By Paul Lecker
TOMAHAWK — The Spencer wrestling team won three individual titles and finished second in the team standings at the Tomahawk Hatchet Invitational on Saturday at Tomahawk High School.
Austin Post won the title at 126 pounds for the Rockets with a 14-5 major decision over Liam Clapero of Phillips. Post is now 7-3 this season.
Daniel Wilke improved to 13-2 by winning the 138-pound championship for Spencer. Wilke pinned Hunter Schienebeck of Chequamegon in 1:38.
Freshman Hunter Luepke also grabbed a title for the Rockets, pinning Slade Erdmann of Tomahawk in 3:10 of the 182-pound title match. Luepke improves to 14-1.
Tim Bauer took second place at 132 pounds for the Rockets.
Tomahawk won the team title with 207.5 points with Spencer second at 187.5 points.
Spencer will compete at the River Falls Invitational on Dec. 29.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tomahawk Hatchet Invitational
Team scores: 1. Tomahawk 207.5; 2. Spencer 187.5; 3. Norway (Mich.) 139.5; 4. Cadott 117.5; 5. Somerset 100.5; 6. Crandon 100; 7. Phillips 87; 8. Chequamegon 80.5; 9. Rosholt 76; 10. Amherst 66; 11. Three Lakes 58; 12. Ladysmith 57; 13. Turtle Lake 47.5; 14. Marathon 40; 15. Hayward 35; 16. Bark River (Mich.) and Elcho 32.
106: Preston Anez (SOM) pinned Brad Halmstad (PH) in 3:50.
113: Dylan Hoffart (NOR) pinned Bailey Gillett (CAD) in 1:41.
120: Andrew Gunderson (CAD) def. Eric Hamilton (TL) 7-0.
126: Austin Post (SP) won major decision over Liam Clapero (PH) 14-5.
132: Austin Najbrt (CAD) won by technical fall over Tim Bauer (SP) 15-0.
138: Daniel Wilke (SP) pinned Hunter Schienebeck (CHQ) in 1:38.
145: Cole Gonzalez (NOR) pinned Freddie Mangine (SOM) in 5:04.
152: Isaac Weik (CHQ) def. Nate Flohr (TOM) 6-0.
160: Tanner Gonzalez (NOR) def. Eric Hurkmans (EL) 8-2.
170: Tony Kontney (ROS) def. Logan Peterson (SOM) 7-2.
182: Hunter Luepke (SP) pinned Slade Erdmann (TOM) in 3:10.
195: Kaleb Kaminski (TOM) def. Bo Balko (LADY) 4-0.
220: Dane Borchardt (TOM) won major decision over Cole Hanson (CAD) 11-2.
285: Jacob Borchardt (TOM) pinned Charlie Wilson (CRAN) in 1:36.
Other Spencer Results (top eight)
106: Third place, David Rieck (AM) won major decision over Dominick Wichlacz (SP) 10-0.
113: Fifth place, Bryce Shaw (SP) pinned Jasper Busman (PH) in 3:07.
120: Fifth place, Mason Gates (TL) won major decision over Caden Schillinger (SP) 15-3.
145: Third place, Nathan Neumann (SP) pinned Matt Turkowitz (TOM) in 5:46.
160: Third place, James Borgen (AM) won major decision over Hunter Hildebrandt (SP) 9-1.
170: Fifth place, Zach Schneider (SP) def. Quinton Wallenfang (TOM) by forfeit.
195: Fifth place, Marty Peterson (PH) pinned Tyler Voda (SP) in 1:00.