Minn.) 130; 9. D.C. Everest 121.5; 10. Lakeville South (Minn.) 113.5; 11. Tomah 111.5; 12. Muskego 109.5; 13. Baraboo 100.5; 14. Bloomington Kennedy/Jefferson (Minn.) 85; 15. Middleton 84.5; 16. Eastview (Minn.) 84; 17. Eau Claire North 69.5; 19. New Richmond 44; 20. Portage 34.5; 21. Verona 33.5.
Division 2: 1. Luxemburg-Casco 263; 2. Spencer/Columbus Catholic 199; 3. River Valley 188; 4. Prairie du Chien 172.5; 5. Lodi 159.5; 6. Viroqua 132.5; 7. Gale-Ettrick-Trempeleau/Melrose-Mindoro 126; 8. Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson (Minn.) 117; 9. Medford 114; 10. Dodgeville 108; 11. West Salem/Bangor 106; 12. Monroe 96; 13. Mauston 93; 14. Sheboygan Falls 79; 15. Nekoosa/Assumption/Port Edwards 76.5; 16. Belmont/Platteville 73; 17. Westby 42; 18. Cuba City/Southwestern and Mount Horeb 37; 20. La Crescent-Hokah (Minn.) 27; 21. Richland Center 21; 22. Adams-Friendship 13.
Division 3: 1. Stratford 319.5; 2. Goodhue (Minn.) 171.5; 3. Iowa-Grant/Highland 154.5; 4. Athens 142.5; 5. Kenyon-Wanamingo (Minn.) 136.5; 6. Lancaster 124.5; 7. Caledonia/Houston 123; 8. Riverdale 93; 9. Auburndale 69; 10. Ithaca/Weston 61.5; 11. Royall 57; 12. Hillsboro 48; 13. New Lisbon 42; 14. Boscobel 23; 15. Cashton 13; 16. North Crawford/Seneca 11; 17. Kickapoo/La Farge 6; 18. De Soto 2.
Championship matches and other local finishers
106 pounds
Manny Drexler (STR) def. Lucas Joniaux (LC) 5-1.
Fifth place: Ross Herber (LARP) def. Ashton Ackman (SC) 3-1.
113 pounds
Dawson Lambert (TOM) def. Javon Taschuk (STIL) 6-1.
Third place: Gabe Pugh (MAR) def. Carter Jonsgaard (LARP) 3-0.
120 pounds
Reid Ballantyne (STIL) won major dec. over Jeron Matson (KW) 13-3.
Seventh place: Owen Heinz (PUL) pinned Dominick Wichlacz (SC) 2:51.
126 pounds
Bryce Bosman (LC) def. A.J. Schoenfuss (STR) 6-5.
Fifth place: Cole Gille (PUL) def. Tanner Kanable (MAR) 7-2.
132 pounds
Zach Licht (RV) def. Thomas Severson (DCE) 8-5.
Fifth place: Dalton Schams (WSB) def. Derek Marten (STR) SV-1 5-3.
138 pounds
Tanner Schultz (HOL) def. Mason Phillips (ECN), injury default, 4:06.
Seventh place: Caden Pearce (MAR) pinned Max Schwabe (STR), 2:59.
145 pounds
Jake Drexler (STR) def. Teagen Miller (MAU) SV-1 5-3.
Fifth place: Kyle Cavanaugh (CH) def. Nolan Hertel (MAR) 3-2.
Seventh place: Seth Brossard (KW) def. Bryce Shaw (SC) 7-3.
152 pounds
Kevin Meicher (MID) def. Jarrett Dolata (MAU) 2-1.
Fifth place: Willie Bastyr (LS) pinned Jordan Becker, 4:23.
160 pounds
Max Maylor (IGH) won major dec. over Jacob Anderson (HUD) 16-4.
170 pounds
Shane Liegel (RV) def. Kalyn Jahn (HOL) 3-1.
Third place: Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (MAR) def. Kaleb O’Reilly (GOOD) 6-3.
Fifth place: Tyler Hannah (VIR) def. Keller Wolfe (AUB) 3-1.
182 pounds
Isaac Lahr (HOL) def. Brady Peat (IGH) 5-3.
195 pounds
Aiden Hoffman (STR) def. Caleb Johnson (RIV) 3-2.
Third place: Sam Mitchell (MAR) def. Noah Friedl (ROY) UTB 4-4.
220 pounds
Hunter Luepke (SC) pinned Drew Hennessey (IGH), 1:39.
Third place: Dylan Schoenherr (STR) def. Jared Stewart (LS) 9-2.
Seventh place: Ryan Schoenfelder (GOOD) pinned Alex Brost (MAR), 4:44.
285 pounds
Cole Godbout (HUD) pinned Logan Zschnernitz (SC), 1:10.

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Stratford, Marshfield, Spencer/Columbus all in title contention at Bi-State Wrestling Classic

Posted on 30 December 2017 by paul

Marshfield’s Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann pinned Auburndale’s Keller Wolfe in a 170-pound quarterfinal at the Bi-State Wrestling Classic on Friday at the La Crosse Center. (Photo by Katie Marten/For

Marshfield’s Gabe Pugh reached the semifinals with three wins Friday at the Bi-State Wrestling Classic in La Crosse. (Photo by Katie Marten/For

Stratford’s Max Schwabe works on a pin during a match Friday at the Bi-State Wrestling Classic in La Crosse. (Photo by Katie Marten/For


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LA CROSSE – Three local teams are in title contention after the first day of competition at the Bi-State Wrestling Classic at the La Crosse Center.

