Ronchi, Nelson win wrestling titles for Tigers
The Northwestern High School wrestling team finished ninth out of 16 teams at the 2006 Barron Wrestling Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers had two athletes finishing in first place, senior Wes Ronchi and freshman Nathan Nelson "This yea...
The Northwestern High School wrestling team finished ninth out of 16 teams at the 2006 Barron Wrestling Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers had two athletes finishing in first place, senior Wes Ronchi and freshman Nathan Nelson
"This year's wrestling team is not very experienced (one senior, two juniors and 20 freshmen and sophomores), but I'm very pleased and a coach could not ask for more enjoyable young men to work with," NHS coach Bob Coleman said. "For us to finish in the middle of this tough tournament is a good solid team effort."
Ronchi defeated two state qualifiers to win the championship in his weight class. To get into the finals Ronchi defeated Myles Deiss of Osceola, who defeated him last year at the sectional meet. Coleman said Ronchi wrestled a very smart and controlled match in Saturday's finals as he defeated Brett Jenson of Barron 9-3.
Nelson also finished first in his weight class in what was his first varsity outing.
"He was very physical today, and he started the day out by pinning the No. 3 seeded wrestler from Osceola in 5:03," Coleman said. "In the finals he dominated his match and then pinned Nick Turany of New Richmond in 5:04."
Northwestern hosts Barron on Tuesday. On Thursday the team will travel to Ladysmith before hosting the Mackey Invitational on Saturday.
112 -- Nathan Nelson (4-0) first place: pinned Grace Kirby of Osceola in 5:03; bye; pinned Matt Marusak of Boyceville in 3:03; pinned Nick Turany of New Richmond in 5:04.
119 -- Jake Sundvick (1 -2): Pinned by Dylan Iverson of Boyceville in 0:22; pinned Danny Krajewski of Burce in 3:45; pinned by Devin Bender of Abby/Colby in 0:33.
130 -- Jon Severson (1-2): Pinned by Mathew Hartmann of Durand in 3:00; bye; pinned by Jarryd Weggen of Menomonie in 3:33.
135 -- Bob Tahtinen (2-3) sixth place: Pinned Zen Anderson of Osceola in 2:57; Pinned by Tyler Schreiber of Menomonie in 1:56; pinned Jake Rebhan of New Richmond in 2:29; pinned by Brentley Sims of Boyceville in 4:03; pinned by TJ Ball of LGF in 1:58.
140 -- Dave Snow (2-2) eight place: Lost 2-9 to Dustin Leblonde of Bruce; won 11-4 over Jordan Wold of Boyceville; pinned Jacob Bee of Durand in 2:35; lost 7-3 to Alan Solie Stanley Boyd.
145 -- Peter Rooni (3-2) fourth place: Bye; pinned Tyler Hanson of Boyceville in 5:40; lost 16-7 to Josh Cerra of Bruce; pinned Josh Berends of New Richmond in 4:59; pinned by Alex Jerome of Barron in 2:39.
152 -- Wes Ronci (4-0) first place: Pinned Israel Nohr of Comell/Gillman in 1:19; won 10-0 over Jesse Mulhollmn of New Richmond; won 6-5 over Myles Deiss of Osceola; won 9-3 over Brett Jenson of Barron.
160 -- Bryce Barsness (0-2): Pinned by Greg Ponick of New Stanley Boyd in 3:13; pinned by George Bloome of Abby/Colby in 2:10.
189 -- Waylon Wermter (1-2): Pinned by Bill Potaczek of Cornell/Gilinm in 1:30; pinned by Steve Roska of Osceola in 2:48.
215 -- Ryan Miesbeuer (1-2): Pinned by Derek Spry of Osceola in 3:02; pinned Calvin Wolfe of Lakeland in 3:12; pinned by Logan Bolgenzalm of Durand in 3:42.