Manawa wins on late forfeit
Wolves pick up CWC dual victory
By Greg Seubert
A forfeit in the final match gave the Manawa wrestling team a 42-39 Central Wisconsin Conference win over Pittsville Jan. 10.
Manawa took a 12-0 lead after the first two matches. Gavin Linjer pinned Peter Esser in 2:49 at 113 pounds and the Panthers forfeited the 120-pound match to Kevin Klemm.
The teams exchanged pins in the next two matches, as Pittsville’s Camron Dammann pinned Jeremy Grimm at 126 in 50 seconds and the Wolves’ Tyler Pynenberg needed only 57 seconds to take care of Torrence Dankemeyer at 132.
Beau Merritt handed Manawa’s Bryan Griffin a 10-7 loss at 138 and the Wolves forfeited to Evan Dammann and Avery Myers at 145 and 152, respectively.
The forfeit to Myers gave the Panthers their first lead at 21-18, but the lead didn’t last long, as Colin Moser pinned Hunter Wilke in 4:23 at 160 to give Manawa a 24-21 advantage.
Hunter Grimm gave the lead back to the Panthers with a pin of Eli Yoder at 170 in 5:30 and Jon Klamrowski pinned Manawa’s Kaden Kaczorowski in 3:06 at 182.
Manawa regained the lead after the Panthers forfeited to Corey Beyer (195) and Andrew Elmhorst (220), but Pittsville took a 39-36 lead into the final match after the Wolves forfeited to Wyatt Landphier.
The lead changed hands one more time after the Panthers forfeited the 106-pound match to Colten Klemm.
Manawa will travel to Rosholt Thursday, Jan. 17, for a 7 p.m. CWC dual meet with the Hornets.