By Paul Lecker
TOMAHAWK – Austin Post and Tim Bauer won titles for the Spencer/Columbus Catholic wrestling squad as it went on to take the team championship at the Tomahawk Invitational on Saturday at Tomahawk High School.
Post (8-2) won the title at 132 pounds, beating Ben Kalata of Crandon 9-5 in the finals.
Bauer (10-1) took the 138-pound crown with a 4-2 victory over Hunter Schienebeck of Chequamegon in the finals.
Bryce Shaw (126), Carson Hildebrandt (152) and Hunter Luepke (195) finished second for the Rockets, who totaled 408.5 points to easily win the team title by more than 50 points over Tomahawk.
Luepke lost a battle of undefeated wrestlers in the 195-pound championship match, falling 7-4 to Kaleb Kaminski of Tomahawk. Kaminski is now 15-0 this season, while Luepke drops to 10-1.
Nathan Neumann took third at 160 for Spencer/Columbus.
Spencer/Columbus is back in action Dec. 29 at the River Falls Invitational.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Dec. 19, at Tomahawk Invitational
Team scores: 1. Spencer/Columbus Catholic 408.5; 2. Tomahawk 349.5; 3. Cadott 314; 4. Rosholt 260.5; 5. Hayward 258.5; 6. Amherst 244; 7. Phillips 230; 8. Marathon 227.5; 9. Chequamegon 210.5; 10. Cornell 207; 11. Turtle Lake 195.5; 12. Three Lakes 182; 13. Ladysmith 167; 14. Crandon 155.5; 15. Elcho 118.5; 16. West Iron County (Mich.) 59.
106 pounds: 1. Sam Pickerign (COR) 4-0; 2. Freeman Javyn (PH) 3-1; 3. Dane Klinger (MAR) 2-2; 4. Huntar Kruckeberg (CAD) 1-3; 5. John Swanson (CHQ) 0-4.
113: Championship: Brad Halmstad (PH) pinned Tyler Quade (THL) in 0:40; Third place: Hunter Rhea (HAY) def. Devan Kliss (THL) 4-1.
120: Championship: Nathan Roach (LAD) def. Hampton Kedrowicz (ROS) 8-3; Third place: Bailey Gillett (CAD) pinned Dominick Wichlacz (SCC) in 5:00.
126: Championship: Andrew Gunderson (CAD) def. Bryce Shaw (SCC) 2-0; Third place: Brady Anderson (TOM) pinned Fernando Zaveleta (MAR) in 4:57.
132: Championship: Austin Post (SCC) def. Ben Kalata (CR) 9-5; Third place: Sam Logalbo (THL) def. Robert Fasbender (COR) 9-7.
138: Championship: Tim Bauer (SCC) def. Hutner Schienebeck (CHQ) 4-2; Third place: Wyatt Wenninger (TOM) pinned Kaleb Richards (HAY) in 0:29.
145: Championship: Lane Deyo (HAY) pinned Chase Erdman (TOM) in 3:10; Third place: Kort Lein (TUL) won by injury default over Max Hoogland (PH).
152: Championship: Tyler Gillett (CAD) pinned Carson Hildebrandt (SCC) in 4:58; Third place: Steven Jerry (LAD) won technical fall over Kyle Groshek (ROS) 17-2.
160: Championship: James Pfeiffer (CAD) pinned Shae Parson (WIC) in 5:58; Third place: Nathan Neumann (SCC) def. Ryan Konkol (ROS) 7-2.
170: Championship: Aaron Cole (ROS) won major dec. over Collin Maiwald (HAY) 10-2; Third place: Hunter Anderson (PH) def. John Doane (CR) 2-0.
182: Championship: Bryce Holderman (AM) def. Quinton Wallenfang (TOM) 8-3; Third place: Zach Stefanich (TOM) def. Kaden Calloway (MAR) 3-2.
195: Championship: Kaleb Kaminski (TOM) def. Hunter Luepke (SCC) 7-4; Third place: Matt Kostka (COR) pinned Chase Kirby (THL) in 1:02.
220: Championship: Max Villnow (AM) pinned Ches Olson (TOM) in 1:45; Third place: Robbie Renken (CHQ) pinned Elijah Welsh (SCC) in 3:24.
285: Championship: Dane Borchardt (TOM) pinned Takoda Lee (COR) in 1:59; Third place: Jacob Mohr (MAR) pinned Noah LeBlanc (HAY) in 3:39.