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Fennimore claims fourth straight Clash conference title

Fennimore claims fourth straight Clash conference title

Fennimore senior Riley Blair, won the 145-pound title at Saturday's SWC/SWAL Clash tournament to lead the Golden Eagles to a fourth straight conference tournament title.

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POSTED February 8, 2018 10:23 a.m.

MINERAL POINT — Fennimore is the king of the conference once again.

The second-ranked Golden Eagles sent four wrestlers to the finals, placed eight in the top four and racked up 249 team points to win a fourth consecutive SWC/SWAL Clash conference tournament title.

Senior Riley Blair won his first Clash title, after a pair of second place finishes as a freshman and sophomore, and missing all of last year with a concussion.

Blair (19–2), a two-time state qualifier, pinned Iowa–Grant/Highland’s Matthew Winders in the quarterfinals and Darlington/Black Hawk’s Cayden Milz in the semis, then defeated Mineral Point’s Logan Schmitz 12–6 to win the 145-pound conference title.

Freshman Brody Lee, senior Trevor Wanek and sophomore Maguire Fitzgerald all finished second for the Eagles. Sophomores Mason Lull and Aidan Nutter both placed third, while sophomore Will Ahnen and junior Brayden Leffler took fourth.

Lee (29–11) went 3–1 Saturday to finish second to Lancaster’s Remington Bontreger (33–4) at 106. Wanek (34–6) finished second to Prairie du Chien’s Traeton Saint (39–3) at 138, while Fitzgerald (19–9) finished second to Iowa–Grant/Highland’s Clayton Kite (9–1) at 152.

Lull (8–2) rebounded from a semifinal loss to place third at 120.

Nutter (28–8) suffered a loss to four-time Clash champion Zach Licht of River Valley, but bounced back to place third at 126.

Ahnen (28–14) finished fourth at 160, while Leffler (27–11) took fourth at 195.

Sophomore Luke Blair (25–13, fifth at 113), senior Trevor Neuroth (22–8, fifth at 182) and senior Tyler Klaas (18–17, sixth at 170)  also placed in the top six for Fennimore. 

NEXT UP: The conference champion Eagles will travel to Lancaster on Saturday for the WIAA Division 3 Lancaster regional, perhaps the toughest D3 regional in the state. Opening round matches begin at 10:30 a.m.

Clash runner-up Lancaster, SWAL duals runner-up Iowa–Grant/Highland, traditionally strong Mineral Point, Boscobel and River Ridge/Cassville are the other teams in the seven-team regional with second-ranked Fennimore. 

The top two wrestlers in each weight class will advance to next week’s D3 Mineral Point Sectional.

 

SWC/SWAL Clash

(from Saturday, Feb. 3 @ Mineral Point)

Team scores1.Fennimore 249, 2.Lancaster 214, 3.Prairie du Chien 212, 4.Iowa–Grant/Highland 196, 4.River Valley 196, 6.Darlington/Black Hawk 186, 7.Mineral Point 168.5, 8.Riverdale 168, 9.Dodgeville 112, 10.Richland Center 90, 11.Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern 85, 12.Belmont/Platteville 70, 13.Boscobel 47.

Fennimore individual results

106 — Brody Lee (29-11) placed 2nd and scored 24.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Brody Lee (Fennimore) 29-11 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Brody Lee (Fennimore) 29-11 won by fall over Marcus Hanson (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 3-7 (Fall 1:38)

Semifinal - Brody Lee (Fennimore) 29-11 won by decision over Matt Rogge (Prairie du Chien) 34-10 (Dec 5-1)

1st Place Match - Remington Bontreger (Lancaster) 33-4 won by major decision over Brody Lee (Fennimore) 29-11 (MD 15-5)

113 — Luke Blair (25-13) placed 5th and scored 16.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Luke Blair (Fennimore) 25-13 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Keeghan Kjos (River Valley) 28-9 won by fall over Luke Blair (Fennimore) 25-13 (Fall 1:04)

