W-F wrestlers come from behind
Indians win on Parents’ Night
By Greg Seubert
Weyauwega-Fremont’s wrestling team picked up a Central Wisconsin Conference dual win over Rosholt, but had to come from behind to get the victory.
The Indians trailed Rosholt 30-12 Jan. 28 for Parents’ Night, but scored the meet’s final 28 points in a 40-30 win over the Hornets.
Meanwhile, the Indians posted a 3-2 record Jan. 23 at a CWC multi-dual meet in Shiocton and dropped a 40-39 nonconference decision Jan. 21 on the road to Markesan.
W-F 40, Rosholt 30
Bailey Balistreire had the Indians’ only pin, as he took care of Logan Esker in 3:11 at 170 pounds.
Also getting wins for the Indians were Cian Fischer (113), Easton Groskreutz (120) and Dylen Kicherer (285).
Fischer, a freshman, improved to 30-1 on the season with a 9-2 decision over Hampton Kedrowicz that gave the Indians their first lead at 31-30,
Groskreutz picked up a 4-2 win over Mike Charnecke and Kicherer handed Robert Wincentsen a 10-0 loss.
Rosholt forfeited to Logan Kicherer (106), Justin Kempf (126), Brayden Marker (138) and Austin Bartel (195).
The Hornets built their lead on pins from Isaac Groshek (132), Ryan Konkol (145), Kyle Groshek (152). Aaron Cole (160) and James Gliszinski (182). Isaac Groshek pinned Ean Marker in 3:58, Ryan Konkol pinned Jacob Kuckkahn in 2:52, Kyle Groshek pinned Terry Kruse in 43 seconds, Cole pinned Kyle Loehrke in 3:40 and Gliszinski pinned Michael Hickey in 5:20.
The Indians opened the meet with a 60-15 victory over Tri-County and a 54-27 decision over Bonduel.
Balistreire, Ean Marker and Kuckkahn picked up pins over Bonduel, while Logan Kicherer, Fischer, Groskreutz, Loehrke, Bartel and Dylen Kicherer got wins and Kempf lost an 8-6 battle in the final seconds of his match against a state qualifier from Bonduel.
W-F then handed Manawa a 52-24 loss behind pins from Bartel and Balistreire. Logan Kicherer, Fischer, Groskreutz, Kempf, Ean Marker, Hickey and Dylen Kicherer also won their matches.
Shiocton then handed the Indians a 60-9 defeat. Logan Kicherer and Groskreutz won their matches for W-F.
The Indians wrapped up the day with a 46-24 loss to Freedom’s reserve team. Logan Kicherer, Fischer, Groskreutz and Kempf won their matches.
“This was a long day of wrestling for our young team,” coach Tim Potratz said. “We started the day well, but kind of ran out of gas as the day went along. We had some good performances today from individuals like Logan Kicherer and Bailey Balistreire and beat Bonduel in a dual for the first time in several years. We are 5-2 in conference this year with two duals to go, which is great for a team that starts nine freshmen in the lineup.”
Markesan 40, W-F 39
Dylen Kicherer, Logan Kicherer, Fischer, Groskreutz, Kempf, Ean Marker and Tyler Wetzel had wins for the Indians in a loss to the Hornets.
“We wrestled hard, but could not match the physicality of the six seniors on the Markesan team,” Potratz said.
The Indians wrapped up CWC dual meet play Feb. 1 with a rescheduled home match against Menominee Indian and will compete Saturday, Feb. 6, at the conference meet in Amherst, with matches scheduled to get underway at 10:30 a.m.