Tournament features 65 teams
Waupaca, Hortonville wrestlers in Oshkosh
By Greg Seubert
Wisconsin’s first major snowstorm of the season didn’t keep 65 wrestling teams from heading to Oshkosh for the 25th annual Lourdes Academy on the Water Wrestling Classic.
Waupaca and Hortonville high schools sent two of 63 wrestling teams from around the state to the event, held Dec. 28-29 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s Kolf Sports Center. One team from Illinois and one from Arizona rounded out the field.
Other area teams at the meet include Amherst, Almond-Bancroft/Pacelli and Wild Rose/Wautoma.
Waupaca’s wrestlers include Tanner Johnson (120 pounds), Logan Bernhardt (132), Jimmy Intribus (138), Justice Buchanan (152), Mitchell Rotta (160), Mark Kilcoyne (170) and Marshall Golke (195).
Hortonville’s wrestlers include Eric Barnett (106), Bryce Gerner (113), Colin Schuler (120), Jacob Barnett (126), Curtis Diedrich (132), Nathan Lichtfuss (138), Joe Cleereman (145), Joe Cliver (152), Elliott Luker (160), Brad Conger (170), Griffen Carwright (182), Michael Hills (195), Jack Huebner (220) and Jacob Stein (285).
Waupaca’s Golke and Hortonville’s Hills were scheduled to meet in a first-round matchup Dec. 29.