Cons. Round 2 - Luke Blair (Fennimore) 25-13 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Semi - Luke Blair (Fennimore) 25-13 won by fall over Chase Fisher (Prairie du Chien) 16-19 (Fall 0:45)

5th Place Match - Luke Blair (Fennimore) 25-13 won by fall over Gage Updike (Boscobel) 10-14 (Fall 1:23)

120 — Mason Lull (8-2) placed 3rd and scored 20.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Mason Lull (Fennimore) 8-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Mason Lull (Fennimore) 8-2 won by fall over Caleb Lucey (Lancaster) 21-13 (Fall 2:36)

Semifinal - Caleb Radtke (River Valley) 30-9 won by fall over Mason Lull (Fennimore) 8-2 (Fall 3:40)

3rd Place Match - Mason Lull (Fennimore) 8-2 won by decision over Keenan Holley (Prairie du Chien) 21-9 (Dec 4-1)

126 — Aidan Nutter (28-8) placed 3rd and scored 22.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Aidan Nutter (Fennimore) 28-8 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Aidan Nutter (Fennimore) 28-8 won by fall over Cody Blosch (Darlington/Black Hawk) 15-16 (Fall 2:20)

Semifinal - Zach Licht (River Valley) 37-1 won by major decision over Aidan Nutter (Fennimore) 28-8 (MD 9-0)

3rd Place Match - Aidan Nutter (Fennimore) 28-8 won by fall over Shale Meyer (Riverdale) 18-19 (Fall 3:26)

132 — Trent Helms (5-10) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Bradyn Saint (Prairie du Chien) 33-12 won by fall over Trent Helms (Fennimore) 5-10 (Fall 3:23)

Cons. Round 1 - Trent Helms (Fennimore) 5-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Tylor Miller (Richland Center) 11-6 won by fall over Trent Helms (Fennimore) 5-10 (Fall 1:37)

138 — Trevor Wanek (34-6) placed 2nd and scored 22.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Trevor Wanek (Fennimore) 34-6 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Trevor Wanek (Fennimore) 34-6 won by decision over Bryndl Nalepinski (Riverdale) 11-16 (Dec 5-1)

Semifinal - Trevor Wanek (Fennimore) 34-6 won by decision over Devan Alt (River Valley) 26-13 (Dec 5-4)

1st Place Match - Traeton Saint (Prairie du Chien) 39-3 won by decision over Trevor Wanek (Fennimore) 34-6 (Dec 6-2)

145 — Riley Blair (19-2) placed 1st and scored 30.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Riley Blair (Fennimore) 19-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Riley Blair (Fennimore) 19-2 won by fall over Matthew Winders (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 5-12 (Fall 1:37)

Semifinal - Riley Blair (Fennimore) 19-2 won by fall over Cayden Milz (Darlington/Black Hawk) 17-12 (Fall 1:13)

1st Place Match - Riley Blair (Fennimore) 19-2 won by decision over Logan Schmitz (Mineral Point) 25-8 (Dec 12-6)

152 — Maguire Fitzgerald (19-9) placed 2nd and scored 25.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Maguire Fitzgerald (Fennimore) 19-9 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Maguire Fitzgerald (Fennimore) 19-9 won by fall over Tyler Reuter (Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern) 11-16 (Fall 4:23)

Semifinal - Maguire Fitzgerald (Fennimore) 19-9 won by major decision over Hunter Bredeson (Darlington/Black Hawk) 16-11 (MD 10-0)

1st Place Match - Clayton Kite (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 9-1 won by fall over Maguire Fitzgerald (Fennimore) 19-9 (Fall 5:26)

160 — Will Ahnen (28-14) placed 4th and scored 17.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Will Ahnen (Fennimore) 28-14 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Will Ahnen (Fennimore) 28-14 won by major decision over Owen Wolf (Lancaster) 21-15 (MD 9-1)

