Auburndale has two runner-ups, finish sixth at Black River Falls Wrestling Invitational

BLACK RIVER FALLS – The Auburndale wrestling team had a pair of runner-up finishes and ended up sixth in the team standings at the 12-team Black River Falls Invitational on Saturday.

The tournament was the season-opener for the Apaches.

The Stratford Varsity Reserve squad had two third-place finishes and was 10th in the team standings.

Auburndale’s Noah Altmann was pinned by River Halopka of Abbotsford/Colby in the 106-pound championship, and Dylan Baird lost to Craig Elsen of Nekoosa/Port Edwards 9-6 in the 138-pound finals to finish with the Apaches’ top finishes.

Hunter Goddard took third at 126 pounds, Isaiah Hasenohrl was third at 132 pounds, and Austin Low finished fourth at 195 for Auburndale.

Stratford’s two third-place finishes came from Ty Pankratz at 170 pounds and Jediah Knetter at 182.

Auburndale opens its Marawood Conference schedule at home on Thursday against Athens.

Black River Falls Invitational
Dec. 1, at Black River Falls High School
Team scores:
1. Nekoosa/Port Edwards 169; 2. Abbotsford/Colby 142; 3. Portage 137; 4. Pittsville 100.5; 5. Ladysmith 96.5; 6. Auburndale 83; 7. Adams-Friendship 63; 8. Whitehall 58; 9. Eau Claire Regis/Altoona 57; 10. Stratford Varsity Reserve 50; 11. Black River Falls and Durand 43.
Championship, and Auburndale and Stratford Reserve results
106 pounds
Championship: River Halopka (AC) pinned Noah Altmann (AUB), 3:15.
113 pounds
Championship: Nathan Gellerup (PE) pinned Tyler Dicus (LAD), 1:40.
120 pounds
Championship: Blaze Thurber (NPE) pinned Derick Vollendorf (LAD), 1:28.
126 pounds
Championship: Trent Vollendorf (LAD) won by technical fall over Hunter Mess (AC), 16-0.
Third place: Hunter Goddard (AUB) pinned Zach Presley (AF), 1:52.
132 pounds
Championship: Jessie Tijernia (POR) def. Aiden Brosinski (DES), 9-2.
Third place: Isaiah Hasenohrl (AUB) pinned Brett Baker (DUR), 1:35.
138 pounds
Championship: Craig Elsen (NPE) def. Dylan Baird (AUB), 9-6.
145 pounds
Championship: Brant Hall (NPE) def. Beau Merritt (PIT), 7-3.
152 pounds
Championship: Payton Kostka (ERA) won by major dec. over Tristin Grant (CAS), 21-8.
160 pounds
Championship: Chance Clement (AC) pinned Hunter Wilke (PIT), 3:49.
170 pounds
Championship: Aden Elsen (NPE) def. Hunter Grimm (PIT), 6-2.
Third place: Ty Pankratz (ST) pinned Sam Bleich (POR) in 2:53.
182 pounds
Championship: Liam Herrick (WH) def. Harry Nawrot (AF), 12-6.
Third place: Jediah Knetter (ST) won by major dec. over Ben Elsen (NPE), 8-0.
195 pounds
Championship: Dakota Hoffman (BRU) pinned Sean Johnson (BRF), 5:37.
Third place: Nom Yang (ON) pinned Austin Low (AUB), 2:24.
220 pounds
Championship: Carter Grewe (AC) pinned Cody Gilbertson (DUR), 5:35.
285 pounds
Championship: Kordel Landphier (PIT) def. Isiah Miller (POR), 9-4.

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