By Paul Lecker
BLACK RIVER FALLS – The Stratford Varsity Reserve team finished sixth and Auburndale was seventh at the Black River Falls Invitational as the 2015-16 wrestling season got underway on Saturday.
Nekoosa/Port Edwards won the team title with 161 points, 22 better than Durand. The Stratford Varsity Reserve was sixth with 80 points and Auburndale seventh with 63 points.
Winners for the Stratford Reserve were Manny Drexler at 106 pounds and Dilan Dehlinger at 126.
Kaleb Bolder had Auburndale’s lone individual title, taking first at 285 pounds. Kurt Jankowski was second at 195 after having to forfeit the championship match due to injury. Keller Wolfe was third at 170 for the Apaches.
Auburndale returns to action Thursday with a Marawood Conference dual at Marathon.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com)
Black River Falls Invitational
Team scores: 1. Nekoosa/Port Edwards 161; 2. Durand 139; 3. Adams-Friendship 134; 4. Portage 108; 5. Black River Falls 95; 6. Stratford Varsity Reserve 80; 7. Auburndale 63; 8. Abbotsford/Colby 53; 9. Whitehall 50.
Championship: Manny Drexler (ST) pinned Trey Casey (DUR) in 1:41.
Third place: Brooke Thurber (NPE) pinned Chance Clement (AC) in 1:58.
Championship: Nathan Poches (POR) def. Logan Ruesch (AC) 5-2.
Third place: Mavrick Licciardi (ST) pinned Trayton Weister (AUB) in 4:22.
Championship: Steve Nawrot (AF) def. Barry Beirne (POR) 9-6 in OT.
Third place: Tyler Bender (NPE) def. Michael Poulos (WH) 11-7.
Championship: Dilan Dehlinger (ST) won major dec. over Dylan Golke (POR) 12-3.
Third place: Craig Elsen (NPE) won major dec. over Lucas Wayne (DUR) 11-0.
Championship: Trenton McManus (AF) def. Jordan Sarver (NPE) 6-5.
Third place: Dylan Casey (POR) pinned Logan Bauer (DUR) in 3:47.
Championship: Casey Boardman (DUR) pinned Jack Bauer (DUR) in 2:43.
Third place: Aden Elsen (NPE) def. Josh Goldsmith (BRF) 5-1.
Championship: Joseph Aguilera (AC) pinned Makenze Schuh (DUR) in 4:48.
Third place: A.J. Corral (AF) def. Kaelen Schmitt (ST) 5-0 in OT.
Championship: Trenton Smith (NPE) def. Harry Nawrot (AF) 7-3.
Third place: Edgar Velasquez (WH) pinned Blade Bauer (DUR) in 2:24.
Championship: Cole Clark (AF) def. Trevor Smith (NPE) 7-1.
Third place: Kyle Peterson (BRF) pinned Cohl Routson (POR) in 2:24.
Championship: Keaton Kotek (NPE) def. Jasper Dunn (WH) 8-3.
Third place: Keller Wolfe (AUB) def. Dawson Gmeinder (POR) 6-2.
Championship: Rylan Burrows (AF) pinned Pierson White (POR) in 3:49.
Third place: Larz Fedie (DUR) pinned Tyler Leadholm (BRF) in 4:22.
Championship: Sam Rogstad (BRF) def. Kurt Jankowski (AUB) by injury default.
Third place: Jake Zeilinger (DUR) pinned Cliff Hayes (NPE) in 2:45.
Championship: Dylan Jinkerson (NPEW) def. Ethan Osley (BRF) 10-5.
Third place: Logan Peterson (ST).
Championship: Kaleb Bolder (AUB) def. Gary Garvin (BRF) 4-3.
Third place: Clay Peterson (DUR) pinned Collin Bays (AF) in 1:49.