N/G/L wrestlers take 5th at Cloverbelt meet; Stephen Buchanan takes title, moves to 38-0

By David Keech

February 2, 2019

The Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal wrestlers took fifth place at the Cloverbelt Conference Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, led by Stephen Buchanan, who took the top spot at 195, preserving his unbeaten record.

Xander Hinker(138) finished second.

Third place finishes were earned by Jarick Young(106), Kyler Rakovec(132), Tommy Friemoth(152), Nathan Buchanan(160), and Tanner Zschernitz(182).

106

Jarick Young (26-13) placed 3rd and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Jarick Young (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 26-13 won by fall over Connor Mattison (Regis/Altoona) 14-19 (Fall 3:58)
  • Semifinal – Blaine Brenner (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee) 37-2 won by fall over Jarick Young (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 26-13 (Fall 1:27)
  • Cons. Semi – Jarick Young (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 26-13 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match – Jarick Young (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 26-13 won by decision over Logan Harel (Cadott) 25-12 (Dec 13-6)

120

Josiah Horvath (3-22) placed 6th and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Kaleb Sonnentag (Cadott) 23-16 won by fall over Josiah Horvath (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 3-22 (Fall 1:02)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Josiah Horvath (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 3-22 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi – Jose Rodriguez (Abby/Colby) 16-18 won by fall over Josiah Horvath (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 3-22 (Fall 1:42)
  • 5th Place Match – Jacob Schultze (Thorp) 8-17 won by fall over Josiah Horvath (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 3-22 (Fall 3:27)

132

Kyler Rakovec (24-13) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Kyler Rakovec (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 24-13 won by fall over Jose Tzintzun (Abby/Colby) 10-15 (Fall 0:29)
  • Semifinal – Russell Dorn (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee) 22-9 won by decision over Kyler Rakovec (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 24-13 (Dec 6-4)
  • Cons. Semi – Kyler Rakovec (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 24-13 won by fall over Zak Schofeild (Cadott) 20-15 (Fall 3:31)
  • 3rd Place Match – Kyler Rakovec (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 24-13 won by fall over Jacob Dick (Spencer/Columbus) 17-14 (Fall 6:20)

138

Xander Hinker (14-21) placed 2nd and scored 18.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Xander Hinker (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 14-21 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Xander Hinker (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 14-21 won by fall over Andres Rodriguez (Spencer/Columbus) 12-18 (Fall 5:27)
  • 1st Place Match – Mason Wellman (Abby/Colby) 24-12 won by fall over Xander Hinker (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 14-21 (Fall 1:14)

145

Sebastiaan Visscher (4-5) placed 4th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Sebastiaan Visscher (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 4-5 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Logan Ruesch (Abby/Colby) 30-6 won by fall over Sebastiaan Visscher (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 4-5 (Fall 1:42)
  • Cons. Semi – Sebastiaan Visscher (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 4-5 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match – Dalton McDermond (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee) 11-11 won by fall over Sebastiaan Visscher (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 4-5 (Fall 4:45)

152

Tommy Friemoth (28-9) placed 3rd and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Tommy Friemoth (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 28-9 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Chance Clement (Abby/Colby) 27-8 won by fall over Tommy Friemoth (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 28-9 (Fall 5:05)
  • Cons. Semi – Tommy Friemoth (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 28-9 won by fall over Brian Johns (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee) 1-10 (Fall 0:50)
  • 3rd Place Match – Tommy Friemoth (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 28-9 won by fall over Kevin Kitchen (Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta/Fall Creek) 15-15 (Fall 1:48)

160

Nathan Buchanan (30-12) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Nathan Buchanan (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 30-12 won by fall over Matt Mauer (Regis/Altoona) 12-22 (Fall 0:58)
  • Semifinal – Carson Hildebrandt (Spencer/Columbus) 29-7 won by decision over Nathan Buchanan (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 30-12 (Dec 8-4)
  • Cons. Semi – Nathan Buchanan (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 30-12 won by fall over Luke Carlson (Abby/Colby) 15-15 (Fall 1:41)
  • 3rd Place Match – Nathan Buchanan (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 30-12 won by fall over Carter Potaczek (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee) 22-18 (Fall 3:35)

