STRATFORD HAS EIGHT CHAMPIONS, ROLLS TO TITLE AT WIAA DIVISION 3 WRESTLING REGIONAL

Updated: Feb 13



182lb champion, Jackson Ormond. (photo credit: Kristi Ormond Facebook)


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AUBURNDALE – Stratford had eight champions and two runner-up finishes to roll to the team title at the WIAA Division 3 wrestling regional Saturday at Auburndale High School.


The top two finishers in each weight class move on to the Division 3 individual sectional at Shawano on Feb. 19.


Stratford, which finished with 280 points to easily outdistance second-place Edgar (143), moves on to the Division 3 team sectional on Tuesday at Suring/Gillett.


Trenton Cournoyer (29-8 at 103 pounds), Gavin Drexler (30-1 at 138), Dillon Kirsch (29-10 at 145), Elijah Lucio (30-1 at 152), Gavin Kirsch (29-7 at 160), Carter Lueck (15-5 at 170), Jackson Ormond (33-8 at 182) and Cole Marten (26-5 at 220) all won regional title for Stratford to move on to next week’s individual sectional.


Raife Smart (25-3) need two win a wrestleback to claim second place at 195 pounds, and Patrick Greenberg (10-6) also earned a second-place finish at 285 pounds to qualify for sectionals for Stratford.


Auburndale, which finished third in the team standings, had six wrestlers qualify for sectionals, including two regional champions.


Colton Weiler (39-5) won the 113-pound title, and Brice Thiel (25-10) earned the 195-pound championship over Smart, who had to default due to injury in the second period.


Derek Godard (28-8 at 106), Sloan Welch (37-5 at 182), Tanner Wargowsky (15-19 at 120) and Noah Altmann (37-6 at 132) all finished second for Auburndale to earn sectional spots.


Edgar had one champion as Waylon Wirkus (25-4) won the title at 285 pounds with a 5-4 win over Greenberg.


Austin Schreiber (13-14 at 126), Jesse Jisko (15-9 at 145), Jase Apfelbeck (9-15 at 170) and Harrison Graveen (16-11 at 220) all finished second for the Wildcats.


Pittsville had two sectional qualifiers as Dryden Luther (19-9) won the 120-pound championship, and Easton Dammann (23-16) finished second at 138 after being pinned by Drexler of Stratford in 43 seconds in the final.


Athens also had two sectional qualifiers. Connor Lewandowski (22-16) won the 126-pound title by pin and Brooks Kraus (33-7) defeated Auburndale’s Altmann 7-4 to take the 132-pound final.


WIAA Division 3 Wrestling Regional

Feb. 12, at Auburndale High School

Team scores: 1. Stratford 280; 2. Edgar 143; 3. Auburndale 129; 4. Pittsville 117; 5. Marathon 93; 6. Athens 50.

Championship matches (top two qualify for sectionals)

106: Trenton Cournoyer (ST) def. Derek Godard (AUB), 7-0.

113: Colton Weiler (AUB) won major dec. over Dylan Dodson (MAR), 15-5.

120: Dryden Luther (PIT) pinned Tanner Wargowsky (AUB), 1:10.

126: Connor Lewandowski (ATH) pinned Vance Kielman (ST), 3:29.

132: Brooks Kraus (ATH) def. Noah Altmann (AUB), 7-4.

138: Gavin Drexler (ST) pinned Easton Dammann (PIT), 0:43.

145: Dillon Kirsch (ST) pinned Jesse Jisko (ED), 1:07.

152: Elijah Lucio (ST) pinned Nick Van Rixel (MAR), 0:48.

160: Gavin Kirsch (ST) pinned Hector Pintor (MAR), 0:28.

170: Carter Lueck (ST) pinned Jase Apfelbeck (ED), 1:46.

182: Jackson Ormond (ST) def. Sloan Welch (AUB), 5-3.

195: Brice Thiel (AUB) def. Raife Smart (ST), injury default.

220: Cole Marten (ST) pinned Harrison Graveen (ED), 1:22.

285: Waylon Wirkus (ED) def. Patrick Greenberg (ST), 5-4.

Second-place wrestlebacks to determine sectional qualifier if needed

126: Austin Schreiber (ED) pinned Vance Kielman (ST), 1:33.

132: Noah Altmann (AUB) pinned Nathaniel Esser (PIT), 0:53.

160: Hector Pintor (MAR) pinned Chris Kohl (ED), 0:52.

182: Sloan Welch (AUB) pinned Corey Koeppl (ED), 1:19.

195: Raife Smart (ST) pinned Dakota Ellenbecker (ED), 1:04.


Click here for complete results, courtesy of trackwrestling.com.

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