By Paul Lecker
FREEDOM — Anthony Kanable and Mitch Hertel won titles for the Marshfield wrestling team as the Tigers finished eighth at the Freedom Irish Invitational on Saturday.
Kanable improved to 29-5 this season with an 11-2 major decision over Jared Bird of Burlington in the 126-pound championship match.
Hertel returned to the Tigers’ lineup and remained undefeated to win the 160-pound title. Hertel (14-0) pinned Chandler Donati of Two Rivers in 5:09 in the championship match.
Marshfield’s only other top-six finish came from Devon Klement at 145. Klement, who also missed some time recently, took fourth and is now 14-5 this season.
Marshfield’s next match is Thursday at home against D.C. Everest.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015 Freedom Irish Invitational
Team scores: 1. Burlington 220.5; 2. Freedom 192; 3. Bay Port 177.5; 4. Two Rivers 153; 5. Hortonville 120.5; 6. Wrightstown 114.5; 7. Denmark 96; 8. Marshfield 85; 9. DePere 77; 10. West DePere 75; 11. Appleton North 71; 12. Ashwaubenon 70.5; 13. Muskego 51; 14. Kiel 34.
106: Garrison Murphy (FR) def. Brody Kust (TR) 5-0.
113: Brock Bergelin (DEN) pinned Jacob Barnett (HOR) in 1:04.
120: Paul Bianchi (TR) won major dec. over Keenan Graef (WDP) 15-2.
126: Anthony Kanable (MAR) won major dec. over Jared Bird (BUR) 11-2.
132: Josh Bird (BUR) won major dec. over Brady Shulfer (BP) 13-5.
138: Ben Bornickle (BUR) def. Cody Walrath (FR) 6-5.
145: Chris Yauch (TR) won major dec. Josh Verbeten (WR) 13-5.
152: Elliott Luker (HOR) def. Blaz Daul (FR) 5-0.
160: Mitch Hertel (MAR) pinned Chandler Donati (TR) in 5:09.
170: Brandon Buechler (WR) pinned Nathan Crayton (BUR) in 1:49.
182: Stetson Burmeister (WR) pinned Ben Kitslaar (BP) in 1:44.
195: Ramsey Bloy (FR) def. Chris Marks (BUR) 9-3.
220: Alec Ingold (BP) pinned Hegemann Tiedt (BUR) in 1:45.
285: Evan Heim (DP) def. Nick Otter (BUR) 4-0.
Other Marshfield top-six finish
145: Third place, Joe Cliver (HOR) def. Devon Klement (MAR) 3-1.