Semifinal - Nick Rogge (Prairie du Chien) 37-5 won by decision over Will Ahnen (Fennimore) 28-14 (Dec 7-1)

3rd Place Match - John Phelan (Dodgeville) 31-8 won by fall over Will Ahnen (Fennimore) 28-14 (Fall 2:36)

170 — Tyler Klaas (18-17) placed 6th and scored 12.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Klaas (Fennimore) 18-17 won by decision over Clay McCartney (Lancaster) 14-15 (Dec 8-2)

Quarterfinal - Chase Beinborn (Boscobel) 32-8 won by decision over Tyler Klaas (Fennimore) 18-17 (Dec 4-3)

Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Klaas (Fennimore) 18-17 won by decision over Keegan Pilling (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 9-22 (Dec 2-0)

Cons. Semi - Tyler Klaas (Fennimore) 18-17 won by decision over Evan Thomas (Richland Center) 14-20 (Dec 4-2)

5th Place Match - Joey Recob (Dodgeville) 30-7 won by fall over Tyler Klaas (Fennimore) 18-17 (Fall 2:39)

182 — Trevor Neuroth (22-8) placed 5th and scored 16.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Trevor Neuroth (Fennimore) 22-8 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - William Schaefer (Belmont/Platteville) 24-10 won by major decision over Trevor Neuroth (Fennimore) 22-8 (MD 12-1)

Cons. Round 2 - Trevor Neuroth (Fennimore) 22-8 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Semi - Trevor Neuroth (Fennimore) 22-8 won by fall over Brad Goffinet (Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern) 19-18 (Fall 1:50)

5th Place Match - Trevor Neuroth (Fennimore) 22-8 won by fall over Lance Ubersox (Darlington/Black Hawk) 10-13 (Fall 2:28)

195 — Brayden Leffler (27-11) placed 4th and scored 18.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Brayden Leffler (Fennimore) 27-11 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Brayden Leffler (Fennimore) 27-11 won by fall over Caden Straka (Lancaster) 26-8 (Fall 4:43)

Semifinal - Stephen Ronnfeldt (Prairie du Chien) 33-7 won by fall over Brayden Leffler (Fennimore) 27-11 (Fall 1:23)

3rd Place Match - Brock Mahoney (River Valley) 24-11 won by decision over Brayden Leffler (Fennimore) 27-11 (Dec 5-2)

220 — Cameron Allen (21-13) placed 7th and scored 15.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Allen (Fennimore) 21-13 won by fall over Louden Fuerstenberg (Dodgeville) 11-16 (Fall 1:16)

Quarterfinal - Drew Hennessey (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 35-4 won by fall over Cameron Allen (Fennimore) 21-13 (Fall 0:48)

Cons. Round 2 - Cameron Allen (Fennimore) 21-13 won by fall over Keegan Smith (River Valley) 0-2 (Fall 1:54)

Cons. Semi - Alex Peters (Richland Center) 27-6 won by fall over Cameron Allen (Fennimore) 21-13 (Fall 1:41)

7th Place Match - Cameron Allen (Fennimore) 21-13 won by fall over Cole Zenz (Lancaster) 18-15 (Fall 0:39)

285 — Dylan Kehoe (11-21) placed 7th and scored 12.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kaidon Cowley (River Valley) 14-14 won by fall over Dylan Kehoe (Fennimore) 11-21 (Fall 3:38)

Cons. Round 1 - Dylan Kehoe (Fennimore) 11-21 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Dylan Kehoe (Fennimore) 11-21 won by fall over Leif Bredeson (Darlington/Black Hawk) 13-15 (Fall 4:48)

Cons. Semi - Francisco Garcia (Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern) 24-13 won by fall over Dylan Kehoe (Fennimore) 11-21 (Fall 2:14)

7th Place Match - Dylan Kehoe (Fennimore) 11-21 won by fall over Kaidon Cowley (River Valley) 14-14 (Fall 2:43)

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