Witt-Birn finishes 4th in CWC

Menominee Indian places 9th at conference meet
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Sophomore Chad Moegenburg led Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School wrestlers to a fourth-place finish Saturday at the Central Wisconsin Conference tournament in Manawa.

Moegenburg defeated Weyauwega-Fremont’s Easton Groskreutz 8-6 in the 113-pound championship to claim the Chargers’ only first-place finish of the meet.

Shiocton edged Weyauwega-Fremont by two points for the team title, with Bonduel placing third.

Moegenburg (35-6) pinned Peter Esser, of Pittsville, and Kevin Klemm, of Manawa, before facing Groskreutz.

Dylan Sprague (27-9) finished second for the Chargers at 160 pounds. He lost to undefeated Brandon Peckham of Tri County in the first-place match. In earlier matches, Sprague pinned Weyauwega-Fremont’s Adam Batten and Shiocton’s Kaden Piechocki and won by major decision over Riley Wayerski, of Pittsville.

Third-place finishers for the Chargers were Zach Johnson (14-12) at 145 pounds, Jeremy Landowski (22-16) at 152 pounds and Allen Uttecht (29-12) at 285 pounds.

Johnson defeated Bonduel’s Moises Lagunes by major decision and Rosholt’s Mike Charnecke by 7-2 decision.

Landowski won by major decision over Colton Reeck, of Weyauwega-Fremont, and pinned Brady Volkman, of Shiocton, in 5 minutes, 27 seconds to win the third-place match.

Uttecht won the third-place heavyweight match after pinning Almond-Bancroft’s David Treveno in 58 seconds. Uttecht lost 5-3 in sudden victory to Shiocton’s Ben Gunderson in the semifinal.

Bryce Zoromski (20-19) and Will Urquhart (22-16) placed fourth for the Chargers.

Zoromski defeated Menominee Indian’s Joe Perez before dropping the third-place match by decision to Bonduel’s Jayson Toellner at 120 pounds.

At 138 pounds, Urquhart defeated Aidan Whitman, of Almond-Bancroft, and Chris Salerno, of Bonduel, before losing a 7-3 decision to Logan Kicherer, of Weyauwega-Fremont.

Alex Lorbecke (12-12) finished fifth after pinning Rosholt’s Anthony Bianco at 126 pounds, Wyatt Schoepke (17-14) took fifth at 182 pounds, and Larken Betry (22-18) finished sixth at 132 pounds.

Menominee Indian finished ninth as a team, led by Darius Wayka (34-6) at 195 pounds, who placed second after falling to Bonduel’s Jacob Giese by major decision in the title match. Wayka defeated Amherst’s Houston Ciesielski and Pittsville’s Henry Myers.

Alfred Hernandez pinned Manawa’s Tyler Pynenberg to place third at 126 pounds for the Eagles. Hernandez pinned Alex Lorbecke, of Witt-Birn, before losing to Jordan Boldt, of Bonduel, in the semifinal.

Eliott Miller placed fifth for the Eagles at 160 pounds and Morgun Fish (138) and Joe Perez (120) finished sixth.