THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Coleman Claims M-O...Again!
Issue Date: February 12, 2014
56-18 For 4-0
As expected, the Coleman Cougars won the M-O, again!
Winning 11 of 14 bouts, the Cougars took home top wrestling honors in the M-O Conference with a 56-18 rout of rival Peshtigo Thursday night. The conference championship extends the Coleman title run to 11 straight years and 23rd crown in 26 years under head coach Kevin Casper.
Thats remarkable feat for the number two ranked team in Division 3.
We have been fortunate over the years to have some excellent wrestlers and families go through our program. This has allowed us to sustain our success in the conference as well as outside of it, Casper said. Winning conference is always one of our goals and we go from there.
In a battle of undefeated teams Thursday, the Cougars won some key early bouts on their way to finishing league play with a 4-0 mark. After forfeiting the 126 pound bout to give Jensyn Schaal an opportunity to rest a tender shoulder, the Cougars won six straight matches and never looked back.
Marc Lansin avenged a loss to Hunter Madden at the Pulaski Invitational last week with a 8-1 decision at 132 while Jackson Margis whipped DJ Messenger 6-0 at 145.
Going into the match, we werent sure what was going to happen at 132 after Lansin lost last week. Marc really wrestled well and took it to him, Casper said. Margis took Messenger down in the first period and handled him throughout. A senior, Margis has improved a lot since the start of the season and been to state every year.
Four pins followed as Kevin Lansin took care of Austin Maye in 1:44 at 145, Trevor Seewald over Tyler Schaetz 1:01, Dexter Karban made quick work of Tyler Brissette 0:46 and Alex Stodola needed 3:22 to dispose of Steve Strojny at 170.
Peshtigo ended the Coleman run at 182 as Shane Marquardt pinned Hunter Stodola in 2:24 before Coleman added two more pins. Abe Nowak topped Cameron Lepkowski in 0:55 at 195 while CJ Pillath barely gave Paul Lemke time to get into the match before winning in 0:36.
The final win of the night for Peshtigo came at 285 where Andy Johnston overpowered Donovan Salewski in 24 seconds.
With the outcome no longer in doubt, Coleman closed things out with a trio of wins. Derick Teteak whipped Brian Krouth 15-0 at 106, Jordan Blanchard pinned Damian VanSleet in 0:37 while Brandon Champagne posted a 6-0 decision over Nadine VanSleet at 120 pounds.
Taking advantage of 7 forfeits and three double forfeits, Gillett-Suring registered a 48-18 conference win over Lena-STAA Thursday.
Only four bouts were actually wrestled with Lena-STAA claiming three pins. Blaik Fischer pinned Brett Milhans at 170 pounds in 5:32, Dylan Garrigan over Tanner Rehn 3:12 at 182 and heavyweight Matt Crozier pinned Tyler Herning in 5:55.
Braden Bennin took care of Nathan Cruz in 1:18 at 195 pounds for Gillett-Suring.
Forfeits for Gillett-Suring went to Garrett Kohls 113, Preston Fischer 120, Jeremy Cibulka 132, Grant Fischer 138, Alex Zeitler 145,Colin Weiss 152 and Bryce Cibulka 160.
-Non League Results-
By Bonduel 50-16
Chalking up 9 wins and a trio of forfeits, Bonduel had no trouble with host Crivitz Tuesday 50-16.
The only four Wolverine wins came from 182-heavyweight as Arthur Dama pinned Brandon Nowitzski 1:30, Dan Tomaszewski topped Bennett Gunderson 9-4 at 195, Matt Tomaszewski posted a major decision over Eric Godin at 220 and Austin Ducaine beat Race McClone 6-1.