Resorters second, PHS fourth at Plymouth Invite

Five Resorters earn 5-0 records


BEN MEISELWITZ (left) of Elkhart Lake cradles Max Meyerhofer of Weyauwega-Fremont to earn a pin in a 160-pound match at Saturday’s Plymouth Wrestling Duals Invitational. – Photo by Mike McGill BEN MEISELWITZ (left) of Elkhart Lake cradles Max Meyerhofer of Weyauwega-Fremont to earn a pin in a 160-pound match at Saturday’s Plymouth Wrestling Duals Invitational. – Photo by Mike McGill PLYMOUTH – The Elkhart Lake- Glenbeulah/ Howards Grove Resorters had five wrestlers who posted 5-0 records as they finished runner-up in the championship bracket at Saturday’s 28th Annual Plymouth Wrestling Duals Invitational.

The Resorters finished the tournament with a 4-1 overall record, which included a 3-0 mark en route to winning their Pool B. Elkhart lost to Weyauwega-Fremont in the championship bracket finals, 52-27.

W-F, the Pool A winner at 3-0, was 5-0 overall. The Indians had a tourney-high six wrestlers with 5-0 records. W-F was second in the championship bracket the previous two years.

The Resorters’ 5-0 wrestlers included senior Max Ward at 152 pounds with two pins; sophomore Ben Meiselwitz, 160, three falls; senior Troy Rebedew, 170, two pins; junior Matthew Schorer, 220, five pins; and senior Jon Roll at 285 with one fall.


GABE HAUN (right) of Plymouth throws Sheboygan North’s Cassius Rohadfox in a 285-pound match at Saturday’s Plymouth Wrestling Duals Invitational. Haun went on to score a pin. – Photo by Tyler Luedtke GABE HAUN (right) of Plymouth throws Sheboygan North’s Cassius Rohadfox in a 285-pound match at Saturday’s Plymouth Wrestling Duals Invitational. Haun went on to score a pin. – Photo by Tyler Luedtke The Plymouth Panthers placed fourth in the championship bracket with a 2-3 overall tourney record. PHS took second in Pool A with a 2-1 mark. In the championship bracket semifinals, PHS lost to EL-HG, 42-19, and W-F beat Waukesha South, 54-30.

The Panthers lost the thirdplace match to Waukesha South, 51-24. South was second in Pool B at 2-1. Brookfield Central won the consolation bracket with a 3-2 overall record.

The tourney included two four-team, round-robin pools. The top-two teams in each of the two pools advanced to the championship bracket and the other teams moved into the consolation bracket.

PHS was led by senior 195-pounder Jake Hefter who finished 5-0, including one pin. Junior Will Birkholz recorded a 4-1 mark at 138 and had three falls.

“We had five wrestlers who finished 5-0 but the second-place finish is all about the guys wrestling as a team,” said Resorter head coach Larry Ward.

“If one of our guys would lose a match their teammate was right there to pick them up. We got some huge wins from everyone on the team.

“While I am very happy with the way our guys wrestled today their are a few areas that we need to fine-tune in the practice room as we prepare for the state tournament series that starts next month,” said coach Ward.

Other Resorters who posted winning records in the tourney were Cody Rebedew, 4-1 at 126; Raistlin Lopez-Lloyd, 3-2, 132; Yoshi Sesoko. 3-2, 145; and Finn Shields, 3-2 at 182.

The Panthers’ other individuals with winning marks were Jack Miller, 3-2 at 106; Andrew Steinhardt, 3-2, 120; Cade Nicolaus, 3-2 and Eli Sanborn, 1-0, at 145; Josh Koll, 3-2, 152; Joe Mertes, 3-2, 160; and Gabe Haun, 3-2 at 285.

“Giving up forfeits at 113 and 132 along with a couple of our varsity wrestlers out made if difficult to compete with the tougher teams,” said PHS head coach Rick Gruber.

“Overall, the Panthers had a good day with a lot of solid matches, pins and great performances as they all continue to improve week to week. I’m looking forward to the second half of the season and anxious to see how far our wrestlers will go in [East Central] conference and the postseason wrestling.”


Most recent cover pages:














Copyright 2009-2018 The Plymouth Review, All Rights Reserved

Contact Information

113 E. Mill St., Plymouth WI 53073
Local: 920-893-6411 Toll Free: 1-877-467-6591
Fax: 920-893-5505