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November 29, 2001. W-F defeated Bonduel. Two varsity wrestlers were unable to compete due to injuries in practice during the week. Also the wrestlers from 135# to 160# were each bumped up a weight for competitive reasons. The meet started with the 130# weight class. Eric Wilson, a Sophomore, showed the fans what he could do in his first varsity match with a win over a Senior from Bonduel. At 135#, Niles Fronczak, a Junior, filled in for an injured T.C. Bartol and pinned his opponent. Joe Brazil, a Junior, wrestled up a weight at 140#, and was pinned by Bonduel. Cole Bauer, Erik Mannel, Brian Loehrke, and Jordan Baitinger also moved up a weight to defeat their respective opponents, with Cole, Erik, and Brian each pinning their man. At 189#, Dan Stuebs, a Junior, pinned Bonduel. Freshman Kyle Tews, wrestling at 275#, almost pinned a Junior from Bonduel as time ran out at the end of the first period, but Bonduel prevailed with a pin. Then it was back to the normal beginning. At 103#, Freshman Tyler Wyngaard started his high school career with a pin. Nick Zick, filling in for Jerimiah Johnson, was defeated by injury default at 112#. Sophomore Matt Mannel pinned his opponent at 119#. In the last match of the evening, Eric Rand, a Junior at 125#, dominated Bonduel to win by a pin. A long way from home, but a good way to start out the wrestling season. Weyauwega 10 wins out of 13 matches.
December 6, 2001. W-F defeated Gillett-Suring. The ref actually drew 103# as the starting weight class. Tyler Wyngaard won by forfeit. Then the bad news of the evening. Jerimiah Johnson was wrestling a tough wrestler at 119#. The Gillett wrestler threw Jerimiah over his hip directly unto Jerimiah's head. Jerimiah was accidentially knocked out and the ref called a pin before he noticed that Jerimiah was out cold. Medical assistance was called and Jerimiah was taken to the hospital in Shawano by EMTs. According to a nurse on the scene, Jerimiah doesn't remember anything about the match. No word yet, but we all said a little prayer for Jerimiah. At 119# Matt Mannel decisioned a Senior 11 - 0. Eric Rand earned a first period pin. Eric Wilson had four takedowns enroute to a 9 - 3 decision. Todd Bartol looked awesome and pinned a Senior in the first period. Cole Bauer wrestled well with another pin. Erik Mannel had the fastest pin of the night in 44 seconds. Brian Loehrke won by forfeit. Jordan Baitinger pinned his opponent. The last three weight classes were won by Gillett. Nathan Wendt, Dan Stuebs, and Joe Mielke each wrestled a good match.
December 8, 2001. Akey Dual Team Invitational. Three teams won 4 and lost 1. The tie-breaker of total team points gave the 1st place trophy to Stratford. W-F earned 2nd place. Oconto Falls was 3rd.
Three W-F wrestlers were undefeated: Cole Bauer, Brian Loehrke, and Erik Mannel. Jordan Baitinger's only loss was due to default to a wrestler he almost pinned.
Brian Loehrke earned the trophy for most pins with five. Brian moved up a weight and pinned the wrestler from Waupaca that received the 1st place medal at 160#.
December 8, 2001. Brian Loehrke reached a giant milestone. Against Appleton East, Brian won his 100th match of his high school career. Brian is in 7th place in the W-F All-Time Wrestling Statistics for Career Wins. Click here to see who else is listed in the All-Time Statistics:
December 8, 2001. Cole Bauer made the list. Cole Bauer has earned his place on the All-Time Career Records.
December 13, 2001. W-F defeats Wittenberg. The meet started at 112# with 2 forfeits by Wittenberg. Jerimiah Johnson and Matt Mannel received the credit for the wins. Eric Rand, 119#, used 4 takedowns to major decision his opponent. Eric Wilson and Todd Bartol pinned their way to wins at 130# and 135#. Cole Bauer, 140#, major decisioned Mike Filtz, who made the semi-finals at state last year. Cole looked better conditioned and scored near fall points twice. Eric Mannel had the fastest pin at 0:51. Brian Loehrke pinned his opponent. Jordan Baitinger showed his grit and won with a takedown, (his 4th of the night) to win in overtime. Nathan Wendt lost a close one by 2 points to a much taller opponent. Dan Stuebs wrestled another state qualifier, Brian Waldvogel, and kept from getting pinned. Joe Mielke suffered a pin. Then back around to 103# where Tyler Wyngaard won by forfeit. Another CWC conference win for a team conference record of 2 - 0.
December 20, 2001. W-F wrestled a scrimmage at home against Winneconne.
Bad news: Jordan Baitinger broke his leg. Jordan is one of the big guns needed to do well as a team. Jerimiah Johnson, another big gun, is still out due to his early season head injury suffered 12/06/01.
Good news: W-F did well as a team. The unofficial score was W-F 85 and Winneconne 60. Winneconne is a good Division II team in the East Central Conference and has a number of wrestlers expected to do well on the way to State competition.
December 29, 2001. W-F placed 4th out of 34 schools at Mid-States Tournament at UW-Whitewater.
January 10, 2002. W-F defeated Shiocton. Jerimiah Johnson was out sick so W-F forfeited at 112#. Erik Mannel was beating Shiocton's best wrestler, Matt Guyette when Erik dislocated his shoulder and lost by injury default. Erik wrestles harder than his body can take. Hope he is back by the end of the season.
January 12, 2002. W-F returned to New London for their Invitational after a few years absence. W-F was without 2 of their top guns due to injury and still placed 3rd as a team against mostly Division 1 teams. T.C Bartol won his first Championship. Congratulations to the Sophomore! Seniors Cole Bauer and Brian Loehrke also won 1st Place Medals. Twelve wrestlers placed. Check out the results:
January 19, 2002. W-F won all 5 duals at the CWC Multi-Duals in Manawa. W-F totals were 49 wins and only 14 losses with 23 pins and 51 takedowns. The toughest competition was the non-conference dual with the Wisconsin Rapids JV team. W-F only suffered 8 losses against conference opponents. Jerimiah Johnson, Matt Mannel, Eric Rand, T.C. Bartol, Cole Bauer, Brian Loehrke, and Nathan Wendt were undefeated for the day.