Chiefs Conference Championship

On Saturday, the Shiocton wrestling team clinched the Central Wisconsin Conference Championship by winning the conference tournament at Manawa. Shiocton finished the 2017-2018 conference season as the undisputed champions after being crowned the tournament champions as well as claiming the dual meet title by going undefeated with a 10-0 conference record during the season.
Shiocton entered the championship round at the end of the day with seven of its wrestlers in the finals. Winning individual conference championships were Levi Snortum at 145 who defeated Ean Marker of Weyauwega-Fremont by a score of 18-2 and Billy Reif at 170 who defeated Isaac Banker of Bonduel by a score of 5-0.
Placing second for Shiocton were: Ethan Flannery at 120, Jared Jahnke at 126, Sammy VanStraten at 138, Blake Johnson at 182, and Ben Gunderson at 285.
Taking fourth place for Shiocton were: Brady Volkman at 152 and Tyler Hess at 195. Placing fifth place was Jericho Helser at 106.
Taking sixth place were: Sam Flannery at 113 and Kaden Piechocki at 160.
Other wrestlers contributing to the team title were: Levi Spencer, Gunner Oskey, River Hobbs, Trevor Reif and Garret Oskey.
“As coaches, we could not be more proud of this group and what they have accomplished as a team this season,” said coach Eric Clausen. “This is by far the strongest that the Central Wisconsin Conference has been during my years of coaching. So to come out on top in both the dual meet standings as well as winning the conference tournament is quite the accomplishment for any team.”
He said every one of their guys wrestled hard and never gave up.
“There is definitely a lot of heart with this team and that is exactly how we earned the title as conference champions this season,” said Clausen. “I see good things and strength with this conference in many years to come with a lot of teams being young and very strong. It was a great day, but now we need to make the push over the next three weeks.”
Chiefs Wrestling Results
Shiocton 181.0
Weyauwega-Fremont 179.0
Bonduel 160.0
Wittenberg-Birnamwood 129.0
Pittsville 121.5
Rosholt 91.5
Manawa 83.0
Amherst 74.0
Menominee Indian 57.0
Tri-County 49.0
Almond-Bancroft/Pacelli 21.0