Stratford leads the Division 3 team standings after Day 1 on Friday with 202.5 points and owns a solid 80-point lead over second-place Goodhue (Minn.), as the Tigers look for their fifth-straight D-3 title at the event. Auburndale is ninth with 51 points.

Marshfield is second in the Division 1 standings with 155 points, trailing only Holmen (194).

In Division 2, Spencer/Columbus Catholic is tied with River Valley for second place with 129 points. Luxemburg-Casco tops the standings with 162 points.

Ten wrestlers from the area advanced through the semifinals in their respective weight classes.

Spencer/Columbus senior Hunter Luepke (22-0) won four matches, all by pin, to reach the 220-pound semifinals where he will face Dylan Schoenherr (19-0) of Stratford on Saturday. Schoenherr knocked off Marshfield’s Alex Brost 9-4 in the quarterfinals.

At 285 pounds, Logan Zschernitz of Spencer/Columbus improved to 22-0 this season with three wins, including two by pin, to reach the semifinals. He will go against Tyson Sommer of Athens (17-0) in a semifinal match Saturday.

Marshfield had three wrestlers move into the semifinal round. Freshman Gabe Pugh won three matches – by pin, major decision and technical fall – at 113 pounds; Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann earned a pin over Auburndale’s Keller Wolfe in 2:00 of a 170-pound quarterfinal match; and Sam Mitchell went 3-0 to reach the 195-pound semifinals.

In addition to Schoenherr, Stratford had four others move into the semifinals.

Aiden Hoffman won three matches by decision at 195 pounds and will face Marshfield’s Mitchell in a semifinal match. Manny Drexler had three pins to advance in the 106-pound semifinals; A.J. Schoenfuss went 4-0 with two pins to qualify for the semifinals at 126; and Jake Drexler defeated Marshfield’s Nolan Hertel in a 145-pound quarterfinal 3-2 to also stay alive for an individual title.

Stratford’s Derek Marten (132) and Max Schwabe (138), SC’s Ashton Ackman (106) and Dominick Wichlacz (120), and Marshfield’s Tanner Kanable (126) and Caden Pearce (138) also lost quarterfinal matches.

Consolation rounds, wrestlebacks, semifinals and championship matches will be held throughout the day Saturday.

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Stratford wrestling flying high heading into Bi-State Classic

Posted on 27 December 2017 by paul

Stratford’s A.J. Schoenfuss, a three-time WIAA individual state champion, leads a strong Tigers team into the Bi-State Classic this weekend in La Crosse. (Photo by Paul Lecker/

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By Paul Lecker

STRATFORD – The Stratford wrestling team is off to a predictably good start to the season, but now the fun begins.

The Tigers enter this weekend’s Bi-State Classic in La Crosse unbeaten and in search of a fifth-straight Division 3 title at the 60-plus team meet this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 29-30.

Seniors Jeremy Schoenherr and A.J. Schoenfuss, both three-time WIAA individual state champions, lead another strong group of Stratford wrestlers into the epic two-day tournament.

“The wrestlers get quite excited and love to face the challenge of smaller-division schools facing the larger schools in the state,” Stratford coach Joe Schwabe said. “I actually try to put less emphasis on this tournament and would rather gear up for the end of the season, but that is not happening. Our kids really want to go out and perform best and try to place high. They would like to defend their overall championship from last year. It is a nice test for several individuals to see where they are.”

Last season, among the Tigers returning this season, Manny Drexler and Max Schwabe finished second, Schoenfuss took third, Derek Marten was fifth and Aiden Hoffman finished seventh in their respective weight classes at Bi-State.

Stratford has won its first 15 duals, including a 5-0 mark at its home Schoenherr Duals on Dec. 2, a 4-0 record at the Dells Duals on Dec. 9 at Wisconsin Dells, and a 5-0 record at the Stanley-Boyd duals last Friday when the Tigers lost just three matches the entire tournament.

Karter Stuttgen (106 pounds), Drexler (113), Dylan Schoenherr (220), and University of Wisconsin recruit Jeremy Schoenherr (145) all took undefeated records into the Stanley-Boyd tournament. Schwabe (132), Schoenfuss (126) and Hoffman (195) have each only lost once this season for the Tigers, the defending WIAA Division 3 state champion.

Included at the Dells tournament was a dual meet win over Division 1 state runnerup Stoughton.

“With football, deer hunting, and Thanksgiving, all factors in the beginning, we kind of ‘restart, if you will, once they have gone by,” Joe Schwabe said. “After defeating Stoughton, they relaxed and handled three other highly-ranked teams to follow. Many of our kids have had some individual competition that has been great for us all to learn what we need to improve on.”

Following Bi-State, the Tigers begin their march toward a fifth-straight Marawood Conference championship, and the WIAA postseason that comes in February.

“As our season progresses, we need to do several things,” Joe Schwabe said. “One is to continue to get great competition at our tournaments so each kid can fine-tune both areas of strengths and weaknesses. Along with that, there needs to be a balance between pushing the team to be in great shape and still give them time to be kids and enjoy the sport and each other.

“The methods to do that will vary from week to week and certainly changes as the personality of the team changes from year to year. The most important thing is to try and find ways to reach optimal conditioning while limiting the high-impact physical stress live wrestling has on the body.”

Auburndale, Spencer/Columbus Catholic and Marshfield will also participate in the Bi-State Tournament, which is hosted by Holmen High School. Both days begin with action at 9 a.m. at the La Crosse Center.

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