SURING – The Stratford wrestling team came up short in its bid for a state tournament berth as it lost in the finals of the WIAA Division 3 Team Wrestling Sectional on Tuesday at Suring High School.
Stratford defeated Shiocton 47-24 in the semifinals before Coleman proved too much and toppled the Tigers 53-24 in the championship dual.
Coleman qualifies for its third-straight WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament, which will be held March 5 at the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse in Madison.
Coleman had six pins and won one match by forfeit in the win over Stratford.
Gavin Drexler (145 pounds), Cole Marten (220) and Trenton Cournoyer (106) all won by pin, and Jackson Ormond won by forfeit at 182 to account for Stratford’s four wins in the championship match.
Stratford had five pins and won two matches by major decision to defeat Shiocton in the semifinals.
Ashtyn Kuehn (126), Dillon Kirsch (145), Raife Smart (285), Cournoyer (106) and Jesse Bauer (113) had pins for the Tigers.
Ryan Becker earned a 13-3 major decision at 138 and Drexler won 14-2 at 152 pounds as well for the Tigers.
Stratford’s other wins came from Ormond at 182 and Marten at 220 with decisions.
WIAA Division 3 Team Wrestling Sectional
Feb. 15, at Suring High School
Stratford 47, Shiocton 24
120: Jordan Jahnke (SH) pinned Cayden Leonhardt, 5:07.
126: Ashtyn Kuehn (ST) pinned Matthew Wilke, 3:41.
132: Blake Carton (SH) pinned Brandon Knetter, 1:58.
138: Ryan Becker (ST) won major dec. over Isaiah Carton, 13-3.
145: Dillon Kirsch (ST) pinned Logan Leeman, 0:51.
152: Gavin Drexler (ST) won major dec. over Brad Demerath, 14-2.
160: Elijah Lucio (ST) def. Dylan Herb, 10-3.
170: Dion Helser (SH) pinned Gavin Hirsch, 1:00.
182: Jackson Ormond (ST) def. Colten Schuh, 4-1.
195: Ilijah Sanchez (SH) pinned Noah Lucio, 1:33.
220: Cole Marten (ST) def. Hunter Schuh, 5-2.
285: Raife Smart (ST) pinned Dylan Larsen, 3:35.
106: Trenton Cournoyer (ST) pinned Lexi Riehl, 0:33.
113: Jesse Bauer (ST) pinned Stevie Baker, 0:48.
Coleman 53, Stratford 24
126: Brady Gross (COL) pinned Vance Kielman, 1:01.
132: Chance Gruber (COL) won by technical fall over Brandon Knetter, 19-4.
138: Micha Kuchta (COL) def. Ryan Becker, 3-2.
145: Gavin Drexler (ST) pinned Ramiro Cortez, 2:46.
152: Karson Casper (COL) pinned Dillon Kirsch, 0:32.
160: William Bieber (COL) def. Elijah Lucio, 7-4.
170: Peter Kuchta (COL) pinned Carter Lueck, 0:22.
182: Jackson Ormond (ST) won by forfeit.
195: Cole Klimek (COL) pinned Alex Mueller, 1:33.
220: Cole Marten (ST) pinned Sawyer Seefeldt, 0:40.
285: Brody Zahn (COL) won by forfeit.
106: Trenton Cournoyer (ST) pinned Lexus Baars, 0:34.
113: Raymond Lemieux (COL) pinned Cayden Leonhardt, 1:06.
120: John Nowak (COL) pinned Ashtyn Kuehn, 2:31.