170

Sayer Rachu (19-18) placed 5th and scored 8.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Luke Fischer (Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta/Fall Creek) 19-13 won in sudden victory – 1 over Sayer Rachu (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 19-18 (SV-1 10-8)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Sayer Rachu (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 19-18 won by fall over Jerimiah Belden (Regis/Altoona) 5-25 (Fall 1:55)
  • Cons. Semi – Preston Potaczek (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee) 18-13 won by fall over Sayer Rachu (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 19-18 (Fall 0:07)
  • 5th Place Match – Sayer Rachu (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 19-18 won by decision over Tanner Kleinschmidt (Spencer/Columbus) 8-5 (Dec 9-7)

182

Tanner Zschernitz (30-12) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Tanner Zschernitz (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 30-12 won by fall over Xai Her (Regis/Altoona) 8-16 (Fall 0:31)
  • Semifinal – Bret Kostka (Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta/Fall Creek) 29-3 won by decision over Tanner Zschernitz (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 30-12 (Dec 6-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Tanner Zschernitz (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 30-12 won by fall over Evan Meeker (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee) 6-8 (Fall 0:34)
  • 3rd Place Match – Tanner Zschernitz (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 30-12 won by fall over Andrew Jeske (Abby/Colby) 7-10 (Fall 0:31)

195

Stephen Buchanan (38-0) placed 1st and scored 24.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Stephen Buchanan (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 38-0 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Stephen Buchanan (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 38-0 won by fall over Daniel Richmond (Spencer/Columbus) 9-21 (Fall 0:08)
  • 1st Place Match – Stephen Buchanan (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 38-0 won by fall over Gavin Tegels (Cadott) 27-9 (Fall 2:40)

220

Jacob Baumgartner (17-19) placed 6th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Jacob Baumgartner (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 17-19 won by fall over Mitchell Gunderson (Cadott) 14-8 (Fall 4:38)
  • Semifinal – Tyler Krizan (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee) 24-10 won by fall over Jacob Baumgartner (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 17-19 (Fall 5:30)
  • Cons. Semi – Ayden Webster (Thorp) 20-11 won by fall over Jacob Baumgartner (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 17-19 (Fall 2:11)
  • 5th Place Match – Mitchell Gunderson (Cadott) 14-8 won by fall over Jacob Baumgartner (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 17-19 (Fall 1:55)

285

Braiden Pedretti (16-16) placed 6th and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Angelo Hutman (Abby/Colby) 24-11 won by fall over Braiden Pedretti (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 16-16 (Fall 1:31)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Braiden Pedretti (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 16-16 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi – Josh Briggs (Cadott) 7-4 won by fall over Braiden Pedretti (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 16-16 (Fall 0:57)
  • 5th Place Match – Isaiah Waggoner (Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta/Fall Creek) 11-20 won by fall over Braiden Pedretti (Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal) 16-16 (Fall 1:45)

 

 

 

Team Season Team Abbr Count Points
1 Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee, WI Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee, WI (GET) SBOW 14 208.5
2 Abby/Colby, WI Abbotsford/Colby, WI (GET) AC 12 182.5
3 Cadott, WI Cadott, WI (GET) CAD 11 176.0
4 Spencer/Columbus, WI Spencer/Columbus Catholic, WI (GET) SC 11 154.5
5 Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal, WI Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal, WI (GET) NGL 12 152.0
6 Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta/Fall Creek, WI Osseo-Fair/Augusta/Fall Creek, WI (GET) OFAF 6 78.0
7 Regis/Altoona, WI Regis/Altoona, WI (GET) RA 8 56.0
8 Thorp, WI Thorp, WI (GET) THO 2 22.0

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